Love your headline, Jim. haha ... the whole 'protest' situation is really getting ridiculous. I actually believe a lot of the people are real, sincere, right-wing citizens. In fact, many of my friends are proud of being 'tea partiers.' Fine. Show up. Have your say. But take a few minutes to listen, as well.
Thanks for posting the contact list. So many people don't have this handy, so I hope everyone will print it out and keep it handy.I have all that apply to me, including local on the side of my refrigerator. I am in the 18th Congressional District represented by conservative republican Aaron Schock--youngest in congress and what a joke he is. He even voted AGAINST the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Bill! I called his office to register my disgust at his voting and he never even sent a form letter or anything. For this time will email, snailmail and phone his office...but I think we all know where he stands on the issues.
Point is that a lot of these people attending the town halls are not from those districts... it has been pointed out time and time again they are being bussed in by right-wing extremist groups led by Dick Armey and others as well as the health insurance industry to DISRUPT any talk on reform at these meetings.Just Thursday evening (8-6-09) in Tampa, FL a FIGHT broke out in one of these meetings. That is wrong.And while there may indeed be some people there who strongly believe they are right (no pun intended) on this issue, that sort of thing is just plain wrong. @ Lesley... I like your passion on this issue, keep up the good work on you site with your posts. America needs more of that.@ John... I am glad you enjoyed the post and the fact that heftyinfo posts the two Senators and 19 District reps on the site.It's good to see that you are politically active John.Keep it up!
We have seen this before. Anywhere ACORN shows up, or nearly anytime that a conservative speaks on a college campus. There was a fight in Florida. An Afican American, who happens to be a conservative, was beaten by two SEIU thugs. They also managed to call him the "n-word" while doing it. One of the union thugs also managed to punch a woman in the face. She was one of the people filming it. Both clips are available online, but hasn't gotten much play in the MSM. Funny that the left claims that they protesters are bussed in, yet present no evidence of that. I wonder why? We can show the connections between the Democrats and ACORN, Organizing for America, and SEIU. Yet not one connection has been made between insurance companies and the protesters. Even the MSM showed ACORN being bussed to the AIG execs homes, but I guess that was "real" activism. Show some sort of evidence!In the end, I guess it's only OK when the left does it. BTW, I really do like your football coverage.
@ Matt...thanks for stopping by and I will agree with you on this... there is a lot of misinformation from both the left and right on the health care bill because quite simply a lot of people do not understand the bill(s) being proposed in Congress.We will just have to agree to disagree on the issues and problems going on at the "town halls" in this country.Health care reform is needed and has been in this country for quite some time.Hopefully SOMETHING will get done this time.I like your site and it's always good to interact because that IS what makes United States of America a great country.