Congressmen Cowering and Withering at “Wild” Town Hall Meetings
This was supposed to be the ideal job: Congressman. It comes with a six-figure salary; probably closer to seven figures when you add in all the perks and benefits. And you get to spend most of your time
And it’s all FREE. You get to scream and rant all you want about “balancing the budget,” “socialism!” and “welfare,” while your own million dollar lifestyle is financed by taxpayers.
But sometimes, when you poke your head out of your limousine or your gated community, you get confronted by those lowly rubes who are paying your salary. Hey, this wasn’t part of the deal! Help! Security!!
I don’t have to listen to these peons. Write me a seven-figure check for my re-election campaign or shut the fuck up!
When Congressmen are visiting their home districts and going to town hall-style meetings, they’re more and more likely to be greeted by protesters and screaming constituents. At several town hall meetings, police were called to restore order. And at least one representative is going to discontinue these meetings because of all the chaos.
Either man up and face the music, or get the fuck out of there and go look for a real job. “Job skills? Uh, I can bend over real good when my customer tells me to.”
I thought I’d read somewhere long ago that democracy was supposed to be messy, disorderly, chaotic, unpredictable. Did these assholes think they could spend their whole lives sheltered away in plush meeting rooms and country clubs and never hear any negative feedback from the masses?
Most of the incidents in this article are Democratic Congressmen being confronted by teabaggers and other rightwing Astroturf puppets. Be that as it may, liberals are just as free to demonstrate and confront, assuming Republican politicians are having these town hall meetings too.
Either take the heat or get the fuck out of the kitchen.
cross-posted at Bring It On!