Rachel Maddow on GOP thugishness.

A lot of representatives, particularly Democrats, are finding their town hall meetings being overrun by supposed constituents protesting their stances on health care reform and global warming. At first glance you might think these are legitimate constituents voicing their opinions to the elective representative, but it turns out that these “protests” are being organized by GOP lobbying groups and often consist of people from outside the district in question driving in to disrupt civic discourse:

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It seems clear that the Far Right isn’t beyond flat-out lying to achieve their goals. What amazes me is how many Republicans are willing to vote against their own self-interest at the behest of major companies that will probably screw them over as soon as they get the chance. So wrapped up in their ideology they can’t even see how they’re damaging themselves for someone else’s gain. I suspect some of them don’t even really give a shit if they’re cutting off their own nose to spite their face so long as they manage to stop us evil liberals from doing anything that might be remotely worthwhile.