|Doug LaMalfa taking questions after the meeting|
|Ready to Listen!|
|David Reade, a old friend and CEO||for Senator Neilson|
The room ended up very full and most of those people were the contrived and schooled leftwingers. They came prepared with "Agree" and Disagree" 8.5 by 11 color papers. And some others had premade their favorite talking point paper as well. Some dressed as walking signs like we see at football games. Everyone was taking pictures and the press had a long side table. Today the Union has a very accurate article on the meeting. But when Mr. LaMalfa took the stage and announced that we would say the Pledge of Allegiance, the liberals booed. But they calmed down for a moment and we said the Pledge without interruption. They also booed the invocation done by a woman of faith.
Then it began with one side of the room reserved for comments only and the other for questions. The liberals were all about getting free stuff and they want higher taxes and more government controls. Of course when LaMalfa answered he was screamed at by these lovelies. A couple of them did try to shame those screamers by asking them about their manners. Did not work though. I would say there were 1200 people there and they certainly outnumbered us. This is the reverse of 2010 when the Tea Party came to meetings, both Republican and democrat, and voiced their displeasure with the national debt and ObamaCare. Republicans usually are not attending a meeting like this since the Representative is their party. So nothing unusual to me about that difference in numbers.
I have been reading about other Townhalls across America (page 9A) and we see the pattern of the left. They have their strategy and it really is not about our "free speech" but theirs. Screaming, yelling and chanting really doesn't work when real problems need solving. But the liberal media loves these people and you will see more of them in evry day's papers and news. Not the same for the right however. You would think Trump is illegitimate and should be tossed out of office. The press write stories like today in the Bee by Food Rhee page E1. He gleefully trashes Trump as going to be impeached or found treasonous for some Russian plots. I read it and thought to myself, no wonder business people don't run for office. These stupid journalists like Rhee see a successful person as one who must give up all they have done in their life so idiots like Rhee can feel better about some conflict of interest possibility?
Sadly, Rhee is a prime example of why alternative sources for news has come to be. We cannot stomach these losers in the media trashing the people that are successful. What has an idiot like Rhee done for America? Nothing. But it gave him a megaphone to be an ass. And there are too many of them. America rebelled against these people and their disrespect for us in the middle and on the right. And many of the regular folks, hard working folks, on the democrat side also voted for Trump. Americans with a brain are going to the right. We are sick of the left picking our pockets and then dispensing our money to things like "climate change" and transgender bathrooms. Trump's budget proposals are a step in the right direction to regain sanity in American budgeting. We can have a good environment and good jobs and proceed on to the future. But the left thinks it is a zero sum game. If you allow people to control their lives you must be for pollution and worse.
America is truly divided. We have to really become aware of that or risk our demise. We could lose the place in one generation. Today, Venezuela, that socialist nirvana, has started arresting "bakers" of bread. Why? Because they were not using the government wheat flour. And they were baking things people wanted such as croissants and donuts. Not allowed in that country. And that is what it will always come too. These people that want free stuff don't get it. And when their ox is gored, watch out, they will all become Republicans.