Skip to comments.John Spratt (D, SC-5) to hold town halls in Sumter, Rock Hill
Posted on 08/27/2009 8:57:00 PM PDT by MitchellC
Spratt to Hold Second and Third Town Meetings on Health Care
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) will hold his second and third town hall meetings on health care next week in Sumter and Rock Hill.
Spratt held his first town hall on health care in Rock Hill on July 2, with AARP. Since early August he has been recovering from foot surgery at his home in York. Over the past few months, Spratt has met with numerous constituents, the South Carolina Hospital Association, SC Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and a wide assortment of physician groups to hear their concerns about heath care reform.
The following town hall meetings have been scheduled for next week:
Time: 5:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, September 2
Place: Central Carolina Technical College Building 400, 506 N. Guignard Street
Time: 5:00 pm
Date: Thursday, September 3
Place: York Technical College Baxter Hood Center, 452 S. Anderson Road
At the meetings, priority seating will be given to residents of the 5th Congressional District of South Carolina. In addition, people who want to ask questions will be asked to write their name on an index card at the door and place the card in a box that most closely matches their position on health care reform for, against, or undecided. During the question and answer session, names will be drawn from the boxes, one by one, and members of the audience will be called on to ask their question.
Spratt is long past due to be defeated. That’s a Republican district.
I'm not so sure. My experience with those fleeing liberal enclaves is that they bring their goofy ideas with them. They don't seem to realize that liberal/socialist ideas and policies are the cause of the failures they are fleeing. They move to rural conservative areas and immediately start whining about the lack of gov't services and control.
Those attending should ask about healthcare AND the AUDIT the FED.
Federal Reserve Loses Bloomberg FOIA Lawsuit, Sensitive Disclosures Forthcoming
Why is this being ignored by the politicians and media?
My evidence is anecdotal, but as Charlotte has gotten increasingly liberal, a lot of former suburban Charlotteans have moved to surrounding towns. The most obvious cases are the towns within Mecklenburg County, which remain Republican as their populations explode. I suspect that explains some of the GOP’s success in York County.
Spratt reminds me somewhat of the situation we have in TN-6 (and perhaps TN-4). Bart Gordon in TN-6 succeeded Al Gore when he went to the Senate in ‘84, and at the time, there was not much of a GOP presence in that district (aside from one particular suburban Nashville county), outside of supporting the GOP for President. Over time, the district moved further and further into the GOP column, and at the legislative level, nearly (or above) a majority are now Republican, but despite that, no one has seriously challenged Gordon since ‘94 (like Spratt). He faced Marsha Blackburn in the early ‘90s when she was a second-tier candidate, but not yet a star. The state GOP is trying to entice a prominent State Senator (Jim Tracy) to run against Gordon, but it’s like pulling teeth. Gordon didn’t even have a GOP opponent in ‘08 despite the district going handily for McCain.
One reason why a lot of serious Republicans aren’t attempting to do so is because we’re expected to control redistricting for the first time essentially ever, and we’re going to drastically reconfigure the heavily-Dem gerrymandered districts (it took us decades to bust the gerrymander, we’d been getting a majority of the vote for the House since ‘94, but didn’t get a majority until last November, but that was ruined by a single East TN RINO who “fixed” it with the entirety of the Democrat party to elect him Speaker while he kept the Dems in control - but we’ll fix that next year), so once the lines are redrawn (and we’re going to draw a 7R-2D delegation, hopefully, taking out Davis, Gordon & Tanner), you’ll see the top tier guys run in ‘12... but why wait when we can take out at least Davis and Gordon in ‘10 ?
As for SC, I believe they’ll be getting back a 7th seat in 2012 for the first time since they lost it in 1933, so the legislature should be able to reconfigure Spratt’s seat. But the bad news is that based on the Black-White percentage, the Justice Dept. will likely mandate a 2nd Black Dem seat be drawn (although the good news is that for the other remaining Republicans, it’ll make the districts safer for them, since it’s getting downright uncomfortable in the Charleston-based 1st, whose county went for Zero, and for which Henry Brown barely beat a Lesbian moonbat by a 52-48% margin).
Here’s some info for those going: http://www.collinsreport.net/the-50-reasons-to-stop-obamacare/ top of http://collinsreport.net
Hopefully 2010 will see a 1994-like tidal wave here in NC so that we can take the legislature in order to do just that - I personally am far more concerned about that than unseating Kissell and Shuler, given the long-term implications, esp. if we end up with another seat...
Unfortunately, no matter how we carve this state up, I’m not sure any of the districts, assuming they look anything like they do now, will become significantly more favorable to Republicans.
Shuler didn't win his seat due to gerrymandering, but because of his GOP predecessor (that district is really just acknowledging a GOP lean), but the Hayes/Kissell seat WAS designed to elect a rodent, it just took 6 years for it to finally happen. I was astonished to see Hayes making the serious mistake for a Republican of moving leftward, voting (according to the ACU) in the 90s% or high 80s (with only one fluke 76 in his second year in 2000), up until 2006, but dropped to an astonishing 48% Conservative by '08, which officially made him a liberal Republican. I'd have likely left that office blank in '08 seeing the direction he was going. Conservatives aren't stupid, they're not going to tolerate (nor should) their members moving leftward. 10 years in and Hayes jumped the shark.
One problem we face is that the districts have to pass muster with Justice. To even have districts whose makeup and lines are being dictated by the federal government based on race IS discriminatory. I’m a Caucasian in a State Senate district in Nashville (TN) that is “ordered” to be majority Black by Justice, and that leaves me without representation (because the Sen. is a Democrat and a moonbat and has never had a GOP opponent). The Dems seem to be able to draw lines with little interference, but we are prevented from having a free hand even when we are in charge. Why shouldn’t Caucasians in these sorts of districts not rise up and sue the federal gov’t for discrimination ?
I think that bytestyle.tv article is a “link only” source. Actually, the story originated at Bloomberg news. Here are some links of interest.
“Federal Reserve Loses Bloomberg FOIA Lawsuit, Sensitive Disclosures Forthcoming” from ByteStyle.tv
A thread yesterday about the Bloomberg ruling (with 50 comments)
H.R. 1207, including text of legslation and list of 282 co-sponsors
S.604, including the text of the legislation and list of 23 co-sponsors in the Senate.
My post yesterday to a “Fed apologist” who pointed out that there are consolidated financial statements (audited by Deloitte and Touche) available online at the Fed website. cripplecreek wrote: Does anyone know if there is a threshhold number of cosponsors that can trigger an automatic vote or is this one up to Nazi Pelousy alone?
Unfortunately, the majority party controls the calendar in the House. And Queen Nancy is the leader of the majority party right now.
This is why local elections for your Congressional district have national consequences. GoreNoMore wrote: I would like to know.
Anyone attending the townhall meetings should be bringing this up. The war on America has been defined and we send out men to die to defend us but we do not do what is necessary to defend ourselves.
The town hall I went to Monday with Ginny Brown-Waite (R, FL-5) was tightly controlled, only written questions, and only a few of those covered. The topic of auditing the Fed was a point of conversation in the crowd waiting to get in. And I seem to remember the point coming up briefly within discussion of the financial aspects of Health Care Reform, which was the “topic of the day” for this town hall meeting.
Sumter - New Location
Time: 5:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, September 2
Place: USC-Sumter - Nettles Building, 200 Miller Road
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