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Growing Trend: Democratic Legislators Badmouthing Constituents

Did it begin with Ma’am?

I doubt my state’s junior Senator, Ma’am Barbara Boxer, was the first, but she certainly helped set a trende when she misrepresenied and maligned those Americans, including her constituents in the Golden State, who are protesting Democratic attempts to increase government control over health care as too “well-dressed” to be sincere.

Then, Ma’am’s party leader in the Senate, Harry Reid called his constituents “evil-mongers. ” (Nevadans are among those protesting the President’s health care policies.)  And how he says he wants a business in the Silver State to fail.

Now, it’s New Hampshire Congressperson Carol Shea-Porter’s “curious re-election strategy,” having a retired policeman arrested at a recent townhall when he challenged the presence of union “enforcers” in the crowd (wonder what Rachel Maddow has to say about those fellows).  

This ex-cop wasn’t the only constituent who concerned her.  She has used the sexual slur, “tea-bagger” to slime her constituents protesting the President’s policies.

Here’s the video (which I post as per the advice of an Instapundit reader (“because nothing says ‘you don’t count’ like watching a hale, but older, tax-payer thrown out of a meeting by his elected rep“):

The folks at Now! Hampshire note how the Congressperson has changed since her election:

In four short years Carol Shea-Porter has evolved from a rabble-rousing, town hall disrupting anti-war activist who once had to be forcibly removed from a President George Bush event in Portsmouth to a Member of Congress who instructed armed security guards to remove a frustrated voter from her own town hall event in Manchester on Saturday.

Guess to Democrats, dissent is only patriotic when they’re out of power.  When they’re in power, it becomes treason.

FROM THE COMMENTS:  Scott Spiegel writes:

The more I see ordinary citizens yelling, interrupting, and heckling lawmakers over this health care bill, behaviors that would all be extremely rude in social or business settings, the more I come to realize that their actions are perfectly acceptable in these townhall settings, because they are being ignored, talked down to, and forcibly ejected, and rightly fear that they will not be able to take advantage of the one opportunity they have to speak directly to lawmakers.

Emphasis added.

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  1. This isn’t really on topic, but it’s quite possibly the best news I’ve heard since Obama was inaugurated, so I had to share. It turns out that while Obama’s “stimulus” package has done nothing to stimulate the economy, at least it’s having the unintended effect of getting criminals off the street in Florida:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090828/od_nm/us_stimulus_sting

    Comment by Sean A — August 31, 2009 @ 3:09 am - August 31, 2009

  2. Really? gay conservative. I did not think that was possible.
    Is that anything like cafeteria catholic because if so I can relate.
    Does Maddow know about this? If not, can I tell her?
    Ma’am Barbara Boxer… Ha good one!
    Great article made Monday Morning less terrible!

    Comment by Cae — August 31, 2009 @ 6:10 am - August 31, 2009

  3. [...] Growing Trend: Democratic Legislators Badmouthing Constituents [...]

    Pingback by Monday, August 31, 2009 — ExposeTheMedia.com — August 31, 2009 @ 9:34 am - August 31, 2009

  4. Carol Shea-Porter has traded the revolutionary red shirt she wore as a dissenting citizen for the brown shirt of intemperate authority she wears as a government official bent on quashing dissent. Nothing is so ludicrous as a bull frog lording himself over the dominion of a saucer of water.

    She may have succeeded in having an ex-cop hauled from her presence, but the stench of her act will cling to her like skunk spray.

    The national health care bill was hatched whole in the House with no hearings. Now the members are finding that they can not control the debate. Pity.

    Comment by heliotrope — August 31, 2009 @ 9:45 am - August 31, 2009

  5. The more I see ordinary citizens yelling, interrupting, and heckling lawmakers over this health care bill, behaviors that would all be extremely rude in social or business settings, the more I come to realize that their actions are perfectly acceptable in these townhall settings, because they are being ignored, talked down to, and forcibly ejected, and rightly fear that they will not be able to take advantage of the one opportunity they have to speak directly to lawmakers. If this sometimes makes for some uncomfortable and rowdy scenes, so be it.

    Comment by Scott Spiegel — August 31, 2009 @ 11:04 am - August 31, 2009

  6. Then, Ma’am’s party leader in the Senate, Harry Reid called his constituents “evil-mongers.
    Shockingly, this is a lie.
    He didn’t call his constituents evil-mongers. He only characterized “people who are disrupting town halls with “lies, innuendo and rumor,” and not letting others speak. They are, he had said, “evil-mongers.”" (Politicsdaily)
    I know you need to pretend that he called all of the people that he represents that name so you can continue to smear Democrats, but it’s not true. I also know you have no problem with posters depicting Obama as Hitler and calling health care expansion Nazi policies. Some of us think that is evil, but some of think our party has lost its mind. Some of us think “oligarchy” has a “c” in it.

    Just doing my daily “find the lies on Gaypatriot.” Carry on.

    Comment by torrentprime — August 31, 2009 @ 2:00 pm - August 31, 2009

  7. Okay follow me here torrentprime… The people rabble rousing at those town halls… are his constituents! So when he’s badmouthing them… he’s badmouthing… His Constituents! I know the leap in logic requires you seeing people who disagree with you as human beings, which is a problem for quite a few on the left.

    Also btw… Axis of Evil was horrible horrible horrible for Bush to say about countries dedicated to killing Americans… but Evilmonger said about someone who simply raised their voice at a townhall meeting is just fine and dandy? REALLY?

    Comment by Dark Eden — August 31, 2009 @ 3:30 pm - August 31, 2009

  8. I’ve called for a velvet revolution against these out of touch Democrat elitists. There have been peasant revolutions in the past. Democrats should re educate themselves. Nothing is written in stone. The American people won’t lay down for serfdom. No matter what Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama demand.
    http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/the-peasants-revolt.htm

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — August 31, 2009 @ 3:40 pm - August 31, 2009

  9. I wonder if Harry Reid and Torrent would have called John Adams, Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Thomas Paine….rabbelrousers.
    Liberal Democrats…..FREE SPEECH FOR EVERYONE WHO AGREES WITH US!

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — August 31, 2009 @ 3:44 pm - August 31, 2009

  10. Torrent: Funny how you accuse Dan of lying while engaging in such behavior yourself… LaRouchies are not Republicans.

    Comment by John — August 31, 2009 @ 5:04 pm - August 31, 2009

  11. John,

    It’s torrentprime and his ilk’s MO. IF you tell a lie often enough it becomes the truth. They learned from the leftests in WW II, and keep trying.

    tp if what you say is true (nice try btw, I posted that link some time ago, demolishing gillie’s attempt at the Big Lie) why is Harry Reid saying such things about his fello democrats at hte meetings. After all, they are the ones with “lies, innuendo and rumor,”

    Comment by The_Livewire — August 31, 2009 @ 6:02 pm - August 31, 2009

  12. #6 – “Just doing my daily “find the lies on Gaypatriot.” Carry on.”

    Talk about needing a life…

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 31, 2009 @ 10:54 pm - August 31, 2009

  13. And the funny part is that the Obamabot torrentprime and his fellow healthcare moochers like Harry Reid are the ones training their people to be disruptive at town halls.

    In short, Harry Reid and torrentprime are supporting and endorsing people for doing what they call “evil-mongering” elsewhere.

    It just goes to show what a hypocrite torrentprime and his fellow Obama Party members are.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 1, 2009 @ 2:26 pm - September 1, 2009

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