Tar & Feathers for Congress

~Perhaps those cushy political jobs are not so cushy when you have actual representative government.  It has always been so in America that passionate free speech looks ugly to the opposing party & people complain about how your party fights (metaphorically speaking). Of course if Congress just goes back to DC & votes ignoring the people then maybe something along the lines of the French Revolution might be appropriate! 

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  1. politics
  2. town halls

Comments


Seth says
Well there is a difference between impassioned free speech and disrupting meetings to drown  out the opposition.   Yes, both can be ugly, especially seen from the opposition.  The latter, however borders on criminality.  Imagine an extreme where demonstrators showed up a polling places and intimidated voters.  Me thinks that is breaking the law.  Shouting out of turn at a town hall dialog is also probably breaking the law.  If it gets too bad it has the potential to destroy the town hall forum.  To prevent that i would prosecute it as disturbing the peace.  

But people like ...
source: Glen Beck
But we need to be very, very careful. I fear for the future. Somebody's going to do something stupid and it will change the Republic -- [snaps] -- overnight.
... and ...
source: MR above
Of course if Congress just goes back to DC & votes ignoring the people then maybe something along the lines of the French Revolution might be appropriate!
...and ...
source: WND
Is America on the verge of revolution? (6753 votes)
Yes, I'm overjoyed to finally see other Americans who feel like I do and who want to take our country back 49% (3300)
Yes, and it's already started 21% (1397)
Yes, the sleeping American giant is finally waking up 18% (1249)
Yes, it makes me feel proud to be an American 7% (439)

... who are subtlety suggesting insurrection are treading on treason.  To you i say, watch out what you wish for.  Know that it won't solve any problems to have the crazies take over your government.  Know that eventually the strength of law and order in this country will crush you piddling little revolution just like they did the college demonstrations of the 60's.  But, hey, have fun ... go riot in the streets ... pack guns to town hall meetings ... scream and shout and feel self righteoug.

Mark de LA says
The Obami have got you for sure! The day brotherly love turns into accusations of treason is the day I lose a brother & gain an enemy for sure. Nope! I call for no insurrection & no rebellion except in the peaceful sense as in 3rd street.  It's about time to throw the bums out when they no longer represent you & spend your country into bankruptcy.  In fact the president & Congress are the ones who are treasonous for turning the USA into a 3rd world country paving the way for the barbarians to enter the gate. Again I speak for myself - neither Republican nor Democrat.  I don't speak for Rush, Glenn Beck nor others & they do not speak for me!
Fuck You!


Seth says
source: MR above
Nope! I call for no insurrection
Well good for you!  I guess i misinterpreted your phrase "something along the lines of the French Revolution might be appropriate".   But these other entertainers like Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, Palin, and Coulter seem to know what they are doing.   The more outrageous their claims, the higher their ratings and the more books and toothpaste they sell.  There is no downside for them, if they insight the mob to violence.  I am glad that i do not count my brother in their ranks.

Seth says
source: MR above
[Obama] has the bully pulpit and can lie all he wants about what's in the health care bill with impunity since nobody in the media except a few above will hold him to account.
Well certainly any lie on Obama's part will be jumped upon by all conservative blogers and right wing pundits - not to mention the rest of the media.  Certainly there would be negative consequences to such a lie.  The problem with the entertainers listed above is that they are telling their own lies.  We have those lies in front of us.  Now, where are these Obama lies?  

Mark de LA says
seth 2009-08-12 10:41:19 12379
source: MR above
[Obama] has the bully pulpit and can lie all he wants about what's in the health care bill with impunity since nobody in the media except a few above will hold him to account.
Well certainly any lie on Obama's part will be jumped upon by all conservative blogers and right wing pundits - not to mention the rest of the media.  Certainly there would be negative consequences to such a lie.  The problem with the entertainers listed above is that they are telling their own lies.  We have those lies in front of us.  Now, where are these Obama lies?  
Anytime his lips are moving & talking about healthcare!

Mark de LA says
Think Progress, MSNBC 'Manufacture' a Story With Putative Smoking Gun 'Mob' Memo. Somehow the dirty tricks people on the left were manufacturing mob stuff.

Mark de LA says

The Astrotuf Chronicles: Obamacare's Fake Doctor
Source: ... She was also a state Obama delegate, and not from Jackson-Lee's district, both facts which the Chronicle reporter apparently knew and did not include in her original story
 
...

Mark de LA says
Source: ... Town halls burst with Obama 'plants'
Campaign donors, health care lobbyist, SEIU members, fake doctor


...
also Obma talks more than he listens:
Source: ... A look at President Obama's health care "town hall" Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., shows the president out-spoke his audience by a margin of nearly 9-to-1 -- hardly the kind of even-handed exchange of ideas that marked the town meetings of colonial America. 
...


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