09/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Right Wing Groups Harassing Dems At Town Halls

Today, House members are back home to begin their month-long recess. The far right has indicated that they plan to welcome many of their representatives with large, angry throngs ("town halls gone wild"). The corporate lobbyists engineering these "grassroots" efforts have indicated their harassment strategy is to "yell," "stand up and shout," and "rattle" the members. Politico reported that Democratic members of Congress are increasingly being confronted by "angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior" at local town halls. This past weekend, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) was the latest victim of the right's strategy, where protesters followed him and chanted "just say no" to health care.

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