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When Protest Works

Taking a look at the Rasmussen poll results that Meredith discusses immediately below, one particular finding jumped out at me: 

As for the protesters at congressional town hall meetings, 49% believe they are genuinely expressing the views of their neighbors, while 37% think they’ve been put up to it by special interest groups and lobbyists.

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In other words, Americans aren't accepting the narrative being peddled by the Democrats and their friends in the MSM.  In fact, the result is consistent with the findings of a recent Gallup poll reporting that the town hall protests have made 35% of independents more sympathetic to the protestors (and their cause) with only 16% less sympathetic.

Ironically, even the MSM's unsympathetic coverage of the protestors has worked to their advantage, because the drama and conflict of the confrontations actually forced the press to cover -- at least to some degree -- the substance of their objections to ObamaCare.  And once others heard the objections, they realized (perhaps to their own shock!) that they shared the protestors' concerns.

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