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60% of Congress Not Holding Town Halls (Dem=71% GOP=49%)
Posted on 08/23/2011 1:32:12 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
Is your representative holding a public town hall meeting this August recess? No Labels called every office, and only 40% are scheduling open town hall meetings. Its a sad sign of the state of affairs when our elected officials dont have time to meet with their constituents.
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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; elections; townhalls
The source has a footnote with a correction that makes it even more clear that its a supermajority of the Democrats in COngress who are truly afraid of their constituents.
The numbers actually show 71% of Democrats are not having any townhall meeting:
Dem: Yes = 56/190 = 29%
Dem: No = 134/190 = 71%
But a majority of 51% of the Republicans are having a townhall meeting.
GOP: Yes = 122/240 = 51%
GOP: No = 118/240 = 49%
Total: Yes = 178 = 41%
Total: No = 252 = 59%
I doubt it's “fear” of their constituents that is a factor here. Rather I'd say it's avoidance of pointless confrontation.
posted on 08/23/2011 1:39:19 PM PDT
by Artemis Webb
(Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
To: Artemis Webb
It is fear that they will be harmed by the light of day, not fear of physical harm.
I don’t care if my guy does. He can just keep doing what he’s doing.
posted on 08/23/2011 1:47:02 PM PDT
(Read Antifederalist Brutus)
Mine (Steve Southerland) has had several and he is doing what we elected him to do. He voted no on raising the debt ceiling.
posted on 08/23/2011 2:04:32 PM PDT
(That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
My Congressman, Dan Burton (IN), has held several town hall meetings so far. He has conspicuously advertised on the radio for them.
He also did not vote for the debt ceiling increase.
posted on 08/23/2011 2:15:35 PM PDT
(Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
All of mine are having meetings with their constituents: Mike Rogers, Richard Shelby, and Jeff Sassions:)
posted on 08/23/2011 2:54:39 PM PDT
(Liberalism leads to Socialism)
posted on 08/23/2011 2:55:23 PM PDT
(Liberalism leads to Socialism)
But, but, they are working on a “plan” doncha’ know? /s
posted on 08/23/2011 2:55:33 PM PDT
(Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
Sure wish I could get Eshoo to hold a live in person town hall. I’ve asked and asked and yet she will not schedule one. Not a good way to run and office!
Oh well just have to work to vote her out.
posted on 08/23/2011 3:17:40 PM PDT
(President Palin sounds so good....)
posted on 08/23/2011 3:48:32 PM PDT
by Dick Bachert
(The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
They’re so open minded, they don’t need to hear what we say. :)
Why are you laughing? Most of these people are going to get re-elected.
It’s why they have contempt for us.
posted on 08/23/2011 3:56:37 PM PDT
(Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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