In fact, the town hall meetings were not disrupted so much as tough questions were being asked and Congressfolk were being booed for supporting bad policies. Watcdh the videos posted previously on this blog and elsewhere.
However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas, where protesters also shouted "Just say no!" drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion.Sounds to me like Americans engaging in peaceful and civil protest. Unlike Liberal protests, the Congresspersons did get their words in. It is just that what they had to say was so bad they were booed or they inspired chanting. Sounds very American to me. No violence (except by union thugs supporting Obamacare).
Later in the article, Pelosi gets really arrogant:
This month, despite the disruptions, members of Congress will listen to their constituents back home and explain reform legislation. How does explaining their terrible bills equate to any actual "listening?" If they were listening to their constituents, they would have nothing to do with Obamacare, would they?
Update: Hillary Clinton on protesting the administration -- in 2003: