Skip to comments.Montana Prevents Obama From Rigging Town Hall Audience
Posted on 08/14/2009 10:37:18 AM PDT by kddid
There is no guarantee that President Barack Obama will be able to avoid critics of his healthcare proposal when he hosts a town hall meeting in Belgrade, Mont., on Friday.
Local officials in Belgrade and neighboring Bozeman personally oversaw the handing out of passes Thursday in much the same fashion that a venue would dole out tickets to a rock concert. Hundreds of people seeking to attend the president's event began lining up Wednesday afternoon, and camped out overnight in the parking lots of the two local municipal buildings.
Gibbs said he believes the media have been disappointed that there were no fireworks at the president's town hall. He also made clear that, while the president does not welcome the sort of belligerent hecklers that have surfaced at numerous congressional town halls, he is holding his events to address what he says is misinformation that he thinks is fanning much of the opposition.
Marilyn Foltz, a city official in Belgrade, said she believes the Montana residents who waited overnight for tickets in queues that she said snaked like the lines at Disney World, "just want to hear what the president had to say."
"There was no effort," Foltz said, to skew the audience for the president's benefit. "It was very truly first-come, first-served. The tickets were dispensed until they were gone."
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This should be good.
Waiting for the potted plants to show....
I wonder where they can bus in union rats in Montana? Govt and state workers in SEIU (the illegal alien union) and ACORN?
I hope real people are there and Montana did not allow it to be another staged event.
And 11 year old girls...
bump for the show coming up.
No way will the White House allow people opposed to this crap to his town hall meeting. I doubt any of the people who will be attending today will be from Montana, they are probably bussing them in from neighboring states
I wouldn’t count on anyone making it to a microphone who has anything honest to say. I just wish someone would ask him about his college records, etc.
unfortunately, they've been bussing in leftists from California for years.
No it won’t, It’ll be the same as it always is. Obama will bogart the floor and use up 90% of the total time wandering around verbally, saying less than nothing, and being mostly non-responsive to the actual questions asked and issued raised.
He loves the sound of his own voice more than almost anything in the world, and that love will be on display for all to see.
Let him try his subliminal neurolinguistic programming gestures on a real audience, not just slavish true believers. Diversity is strength, people!
Sounds good ~ and maybe I’m just a bit too skeptical ~ but this could also be one of those Clintonian styled PR spins; where he builds out a little raw meat in advance of the event only to have his array of potted plants in place when it actually comes off.
Obama’s constant is cowardice. The guy has no kind of spine to stand on. I can’t imagine that he would sign on fo such an event without it being rigged by his handlers.
As always, I’d love to be wrong on this.
Sounds more like a bussed-in rent-a-crowd than actual residents.
Any reason why obozo picked Montana considering it would be pro-American conservative?
I heard last night that there was a “word count” at the last “townhall meeting”.
0bama had them by 8000+ words to 1000 words.
That’s 0bama talking versus the entire audience talking.
From another state.
Agreed....he drags out his answers to use up time so other questions can’t come up. Typical politician.
“Sounds more like a bussed-in rent-a-crowd than actual residents”
Count on it.
We will see.