The New York Times reports on the death of the town-hall meeting, by design of course. Democrats are desperate to avoid the nuclear rage they know exists in the hearts of their constituents after they all but sold their votes to the Obama/Pelosi agenda. The solution Democrats concocted is similar to the famous "Duck and Cover" drills where school children were taught to "assume the fetal position, lying face-down and covering their heads with their hands" in order to survive a nuclear attack:
The sentiment that fueled the rage during those Congressional forums is still alive in the electorate. But the opportunities for voters to openly express their displeasure, or angrily vent as video cameras roll, have been harder to come by in this election year.If ducking under a desk at the local bank or credit union doesn't work, I assume desperate Democrats could opt to put their fingers in their ears while muttering "lalalalalalalala.....I can't hear you!"
If the time-honored tradition of the political meeting is not quite dead, it seems to be teetering closer to extinction. Of the 255 Democrats who make up the majority in the House, only a handful held town-hall-style forums as legislators spent last week at home in their districts.
It was no scheduling accident.
With images of overheated, finger-waving crowds still seared into their minds from the discontent of last August, many Democrats heeded the advice of party leaders and tried to avoid unscripted question-and-answer sessions. The recommendations were clear: hold events in controlled settings — a bank or credit union, for example — or tour local businesses or participate in community service projects.