Paul Ryan protesters: grassroots, or groupies?
USA Today has the funniest thing I’m going to read today, I think: At the last of four events on Rep. Paul Ryan‘s “listening tour” of his district Thursday, he called on a man in the front row of a high school auditorium, then instantly recognized him. “You changed clothes!” Ryan told Steve Jozefczyk. The 54-year old salesman from Franklin, Wis., had asked Ryan several | Read More »
Reviewing the August Democratic Party’s town hall performances.
Speaking as a former Democrat: August was a personal humiliation for me. I would never have believed that the Democratic party could have produced such a crop of perpetually-terrified, start-at-their-0wn-shadow, two-for-flinching scaredy-cat politicians as the ones that showed up on our television screens and monitors, usually moving at high speed away from the cameras. Note that I did not use the term ‘old women.’ They | Read More »
90% of POTUS’ town hall ‘conversation’ made by POTUS.
If you’re wondering how seriously the administration is taking its tame – some might say, ‘gelded’ – town halls, well: A look at President Obama’s health care “town hall” Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., shows the president out-spoke his audience by a ratio of nearly 9-to-1. Here’s the scorecard. Obama: 8,619 words. Audience: 1,186 words. You tell me. Moe Lane PS: Anybody else getting the feeling | Read More »
Getting in their faces – David Price’s (D, NC-04) town hall.
The assault (from last Thursday) disturbs me. The casual mockery by pro-health care rationing supporters towards a man (who I haven’t even fully confirmed was a health care rationing protester) who’s just gotten punched in the face disturbs me a whole lot more. I don’t care what your stance is on this issue: your instinctive response to this sort of thing should not be to | Read More »
Rep. Bishop, Boswell having health care meetings allllll the way over *there*.
Tim Bishop (D, NY-01) is having something called a “health care reform rally” on Thursday, at (of all things) SEIU’s Hicksville NY offices (1199 Duffy Ave, starts at 1 PM). This is otherwise known as “over twenty miles outside the borders of NY-01.” Bishop is of course one of the first Democrats holding down a Red district (NY-01 is a R+0) to discover that his | Read More »
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Sen. Dorgan (D, ND)… well, he’s ducking and covering on health care.
There’s no way to sugar-coat it, although Dorgan’s certainly trying. If his town halls are all going to be like this one: Dorgan will be at the fire hall for only an hour, so there won’t be a lot of time for questions, Pyle said. …then yes, he is in point of fact ‘worried.’ As well he should be: Ramussen’s new numbers are out, and | Read More »
Anti-health care rationing legislators getting packed town halls, too.
Now this should be what worries proponents of health care rationing: citizens showing up in much larger-than-anticipated numbers to complain about an issue – to legislators who agree with them. U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., learned constituents were more engaged than he may have thought. Hundreds turned out in Waycross for a town hall meeting Wednesday on House Resolution 3200, the House bill on reform | Read More »
Jeanne Shaheen *not* at Grafton ‘town hall’ meeting, DNC claims to the contrary.
The Senator was never going to be there, in fact – as this post from August 3rd shows. It happens; after all, the Senate’s not out of session quite yet, so if you have to use staffers, you have to use staffers. Announce ahead of time, and the only people adversely affected would be abject idiots, or the people who trust the abject idiots to | Read More »