Saturday, February 18, 2017

Shut up, they explained

Buffalo News: "Raucous crowds overwhelm Reed town hall meetings."
Huge crowds of raucous progressives and quieter conservatives overwhelmed Rep. Tom Reed's town hall meetings in Ashville and Cherry Creek Saturday morning, with the progressives repeatedly interrupting and shouting down the congressman's comments as he tried to defend Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The crowd in Ashville, in Chautauqua County, was so large that it was moved out of the senior center where it was scheduled and into the parking lot outside. There, Reed  patiently worked - but failed - to maintain order.
"We do not always agree," the Republican Congressman from Corning told the crowd at the outset of the meeting. "As we have disagreement, let's make sure we have it in a respectful, safe way."
This plea was met with more brainless chanting which is the Democrat version of "having a dialogue."


Anonymous said...

Obama's brownshirts.

Anonymous said...

More like Republican brownpants.

When it comes to repealing Obamacare just as promised and promised and promisedpromisedpromised, it sure has been an awfully long Day One.

Eric said...

I think I know why Republicans are dragging their feet: Obamacare has been such a great deliverer of GOP seats in all levels of government, why not keep it around?

Anonymous said...

"Why not," as if they have a choice. The Republican politicians who fill those seats are unhappily learning that the premise of American healthcare has been irrevocably altered. The debate is no longer whether the government should oversee and regulate healthcare. The debate is about how government is going to do it.

It's not a total defeat for the GOP, though. When Obamacare is superficially scrubbed clean of the "Obama" tag - which it certainly will be - the signature credit of Barack Obama's legacy will be erased forever. Just like FDR's was, every time Social Security was amended and restructured.

Another reason Republicans might be dragging their feet: some of them don't have feet.

Voters Shame Cowardly Reps with Town Halls Hosted by Cardboard Cut-Outs