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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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.