Town Hall Tremors (shades of summer 2010?)

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Apparently, Bob Pittenger wants a do-over.  The Charlotte area congressman didn’t handle his last attempt at a town hall meeting very well.  He ended up putting himself in the crosshairs of the Tea Party — and most North Carolinians — on the issue of ObamaCare.

Well, Tea Party Patriots is promoting another “special” town hall featuring the congressman in Matthews on Wednesday August 21.  The address is 232 Matthews Station Street, and the action gets started at 6:30 PM.

Republicans Virginia Foxx and Richard Burr — as well as Democrats Mel Watt and Kay Hagan — took a pass on an ObamaCare town hall meeting in Winston-Salem last night.  Two GOP candidates for US Senate, Heather Grant and Greg Brannon, told the gathering that they would stand with the Lee-Meadows effort to defund ObamaCare.

Republican Richard Hudson has a town hall meeting planned for 6:30 PM on  August 26 at Robinson High School in Concord.

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) is the Tar Heel state’s only advocate in Washington for taking a stand on the defunding of ObamaCare.  Senator Richard Burr has called the defunding effort “the dumbest idea.”  Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC-9) has poo-pooed the idea of trying to defund the looming leviathan.  Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC-2) has said she’s not interested in joining the defund fight.   Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5), in a letter read to the town hall audience last night,  described the fight against ObamaCare as “uphill.”

Our state has the third worst unemployment rate in the nation.  Businesses are phasing out full-time employment opportunities and replacing them with part-time slots.  Layoffs are still happening.  People are sitting on their business expansion plans.  The polls show an overwhelming majority of North Carolinians DO NOT WANT ObamaCare.  What’s the dilemma here? 

If they campaign by talking the anti-ObamaCare talk, they need to walk the walk.  If they vote to fund ObamaCare — they OWN it.

If you have an opportunity to make it to any of these town hall meetings, you need to go.  It’s important, this time.  Don’t let them lie. Don’t let them weasel out of doing what they said they were going to do.

7 thoughts on “Town Hall Tremors (shades of summer 2010?)

  1. If you leave Obama to his own devices, he’ll probably delay implementation permanently. The guy has no clue how to govern.

    Walt-in-Durham

  2. Just got a letter from our school system that substitute teachers are not allowed more than 29 hours a week. The dominoes just keep falling. Hopefully all these part time people will remember come election time.

    1. The lesson here is that in the last 25 years, if you’re not Jesse Helms, you can’t be trusted with a six year job. Gotta do a better job picking our Senators. Seriously wish we had an effective recall law in this state. And no, I’m not saying any other state necessarily has one that includes the word “effective”. Recalls are hard to bring about even when such measures are on the books. But Burr is behaving like this is his last go-round and he doesn’t need to answer to us peons anymore.

  3. @Tood, you are correct, Rep Walter Jones has signed both Rep. Graves bill and Rep. Meadows letter to defund Obamacare. It’s interesting though he stays quiet and has declined invitations to at least two Townhalls to discuss the subject.

    On this article, Brant you’ve nailed it again. Word travels quickly across the State and I understand that Rep. Pittenger called out Mr. Suter, the guy behind the camera of the now famous Pittenger video, by name at a meeting the other night and had two officers go and stand beside him. What is he afraid of? The illegal immigrants who were in attendance or a guy with a camera? This man is dangerous. He forgets that he’s paid $174,000 year by We The People to represent us. We’re holding him accountable for his actions, and he doesn’t like it one bit. Keep up the pressure everyone, they’re starting to feel the heat.

    1. Give the man some credit (if nothing more) for even attending a townhall…..most NC Reps aren’t bothering and I can think of one who is spending his August recess attending a series of in-home fund-raisers and very little else that I can see.

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