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  • Town Hall Agitators Explode at the Name of Jesus

    03/01/2017 8:52:49 AM PST · by pgkdan · 55 replies
    the Patriot Post ^ | 03/01/17 | Todd Starnes
    A group of enraged protesters exploded in anger after a chaplain prayed in the name of Jesus at a town hall meeting in Louisiana hosted by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy. The verbally abusive crowd also heckled a Vietnam War veteran who attempted to lead the group in the pledge of allegiance. It was one of the most heinous acts of un-American, anti-Christian behavior I’ve ever seen, folks. Louisiana State chaplain Michael Sprague and the unidentified Vietnam War veteran should be commended for maintaining their composure in the face of such verbal barbarism. The Feb. 22 town hall meeting in Metairie...
  • Soros-Financed Groups Provided Script For Anti-Trump Town Halls

    02/28/2017 10:13:49 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-28-2017 | Aaron Klein
    An organization partnered with far-left groups that calls itself the Revolutionary Love Project distributed an actual script with anti-Trump talking points for citizens to use when meeting with constituents in town halls, including during last week’s Congressional recess. The script provides word-for-word language suggestions that accuse the Trump administration of “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” It asks activists to use the descriptors to petition their representatives to “forcefully condemn” and support legislation opposing President Trump’s immigration and border security agendas. The script is entitled, “#NoBanNoWallNoRaids Talking Points for Congressional Townhalls.” It ends with contact information for activists from two groups heavily...
  • Town Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer

    02/27/2017 7:17:28 AM PST · by pabianice · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/17 | Follow
    A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the "so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" The Town Hall Project, a group that serves as a one-stop shop...
  • [ Louisiana ] Leaked Audio Reveals Anti-Trump Forces Manufacturing Hostile Town Hall

    02/27/2017 1:23:13 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/17 | Peter Hasson
    ... The activists split up into an “inside team” — tasked with occupying “as many seats as we can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with constituents. ...
  • Christie to lawmakers avoiding town halls: Go do your job

    02/26/2017 6:22:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 1:54 PM ET, Sun February 26, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican lawmakers should hold town halls even if that means confronting hundreds of angry progressive constituents. “Welcome to the real world of responsibility,” Christie told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday. The governor’s comments come after a week in which massive crowds turned up at GOP town halls to protest President Donald Trump and Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. …

    02/25/2017 7:47:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/17 | Jeff Crouere
    As liberals are exposed in all their fury, more Americans will come to realize that the voters made the right decision in electing Donald Trump as our nation’s 45th President. Across the country, angry mobs of protesters are flooding town hall meetings of GOP Senators and Representatives. The liberal media is enjoying the spectacle and emphasizing the supposed grassroots anger of average Americans. Among many issues, the attendees have been screaming about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her reform agenda, phony “Russian” connections to the administration, efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, plans to dismantle onerous EPA regulations and the...
  • Do You Really Want To Talk “Town Halls”? #ColdAnger Never Forgets…

    02/24/2017 4:19:10 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | Sundance
    Obviously everyone is seeing the Astroturf attendees to various Town Hall events promoted by a Very Fake News media apparatus. Everyone knows the ruse, because astroturf activism is a consistently deployed page from the Democrat’s Alinsky playbook. However, for those who might not have been as engaged in the grassroots Tea Party original activism – allow me to remind you of December 2009. Town Halls? It’s hilarious to hear Democrats and media discussing “Town Halls” in 2017 when back in those dark December ’09 evenings, the entire senate was sequestered by Reid and held in session 8 days past the...
  • Obama-linked activists have a ‘training manual’ for protesting Trump

    02/19/2017 6:52:28 AM PST · by browniexyz · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 18, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    An Obama-tied activist group training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump’s policies plans to hit Republican lawmakers supporting those policies even harder this week, when they return home for the congressional recess and hold town hall meetings and other functions.
  • Ted Cruz tele-townhall draws record 104,000

    10/03/2013 11:19:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies ^ | October 3, 2013
    Ted Cruz's townhall meeting by telephone last night drew over 104,000 participants. The previous record was 67,000 people. The event was sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots and Cruz was joined by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK). The meeting was on the continuing resolution. TPP Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said no special efforts were taken and the only announcements were the standard Facebook post for two hours and a robocall earlier in the day. The meeting was to bring people up to date on the defunding of Obamacare through the CR. Just as 2010, the Tea Party patriots are leading the...
  • Tea Party Blasts Lawmakers for Fearing Town Hall Obamacare Fight

    08/20/2013 11:20:21 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | By ABBY D. PHILLIP
    Reports of the tea party's demise are greatly exaggerated, or so its leadership would have us believe. Sure, the 4-year-old movement is maturing and all those attention-grabbing headlines from 2009 are much harder to come by in 2013. But conservative activist Brent Bozell, who is attempting to build support for defunding President Obama's health care law, said establishment Republicans are running away from their constituents, a sign that bucking the tea party's grassroots agenda is fraught with peril. "Isn't it interesting how times change; that just three years ago, Republicans were rushing to have town halls and now they're running...
  • GOP Town Hall Explodes With Anger: 'We're Losing The Country' [Maryland Town Hall]

    08/13/2013 6:41:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 8, 2013
    I don't know who the critter is, but I recognize the voices of awake Americans. Do not give in to despair. Find a town hall. Make a phone call.
  • A Drought of Texas Townhalls (critters avoiding constituents)

    08/09/2013 6:35:01 PM PDT · by magna carta · 8 replies
    Ramparts 360 ^ | 8-9-13 | Sibyl West
    Texas is experiencing a drought of townhalls from certain Congressmen. A conservative activist from Houston poked me yesterday saying, “Ted Poe and Cornyn are not being good boys about scheduling town halls.” I had a look at the Texas Town Hall Schedule she sent, put together by the Tea Party Immigration Coalition “listing targets for townhalls from the pro-amnesty forces” and I can hardly disagree. - See more at:
  • Progressive Activists To Disrupt GOP Town Halls In August

    08/02/2013 4:28:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2013 | Tony Lee
    A progressive group will coordinate with liberal activists to disrupt Republican town halls during the August recess, when lawmakers will face questions about Obamacare and comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Progressive Activists to Disrupt GOP Town Halls in August

    08/01/2013 10:28:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Jul 2013 | by Tony Lee
    A progressive group will coordinate with liberal activists to disrupt Republican town halls during the August recess, when lawmakers will face questions about Obamacare and comprehensive immigration reform. Americans United for Change, run by a former Democratic National Committee communications head, plans to send activists to Republican town halls in swing states and even red states to target lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
  • Facing voter discontent, lawmakers skip town halls

    09/02/2011 3:49:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/2/11 | JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press
    Too much yelling, not enough listening. Facing organized, often raucous confrontations at political events, some members of Congress this summer abandoned the long-time tradition of open meetings with the folks back home. It was goodbye to one of the few remaining opportunities for voters and lawmakers to talk face to face. Some cited security in the aftermath of the shooting that severely wounded Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a meet-and-greet event in January. Others blamed grass-roots groups for commandeering the town halls. Still others opted for smaller, sometimes private or paid events. Whatever the explanation, the dearth of meetings sparked...
  • Missing lawmakers (second item)

    08/25/2011 9:06:35 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 25, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Many lawmakers have shrugged off public criticism, choosing to wallow in their monthlong vacations rather than remain on Capitol Hill during a critical juncture in the nation’s history...No Labels - a persistent, nonpartisan gadfly group - polled every member of the House of Representatives to find 56 percent of them have not - we repeat, have not - scheduled any town hall meetings during the August recess.
  • Missing lawmakers (second item)

    08/25/2011 9:06:28 AM PDT · by lakeprincess
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 25, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Many lawmakers have shrugged off public criticism, choosing to wallow in their monthlong vacations rather than remain on Capitol Hill during a critical juncture in the nation’s history...No Labels - a persistent, nonpartisan gadfly group - polled every member of the House of Representatives to find 56 percent of them have not - we repeat, have not - scheduled any town hall meetings during the August recess.
  • 60% of Congress Not Holding Town Halls (Dem=71% GOP=49%)

    08/23/2011 1:32:12 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 11 replies ^ | 8/23/2011 | Staff
    Is your representative holding a public town hall meeting this August recess? No Labels called every office, and only 40% are scheduling open town hall meetings. It’s a sad sign of the state of affairs when our elected officials don’t have time to meet with their constituents.
  • LIVE THREAD: Obama Speaking at "Town Hall", U of Maryland

    07/22/2011 8:26:46 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/22/11 | GRRRRR
    Obozo is up and lying again, spewing at the U of Maryland. Supposedly holding a 'Town Hall' Meeting and will take questions from the Libtards in the audience.
  • MTV News Planning Obama Town Hall (Barf!)

    10/05/2010 9:38:40 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2010 9:38 AM | Alex Weprin
    MTV Networks is planning to host a live town hall with President Obama October 14, an executive familiar with the program confirms to TVNewser. The town hall, which was first reported this morning by Politico’s Playbook, will be held Thursday October 14 at 4 PM, and will run on MTV, BET, CMT, MTV Tr3s and other MTV Networks. The executive also said the event would be streamed live online via the network’s websites. Politico reports that MTV’s Sway Calloway, CMT’s Kate Cook and BET’s April Woodard will host the town hall, which will have an audience comprised of young people.
  • (Bob Filner(D) San Diego)

    10/04/2010 6:37:44 PM PDT · by rolling_stone · 26 replies
    10/4/2010 | rolling_stone
    We have hope in 51 st District, Southern part of San Diego/Chula Vista BORDER AREA etc. Nick Popaditch (R) Marine Veteran is running against incumbent Bob Filner (D). Popaditch is the famous cigar smoking tank commander shown at the tear down of the Statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Filner refuses to hold Town Halls and debate Popaditch. Filner is one of the most liberal reps in the House. Grassroots are working hard for Popaditch. People of all parties are marching in front of Filner's Chula Vista Office every Thursday afternoon until he debates Nick... Everyone welcome, let's shame Filner...
  • Heath Shuler Gets Defensive

    09/02/2010 7:53:33 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 2, 2010 | James F. Davis
    I had the opportunity to meet my congressman, Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N. C., at the Industrial Opportunities, Inc. (IOI) luncheon for military veterans on 8-26-10. I asked him several questions, including about his voting record. I asked why, in his four years in office, he has never had a face to face Town Hall meeting with his constituents. I previously tried to get an appointment to see him and called in to his two telephone Townhall meetings last summer, but I guess his call screeners did not like my questions. My question appeared to upset him and he replied that...
  • Tainted By Rangel Cash, History, Rep. Bean (D), Censors, Intimidates At Townhall Event

    08/16/2010 11:42:25 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | August 16, 2010
    After a closed-door, pre-event meeting between Rep Melissa Bean (D) IL-8 and staff of the Round Lake Area Public Library, a man alleged to be the hulking head of library security repeatedly took an intimidating stance, standing over questioners who raised controversial issues. Other library management attempted to dissuade an attendee from video taping what was purportedly a public townhall event. Rather than stop the intimidation, Bean appeared rather pleased with it based upon her smiling acknowledgment. Rep. Melissa Bean has a troubling history involving townhalls. She's also one of a few Democrats uninterested in disbursing Charlie Rangel cash to...
  • It Begins… Dem Congresswoman Brings In Street Thug at Town Hall Meeting to Threaten Constituents

    08/16/2010 9:43:34 AM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies
    The Hill | 8-16-10 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL) brought Bruno the Bone-Crusher with her to a town hall meeting this weekend to threaten constituents. The meeting was held at Round Lake, Illinois Public library on Thursday August 12. The Obamacare-supporting democrat allowed the thug to roam around the room to intimidate constituents from asking questions. Where’d she get this guy, from the WWE?
  • Congressman [Stark, D, California] at Town Hall: ‘The Federal Government Can Do Most Anything

    08/02/2010 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies · 5+ views
    Breitbart/You Tube ^ | 02 August 2010
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  • Dems Shy From Town Hall Anger

    06/18/2010 5:56:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 796+ views ^ | June 18, 2010 | Donald Lambro
    <p>WASHINGTON -- If you were hoping for a repeat of those town hall meetings last summer where Democrats were confronted by angry voters who opposed President Obama's health care bill, well, forget it. They're cancelled.</p> <p>Democrats passed government-run Obamacare, despite strong grassroots opposition in their states and districts, and now these so-called "public servants" are unwilling to go through the democratic ritual of having to listen to what dissatisfied voters think of them now.</p>
  • 'Party of the People' Hides from Them

    06/08/2010 10:05:51 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies · 11+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Remember those hoary days of yesteryear, those days when Democrats puffed themselves up as "the party of the people," of that "party of the common man"? Flash forward to 2010 and we find that those stalwart homespun congressmen, born of the people have set a policy to avoid those "people," the voters, at all costs. This summer break instead of coming home to visit with constituents and hearing them out at traditional townhall meetings that are usually held by members of Congress returning home, today's Democrats are skulking into town quietly and once home refusing to hold such meetings where...
  • Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting...

    06/07/2010 10:38:51 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 88+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 07, 2010 Seniors Across America to Host Local Meetings, Participate in Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting with President Obama Senior Obama Administration Officials to Attend Local Meetings WASHINGTON—On Tuesday morning, senior citizens across the country will gather at a series of local meetings to participate via phone in a national tele-town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act with President Barack Obama. Additionally, more than a dozen senior Obama Administration officials will...
  • Democrats Are Skipping Town Halls to Avoid Voter Rage

    06/07/2010 5:15:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 175+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2010 | Jeff Zeleny
    BEL AIR, Md. — The reception that Representative Frank Kratovil Jr., a Democrat, received here one night last week as he faced a small group of constituents was far more pleasant than his encounters during a Congressional recess last summer. Then, he was hanged in effigy by protesters. This time, a round of applause was followed by a glass of chilled wine, a plate of crackers and crudités as he mingled with an invitation-only audience at the Point Breeze Credit Union, a vastly different scene than last year’s wide-open televised free-for-alls. The sentiment that fueled the rage during those...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain to hold town hall meetings this weekend (as he refuses to debate J.D.)

    05/14/2010 8:22:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 924+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-05-14
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain is holding town hall meetings in the West Valley this weekend. The first town hall will be at the Goodyear Justice Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The second will be at Sun City West at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Immigration dominates McCain town hall

    04/24/2010 6:07:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 53 replies · 1,330+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 24, 2010 | Rhonda Bodfield
    Arizona Sen. John McCain's town hall in Tucson Saturday was all about immigration. McCain had sounded a note of support for Arizona's tough new immigration, calling it a “good tool” for law enforcement. But he stopped short of fully endorsing the measure. “I haven’t had a chance to look at all the aspects, but I do understand why the Legislature would act,” he said. Even though it wasn’t clear to him “whether all of it is legal or not,” he said state lawmakers “acted out of frustration because the federal government didn’t do its job.” He spoke of his 10-point...
  • California's 29th Congressional District needs John Colbert

    03/27/2010 10:52:14 AM PDT · by El Gringo · 1 replies · 271+ views
    blog ^ | JWThinkwright
    John Colbert for Congress. California’s 29th Congressional District Congress will be immensely improved by the replacement of the nihilist Adam Schiff with the conservative, moral John Colbert. Colbert is seeking the a spot on the ticket as a Republican to replace Democrat Schiff this November. To make a comparison,Go to the John Colbert web site:Colbert link Then visit an eyewitness report on the so-called Townhall Meeting, staged by Schiff: Report on Schiff JWThinkwright
  • How tea parties echo '60s protests

    03/15/2010 2:39:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies · 639+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 15, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    The political commentariat doesn't know what to make of those thousands of Americans who've spontaneously thronged to tea parties and town-hall meetings to oppose the big-government programs of the Obama administration and Democratic Congress. Some on the left attack them as fascists or racists, though evidence of that is sorely lacking. David Brooks in The New York Times compared them to the New Left campus radicals of the '70s, which comes closer but doesn't quite ring true. I think the tea partiers bear an uncanny resemblance to the antiwar activists in the Vietnam War period. Like the tea partiers, the...
  • Sign up for Gerald Connolly's telephone townhall on Tues. Mar 9 at 8:30 PM

    03/08/2010 1:36:45 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 67+ views
    You must register here, then you will get a call to participate shortly before 8:30 PM,102&sectionid=102
  • Hundreds attend town hall meeting to weigh in on state budget crisis (Nevada)

    02/14/2010 9:45:37 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies · 383+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 | 7:21 p.m. | Kyle Hansen
    More than 600 people showed up for a town hall meeting Saturday with 20 state lawmakers to address Nevada’s budget crisis and the upcoming special session of the Legislature. The meeting at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in downtown Las Vegas filled three rooms and lasted nearly seven hours. More than 100 people shared their ideas about how the state could save money and what programs should or shouldn’t be cut.
  • The Tenth Amendment Town Hall (Texas)

    02/09/2010 4:48:08 PM PST · by mnehring · 47 replies · 852+ views
    The Tenth Amendment Town Hall Special Event: Tenth Amendment Town Hall Exploring Solutions to Restoring Texas' Constitutional Rights February 15, 2010 - 8:30am to 1:30pm - Plano, Texas You are invited to a very special event hosted by the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC).    Trillion-dollar bailouts, record deficits, a proposed government takeover of health care, job-killing environmental regulations, and looming tax increases.  The excessive power being wielded over states and individuals by the federal government must stop.  The Tenth Amendment Town Hall hosted by TCC will serve as forum to explore solutions to both restore the constitutional rights of the...
  • President Say Anything Does So, Again and Again

    02/05/2010 2:48:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,209+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 5, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    "I have seen more of President Obama than I have of my wife," said the caller from Atlanta. "And I'm a newlywed." Funny. And true. And sad. Stung by his defeat in Massachusetts after a personal appearance on behalf of Martha Coakley and a long speech telling Massachusetts voters why they had to send her to Washington, President Obama seems intent on punishing the entire nation with speech after speech after speech. We are to be cajoled into submission. It isn’t working. “He talks and talks,” Mark Steyn said on my show Thursday. “And the more his rhetoric is detached...
  • Turning Republicans into Teapublicans

    01/18/2010 2:32:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 837+ views
    The New American ^ | January 18, 2010 | Bob Adelmann
    Tea Party activists are trying to take over the Republican Party from the ground up, according to the New York Times.There are many pieces to the Tea Party puzzle, described as a “diverse, rambunctious and Internet-connected network of groups”. This includes Tea Party Nation which describes itself as a “user-driven group of like-minded people who desire our God-given Individual Freedoms which were written out by the Founding Fathers, [who] believe in Limited Government, Free Speech, the 2nd Amendment, our Military, Secure Borders and our Country.” Our Country Deserves Better is a political action committee that “is leading the fight to...
  • The patsies catch on to Obamacare

    01/14/2010 7:10:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 601+ views
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | January 13, 2010 | Patrick McIlheran
    Sen. Russ Feingold deserves credit for showing up Monday before a room in Pewaukee packed with hundreds of . . .  well, Obamacare skeptics (and, by actual count, maybe a dozen fans). The senator took it like a man as sweet, grandmotherly ladies in decorated sweatshirts booed lustily. With gestures. Feingold anticipated such heat and, admirably, showed up anyhow. "I expect there to be some opposition," he said beforehand, "given the fact that Waukesha County might be a place where there is more people that would oppose it than be for it." Yes, though it's not the result of geography. Feingold, who favors...
  • Labor's Power Play

    01/13/2010 6:10:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1,285+ views ^ | January 13, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: With the Massachusetts Senate race in a dead heat, the Service Employees International Union makes a massive ad buy for a Democrat raising money from lobbyists. Sorry, Sen. Kerry, but the tea party's coming. Having received a tsunami warning, the purple shirts of the SEIU have sprung into action with a major ad buy trying to pull the Senate candidacy of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley from the jaws of defeat. The buy size of $685,000, extracted from the union dues of not-always-willing workers, is one of the biggest of the election. The ads note that Republican Scott Brown...
  • An Open Letter to the Congress of the United States

    01/12/2010 10:03:09 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 2 replies · 548+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | January 12, 2010 | Peggy Newbrough
    Dear Congress, I’m sure it was accidental when you declared war on the American people. I’m positive you didn’t intend to turn the citizens of the United States against their own government, to create such an atmosphere of distrust for elected officials that we wake up each day afraid to read the headlines and find out which new “laws” you’ve conspired to pass in the dead of night. Strong words you say? Webster defines war as: a: a state of hostility, conflict, or antagonism b : a struggle or competition between opposing forces or for a particular end. So yes,...
  • Tea Party tastes like bad brew [Says "big business sets the Tea Party agenda"]

    01/09/2010 8:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1,855+ views
    The Nevada City Union ^ | January 9, 2010 | Cheryl Cook
    <p>Did you really think they just passed around a three-cornered hat?</p> <p>Big corporations make contributions to Republican organizations like FreedomWorks, chaired by Dick Armey, who pour money and support into the bitter tea pot. What do the billionaire boys get out of their contributions? Less government and more freedom in big business equates to less regulation and bigger profit margins. The stock market has risen in recent months. Ask yourself why the unemployment rate is still high.</p>
  • Feingold gets an earful at Oshkosh mtg

    01/07/2010 8:58:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1,152+ views
    fox 11 ^ | 1/7/10 | Lindsay Veremis
    OSHKOSH - Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold got an earful at his town hall meeting in Winnebago County on Thursday. "The majority of senior people feel that they are getting screwed pardon my French," Pat Braasch of Oshkosh said during the one-and-a-half hour session. While all topics were on the table, healthcare dominated the discussion. Some expressed concerns about cuts to Medicare. Others asked why a plan that's expected to extend coverage to more than 30 million of the uninsured, would be negotiated behind closed doors.
  • Pat Buchanan - The Tea Party: America's last best hope?

    12/25/2009 5:43:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 2,489+ views
    iStock Analyst ^ | December 24, 2009 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    For Democrats like Harry Reid, who called them "evil-mongers," and Nancy Pelosi, who called them "unAmerican," the NBC News poll must have hit like a sucker punch at a Georgetown wine-and-cheese. The Tea Party movement, those folks rallying against spending last spring and Obamacare in the summer town halls, are viewed more favorably than the Democratic Party. Forty-one percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party movement, to 35 percent for Obama's party. Only 24 percent view Tea Party activists unfavorably, while 45 percent hold a negative view of the Democrats. While Tea Party types played a...
  • MSNBC Derides Tea Party Activism in 'Angry White Voters' Segment as Failed 'Amateur Politics'

    12/24/2009 5:30:09 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 79 replies · 2,958+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 24, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    In keeping with the tradition of the holidays - the minds at MSNBC, the place for politics if you're of the lefty persuasion, decided rate the top 10 political stories of the decade. And leading this gang of masters of political journalism universe was "Hardball" host Chris Matthews, who on the broadcast of his Dec. 24 program, announced that conservative activism, mainly the tea party movement was the eighth biggest story of the decade - but labeled "angry white voters" (emphasis added). "Welcome back to 'Hardball' - our number eight political story of the decade, angry whites at town hall...
  • (Vanity) The Societal Diamond Strategy, or Swine Before Pearls

    12/22/2009 9:32:04 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies · 832+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-22-2009 | grey_whiskers
    Before reading this thread, try clicking this link or reading the excerpt below, from a post by FReeper littlejeremiah:HOW COLLECTIVISTS USE THE DIAMOND TACTIC TO SWAY PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HOW TO THWART THEM by G. Edward Griffin In the 1960s, I came across a small training manual distributed by the Communist Party that showed how a small group of people – as few as four – could dominate a much larger group and sway the outcome of any action taken by that group. It was called the Diamond Technique.The principle is based on the fact that people in groups tend...
  • (US Rep.) Wittman faces harsh crowd in Montross ["Tea Partiers"/"Birthers"]

    12/16/2009 9:44:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,532+ views
    The Northern Neck News ^ | December 16, 2009 | Alex J. Berkman
    Rob Wittman was 40 minutes late to his town hall meeting in Montross on Dec. 8, where he received less than the hometown treatment from TEA Party members. Held at Washington and Lee High School, the town hall meeting, sponsored by the Westmoreland County Citizens Association, was the public's opportunity to question Wittman on everything the actions of Congress and federal government. While many questions posed to Wittman, first congressional district representative, dealt with health care and the economy, the show was quickly stolen by TEA Party members. Catherine Crabill, former Republican candidate for the 99th district seat in Virginia's...
  • Congressional Town Halls for Week of 12/6/09

    12/05/2009 6:54:48 AM PST · by pb929 · 4 replies · 421+ views
    Arizona Kirkpatrick, Ann Telephone Town Hall Meeting12/8/2009   5:10 PMNANA, NA California Garamendi, John Town Hall Meeting12/5/2009   10:00 AMSolano County Supervisors Chambers675 Texas Street, Fairfield Town Hall Meeting12/5/2009   1:00 PMAntioch City HallThird Street and H Street, Antioch Town Hall Meeting12/5/2009   4:00 PMWalnut Creek City Hall1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek Sherman, Brad Town Hall Meeting12/6/2009   3:30 PMJohn Burroughs High School1920 W Clark Ave, Burbank Thompson, Mike Telephone Town Hall Meeting12/9/2009   7:00 PMPhone: 877-269-7289 PIN: 13293NA, NA Colorado Perlmutter, Ed District Office Open House12/5/2009   11:00 AMA/B Atrium First Floor12600 W. Colfax Ave, Lakewood Florida Posey, Bill Town Hall Meeting12/6/2009   2:00 PMLevelz Nightclub4250 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne Kansas Moran,...
  • No Justice For Kenneth Gladney

    12/01/2009 5:42:06 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 1,337+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 1, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Union Violence: An African-American is beaten up at a political rally by thugs shouting racial epithets, and after three months his assailants are charged with the moral equivalent of jaywalking. Why wasn't it a hate crime? The beating of Kenneth Gladney by people wearing the purple shirts of the Service Employees International Union outside a Missouri health care town hall meeting three months ago met all the classic definitions of a hate crime. Time was, the beating of a black man outside a protest rally, and the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators, would be headline news. Gladney was working...
  • Perriello to host Nov. 30 call in townhall on healthcare

    11/28/2009 6:14:05 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Rep. Tom Periello is holding a town hall via telephone next Monday, November 30, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. You can call in by dialing 1-877-269-7289. You will need to enter the PIN number “14581″ Feel free to let Tom know your opinion about his support of the 2 worst bills in United States legislative history: Cap and Trade and the so called Health Care Reform bill.