Ken's Project Blog

August 23, 2011

Apparently there’s no need

Filed under: In The News,Politics — Ken @ 6:59 pm

According to the organization, less than one-half of all congressmen and women are planning to hold town hall meetings during this August recess, and based on a cursory review of their listing, the apathy/dis-interest spans both parties, including many notable Democrats and Republicans.

I’d like to hear the defense from that oddly uninquisitive group of representatives why, exactly, they don’t feel the need to reach out and hear from their constituents, find out what their concerns are – I’d think they’d be interested… But apparently, there’s no need.

One silver-lining in this sea of ennui, is that members of Congress won’t be able to regale us with tales from their town hall meetings – the downside is a lack of videos of yelling and screaming citizens trying to advocate for their position on the issues of the day.

Thankfully, Rep. Maxine Waters felt compelled to meet with “the people” and share her views of those across the aisle in Washington – the “Tea Party” – as did Rep. Frederica Wilson.

Sources: 60% of Congress Not Holding Town Halls and their listing of every member of Congress Maxine Waters Tells Tea Party To Go To Hell and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) says “The Real Enemy Is The Ron Paul Tea Party”


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