More from IBD:
…. Thanks to Tom Blumer, from whose Newsbusters.org blog we learned about Green’s plan, we know that in 2005 and 2006 the congressman opposed legislation requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Now, what’s more important to the current and future health of our republic? Trying to hold clean elections or excluding “outsiders” from public meetings?
Green isn’t the only lawmaker trying to duck the hard questions about health care revision bills from voters fed up with an imperial federal government. Some congressmen are holding telephone town halls, while others have canceled public meetings altogether.
And at least one, Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., has been charged with packing a town hall meeting with union members — his real constituency? — and locking out more than 1,000 voters.
…. The Democrats have only themselves to blame for the grilling they’re getting at these town halls. They’re the ones who exaggerated the problems and cooked up a national health care scheme to solve them. They’re the ones who tried to ram it through Congress. All of them should have the courage to come out of hiding and get the verbal flogging they deserve.
Though I haven’t taken control of NewsBusters yet (/kidding), thanks to IBD for noting and spreading the word about the hypocrisy of Green and anyone else who insists on proof of residency to attend a town hall, but could care less about a potential voter proving that they are who they say they are on Election Day.
As discussed earlier today, there are plenty of legitimate reasons to go to an out-of-district town hall about health care, not the least of which is that you, your spouse, or your relatives are receiving health insurance coverage from a company that is located or headquartered there.