Bishop Tries to Pack Town Hall, Fails!
NY Congressman Tim Bishop tried to pack his town hall with unions on the ‘take’ for nationalized healthcare.
The people of his district erupt in open rebellion when one of the union goons tries to speak!
Union members, many from outside the district, were snuck into the hall beforehand in an effort to stack the deck with a friendly audience.
The last straw came when one of the union leaders from outside the district was asked to speak. The citizens erupted in open revolt which almost led to violence from the union goons.
The sheer weight of public outcry overcame the feeble union efforts, however, and the citizens won the day.
The most disturbing part was seeing the people with professionally preprinted signs from organizations that favored the bill. You knew they were from union and liberal organizations. They reminded me of puppets on a string. They don’t really know what it is all about, they were just told to be there!
Of course the Unions have ten billion reasons to support Obamacare even though they are exempted from the plan.
Outside, Tea Party Patriots ruled!
Some short videos from outside:
Heh, I didn’t know earlier that Newsday put the story on their front page! Tim Bishop has got to have had a fit when he saw this! The negatives just keep growing!
Last night I, along with many of our staff, attended a town hall meeting in Brookhaven hosted by Congressman Tim Bishop. There were 800 people inside and 500 people outside—quite a turnout. As most of you have seen or read, it is a hot topic and one that brings out strong feelings on both sides
What truly troubles me is the lack of manners, the hatred and the misinformation that was spread on this subject. There was at least one shoving match, a near fight and because I did not live in the district and let that be known. I was shouted down, quite a disruption developed and Tim (on a first name basis, eh, John?) had to ask me to yield the floor. One guy wanted to fight, to which I asked him to step up but he chose not to join me at the microphone. It was quite a night; very interesting.
OK, so why am I telling all of you this story? Well, I think it is interesting, but it underscores why we need to be involved in the political process, these people who were screaming and carrying on did not want to talk. They wanted to disrupt. They were told the truth (according to the bible of the AFL/CIO) and still refused to listen. They were shown the passages in the bill and it showed them that their information was wrong and still they would not listen. (Perhaps because you’re lying through your teeth, John, or, more charitably, you’re thicker than a brick)
What John forgets to mention is that the AFL/CIO has that $10 Billion dollar present coming to it if they succeed in getting this bill passed. He is not a disinterested altruistic observer, he’s a money grubbing political hack willing to sell his mother down the river to get the cash.
More video and updates coming.