Friday, July 9, 2010
Milk Carton Democrat Paul Kanjorski Avoids Constituents
Milk Carton Democrat Paul Kanjorski does it again. According to the Hot Air article:
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 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.
Nancy Pelosi assured America that we would love ObamaCare as soon as it became law. Why then are Democrats putting themselves on milk cartons in their districts during recesses? If ObamaCare is such a great deal, wouldn’t these supporters be rushing to hold open forums to accept the love and gratitude of their constituents?
In this Times Leader article by Andrew Seder on June 18 he explores the issue of town hall meetings.
U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, D-Nanticoke, has announced that he will forego the face-to-face town hall meetings for telephone town halls once again this summer. It’s a decision he’s not alone in making. Other congressmen across the state, mainly Democrats, have also announced they either won’t be holding the traditional town hall gatherings in their districts or haven’t decided if they would. Now you have your definition of a Milk Carton Democrat- one who hides from his or her constiuents to avoid answering questions about their support for the Obama agenda.
Kanjorski goes on to state “I have held many town meetings over the years in many different formats. I have found that telephone town meetings can be especially effective because I can interact with as many as 8,000 Northeastern Pennsylvanians on a single phone call,” It's amazing no news outlet has asked Kanjorski to prove 8,000 people participated in his call and what their zipcodes were. Kanjorski has publicly stated that "anywhere from 25 or 50 people will show up at a town hall meeting." Yet he wants us to believe 8,000 will sit and listen with a phone in their ear to him.
Today Mr. Kanjorski found over 2 hours to spend time with four of his political cronies at Ferdinand's Restaurant on 15th Street in Hazleton. He entered the restaurant at about 12:45P.M. and proceeded to a back room. Gotta love those back room deals. I guess it is better than spending time with "anywhere from 25 or 50 people".