Thursday, March 25, 2010

Plumline: Smearing Townhall "mobs" didn't work either

The Dem party committees have been working hard to pin the scattered intimidation on GOP leaders, with party officials even scouring the local papers for ways of blaming violence on Republican officials. GOP leaders such as John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and now Brown have already condemned the violence.

The whole thing is reminiscent of the summer, when Dem officials worked hard to elevate the town hall “mobs” in order to blame the unruly behavior on GOP rhetoric. It’s unclear, however, whether that effort did anything more than create a general sense in the public mind that the health care bill was deeply unpopular, and it’s equally unclear whether the current effort will accomplish anything more than that this time around.