"The attitude we're facing right now is very hostile," Tea Party Patriot national organizer Jenny Beth Martin said on a conference call for regional leaders TPMDC sat in on Wednesday night. "The [members] don't even want to hear from us on these issues."
It's like they don't even want us to corner them in their offices while waving guns around and screaming in their faces that they are Nazis because they want to give the poor health insurance like Hitler did or something.
Tales from today's events can be found here.
Favorite juicy bit:
Without those official details, protesters in the crowd watching the arrests were furious. They shouted "Let them go!" and one man yelled at the police that "Martin Luther King" was being dishonored and shouted "Letter from Birmingham Jail!"
One woman told officers they were "shameful."
"This is America, this is not the Soviet Union," one woman said.
Like a bad game of telephone, the crowd spread rumors without anyone having witnessed exactly what happened. Several people said the group had been arrested for praying. Others said the group was arrested for ripping up pages from the nearly 2,000-page health care bill. To show support for them, members of the crowd started ripping up their pages from the bill, which rally organizers had handed out for the purpose of reading them to members of Congress.
"Here's a piece of paper, I'm tearing it," one woman shouted as another joined in: "I tore a piece too!"
That woman later told the officers, "I know you guys are just doing your job but don't you hate your job?"
"I'm embarrassed," another woman told her friends.
"Read your history books," another woman shouted at the officers.
"Thugs from Chicago," a man shouted at police.
"Arrest Nancy Pelosi for treason. You're arresting the wrong people," another shouted.