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    Woman Who Said She Was ‘Just A Mom’ At Town Hall Meeting Is Exposed As A Republican O

    Woman Who Said She Was ‘Just A Mom’ At Town Hall Meeting Is Exposed As A Republican Operative

    Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI) faced a “heated” discussion about health care at a town hall meeting yesterday, with people in the crowd who were heckling, interrupting, and filibustering him.

    One vocal attendee was a woman named Heather Blish, who identified herself as “just a mom from a few blocks away” and “not affiliated with any political party.” When interviewed by the local NBC affiliate, Blish insisted she was not a member of the Republican Party. “I left the party,” she said. Blish’s statements, however, are distortions. From NBC’s report:

    Her LinkedIn page shows something different. She was the vice chair of the Republican Party of Kewaunee County until last year. She worked on the John Gard campaign, who ran unsuccessfully against Kagen last year. And it says she’s a part of the Republican Party for Kagen’s district, as well as the Republican Party of Wisconsin, and the Republican National Committee.

    Huffington Post’s Sam Stein notes, “Blish’s deliberate misleading of the local NBC reporter feeds into the suspicion that she — like other protesters at these events — are there because of political reasons not policy disagreements.”

    Indeed, Republicans have been heavily promoting these protests. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) has said that the time for polite town halls is “over,” and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has said that Democrats will have a “very, very hot summer.” State Republican Parties have also joined in.
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    Re: Exposed: Republican Operative Lies

    Here is her LinkedIn page.
    Heather Blish - LinkedIn

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    Re: Exposed: Republican Operative Lies

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Here is her LinkedIn page.
    Heather Blish - LinkedIn
    And?
    Advisor, IT Committee
    Republican Party of Wisconsin

    Vice-Chairman
    Republican Party of Kewaunee County

    Secretary
    Republican Party of Kewaunee County

    Heather Blish’s Groups:

    Vice-chair, Republican Party of Kewaunee County, Executive Committee Member, 8th Congressional District Republican Party of Wisconsin, Member, Republican Party of Wisconsin, Republican National Committee
    In other words she is a bold faced liar, something that it seems Republicans can gracefully do without any shame.

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    Re: Exposed: Republican Operative Lies

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_w View Post
    And?


    In other words she is a bold faced liar, something that it seems Republicans can gracefully do without any shame.
    And their constituency seem to encourage it. Heinous.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Exposed: Republican Operative Lies

    I could care less


    I hope they destroy Obama's health care plan and any other liberal fantasy land ideas he has.


    I'm sick of it. all of it. Republicans too, you know. They're usually worse, just not so pronounced.

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    Re: Exposed: Republican Operative Lies

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Exposed: Republican Operative Lies

    In other words she is a bold faced liar, something that it seems Republicans can gracefully do without any shame.
    I wasn't disputing anything I was linking to her profile so people could view it for themselves....

    But to be fair, she has not been an advisor or chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin or Kewaunee County since February 2008. She also left her post as Secretary of the Republican Party Kewaunee County in February 2006.

    She may have been involved in the Republican party in the past, but that does not mean she is still involved currently. The only thing that could suggest that is this:
    Heather Blish’s Groups:
    Vice-chair, Republican Party of Kewaunee County, Executive Committee Member, 8th Congressional District Republican Party of Wisconsin, Member, Republican Party of Wisconsin, Republican National Committee
    Even with that said, how is she a "Republican operative"? Can't she be a member of the Republican party and still make an comment? You can say she lied but Republican Operative? Really? I think it is perfectly plausible to believe that she left the Republican party and is now independent. I am not going to use her LinkedIn profile which states she is part of the Republican group as evidence that she is some Republican operative. For all I know she hasn't been on that profile for a year.

    Is there any other evidence besides her LinkedIn profile that proves she is currently Republican?
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    Re: Exposed: Republican Operative Lies

    Well gosh, instead of just honestly saying something like "Yeah, she should not have been dishonestly trying to misrepresent herself as an independent", you people try to worm out of this. Again, her words:

    ...not affiliated with any political party
    Really? really not affiliated with any political party? So I guess working as:
    • Vice-chair, Republican Party of Kewaunee County,
    • Executive Committee Member, 8th Congressional District Republican Party of Wisconsin,
    • Member, Republican Party of Wisconsin,
    • Member, Republican National Committee


    And you are going to argue, honestly try and argue that she is an independent,
    ...not affiliated with any political party
    ?

    She is asking this at the town hall of the Congress member, who defeated the candidate she worked for? And you so shamelessly try and suggest....good lord, DOES THE SHAME GENE NOT EXIST IN THE DNA OF REPUBLICANS? I swear to god, it does not get any dumber, or shameless than this. Just try honesty for once, admit she should have been honest herself.

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    Re: Exposed: Republican Operative Lies

    People who disrupt these meetings should be arrested for disorderly conduct. Politicians who encourage this behavior should be ashamed.

    People who claim that only Republicans lie are liars.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Exposed: Republican Operative Lies

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    People who disrupt these meetings should be arrested for disorderly conduct. Politicians who encourage this behavior should be ashamed.

    People who claim that only Republicans lie are liars.
    I did not claim that only Republicans lie, only that they are very competent at shamelessly lying...repeatedly. And repeating those lies, even after being caught shamelessly lying. Hey, everyone makes mistakes, but this woman did not make a mistake, and it is not a mistake to continue to claim that she is not affiliated with any party. Any further advancing that notion is a shameless liar.

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