Skip to comments.Durbin warns other lawmakers of healthcare town hall 'sucker punch'
Posted on 08/03/2009 1:23:01 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Durbin warns other lawmakers of healthcare town hall 'sucker punch' @ 3:39 pm by Jordan Fabian
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) warned other members of Congress against antagonistic audience members at healthcare town hall events who may be funded by industry interest groups.
"I hope my colleagues won't fall for a sucker punch like this," Durbin told the liberal blog ThinkProgress.
"These health insurance companies and people like them are trying to load these town meetings for visual impact on television," he added.
Liberal news sources have recently featured items about conservative and interest groups efforts to pack lawmakers' town hall meetings with brash, vocal participants.
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius were faced with a hostile crowd at a town hall meeting in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Here is video of Durbin's remarks:
C’mon, Sen. Dick. Just imagine what Saul Alinsky might do.
It’s all a vast-right wing conspiracy to “get” the Rat Congress-critters.
My congresscoward isn’t having any town hall meetings but I do know where his office is.
AMERICA has been sucker punched! What is dumbin talking about - he’s also as neurotic as the rest of his leftist bullies in government.
Turbin's projecting again.
So, Dick, you'd be better off canceling all your "townhall" meetings and just go fishing or something where nobody knows who you are.
Durbin needs a sucker punch to wake him up. May I be first in line, please?
Is he talking about people like Code Pink? Or ACORN? Or the Kos kids?
Well well...the Dummies are running scared.
Crook Durbin Code: The natives are restless...Don’t pay any attention to them.
....and the far left NEVER has paid “plants” in the crowds. Well F-U! These are REAL people using their most precious assets...their freedom and their TIME to preserve the future of this country!
These people are not Americans, they are all foreigners attacking out freedom....in essence, Terrorists in suits and ties!
Alinsky rules in full effect.
My congressbastard is having one meeting - at 9:30 am on a tuesday.
Democrats falsely accusing Republicans of using democrat methods of intimidation ?
Can’t spell Grass roots ?
HOW INSULTING... to think that the American people need to be coached on how to RESIST???? We have been quiet too long while others are yelling and standing up for their rights, we have let our rights dissolve.
durbin is in for a rude awakening. We don’t need unions or healthcare groups for us to know that this healthcare bill is an obamanation of the obamanation and to show up and SHOUT IT OUT... NO, NO, NO.
ACORN and other socialist groups do what Durbin suggests is being done. They just bussed in ACORN groups and the disabled to a town meeting in Pittsburgh.
Just because Durbin is guilty of it, maybe he thinks that is the way normal Americans behave... what a loon
Rush had a caller today saying she heard some reporter on NBC say that the insurance industry was bussing in people to the townhall meetings. This is the new ploy the left is going with now.
Now we know what they think of the voters.
they assume everyone salts the meetings they way they do - 100% of the time.
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