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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:37 PM
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Nichols: As Congressional GOP Faces Voter Anger at Town Meetings, Senator Urges Hiding Out in DC
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http://www.thenation.com/blog/160141/congressional-gop-...

As Congressional GOP Faces Voter Anger at Town Meetings, Senator Urges Hiding Out in DC
John Nichols
April 25, 2011


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This is an interesting twist, as it suggests that we are beginning to see a phenomenon where progressives are showing up to challenge conservativesin much the way that Tea Partisans showed up at town hall meetings organized by Democratic congressmen and women in 2009. One of Ryans Republican colleagues, Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, shut down a town hall meeting in a suburban Milwaukee community when he was challenged on economic issues in March. And Republican House members in other states, such as Pennsylvania and Ohio, have faced tough sessions.

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So what should Republicans do?

Newly elected Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has an idea. Instead of hearing what the people have to say, the Republican senator is suggesting that members of Congress should hunker down in DC.

Ideally the Senate would have not taken a two-week break, Kirk said on CBSs Face the Nation. Instead, the senator says, Congress should be advancing Ryans agenda.

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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:42 PM
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1. Hide out & "advancing Ryan's agenda"
How nice.
:rofl: and :banghead:
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:48 PM
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4. Seems like a bit sneaky and underhanded to me
I thought that they were keeping the House in session less so that members could go back to their districts and meet with the people whom elected them, you know, so they wouldn't "lose touch" with what they wanted, right? :shrug:
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:46 PM
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2. Can't face the "American People"
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 03:46 PM by Proud Liberal Dem
they love to fondly talk about (and cry about)? I thought that they had a "mandate"? C'mon, they keep telling us day in and day out that this is what the American people supposedly want. Why are they so afraid to share your ideas about how to make the country better? :shrug:

Or maybe, their ideas aren't quite as popular as you think they are or they're trying to do things that you weren't elected to do. I don't think that last year's election- to the extent that they were about *something*- had anything to do with defunding Planned Parenthood or significantly changing Medicare in the manner in which they are proposing.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:47 PM
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3. Amazing how torches and pitchforks scare them GOP-ers.
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:28 PM
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9. more amazing is how questions scare them gop ers
they feel fine among their buddies, but the unwashed masses are another story.

Do you think that 50 years of a semi progressive program has gotten the citizens hooked?

I do.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:48 PM
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5. Hiding their faces in shame ?
Understood.
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nykym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:49 PM
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6. These statements made by republics
need to go viral far and wide;
Ideally the Senate would have not taken a two-week break, Kirk said on CBSs Face the Nation. Instead, the senator says, Congress should be advancing Ryans agenda.

Let's make them own their words.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:57 PM
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7. Saw it coming and posted same.
Repugs don't like it when the public figgers them out.
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:11 PM
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8. Yep, that will work!
Does he think the people in this country will simply accept the fact that their members of congress won't hold town hall meetings and let them slide on this? Let them stay in D.C. and then democrats can start asking why they won't face the voters! Simply more good TV ads showing how republicans are to scared to talk about what they are doing, and how they are voting! It was OK when the teabaggers raised hell last year with the democrats, but now the shoe is on the other foot and they want to simply "hide out"?
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:42 PM
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10. The tea party does not care if they win again...they have the corporation's
agenda and they were bought and paid for to take this country down...so that the corporations can run this country...(not that they are not doing so right now)...it is going to be a pay to play and if you don't have big bucks you do not get to play...
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