In her attack, Jane made a number of charges against Weigel. Some were objections to attribution of quotes or the amount of time Weigel waited for a response from Hamsher before he posted. Based on these Weigel went back and made clarifications as needed, but the bulk of Hamsher’s response was a fact-free an attack on Weigel’s integrity.
Too bad for Jane that Weigel taped the conversation with the Tea Party activist. And that conversation shows that Hamsher is working with wing-nuts to Kill The Bill:
Here is the relevant part of my conversation with Serkes. I was recording the rally, so I have audio to back up this transcript.
SERKES: They’re saying that there’s some serious arm-twisting, and their words were union thuggery.
ME: Who’s the they?
SERKES: The progressive side. A progressive source told me that there was serious union thuggery going on this weekend.
ME: Is this the Firedoglake folks?
SERKES: It’s Jane. You’re figured it out.
ME: I’m not new at this.
SERKES: She said they were after Altmire this weekend. Yeah, because Jane and I last talked Saturday.
Somehow, I am not surprised that somebody who would work with Grover Norquist to promote the idea that poor people getting loans caused the financial meltdown would work with Dick Armey’s AstroTurf TeaBaggers to try and kill HCR.
If the news about Kucinich turns out to be true, we can expect Red Queen Jane to be calling for his head by noon. (Update: As DougJ pointed out, the Red Queen is already calling for his head)
We need to pass HCR because it will make Jane and Grover cry.
Make your calls this week! (House Switchboard: 202-224-3121. Guide for first-timers here).
Let’s get this done.