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.