Posts tagged ‘Townhalls’

August 6, 2009

Jon Russell Schedules Town Halls

by lewwaters

Press release from Jon Russell, candidate for Washington States 3rd Congressional District against Brian Baird.

AUGUST 5th, 2009

Congressional Candidate Jon Russell to Host Town Hall Meetings

WASHOUGAL- 3rd District Republican Candidate Jon Russell will be hosting four town hall meetings focusing primarily on the federal deficit and health care reform. Current Congressman Brian Baird has not scheduled any in-person town hall meetings to hear from constituents during the Congressional break.

“There appears to be a leadership void on national issues which will impact residents of Southwest Washington. I want to hear from the constituents of Washington’s 3rd Congressional District about issues and concerns they have with Congress and the direction of our country. Even if we do not agree on everything, it is important that I hear from them,” Russell Said.

Town halls have been scheduled for the following dates:
Clark County: August 22nd, 2009 2pm- Three Creeks Community Library 800 C-NE Tenney Rd. Vancouver, WA.

Cowlitz County: August 24th, 2009 7pm Cowlitz County Historical Museum (Community Room-Rear Entrance) 405 Allen Street, Kelso, WA.

Thurston County: August 25th 6pm-Tumwater Timberland Library 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater, WA.

Lewis County: August 26thth, 2009 7pm- Kit Carson Restaurant (Meeting Room) 107 Interstate Ave. Chehalis, WA.

The public is encouraged to attend and participate. Federal issues not pertaining to the federal deficit and health care reform are also welcome. Future town hall meetings in Pacific, Wahkiakum & Skamania Counties are being scheduled for September.

August 6, 2009

Baird Should Apologize for Comment

by lewwaters

Press release from Nansen Malin, Pacific County Republican Party Chairwoman.

For Immediate Release
August 6, 2009

Media Contact: Nansen Malin
(360) 244-3294

Baird Should Apologize for Comment

Seaview, WA — Congressman Brian Baird told The Columbian newspaper in an interview today that he feared doing face-to-face town hall meetings with his constituents because of a “lynch-mob mentality” and the potential for “Brown Shirt tactics.” In response to this reckless smear, Pacific County Republican Party Chairwoman and Republican 3rd Congressional District Co-Chair, Nansen Malin issued the following call for a prompt public apology:

“Brian Baird should be ashamed of himself. As an elected official and former college professor, he should know better than to paint constituents who disagree with him as violent mobs or Nazi thugs. His comments are irresponsible and he should apologize immediately.”

Brent Boger, Malin’s 3rd Congressional District Co-Chair and Clark County Republican State Committeeman comments, “Is there no limit to what Democrats will say about those who disagree with them? Brian Baird calls government health care opponents Brown Shirts and his leader, Nancy Pelosi, says they carry swastikas.”

Representative Baird’s reluctance to speak with the people he is supposed to represent is, frankly, a little puzzling. When he declared his support for the Iraq surge, he held several town halls, defending his stand to the angry crowds irate with the position he took. As polls show a growing and majority opposition to the Health Care Bill currently before Congress, Rep. Baird would be well advised to take time to listen to the voters of the 3rd Congressional District before returning to Washington DC to vote on such an important and far reaching bill.

“We should expect more from a sitting U.S. Congressman than to call names and disparage citizens in order to provide himself political cover for being unresponsive and out of touch.” Nansen Malin adds.

August 5, 2009

Rep. Baird’s Fear of Bused In Protestors to Townhalls?

by lewwaters

Representative Brian Baird, Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, isn’t holding a Townhall locally out of fear of bused in protestors and operatives?

Who usually stacks Townhalls or buses in protestors and supplies professional signs?

Rep. Baird, why do you fear the common people, but will speak to radicals?

Democracy For Vancouver

“These speakers are being sent here by the Win Without War coalition. They have long experience in foreign policy and are being sent specifically to answer the Baird arguments for continuing the surge.”


August 28, 2007 Vancouver’s the Columbian, “The publicity [on Baird’s change of view] drew military activist Jon Soltz from New York to confront Baird directly.”

August 5, 2009

Democrats Assault Middle Class Americans

by lewwaters


America, you have been sold a bill of goods with granting the Democrat Party sole dictatorial powers over you. They have lied to you, sold you out, bankrupted you and now, they attack you as you stand up to their underhanded raping of our national budget and your taxes.

Democrats always make you promises of lower taxes, taxing only the wealthy and doing for you. But when it comes time to deliver, they always have a reason not to keep their promises.

In January 1992, then candidate Bill Clinton said,

I’ve offered a comprehensive plan to get our economy moving again… It starts with a tax cut for the middle class,” and “I want to make it very clear that this middle-class tax cut, in my view, is central to any attempt we’re going to make to have a short-term economic strategy.”

Winning the 1992 election, President elect Clinton then said, just prior to the inauguration,

From New Hampshire forward, for reasons that absolutely mystify me, the press thought the most important issue in the race was the middle-class tax cut. I never did meet any voter who thought that.”

Once in office, Clinton, in his first Oval Office Address stated,

I had hoped to invest n your [the middle class’s] future… without asking more of you. And I’ve worked harder than I’ve ever worked in my life to meet that goal. But I can’t.”

Obama ran on similar promises and after raising the deficit tenfold, in his first 6 months in office, began floating a trial balloon of a middle class tax hike also, not to mention the excessive tax added to tobacco products, used mostly by those in poverty.

Seeing how your taxes have been wasted and the debt increasing more than it has in our entire history as a nation, many began spontaneously protesting at TEA Parties, expressing your righteous anger.

As your words were ignored and your anger went unheeded, as two massive spending bills were crammed down your throats, you began appearing at politician’s townhall meetings, speaking out directly to them, expressing your anger directly at them and calling them out on their elitist ways. Some were chased out of the meetings while others were scoffed at or drowned out, caught in their lies to you.

You utilized your first amendment freedom of free speech to remind them that the power comes from us to them, not them to us.

As would be expected in any dictatorship, they don’t like it and have launched a campaign against you, the American people.

Instead of heeding your indignation, they now label all of you as a “Fringe Birther Mob,” tying you to the group that believes Obama may not be constitutionally qualified to serve as President due to his birth, whether you agree with them or not.

The White House even set up a site urging you to “snitch” on any who may disagree with the proposed healthcare plan.

Not content with that draconian call of “snitching,” the Democratic National Committee has launched a video, “Enough of the Mob,” you being the mob!

Brad Woodhouse, DNC Communications director issued a statement saying,

Republicans and their allied groups, desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill, are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right wing extremists funded by K Street Lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of health care in America taking place in Congressional Districts across the country.”

That’s you he’s talking about, America, not President Bush or Republican politicians. It is you who are being attacked as “rabid right winged extremists” because you object to being raped financially by these out of control, dictatorial democrats.

After 8 years of the demonization of President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, comparing them to Nazi’s, writing books and a movie about assassinating them, issuing cartoons with horns, bloody fangs and nearly every despotic claim known to man thrown at them, the DNC’s Woodhouse now says,

The right wing extremists’ use of things like devil horns on pictures of our elected officials, hanging members of Congress in effigy, breathlessly questioning the president’s citizenship and the use of Nazi SS symbols and the like just shows how outside of the mainstream the Republican Party and their allies are. This type of anger and discord did not serve Republicans well in 2008, and it is bound to backfire again.”

Yet, that and more is what they used for the 8 years of the Bush administration without let-up.

That is your freedom of speech they are marginalizing. It is you they are calling “right winged extremists.” It is you they are targeting and bankrupting. It is you that is supposed to just roll over and accept it, cutting your lifestyle, going without, sacrificing your children’s future, your families well-being and paying more and more of your hard-earned wages to them so they may continue to live in the lap of luxury pampering themselves with new executive jets and taking vacations to exotic destinations on your dime.

To them, your standing up and expressing your outrage, your desire to keep more for you and your family and wanting to keep your birthright of freedom and liberty equates you to “irrational angry fringe mobs.”

Is this the “change you can believe in?” Is this what you voted for, to be bankrupted and ridiculed for exercising your free speech? Is this how we were to be “united” under this first ever affirmative action president?

I don’t think so.

More and more every day, the DNC and this administration are making America look like 1930’s Germany.