Democrats have called out the unions to counter the presence of anti-socialist protestors. The White House has promised to "punch back twice as hard" at critics.
Apparently the Democrats have decided we are getting socialized medicine right now, whether the people of the United States want it or not.
As usual, they don't want public debate; they want everyone to shut up and let them do what they want. The Internet is full of stories about Democrats reacting with shock and dismay that so many people are against socializing medicine. They were not expecting such vehement opposition.
In fact I don't think they were expecting any.