Skip to comments.Woman Who Said She Was ‘Just A Mom’ At Town Hall Meeting Is Exposed As A Republican Operative
Posted on 08/07/2009 10:39:00 AM PDT by Dallas59
Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI) faced a heated discussion about health care at a town hall meeting yesterday, with people in the crowd who were heckling, interrupting, and filibustering him.
One vocal attendee was a woman named Heather Blish, who identified herself as just a mom from a few blocks away and not affiliated with any political party. When interviewed by the local NBC affiliate, Blish insisted she was not a member of the Republican Party. I left the party, she said. Blishs statements, however, are distortions.
Did she leave the party or not? If she did, then the SRM’s report is the real distortion.
Never forget, the media IS NOT your friend. No media, no how, no way. Leave media relations to the professionals.
But I guess it is OK for them Dems to have plants.....they’ve been doing this for years....now, when the other side does it, they act like spoiled little boys and girls.....
How many times has Obama gotten caught planting Dem operatives in his Townhall appearances??
This is NBC hit piece
Is it wrong to lie during political discussions? And if so, when with the media go after Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Gibbs, and Biden?
See’s listed as having worked on republican campaigns in 2006 and 2008.
Well of course some of the people are republicans. That is not a bad thing or anything to discredit anyone who objects to ObamaFraud.
I’m sure the people let in the side door at the Tampa Town Meeting were just regular people...
The Obama-media hacks will destroy any and all who get in their Leader’s way.
Even if she hadn’t left the party as just a registered voter-how does that make her an “operative”? Are all registered Rats “operatives” of the satanic Rat party?
What was the point of this report? Do the local media do as much investigation of Kagen’s views? No, they dig up dirt on people speaking at meetings.
This report had nothing about the bill or the objections to the bill, just sliming the people who oppose the bill.
CLEMENZA: “What’s with all the new faces?”
TESSIO: “We’re gonna need them now. Obama got mad after the Town Hall thing. We hit some senior citizens 4 o’clock this morning.”
(h/t Freeper GreenHornet)
Exactly. And what's up with her saying she doesn't pay dues to the GOP?
The MSM is nothing but a tool for the Democratic Socialist Party. The MSM will go to any lengths to push the socialists agenda. Everyone needs to understand that they are not neutral, and they are certainly not friendly. They are your enemies, and they are out to destroy you. Be careful what you say.
“Exposed” as a Republican operative? I realize this is Green Bay, but when have they ever “exposed” anyone as a Democratic operative, which is what David Axelrod is. And doesn’t operative involve being paid?
Before making statements to media, be aware that they WILL research you if you oppose socialism.
What is the affiliation of the reporter who did this hit piece??????
Let’s investigate them.
wow, the media can sure do their research if they really want to.
Because a mom would never vote Republican?
Some in-depth investigative journalism here.
Some people at town hall meetings are Republicans!
Next I want to know if that baby she was holding was really hers or just a prop? Perhaps it was really her daughter’s baby? Republicans are so sneaky and well organized and paid for by BIG insurance.
” Exactly. And what’s up with her saying she doesn’t pay dues to the GOP? “
“Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times...”
Flashback: When the Left Protested Bush, the Media Saw Only “everyone from grandmothers and students to veterans and mothers pushing strollers”
I cite this as an example, and I trust not even a liberal will dispute that when it came to anti-war protests, the protesters were unfailingly described as “just normal folks,” spontaneously animated to gather without, apparently, any organization at all; somehow, it seems, they psychically intuited where their fellow “just normal folks” might be banging their drums and shaking their paper mache effigies of Bush and Cheney.
Ah, but that was when dissent was patriotic.
After the meeting, everyone from grandmothers and students to veterans and mothers pushing strollers marched along Lake Merritt to Oakland City Hall for an afternoon rally at which Lee again spoke.
That’s noted leftist anti-american firebrand Rep. Barbara Lee. She spoke with Sean Penn.
Ummm... earth to NBC: Lots of people who are “just a mom” work on campaigns.
This is a plant by a troll. First giveaway is the “submitted by” tag. Remember, don’t feed the trolls ;-)
She wasn’t a lowly campaign worker. She was Vice-Chair of her county Republican Party
Not the person here (Dallas59) being a troll. The article itself. MSM bias all over it.
You’re not even joking, remember how they tried to smear Sarah Palin by questioning if she was actually the mother of one of her children? The media will sink to any depths, if such is possible when they’re already naturally lower than a snake’s belly, in their dedication to their lord and master Hussein.
“She wasnt a lowly campaign worker. She was Vice-Chair of her county Republican Party”
What’s your point? That organized protesting, however little or much this movement is influenced by it, is somehow invalid?
We should round up every SEIU, AFL-CIO, Teamsters, ACORN and other labor union protest that engages in “manufactured outrage,” then.
It is now “uncool” to be a journalist or TV flack. They have joined trial lawyers and politicians as the lowest of the low.
The woman said she left the party and has not paid dues in two years. From the video it appears her last position with the party ended May 2008. So within the last 15 months it’s very possible she decided she no longer considers herself to be part of the Republican Party.
That should come as no surprise. It seems there are a lot of conservatives who no longer consider themselves to be Republican.
Seems the media has investigated this woman more in one day than they investigated Obama during the entire campaign.
How awful????? /sarc
She denied that she was a Republican, and some media digging turned up info that made this claim embarrassing.
That still does not answer the question of whether her statement was TRUTHFUL. Even should she choose to work on a specific R candidate’s campaign, if she has resigned her association as a registered member of the GOP, her comment is correct.
The newsies’ griping is sophistry, and is bovine excrement, if her statements are FACTUALLY TRUE, whether or not they are completely comprehensive.
To cower before this kind of onslaught is simply giving the left a license to intimidate, as well as to ignore their own identical “transgressions”.
In the end, I’m still unclear: Did she resign her membership in the party or not? If she did, then her statement is true.
"Exposing" her as a Republican might just convince others it must not be such a bad thing after all. If Republicans oppose this stupid bill, maybe it's time to give them another try.
I guess republicans no longer are represented and are to die. Only liberal democrats may speak to a member of Congress.
Imagine what these left wing bastards will do to you if they control your health care.
Wow — the MSM have found out more about this woman overnight than they have about Obama in two years!
This is certainly a distortion of the truth... whatever the actual definition of “operative” might be, the fact is that connotative use of the word is meant to imply that someone is there as a “plant” by the organization that they are operating under. We all know what this reporter was trying to imply..
Also, as many have said, who cares if she IS a Republican? You’re only allowed to have a dissenting opinion against Dems if you’re a Dem yourself? Showing that she worked for the campaigns only shows that she is perhaps more informed of the politics underlying this whole thing... (too bad more Dems taht work on campaigns aren’t more informed, otherwise they prob wouldn’t be Dems anymore!!)
Moreover, why should she have to tell them what party she’s with? As soon as she tells this to a Democrat and his cronies, they would immediately dismiss anything she has to say. In order to be heard even for a second there’s no way she could divulge her political history. The Dems are forcing us into a real corner, as usual.
The title came from another website that I won’t post here. I went to the source of the video to make sure it was legit.
Get pissed at the treatment of this woman. She’s being Joe the Plumbered.
you do not talk about conservative activism on camera
Attention Republican Party!!!!!!!!
I am a registered Republican and hereby offer my services as an operative.
However the union goons in their matching t-shirts who get preferential front row seating are just spontaneous locals who want to express their opinions.
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