Sometimes, there are no words to describe the irony...

Rick Moran
Rep. Eugene Green (D-TX) is serious about informing his constituents about the health care reform proposals working their way through Congress.

In fact, he's so serious that he will brook no "outsiders" to show up at his town hall meetings and disrupt them. Green wants only his supporters to attend and those from another district just aren't welcome.

According to Tom Blumer, writing at Newsbusters , he went so far as to put this notice up on his website:

Town hall meetings are one of my favorite ways to communicate with constituents. I have held hundreds during my years of service in Congress and always welcomed everyone to attend. Unfortunately, due to a coordinated effort to disrupt our town hall meetings, we will be restricting further attendance to residents of the 29th Congressional District and verifying residency by requiring photo identification.
Whether individuals agree or disagree, we must maintain order to have a civil discussion of the issues. While I regret this restriction, it is necessary for the safety and consideration of our constituents. Those who do not reside in the 29th Congressional should contact their Member of Congress to voice any concerns that they may have on issues before Congress.

Well...you can hardly blame him, eh?

Except - Except...

Green voted "no" on laws to require voters to present a photo ID in order to cast their ballot.

Follow the liberal logic here, if you can: Show ID to vote? No.

Show ID to get into Congressman's town hall on health care reform? You betchya - and don't forget to vote for me in 2010.

Incredible.

Rep. Eugene Green (D-TX) is serious about informing his constituents about the health care reform proposals working their way through Congress.

In fact, he's so serious that he will brook no "outsiders" to show up at his town hall meetings and disrupt them. Green wants only his supporters to attend and those from another district just aren't welcome.

According to Tom Blumer, writing at Newsbusters , he went so far as to put this notice up on his website:

Town hall meetings are one of my favorite ways to communicate with constituents. I have held hundreds during my years of service in Congress and always welcomed everyone to attend. Unfortunately, due to a coordinated effort to disrupt our town hall meetings, we will be restricting further attendance to residents of the 29th Congressional District and verifying residency by requiring photo identification.
Whether individuals agree or disagree, we must maintain order to have a civil discussion of the issues. While I regret this restriction, it is necessary for the safety and consideration of our constituents. Those who do not reside in the 29th Congressional should contact their Member of Congress to voice any concerns that they may have on issues before Congress.

Well...you can hardly blame him, eh?

Except - Except...

Green voted "no" on laws to require voters to present a photo ID in order to cast their ballot.

Follow the liberal logic here, if you can: Show ID to vote? No.

Show ID to get into Congressman's town hall on health care reform? You betchya - and don't forget to vote for me in 2010.

Incredible.