Here’s a couple of interesting item from Rasmussen.
On Town Hall Meetings…
At town hall meetings on the health care issue, most Americans say it’s more important for those in Congress to listen rather than speak.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide say that it’s more important for Congressmen to hear the view of their constituents rather than explain the proposed health care legislation. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 37% hold the opposite view while 7% are not sure.
Around here in the Midwest our congresscritters are confining themselves to a selected audience. Usually this is done by requiring pre-registration for attendance or by one-way teleconferences. During these sessions, the audience is greeted by a sermon why Obamacare and Cap ‘n Tax is necessary and how it’ll all be paid for by the rich and will save money.
That is why the Town Hall meetings are being confrontational. We don’t attend these meetings for a sermon. We attend to make OUR views heard by our elected representatives. And the congresscritters don’t like it. Why, next thing you know, the people will want them to be responsible for their votes and the consequences of those votes.
Many democrats now see that their votes have consequences and they are about to be screwed right along with all those “rich” republicans.
Here’s another little item that does not bode well for the democrats in the next elections.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters nationwide believe that Congress is too liberal while 22% hold the opposite view and say it is too conservative. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 14% say the ideological balance of Congress is about right and 12% are not sure.
Bye, Harry. We won’t miss you. You can always try to find a job as a lobbyist or cabinet secretary like Tom Daschle.