"Let the facts be heard," they wrote. "These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views -- but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades."
Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, 8/10/09
What's interesting about this, other than the blatant attempt to stifle free speech, is that the Speaker of the House has had a change of mind in the last few years.
"So I thank all of you who have spoken out for your courage, your point of view. All of it. Your advocacy is very American and very important."
Nancy Pelosi, 1/17/06
Source (with video)
Now, the first quote is about critics of Obama's attempt to "reform" health care, the second quote is about protesters against George Bush and the Iraq war.
I realize the cynical among you are thinking this is hypocrisy but there has to be a more rational explanation. Right? What are your thoughts?