We came in late on the Obama Health Care Town Hall Meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but from the way MSNBC had the sound engineered — Obama and questioners loud, background sound low — we expect we didn’t miss much of the now-traditional yelling, if it occurred — though we’re sure YouTube will be full of enhanced video later. (Here’s some CNN video from Taylor Marsh.)
Interesting Presidential assertion: when asked about the health care plan members of Congress gets, he told the questioner that “the janitor who cleans their offices” gets the same benefits. Thousands now wonder: how can I get that job? Obama was in full Cosby mode, folksy-ing it up generally. And he had a sign language interpreter, probably to convince people he didn’t want to kill deaf babies…
We see the early rightblogger returns are unfavorable. “Obama Kabuki theater in Portsmouth; crowd chants “YES, WE CAN!;” little girl laments “mean things” on protest signs; O lies about single-payer support,” reports Michelle Malkin. “Oh, crikey. Obama calls on a 13-year-old girl to lament the ‘mean signs’ about health care reform. ‘How do kids know what’s true’… Tried and true: When you can’t stand the heat, hide behind the kiddie human shields.” Breitbart commenters are also displeased: “the ‘skeptics’ questions were crap. Softballs… Why does the MSM continue to dispense the kool-aid, and why does a great portion of American continue to drink it?”
Favorite roadside sign at Portsmouth, so far (h/t Camille (c) Steve De Trolio):
Update: Kind of loving this photo too. Is that some pensioner’s cane? Or someone trying to give Obama the hook?