Normally, the Congressional recesses are times for the members Congress to go back to their district, do a couple of town hall meetings for show and relax a bit. Not this year, because as news outlets all over the place are reporting, their constituents are waiting for them and they are not happy. Of course, we get the normal even keeled response from the Democrat leadership….
"This mob activity is straight from the playbook of high-level Republican political operatives," the Democratic National Committee says in a new Web video. "They have no plan for moving our country forward, so they've called out the mob."
Hmmm. When conservatives speak out, it is a “mob”. When liberals speak out, they are exercising their right to free speech. So much for a new style of politics. Obama was full of Rodney King rhetoric in the campaign, but now that he has the power he is back to the old skool Chicago politics of personal attacks and character assassinations.
I have to say that I agree with the Dems, I mean who do these taxpayers think they are? How dare the tax payers have the temerity to come to these townhalls and demand to be heard by their well-paid, elected public servants? Don’t they know these dog and pony shows are just that, for show? If the members of Congress wanted to hear actual opinions, they would stay in Washington D.C. and talk to the people who matter like lobbyists and party leaders, not the people they were elected to represent. Just shut up, sit down and close your eyes. They know what is best for us and we should just sit back and relax. This will only hurt a little.
No worries though about Nancy Pelosi getting ambushed, she is going to be spending her weekend sucking up to her big donors in opulence undreamed of by the little people. After all, she is such as stalwart advocate for the poor that she deserves to live in luxury. Hey, it worked for the Party bigwigs in the Soviet Union, why not here? Of course, to maintain control over discourse the Soviets also encouraged people to rat out their neighbors for counter-revolutionary speech. I guess the Democrats have taken that page from the Politburo handbook as well…