Now that it is even closer why has it suddenly gone silent. Drudge is covering Obama's bow to the Emperor of Japan more than health care.
So what can be rationally concluded? Only one thing, the town hall nut cases were either insane, stupid, or just lying. No one really believes the Health Care reform will cause fascism.
Most obvious is that Tea Bagging is not a grass roots movement. Grass roots movements do not take their orders from the GOP organization. When the GOP saw that Health Care would pass and millions of voters would benefit suddenly the "grass roots" Tea Bagger took up other issues.