Saturday, August 08, 2009

Town Hall, closed for the summer?

Cartoon by William Warren as found on 8/8/09

This article is a follow-up to "Town Hall: Something's Happening Here," which I wrote earlier today.
This summer recess when the 111th Congress members are home visiting with their constituents, town hall meetings or gatherings are held. This summer there is increased significance to these town hall events. The public is righteously angry with the direction this president and this Congress is moving the nation and they want to make their message clearly known. A natural outgrowth of the TEA Party protests, interacting with their representatives at TEA Parties or in district offices is the next step in the growing TEA Party movement, action that needs to be taken.

Let's look at the Wikipedia's definition of a town hall meeting:

A town hall meeting is an informal public meeting derived from the traditional town meetings of New England. Similarly to those meetings, everybody in a community is invited to attend, voice their opinions, and hear the responses from public figures and elected officials, although attendees rarely vote on an issue. In today's heterogeneous communities with large populations, more often, town hall meetings are held so that people can influence elected officials in their decision making or to give them a chance to feel that their voices are being heard.


There are no specific rules or guidelines for holding a town hall meeting. If the turnout is large, and the objective is to give as many people as possible an opportunity to speak, the group can be broken down into smaller discussion groups. Participants all hear an opening presentation and then group-up to discuss an aspect of the presentation. Each group appoints someone to summarize their group's discussion.

What the alleged President Soetoro a/k/a Obama attended in Virginia the other day is depicted in the cartoon at the top of this article. The town hall meeting was a choreographed, staged event. People clapped and laughed on cue. The occupier of the White House had his enormous ego massaged. He put on his best campaign face, one of the two things he does best. The other thing he does well is spend nonexistent taxpayer money.

It has at this particular fabricated town hall meeting that Soetoro alias Obama stated that his opponents should just shut up and get out of the way (apparently so he could ram his wicked agenda through Congress at lightening speed, before anyone has a chance read or analyze it. See the video here ( In that video I wasn't sure whether he was blaming Republican politicians for creating the economic mess and the healthcare 'crisis'? Or, whether he was blaming those individuals who come to the town halls and who dare to oppose his proposed government-run healthcare plan and his Cap & Tax plan?

I do not see Republican politicians going to Democratic town hall meetings, so he must be talking about the citizens, we the people. His homeland security department considers those who oppose him to be ‘terrorists.’ Pelosi calls me a ‘Nazi’ and collectively, opponents are considered an ‘angry mob’ and ‘supporters of fringe and far-right wing organizations.’ The people, I see at the town halls on several videos that I watched, are those who are sincerely concerned with the wayward direction that this nation is headed these last six months and past two years. The athletic ‘Democratic supporters’ who showed up in St. Louis at Congressman Russ Carnahan's Town Hall Meeting recently were literally Chicago thugs from the SEIU. They even beat up a black conservative . . . They are the real violent and angry domestic terrorists, the real opponents of freedom, liberty and this Democratic Republic . . .
President Soetoro alias Obama seems to have inflamed the situation starting with belittling ('they acted stupidly') the police in the Gates-gate. Furthermore, his White House told the Democratic Members of Congress, before they left Washington for the summer recess, that they will help ‘push back,’ apparently even physically, anyone who gets in the way . . .

In the video, linked above, the President struck me as being a bit too arrogant, showboating and campaigning, which along with spending money are the only things he has demonstrated to me that he does proficiently.

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