Sadly, for Republicans who have richly enjoyed watching Democrats getting a taste of their own medicine at town halls across the country, the August recess is winding down. Still, there are already so many memories. Humiliating, awful, scarring memories that are likely to still be haunting Democrats when November of 2010 rolls around.
7) Steny Hoyer vs. Don Jeror: Nancy Pelosi's condescending 2nd in command, Steny Hoyer, ran into a buzzsaw named Dan Jeror who, after emphasizing that he was a registered Democrat, got off one of the best lines of the summer so far:
"Why would you guys try to stuff a health care bill down our throats in three to four weeks when the President took six months to pick a dog for his kids?"
6) Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) has a constituent removed from a town hall for asking her a question: Yes, Carol-Shea Porter actually had one of her own constituents, a retired policeman, hauled out of a meeting for daring to ask her a question. Apparently, he didn't have some sort of Willie Wonka style golden ticket that enables mere voters to speak in her presence. To add insult to injury, Carol-Shea Porter even made a snide comment as he was hauled away, "I do hope the movie theater can be a little quieter for you." It wasn’t that great of a line. She should have just gone full Mary Antoinette on the guy and cackled, "Let him eat cake" while she rubbed her hands together and sneered.
5) Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi take to USA Today to call protesters "un-American": Remember when dissent used to be "patriotic" and how courageous it used to be to "speak truth to power?" Well, those were the old days. Now that the Democrats are in charge, it's "un-American" to "speak the truth to power" and doing so is probably an indication that you're part of a potentially dangerous "angry mob."