GOPcrazy: Stop the Angry Mob

The conservative mob scare tactic isn’t new. Let's stop it in its tracks.

While GOP crazies lay siege to town halls across America, some in Washington are starting to wave the white flag on health care reform. We can’t let that happen. We need medicine, not mobs; doctors, not death threats. That’s why we produced our latest video.

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If you see something, say something.

Use the twitter hashtag #GOPcrazy to aggregate images, stories and video of outlandish right-wing antics. We’ll be monitoring the feed, and in our next video using the content you flag to push back on the crazies.

The mob scare tactic isn’t new.

Generations of right-wingers and know-nothings have used it to foil reform. In 2000, an ‘angry mob of ordinary Floridians’ forced a stop to the Miami-Dade recount and helped win George Bush his 1st 4 years of disastrous presidency.

In 2004, the ‘Swiftboat Veterans for Truth’ led the right-wing vitriol towards John Kerry, winning Bush yet another 4 years of mayhem.

Now, the mob is back, and after bringing us 8 years of George W. Bush, they’re trying to hijack Barack Obama’s presidency too.But this time, the good guys know what’s up, and we’re doing something about it.

For too long the right has used the mob to distract, delay and deter progressives from tackling the most important issues we face as a nation.  What we’re seeing now on health care is no exception – in fact, it’s the rule.

If you see spectacular right-wing mob activity, twitter it with the hashtag #GOPcrazy.

This time, let’s help the crazies dig their own grave.