August 11, 2009

Can’t Make It Up: Dem Rep Who Opposes Photo ID To Vote Requiring Photo ID For Town Halls

Filed under: Health Care,MSM Biz/Other Bias,Scams,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 2:05 pm

This is Congressman Eugene Green (HT to an e-mailer), Democrat from Texas, telling the world that if you’re not from his District, you’re not welcome at his future town hall meetings — oh, and how he’ll enforce his new rule (bold is his):

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This is how Gene Green has voted on laws relating to requiring photo identification to vote (from the web site “On the Issues”):

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Any questions?

Oh, I do have a couple:

  • How many dozen other Congressmen who oppose voter ID laws are going to hypocritically enforce voter-ID rules at their town halls — And does that mean that controlling their meetings is more important than controlling the voting process?
  • Will this be newsworthy to the establishment media, which would be all over this if Gene Green were a Republican, and which is scouring town hall sign-in sheets as you read this for evidence of out-of-district attendees?

Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.

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10 Comments

  1. Somewhat related – Did you happen to catch Obamas ‘town hall’ spiel? It was hilariously contradictory and overblown. I’d love to see a complete smackdown of the whole tripe-laden speech.

    Comment by zf — August 11, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

  2. #1, Vaguely saw something about it today (no waiting lines?).

    Will look into.

    The CNNMoney piece noted last night is as thorough a thrashing if you keep morality out of it (though the morality items are more important) as you will ever see.

    Comment by TBlumer — August 11, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

  3. Yes, I agree that CNNMoney piece was quite impressive.

    Just for kicks, I’ll do some minor commentary on a few points Obama tried to make.

    My favorite part of Obama’s speech was his contention that the critics of Obamacare were being “fearmongers” and then he proceeded to list all the terrible things that will happen if ObamaCare isn’t passed!

    Another juicy part was telling a young girl to ignore all the “mean signs” his opponents carry. Give me a break.

    And then there was the comparison he tried to make that UPS and FedEx were doing well and USPS was not, so ergo a “public” option (aka an option everyone has to participate in, whether they like it or not) doesn’t hurt private business. First, he’s probably too ignorant to realize his statement makes the case for superiority of private over government enterprises, and second just because the two private companies are doing well doesn’t mean USPS does not hurt them. How many millions of extra customers would they have without the USPS around? The fact that private companies can do well in the face of government “competition” is a tribute to their ability to overcome the government eating up into their profits and hampering their ability to function effectively, not evidence that the government intrusion “helps” or is neutral to them. Not to mention the many “customers” who suffer from “public option” USPS’s poorer service and lost mail.

    Of course, comparing mail delivery to something so all-encompassing as health care is problematic to begin with.

    These were just a few things, there was much, much more…

    Comment by zf — August 11, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

  4. I have a bigger gripe — how come Congressmen feel free to pass laws that affect the entire country, but then won’t allow those of us affected by them get to comment?

    Comment by George in SA — August 11, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

  5. Postscript: I heard somewhere that the White House (or someone in it) claims that the Health Care Bill will not add a “penny” to the deficit.

    Anyone heard anything about this new canard?

    Comment by zf — August 11, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

  6. #3, boy there are so many places to go with the USPS v. Fedex-UPS comparison. Talk about a sitting duck. Let’s start with speed, limited hours of operation, tracking, lost mail, etc.

    Comment by TBlumer — August 11, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

  7. Yeah, and the Postal Services (and some government defending folks I have come across) excuse is that all their losses are due to people using e-mail more. Please, besides the fact we’ve had e-mail for at least 18 years or so, they’re telling us that in a country with over nearly 350 mil people that there aren’t enough that still use standard paper mail (for whatever reason) for the PO to generate positive revenues? I can see e-mail eating up some, but enough that they are losing millions? And liberals want to harp on the auto industry avoiding taking responsibly for their mismanagement.

    Comment by zf — August 11, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

  8. My name is Frank “Mazz” Mazzapica and I am the US Congressional candidate opposing Gene Green. I am a republican conservative that believes that 17 years of Gene Green’s voting record has got to stop. Please reveiw my website: http://www.mazzapica4congress.com

    Comment by Frank "Mazz" Mazzapica — August 12, 2009 @ 9:14 am

  9. #8, just sent a request to be added to your mailing list if/when you have one. Best of luck.

    Comment by TBlumer — August 12, 2009 @ 10:16 am

  10. He must have gotten the idea from Democratic Underground. After Mr. Sola spoke up to Dingell, the people at DU were claiming Mr. Sola was a fake and that all people attending Town Halls should present IDs before being allowed to attend.

    Comment by Candy Slice — August 12, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

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