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Town Hall Meetings - I Want a Cookie

Updated on February 22, 2017

Tuesday, several Rep. Congressmen and women held town hall type meetings in various parts of the United States. Their intent was to meet with their constituents while on break from Washington. The focus was on everything from ACA reform to Trumps cabinet. They were met by protesters inside and outside the meetings waving signs, chanting, and tossing insults.

The Media, once again focused on the protesters and said little if anything about the actual meeting. It was the typical negative coverage we have all come to expect.

From what I gathered it sounded like no one was there in support of reform. But, hundreds were there in Tennessee—both inside and outside—according to an AP article that described the scene as tough for Rep. Marsha Blackburn. But what about the questions? What was asked and what was the retort?

Apparently it was all one sided. The protesters did all the talking, the organizing, the ranting, and raving. Blackburn said little if anything. She coward under pressure.


But the coverage has you assuming that to be true.

The coverage has the reader thinking that only protesters made an appearance.

Only those waving signs, shouting insults, and smirking for the camera attended.


Trump tweeted, ‘‘The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!’’

Not to say he is correct but one has to question who organized these protest. More times than not, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. The more a group screams, stomps, shouts, and waves the signs the more they think they will be heard. Here, have a cookie. Sit down so others can voice their opinions.

What’s sad is the media doesn’t try to hide their bias at all anymore. It is right there thrown in our face. Turn off the TV and turn on the radio. Turn off the radio and turn on the internet. Turn off the internet and pick up a magazine. The bias reeks. It raises from sweltering cesspools of liberalism sociology contaminating the existence of truth.

It mocks the preconceived notion that we all have a say in our political world by smothering us in heaps of lies. By shouting down the voice of reasoning and fair practice.

Sure, there are other sources than the Big Media. But the Big Media is where the majority of people receive their daily input of news. If you can flood the Media with enough lies and continue with the lies as if it were truth, eventually those listening will begin to believe it and take it to heart.

Here, have another cookie.


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      Ken Burgess 

      22 months ago from Florida

      Once more, I applaud your writing. Your ability to take an issue, explain it, and lay out your perspective in easy to read form, not overly verbose as many can get, is excellent.

      I look forward to reading what you produce in the future.

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      CJ Kelly 

      22 months ago from Auburn, WA

      I'm a NeverTrumper, but the behavior some of these "citizen protestors" is ridiculous and calculated. What they did at Senator Cassidy's town hall the other night was disgraceful. Yelling "Lucifer" at the Pastor? Then booing the Pledge as a local vet read it. Some balance is called for in this case. There is prime evidence that these protests are staged. When the a large group all wearing the same color shirt, shouting the same things, maybe there is some planning involved?

      Look at Sen. Cotton's the other night. Many of those folks did not sound like they were from Arkansas.


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