What You Can Do to Fight Teabagging Astroturf

So the teabaggers have apparently made it their personal jihad to preserve our inefficient and substandard health care system. As is their wont, they see health care reform as an effort to help give freebies to illegal immigrants rather than to Real Americans.


In a sane country, people would laugh these nutters off as fringe kooks. But we don’t live in a sane country. That means that our side needs to have boots on the ground at these town hall meetings to counteract wingnut madness. And hey look, the good folks at Health Care for America Now have a page where you can search for events in your own area.

Oh, and the good folks at FireDogLake have provided us with this frequently-updated list of town hall meetings where you can tell your congressman that you want reform.

Here’s why this is important, peeps. If the Dems actually flub health care, the GOP could take back the House in 2010. And I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m not willing to see the Terri Schiavo Resurrection Act of 2011 pass just yet. So let’s get on this nonsense and kick the wingers to the curb.

UPDATE: Via Knights in White Satin, an instructive post on how to mitigate teabag events in your district.

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