Skip to comments.Dan Webster confronted by angry town hall crowd (Alan Grayson replacement)
Posted on 04/26/2011 4:34:43 PM PDT by inflorida
A town hall meeting held in Orlando by U.S. Rep. Dan Webster degenerated into bedlam Tuesday, with members of the crowd shouting down the freshman Republican congressman and yelling at one another.
It was the last of a series of town hall meetings Webster has hosted during Congress' spring recess, which ends Monday. While the others were civil and largely uneventful, the 300 people at Tuesday's meeting were so raucous they were scolded by a police officer to act "like grown people."
Webster tried to go over a series of charts showing growing levels of federal spending and debt, and the reason he supports the federal budget plan put forward by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. But he was interrupted at every turn by shouts from his critics, including members of progressive groups such as Moveon.org and Organize Now.
Boos and shouts of "liar" were mixed with angry accusations that Ryan's plan to change Medicare would leave those now under 55 without health insurance in their retirement, calls to eliminate the tax cuts first put in place by former President Bush and the need to raise corporate taxes rather than cut entitlement programs.
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All those “tolerant” Socialists who belong to public employee unions are afraid they might actually have to get a real job.
Move On is a copy cat. (Ryan’s town hall too) They saw the Tea party and its effect. Dont want to be a Debbie Downer but Im seeing Civil War in the not so far off future.
So civil they are, the leftist statists.
The Progressive motto: “Don’t confuse me with the facts. My mind is made up.” This sounds like more of the cancerous agenda from friend Soros.
Perhaps, but it’s the Tea Party that has the firearms, not the Move On pu$$ie$.
I went to this today, and I concur. There is no potential to cohabit ate with these leaches. The actual sight of these recipient class welfare kings and queens begging for their crumbs was an unforgettable experience.
I think they are pissed off about the medicare portion of the bill more than anything else. They are saying that you get a lifetime 7 grand for medical under medicare and that is it. The rest is on your own dime. Now I am for cutting budgets of course but how is a person supposed to pay for a 100 thousand dollar operation for 7 grand.....insurance will not accept you over 65 which is why people go on medicare. All Ryan has to do is explain this a bit better and the town halls will go away.
Why isn’t the media as appalled and upset about these rent-a-mobs the unions and Move On.org are sending to shout down GOP Congressmen holding townhalls to discuss deficit cutting like they were about Tea Partiers protesting the Obamacareless proposals?? The media was so offended by that and how it was meant to “intimidate” our elected leaders, but when the Dems send goons to disrupt GOP townhalls the media clowns are just fine with it.
For the sake of the Republic there better be.
I’m expecting all hell to break loose mid to late July at the latest.
How is that a downer? Seriously, let’s settle this already.
I agree with the post except to say that the leisure class doesn't get "crumbs." They've been getting a five-course meal and sitting at the head of the table.
With what, nerf guns? Take a look at the electorate. What percentage do you think is up for a fight? No, if we can't solve our problems "civilly", they won't be solved.
Bill Clinton and the Civility cops are going to be all over this!
“Dont want to be a Debbie Downer but Im seeing Civil War in the not so far off future.”
I think that’s a given.
I'm okay with that. I think there are too many "other" people as it is.
This country is so screwed.
Oh...more ignorant/stupid people.....ooops...forgot to load that other magazine...
Reconciliation is out of the question. We either have a peaceful separation or all-out civil war. Since the lefties will scream like banshees at any separation, civil war is probably inevitable.
Yeah, these are the rent a mobs the Democrats had hoped to cause trouble at town halls during the congressional recess. It looks to me like they failed big time. They got a bunch of thugs out to heckle Ryan and Webster, but other than that they’ve failed miserably.
The Democrats planned on doing these kinds of disruptions at the Town Hall meetings held by Republicans.
This is not surprise here, except that Tea Party people weren’t there to confront the crazies.
Today's America reminds me of the evening before a great, ancient battle. The two enemy armies are encamped on opposing hills in view of one another. Everyone knows what's coming and bracing themselves for the inevitable clash.
“Seriously, lets settle this already.”
I’m with you, brother.
“Im expecting all hell to break loose mid to late July at the latest.”
Well you must be the kind that see the glass half full because I don’t give it that much time....... :)
“Today’s America reminds me of the evening before a great, ancient battle. The two enemy armies are encamped on opposing hills in view of one another. Everyone knows what’s coming and bracing themselves for the inevitable clash.”
“This sounds like more of the cancerous agenda from friend Soros”
During this cong recess, go to Rep town meetings & raise hell about Rep plan to end Medicare and give tax windfalls to rich.
“Well you must be the kind that see the glass half full because I dont give it that much time....... :)”
The room was majority tea party types. Probably 80/20, or 75/25 at most. If it was less, then a lot of the Democrats were very quiet. There were probably about 25-30 leftist disruptor scattered throughout the room. These folks were interrupting literally before Webster even started speaking.
Dang! All bunched up...
When you first practice to deceive; you will end up getting your just desserts. These people will.
I am surprised Reich has not been charge with inciting a riot. yelling fire in a crowded theater is not free speech.
Well you must be the kind that see the glass half full because I dont give it that much time....... :)
Let's hope so. It is long overdue. I am looking forward to a literal smackdown of the socialist RAT bastards, race baiters, perpeturally victimization groups (ghetto blacks, muzzies, gays, liberal-socialists), etc. We can never allow these hate-America groups to regain a foothold in America again.
They are trying "gin up" the same type of sentiment as the town hall meeting last summer
It's all a set up so the media can report people are upset with the GOP
Those people don't bath well.
If we, and by we, I mean hundreds and thousands of individuals that call themselves Conservatives, will not fight when not only our lives are threatened , but the lives of our grandchildren, them we are not going to fight.
Oh, we elected a few Congressmen, but the establishment Republicans immediately neutralized them. obama care, despite being declared unconstitutional by two judges is still in effect. The Establishment wing of the Republican Party is not going to allow it to be defunded. The Republicans and Democrats will vote to increase the National debt ceiling. It will play out thusly,"Our collegues across the aisle promised us that if we agree to raise the debt ceiling they will work with us to make deep meaningful cuts in the budget....."
Sad but true. He used to be taller of course.
You are correct for many making nice salaries from the government, Although a lot of these people who filch off the government would be so much better off if they actually did something to become a producer and not a taker. They are accepting mediocrity in exchange for hourly union work or government handouts.
Glad to hear the TP was there.
I see this as inevitable as well. Unfortunately, with the current administration it will be the proverbial “excuse” they will need to impose martial law, etc. I know it has been said about previous presidents, but I have never seen it more close to that type of environment than I see right now. It is very sad, but I do believe we will have no choice but to fight it out.
I can and will go for that-just do it.
Civil War II with Holocaust II courtesy of Zero’s Death Panels.
History repeating itself???????????????????????
Medicare - which you and I have paid into all of our lives, on top of SS, and which we still continue to pay for even while we are receiving SS - is a lousy payer from any point of view. It doesn’t pay doctors enough and an increasing number of them are refusing it; at the same time, it has such a huge deductible (aka, the “gap”) that most people get very little coverage out of it that they are not already paying for in some other way. As somebody said, what other “insurance” program is so bad that you have to buy supplemental insurance to pay for what it is supposedly insuring?
Ryan has got to make the point that the current program isn’t working, it’s an expensive rip-off that does not pay for what people really need, and the new program actually would provide better benefits. It is not a lifetime “$7,000,” and I can’t imagine who “they” are that are saying this.
“A town hall meeting held in Orlando by U.S. Rep. Dan Webster degenerated into bedlam Tuesday, with members of the crowd shouting down the freshman Republican congressman and yelling at one another.”
This isn’t rocket science. Step into the leftist crowd and punch their lights out. Kick their leftist asses. American leftists are cowards and wimps.
Discover it for yourselves. It’s not rocket science.
We, the Tea Party, had better be at these town hall meetings to support the Reps we elected. They are going to need all the encouragement we can manage to give them. Please folks, keep up with what is going on in your area and show up for town hall meetings.
I figured about mid to late July because that will give the college kids out for summer enough time to get bored and looking for something exciting to do.
Well, nothing will settle those bored college kids down quicker than a sucking chest wound.
This is going to be a repeat of what the Weather Underground tried to do in the 1960’s, only they learned from their mistakes of the 60’s.
It's not going to be civil unrest/race riots along with domestic terrorist attacks like they did in the 60’s. It's going to be foreigners carrying out the terrorist attacks. That will make it an act of war.
It may start with the governors putting national guard troops on the streets, but it will soon be federal troops on the streets taking orders from the president.
A former deputy sheriff from Georgia told me the first time that he sandblasted, that he thought a sandblaster would be great for crowd control.
I couldn’t do anything but agree with him. I know I damn sure wouldn’t walk into one.