Rep. Lincoln Davis’ Town Hall Schedule
If you live in or near Tennessee’s 4th Congressional district, you may want to consider attending one of “Blue Dog” Democrat Lincoln Davis’ seven town halls, which were announced late last week. Although Davis thankfully voted against the Cap & Trade bill, he has voted for the T.A.R.P. bill, the $787 billion so-called ‘stimulus’ bill (including the subsequent $410 billion omnibus bill (HR 1105)), pay | Read More »
Profile in cowardice: My adopted congressman ducks constituents
As a former Nashville resident, I recently adopted (co-, actually) Rep. Jim Cooper, who reputedly said something fiscally conservative at some point in his life. My bet is this so-called Blue Dog Democrat is about to cast his lot with President Barack Obama’s scheme to nationalize our medical care. From a recent newspaper article emerges this profile in cowardice: “Health-care reform opponents hoping to give | 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 »
Obama’s Doublespeak on Single-Payer Health Care Systems
At a health care town hall today, President Barack Obama told a New Hampshire audience that he has never claimed to be an advocate of a single-payer health care system, alleging that his Republican opponents were employing “scare tactics” to derail substantive health care reform. “I have not said that I am a supporter of a single-payer system,” he said, channeling former presidential contender John | Read More »
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 »
Candidate Jon Russell Makes Town Halls Available To Voters – Congressman Baird Heads For Canada And “Phones One In”
In a radio interview this past Thursday evening, Jon Russell, Republican Candidate for Congress in Washington’s 3rd District (WA-03), said that he has taken the initiative to arrange a series of Town Halls “from Olympia to Vancouver” during the current Congressional August Recess “so the people can speak”. Russell’s interview was on a Victoria Taft Show (KPAM 860AM Radio) that focused on WA-03’s current Member | Read More »
Democrat David Scott’s Town Hall Tirade
The scene of a Metro Atlanta town hall meeting quickly deteriorated when Democratic Congressman David Scott (GA-13) suddenly became enraged, and, in a breathtaking display of congressional machismo, began berating constituents. Scott displayed his temper during a question-and-answer period when David Hill, a local resident and doctor, questioned the congressman over his support of President Barack Obama’s proposed single-payer health care system. “Why are you | Read More »
The town halls: Revealing the wisdom in Palin’s resignation
Amid the countrywide smack downs of various public officials in the form of town hall meetings, the wisdom in Palin’s resignation becomes clearer. While the Democratic majority, drunk with euphoria over the Sotomayor confirmation and the ensuing havoc her activist agenda will wreck with the constitution, sees the crowds as “angry” and “inauthentic,” there is a real truth to the passion and opposition to the | 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 »
Democratic Congressman Fears ‘Ambush’ by ‘Brown Shirt’ ‘Extremists’
For fear of being ‘ambushed’ by Republican “lynch-mobs,” Democratic Congressman Brian Baird (WA-3) said he refuses to hold in-person town hall meetings over the summer’s month-long Congressional recess. Citing the G.O.P.’s “Brown Shirt tactics” as the impetus for his decision, Baird told the Columbian he will instead host a telephone town hall, thereby lessening the ability for “extremists”—which ostensibly is anyone expressing legitimate dissent—to “shout | Read More »
Toyotas NOT Ladas: Markets For Health Care . . . And Health Care Reform
If you want to lower costs, increase quality and improve access to services in health care, you must leverage market forces. If you want to sell health care reform, you need to propose a plan somebody wants. About 15 years ago, Health Maintenance Organization (“HMO”) products came to dominate the market for health insurance, because they were much cheaper than indemnity insurance and because employers | Read More »
Town Halls and Tea Parties
As most of you are aware, each year I host 50 town halls spanning the 32 counties in the Third Congressional District. These have long been one of my favorite traditions. I begin each meeting with a brief introduction and an update of current legislation under consideration in Washington as well as other hot button issues of the day. I then open it up to | Read More »