Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Voice Has Cried Out: A Sleeping Giant Has Awakened

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard from liberals (and even some conservatives) that yelling at congressional town hall meetings is counterproductive. I maintain that Congress has not been listening to their constituency, therefore the yelling has been necessary to communicate a message. I say this because, before all of this started to get some coverage (negative or positive), there were no ears tuned in to the message.

They were not listening, they did not care. Now, they are certain the people are displeased.

Even yet, there is still a good chance that many of these officials will still support any bill that comes down the pike. They will do this because it is fashionable in certain government circles to do so. They have forgotten who they work for, they believe they have a mandate to do what the secular progressive wing of the Democratic party has been stumping for -- for years now.

I think the reason is clear, I think they have ascended themselves as a class unto to their own. They truly believe they are better than those who they have been elected to serve.

Just keep looking at the facial expressions of some of those officials, while in these contentious meetings. They appear to be put out at times. In some cases like the one that involves Rep. David Scott from Georgia, they get belligerent. In the case of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee from Texas, we see inattention and the deliberate ignoring of one of her constituents:



The thing that we as Americans must be willing to do in all of this is: While we are communicating our displeasure, we need to put them on notice. We must be sure to emphasize the fact that many of them will not be re-elected and may be looking for jobs in the private sector very soon.

Here is a list of Blue Dog Democrats in the House:

* Jason Altmire (PA-4)
* Mike Arcuri (NY-24)
* Joe Baca (CA-43)
* John Barrow (GA-12)
* Melissa Bean (IL-8)
* Marion Berry (AR-1)
* Sanford Bishop (GA-2)
* Dan Boren (OK-2)
* Leonard Boswell (IA-3)
* Allen Boyd (FL-2)
* Bobby Bright (AL-2)
* Dennis Cardoza (CA-18)
* Christopher Carney (PA-10)
* Ben Chandler (KY-6)
* Travis Childers (MS-1)
* Jim Cooper (TN-5)
* Jim Costa (CA-20)
* Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
* Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3)
* Lincoln Davis (TN-4)
* Joe Donnelly (IN-2)
* Brad Ellsworth (IN-8)
* Bill Foster (IL-14)
* Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8)
* Bart Gordon (TN-6)
* Parker Griffith (AL-5)
* Jane Harman (CA-36)
* Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL)
* Baron Hill (IN-9)
* Tim Holden (PA-17)
* Frank Kratovil (MD-1)
* Jim Marshall (GA-8)
* Jim Matheson (UT-2)
* Mike McIntyre (NC-7)
* Charlie Melancon (LA-3)
* Mike Michaud (ME-2)
* Walt Minnick (ID-1)
* Dennis Moore (KS-3)
* Patrick Murphy (PA-8)
* Glenn Nye (VA-2)
* Collin Peterson (MN-7)
* Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL)
* Mike Ross (AR-4)
* John Salazar (CO-3)
* Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)
* Adam Schiff (CA-29)
* David Scott (GA-13)
* Heath Shuler (NC-11)
* Zack Space (OH-18)
* John Tanner (TN-8)
* Gene Taylor (MS-4)
* Mike Thompson (CA-1)
* Charlie Wilson (OH-6)

All of these reps are vulnerable. But remember, these are just the Blue Dogs.

All members are up for re-election. If they do not retire, they stand a chance to lose many seats if the people are truly sick and tired of the representation they have been getting from these people.

There are even calls from Moonbattery Inc. for an end to Queen Nancy's ill-fated reign as House Speaker, which makes her highly susceptible to a primary upset in her district at home. (Reason: No Republican has even a remote chance at getting elected from San Francisco.)

This is working, it is truly working. We have their attention, they have been forced to listen.

Many who still refuse to listen are in trouble. Arlen Specter will not be re-elected, even in a blue state after turning into the Democrat he always has been. Give him credit for having the guts to hear the frustrated masses in his state, but know that he is not listening. As a result, the polls are showing him far behind his expected GOP opponent.

How many of you (who read this blog) see your Congressman or Congresswoman on this list? How many of you know how vulnerable they really are in the next election?

If you cannot stomach anymore and are taking an active role in this campaign to communicate your feelings to these officials, be sure to put them on a performance improvement plan. Let them know you will work very hard to unseat them next year, if they do not get this message and vote the will of the people they represent.


7 comments:

A.C. McCloud said...

The yelling is the message.

BTW, Lee's act of arrogance and disrespect should get her the boot, if by nothing else but another member of her party. But it probably won't.

Chuck said...

Interesting you should post this. I posted on Lee's clip today. Also, I just saw a clip of Sebelius when she was getting it at a town hall. I was watching the expression on her face. She looked like she had utter distaste for the people in the audience.

They are absolutely convinced they are right and are stunned that these rabble are resisting. It is straight out of feudal Europe. The ruling class know what is best for these commoners and cannot understand why the people do not appreciate their well intentions for them.

LASunsett said...

//Lee's act of arrogance and disrespect should get her the boot, if by nothing else but another member of her party.//

She's in a gerrymandered district. It looks like a donut in the inner city of Houston. Unless someone out-ACORNs her, she probably pretty safe.

LASunsett said...

//They are absolutely convinced they are right and are stunned that these rabble are resisting. It is straight out of feudal Europe. The ruling class know what is best for these commoners and cannot understand why the people do not appreciate their well intentions for them.//

That's why the Bastille needs a little storming now and then.

Leslie said...

Excellent post LA!
They don't believe what they are hearing in these meetings and they do think that they know best. The best message to send them is, as you say, "We will not be voting for you!"

These politicians are way out of touch even going as far as accusing the protesters of being plants... Of course, that is what they believe because that is the very tactic they and Obama use when they want to deceive the masses. Obama's "town hall" meetings are staged and a total joke.

LASunsett said...

// Obama's "town hall" meetings are staged and a total joke.//

Funny you should mention this. Just as I was working on the latest post.....

Leslie said...

That is funny LA...scary. Just kidding.