Much effort has been put in to discredit and dismiss accusations of anti-Republican protestors infiltrating town-hall meetings, but some leaked evidence might just be the proof conservatives need to legitimize their claims.
While people such as CNN’s Errol Louis are labeling GOPers as “delusion[al]” and Politifact’s “fact-check[ing]” efforts have availed “no evidence,” Lafayette’s (LA) KPEL Radio came into the possession of a mysterious audio tape with protesters planning to ambush a Breaux Bridge town-hall meeting:
[Video: courtesy of News Talk 96.5 KPEL]
It has been deduced that the voices are associated with the possibly leaders who structured their people into two groups.
As stated in the above recording, the “outside team” was assigned back-up status and would surveil the entrances and exits in an effort to assess where Senator Bill Cassidy (for this instance) would come and go. That team would also take the liberty of “dominating the media conversation outside the hall.”
Here’s the aforementioned Breaux Bridge (LA) team in action. (It appears to be a lot of retired folks mixed with unemployed and/or part-time-job people.):
[Video: courtesy of SFBayou]
Here’s the “inside team’s” marching orders:
The activists split up into an “inside team”—tasked with occupying “as many seats as we can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with constituents.
The teams were advised to provide protester-desired footage for the media.
“Because camera people are looking for some b-roll and some quotes. B-roll meaning, ‘ahhhhhh’ and wave signs and quotes meaning, ‘we think it’s terrible.’ Then they’re moving on to the next story. … We make sure we give them the coverage they wanted then everyone breaks and we go inside.”
About 30 minutes into the meeting, the “inside team” made their move (see 29:30):
[Video: courtesy of theINDcom]
The disrupters were taught and instructed to disguise themselves, wear clothes “like students, like moms and conservatives.” On the tape, a female voice says:
“Inside people, I have been told by Indivisible and other sources that we don’t want to sit all together. Spread throughout the audience. Some people might want to get in the front row, but we want to spread throughout the audience.”
A male voice jumps in during the pre-meeting planning and tells the team to ensure they strategically overthrow local people:
“Game-plan number one is we want to fill as many seats as we can—right if it’s all of us in there and the poor people of Breaux Bridge are sitting behind us, tough luck for them (laughs). … If we can arrange it so he doesn’t get one sympathetic question, then great! That only magnifies our impact.”
While the Breaux Bridge event wasn’t crazy, the protesters sure did some TCB when Cassidy held a town hall in Metairie (LA):
But the Metairie protesters didn’t just put on displays of confetti craziness…
[Video: courtesy of The Washington Free Beacon]
Here’s a compilation for further context—no, it’s not propaganda rather a reel of clips (no dubbing…):
[Video: courtesy of The Times-Picayune (NOLA.com)]
When carefully listening to the tape in question, the male voice explained the ultimate goal for their Breaux Bridge teams was to get Senator Cassidy (and the media) to believe a lot of folks prefer Obamacare/Affordable Care Act:
“[When the] town hall meeting ends, we have dominated the question and answer on the inside; we have dominated the media outside, right? Our numbers outside show that we have large numbers of people who disagree with the Trump agenda and want Cassidy to represent our differences in Washington. And inside, we have represented to him we want him to stop walking in lock step with Trump and start thinking about the effects of his health-care ideas on the people of Louisiana. … So, we’ve dominated this meeting at both ends. Then, town hall ends, we meet at the rally point and conduct a quick ‘AAR’ (giggles from him and audience)—an after-action-review.”
According to the tape’s male voice, the after-action report was a learning session to determine what would be more effective “the next time.” These people are seemingly mutating into the very so-called tyranny they claim to oppose. (The things we hate in others are thing things we really hate about ourselves.)