Teabaggers Shout Down Tampa Bay Town Hall

In Ybor City, Florida, a town hall meeting turned into a scrum with protesters screaming "Tyranny! Tyranny! Tyranny!" at Congresswoman Kathy Castor, D-Tampa.

The St. Petersburg Times dscribed the scene as something akin to a wrestling cage match with some in the audience screaming, "Tell the truth! Tell the truth!" "Read the bill!" "Forty-million illegals! Forty million illegals!" According to the paper's reporter, those who weren't allowed into the overflow room because of fire code restrictions were left pounding on the doors.



"They can't even run a meeting, and they want to run health care?" a Tampa printing business owner by the name of Kevin Grant was quoted as saying. He was standing next to a guy with a "Shame on you America. You sold your soul to the Devil" sign. Sounds like it was a fun time for all. Watching the clip, it seemed the hysteria was reaching the point where I was sure someone would jump out of the crowd screaming, "Soylent Green is people!" Maybe next time.







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