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Republican lawmaker who won’t hold a town hall invokes Gabby Giffords shooting...(barf)
Wash comPost ^ | 2/25/17 | Mark Berman

Posted on 02/25/2017 8:28:56 AM PST by Impala64ssa

Edited on 02/25/2017 9:15:15 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

As Republican lawmakers across the country have faced raucous, chaotic town halls in recent days, a number have refused to have these events. Some cited safety as a reason, while others said they didn’t want their events “hijacked” by the confrontations seen elsewhere.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; gabbygiffords; gohmert
Video at link. I wonder, has Gabby Giffords herself made public appearances since the shooting? Also, most of the signs carried by the protesters look identical, some even displaying the small "union bug" in the corner. Obviously they were PROFESSIONALLY printed, at considerable expense. These encounters have all the indications of a rent-a-mob.
1 posted on 02/25/2017 8:28:56 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

The Giffords shooting was by a certifiable insane person who was totally wacked out. Actually, I think we’ve all seen liberal activists whom we can say the same about.


2 posted on 02/25/2017 8:32:48 AM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m certain there’s no coordinated effort to disrupt these town halls. Just like I’m certain that there’s glow-bull unicorn dandruff falling in my yard right now. Was the puppet master “helping” gabby?


3 posted on 02/25/2017 8:34:05 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Louie should have the courage to face his gun-toting constituents. Do your job.


4 posted on 02/25/2017 8:34:10 AM PST by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Giffords was shot by a crazed Democrat. All the Presidents that were assassinated were shot by “Progressive” crazies. If I were a politician, I'd be worried about my safety too.
5 posted on 02/25/2017 8:35:06 AM PST by Cowboy Bob
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To: Impala64ssa
“To the politicians who have abandoned their civic obligations, I say this: Have some courage,” Giffords said in a statement. “Face your constituents. Hold town halls.”

Of course, this was said is a statement. Gabby is a vegetable. Her handlers are doing all the "speaking" for her.

6 posted on 02/25/2017 8:37:44 AM PST by Cowboy Bob
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To: Impala64ssa

Real fighters these politicians. /s A few people with signs and they run for the hills. Such is the nature of the protected classes.


7 posted on 02/25/2017 8:39:33 AM PST by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: \/\/ayne
But, but...Gabby Giffords was shot by white supremacist who was triggered by Sarah Palin's target ads.



CNN told me so.

8 posted on 02/25/2017 8:45:48 AM PST by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: Impala64ssa
Some cited safety as a reason, while others said they didn’t want their events “hijacked” by the confrontations seen elsewhere.

Some cite lack of courage on their part. And they would be right.

We all enjoyed the discomfort and the cowardice of Democrats when people were packing their town halls to protest Obamacare. Now the shoe is on the other foot.

9 posted on 02/25/2017 8:48:01 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Cowboy Bob

True. Nobody knows what Gabby is saying except for her speech therapist.


10 posted on 02/25/2017 8:49:30 AM PST by Mashood
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To: All
CONSERVATIVES BE ON GUARD---these hate-filled OFA types will stop at nothing.

Evil Obama will be avenged.

In FLA, they actually held a townhall in Marco Rubio's district---BUT HE wAS NOT INVITED---

The OFA's whined to the media..... insinuating they had frightened him off.

They actually staged an empty chair w/ a suit coat draped over it to heighten the deception.

They must be stopped.

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CALL CONGRESS---http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Demand OFA's non-profit status be removed.

DEMAND CONGRESS MOBILIZE THESE AGENCIES AT ONCE:

<><> FBI -- Wire Fraud Division

<><> IRS-Fraud Unit

<><> Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General,

<><> Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General.

<><> DOJ's Criminal Division-- Public Integrity Section

11 posted on 02/25/2017 9:10:38 AM PST by Liz (Dems plan to regain power by stressing their "deep inate goodness" over "Trump's evil.")
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"OFA" is hateful Obama's vengeful Alinsky tactics: harassing, protesting and pressuring pols w/ rent-a crowd thugs b/c conservative pols are not supporting the losing progressive agenda.

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CALL CONGRESS---http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Demand OFA's non-profit status be removed.

DEMAND CONGRESS MOBILIZE THESE AGENCIES AT ONCE:

<><> FBI -- Wire Fraud Division

<><> IRS-Fraud Unit

<><> Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General,

<><> Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General.

<><> DOJ's Criminal Division-- Public Integrity Section

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TALKING POINTS--- An Obama-tied activist group training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump’s policies plans to hit Republican lawmakers supporting those policies even harder this week, when they return home for the congressional recess and hold town hall meetings and other functions.

Organizing for Action, founded by Obama and featured prominently on his new post-presidency website, is distributing a training manual to anti-Trump activists that advises them to bully GOP lawmakers into backing off support for repealing ObamaCare, curbing immigration from high-risk Islamic nations, and building a border wall.

OFA calls on activists to mobilize against Republicans from now until Feb. 26, when “representatives are going to be in their home districts.” The protesters disrupted town halls earlier this month, including one held in Utah by House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, who was confronted by hundreds of angry demonstrators claiming to be his constituents.

The manual, published with OFA partner “Indivisible,” advises protesters to go into halls quietly so as not to raise alarms, and “grab seats at the front of the room but do not all sit together.” Rather, spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposes the Republican host’s positions. “This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.”

It also urges them to ask “hostile” questions — while keeping “a firm hold on the mic” — and loudly boo the the GOP politician if he isn’t “giving you real answers.” “Express your concern [to the event’s hosts] they are giving a platform to pro-Trump authoritarianism, racism, and corruption,” it says.

The goal is to make Republicans, even from safe districts, second-guess their support for the Trump agenda, and to prime “the ground for the 2018 midterms when Democrats retake power.” “Even the safest [Republican] will be deeply alarmed by signs of organized opposition,” the Obama document states, “because these actions create the impression that they’re not connected to their district and not listening to their constituents.”

“Unfavorable exchanges caught on video can be devastating” for Republican lawmakers, it says, when “shared through social media and picked up by local and national media.” After protesters gave MSNBC, CNN and the networks footage of their dust-up with Chaffetz, for example, the outlets ran them continuously, forcing Chaffetz to issue statements defending himself. (hat tip Paul Sperry, NY POST)

MORE HERE--- https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/notmypresident.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=664&h=441&crop=1

12 posted on 02/25/2017 9:11:53 AM PST by Liz (Dems plan to regain power by stressing their "deep inate goodness" over "Trump's evil.")
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To: Impala64ssa

In the Washington Compost story, the writer failed to say that 13 were shot and 6 were killed in the Gabbert shooting attack, including a federal judge and a 9 yr old girl. I’d say GOP congressmen such as our congressman,Louis Gohmert, have a very good reason for not inviting violent mentally ill rioters to town hall meetings. Why give the enemy the TV exposure they get by attacking GOP congressmen so they cannot even be heard?


13 posted on 02/25/2017 9:42:00 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: \/\/ayne

I’d say he has a very valid concern, myself


14 posted on 02/25/2017 9:51:42 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Impala64ssa

Mark Kelly-Giffords is trying to cash in on gun control money that is always floating around.


15 posted on 02/25/2017 10:24:20 AM PST by TYVets
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To: Impala64ssa

I would think that there are state laws against disrupting such meetings that are not being enforced. If not, then we, as a country, are in deep trouble when an elected representative cannot commune with his constituents.


16 posted on 02/25/2017 11:26:13 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Impala64ssa

Is he wrong to be afraid of psychotic moonbat liberals?


17 posted on 02/25/2017 11:27:26 AM PST by TigersEye (Winning. Winning winning winning every day!!!)
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To: Impala64ssa

My recommendation for all Republican town halls:

1. Video everything, from all angles possible.
2. Pay to have the videos analyzed through facial recognition software. Get the names and addresses. Especially concentrate on the ones being the most vulgar.
3. Publish them online, including the pics and what they said - bet Breitbart would do it.
4. Next town hall will be much calmer.


18 posted on 02/25/2017 9:42:55 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Impala64ssa

Not so much a rent a mob but something akin to Benito Mussolini’s Black shirts the original stormtroopers /political goon squads.

They are organized they are being deliberately agitated & indoctrinated in the schools ,that is why you are seeing kids on college campuses proclaiming that if you don’t agree with what ever the marxist teachers are preaching you are a racist & fascist & that people have the right to beat you to a pulp & THAT is what is going on at these “Townhall” meetings that are being disrupted.

Make no mistake we are fighting a domestic civil war & the Democrats are organized while the GOP aka the STUPID PARTY still views the Democrats as a loyal opposition that they want to “govern” with,while the Democrats view Republicans as folks who need to stood at the edge of a freshly dug open mass grave & shot in the back of the head.

Asl yourself why you don’t see or hear your Republican Congress member denouncing the violence against Trump supporters but when Dana Rohrbachers 71 y/o female office manager got punched /kicked /stomped to the point of having to go to the hospital unconscious on Valentines day this year he (Dana Rohrbacher ) was only to bring himself to make a half-assed denunciation of the goons.

SADLY FOLKS THE COLD CIVIL WAR WITH THE DEMOCRATS IS GOING HOT PREPARE TO DEFEND YOURSELF.


19 posted on 03/04/2017 6:37:36 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner
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