While lively health care townhalls have been conducted elsewhere in the country, here in North Carolina the Democratic congressmen have been criticized for refusing to hold such forums for fear of constituent harassment or worse.
While lively health care townhalls have been conducted elsewhere in the country, here in North Carolina the Democratic congressmen have been criticized for refusing to hold such forums for fear of constituent harassment or worse. That was until last night when 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield, a Congressional Black Caucus member in an extremely safe district, conducted an open meeting. At least he showed up and gave a respectful ear to the few dissenters who showed up.
The same can’t be said for 2nd District (and my) Congressman Bob Etheridge, who likes to pass himself off as moderate but is really a reliable liberal (ADA rating for 2008: 85%). Tonight this Pyrite Medalist for cowardice will show up for a townhall meeting hosted by the local chapter of the Service Employees International Union — or as Michelle Malkin describes them today, the “Purple Shirts.” Pretty amazing that he would hide behind these bouncers in a Right-to-Work state where they wield much less influence than the rest of the country.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?