June 8, 2010
-- by Dave Johnson
Hecklers are disrupting Speaker Nancy Pelosi speech to the America's Future Now conference, shouting "Our homes, not nursing homes."
Also Code Pink was blocking the stage with a sign "Stop funding Israeli Terror"
Speaker Pelosi gracefully delivered her entire speech over the continuing chants of the hecklers, and many in the audience moved to the front to hear her over the disruption.
I wonder if the spectacle of members of Congress allowing the very small, corporate-organized Tea Party demonstrations to sway them on the health care bill and deficits will lead to disruption attempts becoming a preferred tactic instead of constructive policy debate with the best interests of the country in mind.
Here is video:
Posted by Dave Johnson at June 8, 2010 6:02 AM
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