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Monday, August 16, 2010

Manipulating Meetings So You Don't Have to Answer the Tough Questions

I've been to a lot of manipulated meetings in my life. One way to control the content is to schedule presentations to fill up every second. Then the scheduled time for the meeting comes to an end and, oh my, no time for questions. Another strategy is the index card. Hand out cards and tell your audience they must submit their questions. All the softballs get answered and, oh my, there's no time for the hard questions. But thug strategy seems to predominate among liberals. How would you feel asking questions with this guy looming over you? Melissa Bean is from Illinois and apparently believes in Chicago style politics. 

It's not surprising she'd use a thug to intimidate voters. She's also a bully and thug when it comes to unborn babies. She favors abortion on demand, embryonic stem cell research. She couldn't even find it in her philosophy to vote against sexual predators driving minors across state lines to get abortions.

Getting her out of office should be a priority in November.

1 comment:

JeanWTPUSA said...

On Thursday, August 12, I was there at the meeting with Representative Melissa Bean (IL-8) that was held at the Round Lake Library. The meeting was billed as a Financial Education seminar to teach citizens how to manage their credit card debt. What happened at this meeting was anything but educational. During the meeting, which I attended, citizens started to ask questions about jobs, government spending and the federal deficit. As you can see from the video, every time a citizen would attempt to ask a question, Melissa Bean’s THUG, who we were told worked for the Round Lake Library, would walk over to that person and hover over them to intimidate them. This is exactly what was shown in the video even though it has been edited. The THUG was not bending down to reading anything. He was bending over a person who was asking Bean a question to intimidate her. I was about 6 feet away and saw it all. This Thug exhibited the same behavior which went on during the course of the entire meeting without Bean saying a word about the blatant intimidation she knew her constituents must be feeling.

It is obvious from Bean’s obfuscation that she chose this type of forum so she would not have to answer any direct questions about her voting record. Instead of having an open Town hall forum where citizens are free to have a dialogue with their Representative, Bean chose to have a representative from the Illinois State Treasury come in and lecture her constituents on how they should pay down their credit card debt and start saving. How ironic when the Federal Government has spent over 13 Trillion dollars and the majority of the states are on the verge of bankruptcy.

I, along with many others in attendance, felt that every attempt to ask Bean a question was either “shut down” by Bean personally or through the intimidation tactics of her THUG. Is this the type of “transparency” we were promised? Why does Bean feel that Thuggery is acceptable?

If you don’t approve of Bean’s tactics, please DONATE to Joe Walsh her opponent at Bean is well financed and Walsh isn’t. Money for Joe will help Bean go in November!