Does it happen often? Not historically. Generally speaking, town hall meetings are exercises in ennui. But with the rise of public protest over the Anti-Republicans cram-down tactics, the Anti-Republicans' goon squad (also known as labor unions) have been resorting to their tried-and-true tactics.
Google "Kenneth Gladney". For protesting against HR3200 he got put in the hospital.
So far, I am unaware of any of the labor union hooligans being arrested.
Intimidation and assault is never acceptable.
I hope they are arrested .... and sued.
To be fair to Republicans, i don't recall trade unions stopping democrats entering town halls when they were protesting everything
Last edited by Laila; 08-09-09 at 11:15 AM.
I tried to be clear, but in case you missed it, to be clear, I think rep. Scott was in the wrong in this case.
I also want to be clear that I believe there is a problem with people of both sides making asses of themselves at these town halls, and these people are interfering with those who are actually interested in hearing what their rep has to say. I know this is not something you will be able to do, but could you at least try to take a second, look at this from a nonpartisan stance and see how some on both sides are in the wrong, and admit it.
When all else fails. Act real pissed and pretend to be dumb. I've used it myself to get out of a sticky situation. People forget what the problem was about and become charmed.
Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Town Halls never strictly adhere to Robert's Rules of Order. It's rather pathetic that the only response the Anti-Republicans have to the ad hoc anger of citizens is to complain about being the focal point of that anger.
People are pissed. The Anti-Republicans need to take two steps back and ask themselves why that is.