Ryan's streak of avoiding constituents remains intact
Tom MacArthur, a Republican congressman from New Jersey, was heckled at a town hall event on Wednesday night, and the right is trying to turn the heckling into a multi-day story.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich told Face the Nation host John Dickerson that Republicans should work with Democrats on a replacement for the ACA, and that they should not be kicking millions of people off of their healthcare coverage.
When confronted with a constituent's questions about why he wants to take away people's health care, Rep. Dennis Ross was forced to do a quick sidestep.
As we move toward the inevitable steamy August town hall meetings, tea party astroturfers are moving into position. Their mission: to disrupt, destroy, and demolish the Republican Party.
Even though the 2014 midterms are 18 months away, the right wing is working now to work their minions into a froth.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte was once again asked by her constituents at a town hall meeting about her vote against the Manchin-Toomey background check legislation and her response this time around was to make stuff up:
Heaven forbid we're ever going to see John McCain admit that there might just be a problem with the nativist base of his party -- that they've been whipping hatred in for years now over the immigration issue -- that McCain found himself confronted with at his recent series of town hall meetings.
Here's your compassionate conservatism on full display folks. I guess this shouldn't be surprising after the behavior we saw from the crowds at the Republican presidential primary debates. John McCain's recent string of town hall meetings just continues to show the very ugly side of today's Republican party.
It couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Color me not shocked that the Republicans' xenophobia and constant demonizing of immigrants is coming back to bite John McCain in the rear end. He was treated to an earful by his constituents at an Arizona town hall meeting this Tuesday.
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