Writer Jon Schuppe covers some of the tactics of the left at town halls in this NBC article:


Bird-dogging,” Espey told them, “means you get to speak out and fight back with other like-minded folks. It’s liberating. And actually, in fact, when you bird-dog you may be called a heckler. And that’s OK.”

His tips: prepare pointed questions, bring several people, spread out in the audience, ask the questions repeatedly, create tension, attract attention, take video, and talk to the media.

Here are some more tweets showing some of the people and efforts behind these protests:

Here is one in Texas:

Here is Tomas Kennedy an SEIU member:

It seems that some organizers have a new tactic of going to lawmaker’s homes to protest:

Politico has a note of caution for Democrats: