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  • Obama at NY Town Hall: ‘I’m a Testament’ To Racial Progress (Yeah right..Not)

    08/24/2013 4:05:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Cortney O'Brien
    This weekend in Washington, DC, thousands will march to recognize the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Just prior to that historic celebration, President Obama touched on the issue of race today at a town hall meeting in New York at Binghamton University. Responding to a question about educational opportunities for minorities, Obama acknowledged the progress America has made in race since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s momentous 'I Have a Dream' speech on August 28, 1963. "Obviously we've made enormous strides -- I'm a testament to it, you're a testament to it, the diversity of this room and the...
  • 4 Years After Fiery Town Halls, Activists Try To Revive Spark

    08/07/2013 5:33:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    KUAC ^ | August 7,2013 | Tamara Keith
    It's been four years since protests of the president's health care agenda boiled over in town hall meetings around the country. The summer of 2009 marked the rise of the Tea Party movement and set in motion the GOP takeover of the House of Representatives the following year. Groups from all over the political spectrum are hoping to recapture some of that energy this month. 'A Boiling Point'?Before August 2009, town hall meetings — gatherings where members of Congress check in with constituents back home — used to be guaranteed snoozers. But in Michigan that month, Rep. John Dingell, a...
  • Sen. Charles (Chuck) Grassley. Why Do Iowans Keep Voting Him In?

    02/11/2010 11:00:58 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 43 replies · 1,336+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 2-11-10 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Many go to Washington and forget where they came from. Sen. Harkin in no way conducts himself like Grassley. And maybe that is one reason that even democrats have to say that they respect Sen. Grassley, even if they don't like his policies/politics.
  • No Justice For Kenneth Gladney

    12/01/2009 5:42:06 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 1,337+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 1, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Union Violence: An African-American is beaten up at a political rally by thugs shouting racial epithets, and after three months his assailants are charged with the moral equivalent of jaywalking. Why wasn't it a hate crime? The beating of Kenneth Gladney by people wearing the purple shirts of the Service Employees International Union outside a Missouri health care town hall meeting three months ago met all the classic definitions of a hate crime. Time was, the beating of a black man outside a protest rally, and the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators, would be headline news. Gladney was working...
  • Western Mass912 project, Campaign for Liberty and MassLPA u-tube video on town halls

    09/09/2009 1:29:59 PM PDT · by Billg64 · 3 replies · 326+ views
    vanity | 9/9/09 | billg64
    We put together a little video chronicling the meetings we held. The meetings were attended by the public and many views were expressed; but even the dems concluded that the discussion should not be rushed. A longer synopsis will follow!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th9SVcF84Ew
  • Acorns email to the Sheep (countering protesters)

    08/30/2009 6:51:41 AM PDT · by Wpin · 60 replies · 1,755+ views
    HCAN ^ | August 4, 2009 | Acorn
    Since early February, we’ve seen increasing numbers of militant right-wing activists attending public meetings across the country targeting Members of Congress and President Obama. Now in the August recess, the “tea-bagger” protesters and right-wing activists are showing up in larger numbers with a mission to be as disruptive as possible in the hopes of rattling Members of Congress and halting health care reform through pure spectacle and obstruction. Our response is shaped by 3 things: * Our targets are Members of Congress who must vote “yes” for this bill. Our targets are not the right-wing extremists. The targets of these...
  • Health-care reform unconstitutional

    08/22/2009 3:37:31 PM PDT · by The Doctor · 79 replies · 2,972+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2009 | The Doctor
    President Obama has called for a serious and reasoned debate about his plans to overhaul the health-care system. Any such debate must include the question of whether it is constitutional for the federal government to adopt and implement the president's proposals. Consider one element known as the "individual mandate," which would require every American to have health insurance, if not through an employer then by individual purchase. This requirement would particularly affect young adults, who often choose to save the expense and go without coverage. Without the young to subsidize the old, a comprehensive national health system will not work....
  • A Deck Stacked With Race Cards

    08/21/2009 6:48:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 971+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    What if America transcended race, and Barack Obama wasn't invited? The question comes to mind as cries of racism grow ever louder from Obama's supporters. No one should be surprised. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, liberal Democrats have to accuse their opponents of racism. Indeed, somewhat to their credit, fighting racism -- alas, even where it doesn't exist -- is one of the reasons they became liberal Democrats in the first place. And that's the great irony of the Obama presidency. It was Obama's supporters who hinted, teased, promised or prophesied that Obama would help America "transcend race." But...
  • Update: Seniors at Bachus health care meeting say they don't want to lose their options

    08/17/2009 7:52:09 PM PDT · by BamaBlue · 4 replies · 822+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | August 17, 2009 8:44 PM | Anna Velasco and Jeremy Gray --- Birmingham News
    Crowd estimates for tonight's health care town hall meeting vary. As the event began, a speaker said there were at least 1,000 people in attendance. An aide to U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, who hosted the meeting, estimated double that number.
  • Who are your Milk Carton Politicians?

    08/17/2009 8:44:19 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 649+ views
    HotAir ^ | 8/16/09 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, I noted that New Hampshire’s media had taken notice that their Congressional delegation had gone missing during the August recess, rather than hold town-hall meetings to face their constituents about the health-care reform package. I joked that they had put Paul Hodes, Carol Shea-Porter, and Jean Shaheen on milk cartons, a reference to the admirable effort of milk producers to help find missing children. Green Room contributor Patrick Ishmael at AIP’s blog noted that Missourians needed to put a picture of Ike Skelton on a few milk cartons, too: The approach of Missouri represenatives to dealing with the...
  • Rep. Kind (D) sets rules for health care forums (sit down and shut up)

    08/15/2009 9:46:49 AM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 20 replies · 678+ views
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 8/15/2009 | KJ LANG
    Angry confrontations at health care forums nationwide have prompted U.S. Rep. Ron Kind to establish some conduct rules for his upcoming town hall meetings. “We’ve seen what’s happening in other parts of the country — some of these (town hall meetings) have turned out unruly,” said Kind spokesman Erik Olson. “Obviously, we are concerned.” The meeting rules include: Everyone will respect each other — no disruptions and no talking over others. Everyone will fill out an informational sheet before entering the facility. Those wishing to speak will receive a number that will be drawn at random for order of speakers....
  • No health care town hall meetings scheduled in Utah's 2nd District

    08/14/2009 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Hoffer Rand · 3 replies · 466+ views
    KSL.com ^ | August 14, 2009 | Marc Giauque
    SALT LAKE CITY -- People in Utah's 2nd Congressional District won't be seeing any town hall meetings on health care during the August break. Congressman Jim Matheson's spokeswoman Allison Heyrend said the congressman has opted instead to continue to use a telephone town-meeting approach. She said they've had five such meetings since the first of the year. "We had about 46,000 Utahns participate, and I would say 90 percent of the questions and the discussion was about health care," she said. Heyrend said the call-outs for the telephone meetings were based on voter registrations and involved members of all parties....
  • HUMAN EVENTS Attends a Town Hall Meeting

    08/13/2009 8:28:46 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 30 replies · 1,738+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 8/13/2009 | Connie Hair
    Now officially part of the mob, I attended the town hall meeting yesterday of Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in Hagerstown.  (Included below are two brand new videos.) Maryland is as “blue” a state as you can find.  (Barack Obama got almost 700,000 more votes than John McCain in 2008).  But anger at Obamacare -- and the senators and congressman pushing it -- appears to have turned a lot of blue voters red-faced. Obama won the State of Maryland in the Presidential general election last year by over 26 points -- Obama-Biden receiving 61.9 percent of the vote to 35.5 percent...
  • Leftist Hate Crimes

    08/12/2009 7:16:59 PM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 5 replies · 375+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | August 12, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    If the Left’s standards of justice prevailed, violence at townhall meetings in St. Louis and Tampa would be prosecuted as a Democratic hate crime. In recent weeks, left-wingers have tried to blame the murder of abortionist George Tiller on Bill O’Reilly and drafted a hate crimes bill that chills free speech. However, it was Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts who created an atmosphere of fear, loathing, and intimidation that exploded into union violence against private citizens. As the Left would say, the recent violence “did not occur in a vacuum.” Congressional Democrats, faced with hemorrhaging support for nationalizing health care...
  • Sarah Palin: A Message to Alaskans about the Stimulus Veto and the Health Care Town Halls

    08/09/2009 11:48:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 730+ views
    SARAH PALIN'S NOTES (via Sarah Palin's Facebook Account) ^ | August 9, 2009, 7:33 pm | Sarah Palin
    Note: The following text is a quote: Sarah Palin: A Message to Alaskans about the Stimulus Veto and the Health Care Town Halls Sarah Palin's Notes A Message to Alaskans about the Stimulus Veto and the Health Care Town Halls Today at 7:33pm Tomorrow begins an important week for Alaskans. On Monday, state lawmakers will meet to override my veto of stimulus funds. As Governor, I did my utmost to warn our legislators that accepting stimulus funds will further tie Alaska to the federal government and chip away at Alaska’s right to chart its own course. Enforcing the federal building...
  • Geezers With Pitchforks Vs. The AARP

    08/07/2009 6:08:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies · 3,707+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 7, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure Discourse: At a town hall last week in Dallas, an elderly "mob" with "manufactured" outrage questioned AARP's support for nationalized health care, asking: "Do you work for us or do we work for you?"There were no swastika-wearing grannies at Tuesday's meeting, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might claim. Nor were they "taking their cues from talk show hosts, Internet rumor-mongers . . . and insurance rackets," as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said. But they were mad as hell at the perception that AARP was selling them out in the...
  • Beating Down The People

    08/07/2009 11:46:27 AM PDT · by OneVike · 61 replies · 1,817+ views
    Post Scripts | 8/7/09 | One Vike
    by One Vike Obama has given the orders and his Chicago style thugs have taken the challenge to the the people to beat them down and force them to accept the Messiah's decrees. During the Presidential campaign we learned many things about Obama that most Americans would not heed. On June 14, 2008 Obama told a crowd in Philadelphia on June 14, "If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun, because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.” Then a few months later on September 17, he...
  • Getting In Their Faces For A Change

    08/06/2009 5:28:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,317+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: The candidate who told his supporters "to argue with them and get in their face" now finds the shoe on the other foot. So they're taking names and encouraging you to turn in your neighbors.So this is hope and change — telling American citizens who in a democracy disagree with you that they are mind-numbed robots participating in mob action and expressing "manufactured" outrage. Considering that upward of 80% of those hooligans like their doctors, like their insurance and like their care, anger over your government-run health care was not that hard to assemble. It was not that...
  • Rowdy protesters overrun health care meetings

    08/06/2009 7:42:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1,513+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/6/9 | Joe Garofoli
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent her chamber home for the summer recess with a list of talking points to respond to constituents' questions about pending health care legislation. But those traditionally sleepy town hall meetings have become rowdy shout-fests across the nation, including Northern California, with opponents hanging members in effigy and mocking them with Nazi and devil imagery in an effort to derail discussions of health care. They're organized in part by conservative think tanks like FreedomWorks, which offers tips on how to disrupt a meeting ("Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep's statements early,"...
  • ElRushbo Gives Me Townhall Protest Marching Orders

    08/06/2009 7:32:15 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 23 replies · 956+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 8/6/2009 | Dr. Dave
    I was just about finished polishing the last of my 7,001 gold bars, doing what rich white racist community organizers do when shamelessly hording our money from the IRS to fund secretive political missions from K Street, when the phone rang. “Dr. Dave, I presume?” “Yep,” I said into the Bluetooth headset the Republican National Committee bought me last fall during the infamous “Barack Obama Is a Kenyan” rallies, aimlessly rubbing circles over the gleaming gold bar in my hand. “This izzzz Elllll-Russsshhhbo.”
  • Chris Matthews Says Townhall Meetings “Like the Streets of Tehran”

    08/04/2009 9:36:47 AM PDT · by liesel2000 · 84 replies · 2,503+ views
    NewsReal ^ | August 4, 2009 | Staff
    Others on this blog have described how Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-TX, demeaned his constituents for having the audacity to oppose socialized medicine at a public meeting. (Doggett called their self-expression a “real desperation tactic.”) However, it’s worth memorializing the way the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, Chris Matthews, views those who reject ObamaCare: they’re jihadists. (Snip) Matthews began: “Everytime a member of Congress or Senate calls a town meeting now, the people show up, and it’s like, I don’t know, it’s like Iran, it’s like the streets of Tehran.”
  • Free speech, or free speech zones?

    08/04/2009 8:48:15 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies · 508+ views
    Tri-City Herald ^ | April 3, 2009 | Michelle Dupler,
    Frank Benenati, regional press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, is circulating a memo by e-mail about strategies right-wing groups are using to "harass" Democratic members of Congress as they talk about health care and energy policy... Right-Wing Harassment Strategy Against Dems Detailed In Memo: 'Yell,' 'Stand Up And Shout Out,' 'Rattle Him' Politico reported that Democratic members of Congress are increasingly being harassed by "angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior" at local town halls... Part of me wonders if this reported tactic isn't a facet of plain, old-fashioned free speech. Don't these groups have a right to show up...
  • Maryland Senators Town Hall Information

    08/04/2009 7:08:07 AM PDT · by 7thson · 8 replies · 945+ views
    This is from Sen. Cardin’s website - http://cardin.senate.gov/. The coward is only holding 2 town halls in the month of August. Butch is laid up and probably will not hold any town hall meetings.
  • Congressman Sam Farr's (CA) town hall meeting schedule

    08/03/2009 6:31:35 PM PDT · by FlagwavinTchr · 35 replies · 2,332+ views
    August 3, 2009 | FlagWavinTchr
    Congressman Farr sent me a detailed list of all of his town hall meetings for August and September. He sent me an email full of false "facts" about the Obamacare Reform bill, including the lie that there are 47 million uninsured Americans. He also stated "The current system of health care in America is seriously broken and needs fixing. It is immoral to stand by and do nothing." Call/write your congressman ASAP to find out their schedule and post here. Also email all of their constituents that you know. These politicians' lies must be confronted before things get much worse....
  • Audience Shouts Down Sebelius, Specter at Health Care Town Hall in Philadelphia

    08/03/2009 9:25:00 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies · 2,639+ views
    Fox News ^ | Aug 03, 2009 | N/A
    ealth and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Arlen Specter got a preview Sunday of the tough sell lawmakers will face over health care reforms. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Arlen Specter got a preview Sunday of the tough sell lawmakers will face over health care as audience members booed and jeered them during a town hall meeting in Philadelphia. Among those at odds with the officials touting the $1 trillion, 10-year plan was a woman who earned loud applause when she said she doesn't want Washington interfering with her health care choices. "I look...
  • New York Democrat gets roasted at townhall, cites Pledge of Allegiance as authority for ObamaCare

    08/03/2009 8:47:29 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 17 replies · 1,091+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | August 2, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    The lamest thing out of this moron's mouth defending Obama's Socialist agenda is to say that the phrase, 'under God, indivisible' in the Pledge of Allegiance means that we are "all in this together." The last time I checked, the friggin' Pledge of Allegiance is not a governing document of the United States. Indeed it is not a document at all. When you have a member of Congress who does not know that the Constitution is the controlling legal authority, not the Pledge of Allegiance, it is time to send him packing.
  • Congress Fears Voters; Meetings in Home Districts Cancelled

    07/31/2009 12:15:44 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 94 replies · 3,842+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | July 31, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    We got 'em where we want 'em. Reports are coming in today that Congressmen and Senators on Capitol Hill are so afraid of the ire of their constituents back home that they are canceling town hall meetings right and left:
  • Town halls gone wild

    07/31/2009 3:46:58 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 189 replies · 7,661+ views
    politico.com ^ | July 31, 2009 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Illustration by Matt Wuerker Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress. On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control. “I had felt they would be pointless,” Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) told...
  • Town halls gone wild

    07/31/2009 7:20:11 AM PDT · by ttjemery · 118 replies · 7,336+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/31/09 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    <p>Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress.</p> <p>On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control.</p>
  • Town halls gone wild

    07/31/2009 8:27:12 AM PDT · by Roger_Wildcat · 14 replies · 1,986+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Fri Jul 31, 5:30 am | Alex Isenstadt
    Screaming constituents, protesters dragged out by the cops, congressmen fearful for their safety — welcome to the new town-hall-style meeting, the once-staid forum that is rapidly turning into a house of horrors for members of Congress. On the eve of the August recess, members are reporting meetings that have gone terribly awry, marked by angry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behavior. In at least one case, a congressman has stopped holding town hall events because the situation has spiraled so far out of control. “I had felt they would be pointless,” Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) told POLITICO, referring to his recent...
  • THE AGENDA - FOREIGN POLICY

    03/02/2009 6:17:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 304+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | Unknown | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/foreign_policy/ THE AGENDA • FOREIGN POLICY THE AGENDA FOREIGN POLICY President Obama and Vice President Biden will renew America’s security and standing in the world through a new era of American leadership. The Obama-Biden foreign policy will end the war in Iraq responsibly, finish the fight against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan, secure nuclear weapons and loose nuclear materials from terrorists, and renew American diplomacy to support strong alliances and to seek a lasting peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Afghanistan and Pakistan Afghanistan: Obama and Biden will refocus American resources on...
  • Court to view I-69 Corridor presentation

    12/10/2007 10:05:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 110+ views
    Huntsville Item ^ | December 9, 2007 | Holly Green
    The Walker County Commissioners Court will hear a presentation on the I-69 Corridor project during a regular session today. Michael Parks will give the presentation to the five-member court at 9 a.m. at the courthouse. Sherri Pegoda, administrative assistant to the County Judge Danny Pierce, said the presentation will educate the court on how the project will affect Walker County. According to Keep Texas Moving Web site, “On November 13, the Texas Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposal for the I-69/Trans-Texas Corridor Project.” The project, expected to...