Skip to comments.Recess '10: Democrats Work to Ensure a Friendlier Reception This Year
Posted on 08/03/2010 9:40:43 AM PDT by Nachum
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Last year's August recess was hardly a placid respite for Congressional Democrats. With the debate over health care reform nearing a boiling point, town-hall forums across the U.S. turned into scalding showdowns, with seething voters cramming into standing-room-only crowds to volley accusations at their representatives. As House members depart for the six-week summer recess beginning Monday, Republican leaders are hinting that Democrats may opt to dodge constituents rather than endure another round of overheated public events. "Soon, 'Recovery Summer' may well be known as the Democrats' 'Run for Cover Summer,'" National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Pete Sessions wrote in a July 30 memo to GOP candidates.
His opponents have other ideas. After a jam-packed legislative session marked by the passage of controversial bills like Wall Street reform, Democrats will hit the campaign trail armed with talking points to draw distinctions between the two parties. And the Democratic leadership is predicting they will get a gentler reception this time. "The atmosphere has changed," Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says of last summer's vitriol. "I think that ran its course."
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Man, this is a cool insight.
Like to see how they try to dodge the folks when they’re supposed to be campaigning.
“The atmosphere has changed,” Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says of last summer’s vitriol. “I think that ran its course.”
Whistling through the graveyard...
He could be referring just to Maryland. After all, he doesn’t have to bother with anyone from anywhere else.
(and he probably believes in magic, anyway).
I think their town hall meetings are likely to be as unpleasant as last year, if not more so. Let’s see who hides behind the “conference call” model.
Yeah, Steny. You keep thinking that.
The fact that the Democrats' polls keep falling just means that you haven't hit bottom. Yet.
Chet Edwards in Tx-17, for one.
He doesn't dare show his face outside his hometown down here.
Chet's going down.
If the dems think this then they are really in for a rude awakening.IMHO the townhalls will be louder and more unfriendly to them this year since they did not listen to any of us.The only way they can avoid this is to keep only handing out tickets to their supporters which their numners are dwindling by the day.