Well, let's take a look at one. Here is Austin, TX, August 1, 2009. I see t-shirts, cargo shorts, jeans, baseball caps, and some common cotton short sleeve button-up shirts.
If you freeze it at about :39 and just take a random sampling, one guy is wearing shorts that look sort of like these cargo shorts
Which are about $25 at Old Navy. There's someone wearing a t-shirt similar to this one, and sticking with Old Navy, it's about $8.
So if Boxer thinks these folks are "too well dressed" to have opinions of their own sufficient to drawing them to a town hall protest, what DOES she think the common masses would be wearing? Rags?
Michelle Malkin points to this quote by The White House yesterday in which Robert Gibbs calls the protests "manufactured anger":
The White House on Tuesday dismissed protests against President Obama's health care reforms in multiple states over the weekend as "manufactured anger" orchestrated by right wing groups and the Republican party.
"I hope people will take a jaundiced eye to what is clearly the Astroturf nature of grass-roots lobbying," said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs during a morning off-camera session in his office with reporters.
"This is manufactured anger," he said.
Seriously? Is that to say that these people don't have an argument? They just made it up?
Newsbusters has more on this, including a quote from Chris Matthews expressing shock that the nicely dressed middle class might protest Obamacare: "Wow!...It's not usual to see the middle-class in up arms, but these people look pretty well-off. They don't look like rich people but they certainly are not poor people demanding health care. Apparently they have what they want, they don't want it touched."
Between Gibbs, Matthews, and Boxer, I think the whole lot of them are totally out of touch with the American people. Whatever one's position on health care, Cash for Clunkers, Cap and Trade, the American people have a right to public dissent and protest.
I was unaware there was a dress code for that.
Update: I'm reminded by a reader that there may in fact be a dress code for protests:Hot Air)