Inconvenient Constituents

Lance Fairchok
Georgia Democrat Rep. David Scott was asked some questions about healthcare reform by Dr. Brian Hill at a recent town hall meeting.  The Congressman, perhaps assuming he was dealing with an outsider went into a tirade.  According to the Washington Times, Rep. Scott got quite agitated.

"I'm listening to my constituents, OK? These are people who live in the 13th Congressional district, who vote in this district. That's who I've got to respond to ... So what you've got to understand, those of you who are here, who have taken and came and hijacked this event we dealing with here, this is not a health care event.


"You chose to come and to do it on your own," he yelled. "Not a single one of you had the decency to call my office and set up for a meeting." He went on, in a threatening voice, "You want a meeting with me on health care, I'll give it to you!"

Embarrassingly for the Congressman, the doctor was a constituent. Scott has worked against photo ID for voting, so what's the big deal about living in the district? Dr. Hill merely wanted to know if the congressman was going to vote for the current healthcare bill.  He was concerned it would follow the Massachusetts model that has proven a failure.  He asked reasonable questions which a reasonable representative should have expected. According to the Doctor he had called the Congressman's office on the issue repeatedly without getting a response.

Democrats have been working overtime to stigmatize the grassroots uprising shaking up their usually placid staged and scripted town hall meetings as "astroturfing" and "racist" and "paid for by insurance companies and special interests."  Its not working, their tactics and their claims are as transparent as their agenda.  Voter Polls, for what they are worth show a steady decline in support as Americans demand explanations and get only sound bites.

Representative Scott has caught allot of flack about his outburst at his town hall.  His constituents are not happy.  2010 has become a big concern for a lot of Democrats, particularly self-described "moderates" in conservative leaning districts.  Voters do not respect lock step partisanship, particularly when it will cost them allot of money and restrict their freedom.

On Tuesday morning the AP reported a swastika was painted at Georgia congressman's offices in Smyrna Georgia. This amazing coincidence falls neatly into the rhetoric of Speaker Nancy Pelosi that town hall protesters are "carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare."  It also takes focus off Rep. Scott's tirade at a reasonable constituent who is a pillar of his community and obviously representative of the majority of its voters.  Congressman Scott is now comfortably a victim, who is enduring the "N-word" and accusations that President Obama is a "Marxist."

Democrats always seem to prosper from convenient coincidences.  Financial meltdowns just before elections, hundreds of lost ballots found during recounts, Code Pink disruptions during congressional hearings, press hit pieces at just the right time, for just the right boost, sympathetic questions during Presidential news conferences, and most recently an amazing number of Democrat party affiliated "just plain folks" asking questions at Presidential town hall meetings. One would almost think them plants.

Am I saying that Congressman Scott snuck out in his pajamas to spray paint a swastika on the sign in front of his office in the middle of the night?  Nope.  I'm saying one his people sure could have.  I'm betting even money that's just what happened.  It was a quick and easy solution to a serious problem. If the staffer gets caught Scott can feign outrage in ACORN fashion and throw them under the bus.

This particular coincidence will backfire. The race card is the fall back position Democrats have used up.  The public doesn't buy it anymore. Even if some disgruntled voter painted the swastika, the message is more likely that the Democrats are acting like Nazi's, stifling debate, propagandizing the public, lying about their intentions, and stealing money and power.  Representative Scott gave his district a good look at himself during his town hall.  I'm thinking that despite the convenient swastika, his days as a congressman are numbered to somewhere in 2010.
Georgia Democrat Rep. David Scott was asked some questions about healthcare reform by Dr. Brian Hill at a recent town hall meeting.  The Congressman, perhaps assuming he was dealing with an outsider went into a tirade.  According to the Washington Times, Rep. Scott got quite agitated.

"I'm listening to my constituents, OK? These are people who live in the 13th Congressional district, who vote in this district. That's who I've got to respond to ... So what you've got to understand, those of you who are here, who have taken and came and hijacked this event we dealing with here, this is not a health care event.


"You chose to come and to do it on your own," he yelled. "Not a single one of you had the decency to call my office and set up for a meeting." He went on, in a threatening voice, "You want a meeting with me on health care, I'll give it to you!"

Embarrassingly for the Congressman, the doctor was a constituent. Scott has worked against photo ID for voting, so what's the big deal about living in the district? Dr. Hill merely wanted to know if the congressman was going to vote for the current healthcare bill.  He was concerned it would follow the Massachusetts model that has proven a failure.  He asked reasonable questions which a reasonable representative should have expected. According to the Doctor he had called the Congressman's office on the issue repeatedly without getting a response.

Democrats have been working overtime to stigmatize the grassroots uprising shaking up their usually placid staged and scripted town hall meetings as "astroturfing" and "racist" and "paid for by insurance companies and special interests."  Its not working, their tactics and their claims are as transparent as their agenda.  Voter Polls, for what they are worth show a steady decline in support as Americans demand explanations and get only sound bites.

Representative Scott has caught allot of flack about his outburst at his town hall.  His constituents are not happy.  2010 has become a big concern for a lot of Democrats, particularly self-described "moderates" in conservative leaning districts.  Voters do not respect lock step partisanship, particularly when it will cost them allot of money and restrict their freedom.

On Tuesday morning the AP reported a swastika was painted at Georgia congressman's offices in Smyrna Georgia. This amazing coincidence falls neatly into the rhetoric of Speaker Nancy Pelosi that town hall protesters are "carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare."  It also takes focus off Rep. Scott's tirade at a reasonable constituent who is a pillar of his community and obviously representative of the majority of its voters.  Congressman Scott is now comfortably a victim, who is enduring the "N-word" and accusations that President Obama is a "Marxist."

Democrats always seem to prosper from convenient coincidences.  Financial meltdowns just before elections, hundreds of lost ballots found during recounts, Code Pink disruptions during congressional hearings, press hit pieces at just the right time, for just the right boost, sympathetic questions during Presidential news conferences, and most recently an amazing number of Democrat party affiliated "just plain folks" asking questions at Presidential town hall meetings. One would almost think them plants.

Am I saying that Congressman Scott snuck out in his pajamas to spray paint a swastika on the sign in front of his office in the middle of the night?  Nope.  I'm saying one his people sure could have.  I'm betting even money that's just what happened.  It was a quick and easy solution to a serious problem. If the staffer gets caught Scott can feign outrage in ACORN fashion and throw them under the bus.

This particular coincidence will backfire. The race card is the fall back position Democrats have used up.  The public doesn't buy it anymore. Even if some disgruntled voter painted the swastika, the message is more likely that the Democrats are acting like Nazi's, stifling debate, propagandizing the public, lying about their intentions, and stealing money and power.  Representative Scott gave his district a good look at himself during his town hall.  I'm thinking that despite the convenient swastika, his days as a congressman are numbered to somewhere in 2010.