Once again we’re seeing Democrats trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi, two of the least liked Democrats in the free world, decided to pen an editorial today characterizing the folks at these recent town halls as being somehow Un-American.

Here’s their key point…

These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.

Health care is complex. It touches every American life. It drives our economy. People must be allowed to learn the facts.

Afraid of differing views? Hmmm, you mean like those who are unwilling to explore plans that don’t have a public option?

Also, does anybody remember a similar refrain back around the 2002 – 2003 time frame when openly questioning the war was considered Un-American too?

Listen, are Republicans astroturfing some of these events? Sure. And the practice is just as intellectually dishonest as it has always been. But as mw pointed out yesterday, astroturfing is a political strategy, not a Republican strategy. And for Dems to co-op a strategy that was employed by one of the most reviled administrations in modern times is insanity.

There are so many different ways to counter misinfo, but this is what we get? Lazy agit-prop?

Steny, Nancy…do know this…if health care passes it’s in spite of you, not because of you. At nearly every turn you’ve chosen to take a hacky, partisan road and it’s simply maddening to watch. You could have been the better people in this debate, but you apparently either don’t know how or don’t care.

I am officially embarrassed by and for my party today.

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