Mobsters masquerading as suburban housewives storm health care meeting

Here are some pictures from yesterday’s “Meet Congressman Chris Murphy” event at the Stop and Shop in Simsbury, Connecticut. A couple notes as you scroll through:

The “Stop the government health care bill” folks outnumbered the “AFSCME” union people by about 250 to 10.

The only potty mouth came right at the top, again from a fellow union brother (confirmed this morning by another AFSCME employee on my show who called it disgraceful).

The only pre-printed “astroturf” signs were made by the union.

One union employee at first thought I was a newspaper reporter (must be the new scruff, or maybe I can’t get my old reporter days out of my blood) and wanted to make sure I knew that every citizen there had been bused in by the insurance companies. It just made me laugh since I knew just about everone there.

Finally, there were some Tea Party regulars, but the majority of the people there were first timers.  The crowd included gray hairs (Hey, I guess that means me too) suburban housewives (not too timid either), teenagers, college students and blue collar workers. BUT NOT ONE BROOKS BROTHER’S SUIT.

At no point was the crowd unruly. Angry yes, but not unruly. And all waited patiently to get their question answered, which, for the most part, they were not forthcoming from the young Congressman. And yet for some reason Murphy’s people felt compelled to call the police.

These are the people Nancy Pelosi labled Nazi’s and Barbara Boxer called Brooks Brothers suited insurance agents, that the Democrat Party called “The Mob”. You can watch the videos for yourself at those links.

All good Democrats should be embarrassed and ashamed of the behavior of their party. We need an immediate apology from our Congresspeople in Connecticut.


I like the “I want the same health care as our senators”. Our Senator of course is heading to Sloan Kettering. Good for him. My guess is under his plan he and his colleagues will be the only ones afforded that privilege.

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. Dimsdale on August 6, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Don't you just hate it when the reality doesn't jibe with the propaganda?  LOL!  (I would have gone, but coming from Mass., they would think I was "bussed in!"

  2. Linda Mae on August 6, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Too bad Dodd isn't in England, Norway or Canada.  His press conference there would have been that he had been diagnosed and was now going to wait the year on average prior to surgery.  And Larson – he would have been given a pill and a number and told to come back when it was his turn.  Next month, perhaps.  Or, if he is over 60, then he could take a pain pill.  Larson is a member of the American Socialist Party – how can he defend our Constitution?  Does he keep a copy of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals by his bed side?  Or one of George Soros's books?  I don't wish ill on anyone:  wish our Congress felt the same.

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