Soros Paying to Ship Heckling Protesters to Town Hall Meetings
No wonder there are so many protestors at Republican townhalls! According to some reports, it’s a lucrative gig. In Utah, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) was just one of the targets of liberal billionaire George Soros, who’s helping to “ship” protesters to district meetings all across the country. In some cases, the gatherings have turned so ugly that members like Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) needed a police escort just to leave the building.
Like Chaffetz, he knows the outrage was manufactured. After all, both are in solidly Republican districts. It’s “more of a paid attempt to bully and intimidate,” Chaffetz told reporters after the dust-up. “You could see it online a couple days before, a concerted effort in part to just cause chaos,” the Utah Republican said Friday. “Democrats are in disbelief that they have nothing but flailing and screaming to deal with this.” “Disrupt and resist” seem to be the marching orders in places like Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio, as groups tied to Soros work to create commotion at key meetings with constituents. Local activists shouted down Rep. Justin Amash (R) in Michigan, one of the areas where groups like MoveOn and ACLU have committed to “troublemaking.”
Our friend Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) took the name-calling with a grain of salt. “Frankly, I don’t care,” he said. “If there are people who aren’t constituents, they’re still Americans. I’m happy to talk to them.” Unfortunately for Jordan and others, the Left isn’t interested in talking. They’re interested in ending whatever conversation moves the nation forward. For those who actually care about constructive questions and answers, one of the biggest themes of the events has been the Obamacare repeal. Jordan, who just released his Top Nine Lies about the “Affordable Care Act,” took a slew of questions about the GOP’s plan. But he also reminded people of one of its most important components: defunding Planned Parenthood. “We got some Planned Parenthood signs here — one thing I’ve been very clear on is not giving any of your tax dollars to Planned Parenthood… Those community clinics do a very good job, certainly better than the Planned Parenthood clinics.”
While the Left’s army fans out to various townhalls in states, make sure your opinion is represented! If your member of Congress scheduled a townhall for this week in the district, show up! Oftentimes, voters only make an effort to talk to their elected officials when they have something to complain about. So many of these leaders are doing the right thing, and they need to be encouraged. They also need to have their priorities reinforced by people like you. Let them know it’s time to repeal Obamacare. Help us counter the voices of the Left by telling them no more excuses on health care. And while you’re at it, make sure they hear from you on religious freedom. Too many Americans are suffering the consequences of the last eight years. The moment to address it is now! For a list of discussion points you can bring up with your members, click here. And if you’re in my home district, Louisiana’s 6th, don’t miss Rep. Garret Graves’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Central Branch Library (11260 Joor Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70818).
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