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  • Rep Steve Israel (D, LI NY) - holding townhall meeting (finally) on Monday 10/5

    10/04/2009 7:08:41 AM PDT · by FreedFromNY · 9 replies · 527+ views
    Steve Israel (2nd district, Long Island, NY) is finally holding a townhall meeting this Monday, 10/5. As many on LI know, Israel has been ducking his constituents all summer. In typical cowardly fashion, he's trying to stack the audience with healthcare reform supporters, and asking them to show up earlier than the publicized start time. We intend to do the same. If anyone else in the area would like to join in, we'd love to have you. Here's the info I've rec'd on this meeting, from the group Individuals United for Freedom: Congressman Steve Israel's website has announced that he's...
  • I Am Looking For Video of Recent Town Hall Meetings with Mike Conaway (R-TX)

    10/03/2009 10:22:32 AM PDT · by DoctorBulldog · 2 replies · 233+ views
    October 3, 2009 | Vanity
    I am currently working on an article about Congressman Mike Conaway (R - 11th District of Texas) and am wondering if anyone knows anyone who has raw video of him at a recent Town Hall meeting. In particular, I am looking for the questions and answers session of the meetings in which a mother of a soldier asked him a question and was given a rather specious reply. (Sorry for being so vague, but the specifics were not known by the individual who relayed this information to me).
  • The Craziest Town Hall Ever

    09/28/2009 1:44:37 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 2 replies · 823+ views
    thedailybeast ^ | 2009-09-26 | Maureen O'Connor
    Fresh from the introduction of HR1207, a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, Reps. Bachmann and Paul arrived at Northrop to paint a portrait of financial dystopia where “100 percent of your paycheck is being spoken for.” Bachmann predicts this will happen some time around 2050. Her voice rising to a high-pitched chant, she ticked off the list of financial aggressors: “Income tax, property tax, gas tax, sales tax—everytime-you-turn-around tax!” Meanwhile, over at the United Nations (the very mention of which drew a chorus of boos), they’ll likely work with China and Japan to “insist on replacing the American dollar...
  • Big turnout for the little Texan: Ron Paul at the U

    09/26/2009 2:18:01 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 172 replies · 3,512+ views
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | September 26, 2009 | Pat Doyle
    If you think speeches attacking the U.S. Federal Reserve couldn't excite a Friday night crowd on a college campus, think again. About 2,000 people -- students and older adults who were in the majority -- filled Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota to cheer libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, as he joined Rep. Michele Bachmann to preach the gospel of a less powerful federal government. Before Bachmann, R-Minn., introduced Paul, she hailed legislation of his that would require a detailed audit of the Fed. The crowd jumped to its feet and roared approval. When she described the...
  • LIVE Thread: Town hall in MN with Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul

    09/25/2009 4:35:07 PM PDT · by freepersunite · 20 replies · 1,738+ views
    Watch a live student town hall with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Rep. Ron Paul from the University of Minnesota, hosted by Young Americans for Liberty and sponsored by the Minnesota Campaign for Liberty, Republican Party of Minnesota, Minneapolis City Republican Committee, College Republicans, CFACT, and Students for a Conservative Voice. [Click Here to Watch] (Windows Media Player required) From 8pm EST . *takes seat* :)
  • Reps. Bachmann, Paul at U tonight

    09/25/2009 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Palin Republic · 3 replies · 477+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | September 25, 2009 | BOB VON STERNBERG
    The event, hosted by Young Americans for Liberty, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Northrop Auditorium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Organizers said Bachmann and Paul will discuss "monetary reform, limited government and free market economics" and that their appearance is designed to counter "President Obama's health care proposal, bailout mania and the rapid rise of government control and spending."
  • My response to Michael Steele, Chairman of RNC

    09/24/2009 4:17:11 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 15 replies · 783+ views
    email response to RNC ^ | 9-24-09 | self
    Chairman Steele, I got another one of your letters requesting money for the RNC. When I see the RNC nominating AND supporting strong conservatives, not RINO's, I will contribute. The Republican Party has one more chance to reclaim its place in America or Obama and the socialists will complete the takeover and there wont be a Republican Party anymore. You better be strong - strong as We the People have been. We have been beaten up, had our fingers bitten off, had union thugs called out by the President of the United States, who instructed them to "push back twice...
  • Mitch McConnell: 'Severe' reaction if reconciliation used

    09/22/2009 6:30:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 3,607+ views
    The Politico ^ | September 22, 2009 | Alex Isenstadt
    Senate Republicans issued a blunt warning to their Democratic colleagues today: Don’t even think about using reconciliation to ram through a health care bill. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that Democrats suffer a severe backlash if they used the procedural tactic, which would allow them to pass reform legislation with a bare 51 votes. This warning is not new – GOP leaders have gone so far as to call the use of this procedural maneuver a “nuclear” option – but McConnell renewed his warning amid reports that the Senate could still use reconciliation of they can’t win bipartisan support...
  • Health-care Public Square to feature Cantor, Scott (ATTENTION VA. FREEPERS)

    09/21/2009 4:49:49 AM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies · 322+ views
    Richmond Times ^ | 9-21-09 | staff reports
    U.S. Reps. Eric I. Cantor, R-7th, and Robert C. Scott, D-3rd, will assess health-care reform at today's Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. at The Times-Dispatch's downtown offices, 300 E. Franklin St. Cantor and Scott will briefly outline their positions and then open the floor to questions and comments. While legislators statewide have been holding their own health-care town halls, this unique Times-Dispatch event will bring together two of Virginia's congressmen on the subject of health-care reform. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-in starts at 9 a.m. in the front lobby...
  • The Protest of the Producers

    09/21/2009 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 11 replies · 697+ views
    The Atlas Society - The Center for Objectivism ^ | September 20, 2009 | Edward Hudgins
    September 20, 2009 - The past week saw two conflicting kinds of political consciousness that point to what is right and what is wrong with our culture today. The first was on display on September 12 in Washington, D.C., as hundreds of thousands of individuals flooded Pennsylvania Avenue and the Mall in front of the Capitol building. This Tea Party was organized to protest out-of-control federal government spending and deficits, attempts by Congress and the Obama administration to control health care, economically destructive environmental regulations on businesses, and limits on economic liberty that make individuals more dependent on government. This...
  • Live Webcast - A National Townhall on Health Care Reform (Family Research Council)

    09/20/2009 3:18:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 3 replies · 346+ views
    "A National Townhall on Health Care Reform" examines the moral, ethical, and financial dangers of President Obama's health care plan. Join our stellar lineup of Congressional leaders and policy experts as they dissect the dangers inherent in the President's proposed plan, and answer your questions on the President's plan and some alternative approaches.
  • Conservatives use liberal playbook

    09/18/2009 6:32:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies · 3,472+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/18/2009 | ANDIE COLLER & DANIEL LIBIT
    Conservatives are coming for the Democrats on their blind side — the left. The evidence is everywhere. At tea parties and town halls, conservative demonstrators oppose health care reform with signs bearing the abortion-rights slogan “Keep your laws off my body” or the line “Obama lies, Grandma dies” — an echo of the “Bush lied, they died” T-shirts worn to protest the Iraq war. Conservative activists are yelling “Nazi!” and “Big Brother!” where they used to shout, “Nanny state!” and “Big Government!” And the 1971 agitator’s handbook “Rules for Radicals” — written by Saul Alinsky, the Chicago community organizer who...
  • Caption McCain, Graham at the Citadel Town Hall Today

    09/14/2009 2:16:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,946+ views
  • Caption Lindsey Graham at the USC Town Hall Today

    09/13/2009 8:57:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 1,928+ views
  • SC: Sen. Graham Discusses Health Care, Rep. Wilson at Town Hall [wants to compromise with Obama]

    09/13/2009 8:46:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 939+ views
    WLTX-TV Channel 19 Columbia, SC | 2009-09-13
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  • SC: Graham gets down to details with constituents ["I’m a free-market guy with a heart"]

    09/13/2009 8:43:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 563+ views
    The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2009-09-13 | John Monk
    Whatever your philosophy, there was something for almost everyone in Sen. Lindsey Graham’s performance Sunday at a town hall meeting at the University of South Carolina that drew more than 350. “I’m a free-market guy with a heart,” said Graham, a South Carolina Republican serving his second term in the Senate. Graham — using simple language and folksy stories about his upbringing, in which government handouts helped his struggling family — explained for almost two hours his complex political views on equally complex political issues.
  • An Unhinged Right Wing. But Why?

    09/13/2009 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 47 replies · 1,600+ views ^ | September 13, 2009 | Gary Younge
    Spare a thought, and maybe even a dime, for Kenneth Gladney. In August he and other members of the right-wing St. Louis Tea Party arrived at a town-hall meeting organized by Missouri Democrat Russ Carnahan to lobby against universal healthcare. In the spirit of this fraught summer, a fight broke out, ending in six arrests. Who threw the first punch depends on whom you ask. But who got the worst of it was fairly clear. Gladney was taken to the emergency room with injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face and ended up in a wheelchair. His troubles...
  • Talking heads' lack of civility hurting GOP, ex-leader says (RINO Barf Alert!)

    09/12/2009 12:44:51 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 34 replies · 2,059+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 12, 2009 | Mark Niquette
    Talking heads' lack of civility hurting GOP, ex-leader says Saturday, September 12, 2009 3:24 AM By Mark Niquette THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Robert T. BennettRobert T. Bennett The former longtime chairman of the Ohio Republican Party yesterday criticized the furor that conservative talk-show hosts and others raised about President Barack Obama's speech to schoolchildren, saying it contributes to a lack of civility and hurts the GOP cause. Robert T. Bennett also said U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who shouted out "You lie!" to Obama during a speech before Congress on Wednesday, is "a complete idiot" who should resign....
  • The spark that has triggered rebellion

    09/12/2009 6:05:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1,241+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2009 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    'I'm as Mad as Hell, and I'm Not Gonna Take This Anymore!' This sentiment is being voiced by protesters turning out for Tea Parties and Health Care Town Hall Meetings around the country. People are angry and frightened by the prospect of government running their health care system, but their anger goes far beyond a 1000 page health bill. Health care reform is merely the spark that has touched off a prairie fire of grassroots rebellion among a people who believe their representatives do not represent them, do not listen to them and do not care what they think. Many...
  • "You Lie!": Rep. Joe Wilson Shouts to Obama during Speech

    President Barack Obama’s address to Congress this evening was moving along fairly smoothly until he pledged that there was nothing in the legislation that would provide health care to the millions of illegal immigrants residing in the nation. A cry of “You lie!” was audible from the Republican side of the aisle. The Associated Press reports that the heckler was South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson. “It’s not true,” the president responded to the outburst, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seated behind the president, offered her mother-of-five glare towards the Republican side of the chamber. First Lady Michelle Obama was...