(From a memo circulated among radical right-wing groups):
– Artificially Inflate Your Numbers: “Spread out in the hall and try to be in the front half. The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive with your questions and follow-up. The Rep should be made to feel that a majority, and if not, a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of Washington.”
– Be Disruptive Early And Often: “You need to rock-the-boat early in the Rep’s presentation, Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early.”
– Try To “Rattle Him,” Not Have An Intelligent Debate: “The goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda. If he says something outrageous, stand up and shout out and sit right back down. Look for these opportunities before he even takes questions.”
These sickening tactics, designed to both disrupt town halls and intimidate the opposition, have been endorsed by the head of the Republican House campaigns.
"Yeah, screw debate! We're conservatives! We don't give a RAT'S ASS about freedom of speech!"
And the reason the right-wingers don't want an intelligent debate is simple:
THEY'D LOSE IT.