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Democrat leaders urged members not to hold town hall meetings

June 8, 2010

  A New York Times article is reporting that the leaders of the Democrat party urged members of congress not to engage in any town hall meetings during the latest break so that legislators wouldn’t have to face the voters in what could be a heated argument on the issues.

 Democrats heeded the advice of party leaders and tried to avoid unscripted question-and-answer sessions

  Instead of actually facing their constituents, the following is what the Democrat leadership proposed:

hold events in controlled settings — a bank or credit union, for example — or tour local businesses or participate in community service projects

  Democrats have forced unpopular legislation upon the people; the obvious one that sticks out is healthcare reform. Democrats faced heavy opposition from their constituents last year at the town hall meetings before the bill was signed, but they did not listen to the people. This year they were afraid to face the voters and explain to them why they betrayed them.

  By holding these events in controlled environments and ignoring unscripted questions we can see that the Democrats are trying to frame the issues in a positive light. By holding invitation only events they are able to control the debate and give us the appearance that the crowds are friendly when in fact the people are so upset that they are unwilling to confront them.

  Last year the Democrats tried to control the debate when they saw how angry the voters were by holding telephone town hall meetings so they wouldn’t have to stand before the voters face to face. As transparent and deplorable as that was, at least they were talking to average American voters, this year they didn’t even have the balls to do that; preferring instead to attend events where they were assured there would be very little opposition in the room. This is an attempt to fool those that are angry with congress into thinking they are in the minority and to deflate them possibly even to the point where they will give up fighting for fear that the cause is lost.

   Heading into an election season that has the air of being an anti-incumbant year, Democrat leaders are trying to avoid any situation where they will have to face a tough question and give a tough answer. They hope that by avoiding the people they will be able to quell the anger that they have generated by ignoring us. This should only help to show the angry American people two things; first, that these people do not care what the average American thinks, and are unwilling to face the heat for their voters; and second, that these legislators are out of touch with average Americans. This should backfire on them and should only inflame the voters even more.

  They have refused to listen to us and now they are even hiding from us. If the agenda that they have passed was so wonderful they would be proud to stand in front of us, yet they are hiding from the voters. They need to know that they can not hide from us in November. You can ignore us now, and you can hide from us now, but in November we will find you and you will hear from us for the last time!

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2010 9:28 am

    snicker. they can run but they can’t hide from reality. Finding Ponies recently made a point that dovetails with yours: things are happening that maybe the left actually wants, just . . . not yet. Things like nHealth closing down b/c of Obamacare, which ain’t even implemented yet. (structuringchaos dot wordpress dot com unintentional-timing)

    That pesky ole reality, thank God for it.


    • June 10, 2010 5:47 am

      There is a reason that much of the healthcare bill doesn’t go into effect until after the election. As you said, they want it to happen just not yet.


  2. June 9, 2010 3:38 pm

    Cowards hate truth and the light of day… 😈


  3. June 9, 2010 7:03 pm

    Hiding on the shadows doesn’t change the fact that CHANGE is coming and HOPE is going to save them!


  4. June 9, 2010 7:04 pm

    Errrr. I meant to type Hiding in the shadows doesn’t change the fact that CHANGE is coming and HOPE is not going to save them.


  5. June 9, 2010 11:34 pm

    They can run, but they can’t hide…from election day.


  6. June 10, 2010 8:51 am

    Nice find Steve, this piece is linked & featured at RR-

    Enjoy your day, sir



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