Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rachel Maddow on Current Town Hall Medical Reform Meetings

Don't expect the Alaska press to let you know that any meetings our Alaska delegation has over the August congressional recess on medical care reform will most likely be disrupted. The disruptors are passing themselves off, like the Alaska Tea Party, as outraged citizens, with no connections to "outside" groups or help. In many meetings this past week though, "outside," this has not been the case, as explained here by MSNBC commentator, Rachel Maddow:


Here's a link to more information on this, from firedoglake's Jane Hamsher.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just got my congressman's newsletter telling of a townhall mtg. to be held here next week. I emailed him about these disruptors and asked him to notify the local police so that they can be prepared to eject disruptors. It's hypocritical of the Republicans to claim they value freedom of speech when the only speech they want to protect is their own. They will suppress, in any way they can, the opinions of others.

akindependent said...

Is anyone organizing to get people to these meetings? I'm not seeing any effort to bring our voices to the table. August is it! We need to be there--so where is there and why isn't it on every progressive blog?

Anonymous said...

All this - this contempt, this hatred, this madness - because we elected an African-American as president. Maybe the creationists are right. Sometimes it's hard to believe that we've evolved at all.

Anonymous said...

Begich did a statewide telephonic town hall meeting on Health Care the other night. I got a call out of the blue inviting me to listen in and participate if I desired. Don't know if he did it that way to avoid these bozos or if it was because we're such a big state, but I think that it'd be really hard to disrupt as they could just cut you off if you started shouting at him. The Lower 48 congressmen should switch to this type of town hall meeting while this crap is going on.

Philip Munger said...

anon @ 10:16 pm - I think he did it telephonically because he wasn't back in Alaska yet. I'm trying to get info on his upcoming schedule from his DC or Anc offices, but they're only saying "it isn't filled in yet."

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Smarry said...

All this - this contempt, this hatred, this madness - because we elected an African-American as president. Maybe the creationists are right. Sometimes it's hard to believe that we've evolved at all.

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