REFORM FIGHT

DNC: GOP Backing 'Mob Rule'

The Democratic National Committee said today that Republicans are colluding with lobbyists to encourage "angry mobs" of right-wing extremists to disrupt health-care town-hall meetings around the country. "These mobs of extremists are not interested in having a thoughtful discussion about the issues," DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said in a statement. He argues that the mobs are "bused in by well-funded, highly organized groups run by Republican operatives." He also writes that some of the extremists are hanging members of Congress in effigy, questioning the president's citizenship, and using Nazi symbols.