10 June 2010

Democrat Leaders Urged Members NOT to Hold Town Hall Meetings or Any Unscripted Events in their Districts

A New York Times article is reporting that the leaders of the Democrat party urged members of congress not to engage in any town hall meetings during the latest break so that legislators wouldn’t have to face the voters in what could be a heated argument on the issues:
 Democrats heeded the advice of party leaders and tried to avoid unscripted question-and-answer sessions
  Instead of actually facing their constituents, the following is what the Democrat leadership proposed:
hold events in controlled settings — a bank or credit union, for example — or tour local businesses or participate in community service projects
Steve at America's Watchtower comments on this vile affront to democracy: 

Democrats have forced unpopular legislation upon the people; the obvious one that sticks out is healthcare reform. Democrats faced heavy opposition from their constituents last year at the town hall meetings before the bill was signed, but they did not listen to the people. This year they were afraid to face the voters and explain to them why they betrayed them.

By holding these events in controlled environments and ignoring unscripted questions we can see that the Democrats are trying to frame the issues in a positive light. By holding invitation only events they are able to control the debate and give us the appearance that the crowds are friendly when in fact the people are so upset that they are unwilling to confront them...

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