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Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:27 PM

GOP Rep Says Crowd At His Town Hall "Was Real People With Real Concerns" not "artificial crowd"

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) said on Wednesday that the crowd at his last town hall "wasn’t manufactured" and attendees were "real people with real concerns."

"This wasn't an artificial crowd. It wasn't manufactured. It was real people with real concerns in terms of what came next on healthcare," Sanford told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

Rep. Sanford says people at his town hall were local and passionate, not "artificial crowd" https://t.co/ylK2ewgMTh https://t.co/i4mmx2OFQj

— CNN (@CNN) February 22, 2017

Members of Congress who are home in their districts for the week during the congressional recess faced large crowds and vocal criticism at town halls on Tuesday.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed Wednesday that the wave of angry protests was partly due to a “professional protester manufactured base.”

“It is a loud, small group of people disrupting something in many cases for media attention, no offense," he said. "Obviously there are people that are upset, but I also think that when you look at some of these districts and some of these things, that it is not a representation of a member's district or an incident."

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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mark-sanford-town-hall-attendees-real-people-not-manufactured-crowds

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Amaryllis Feb 2017 OP
tblue37 Feb 2017 #1
northoftheborder Feb 2017 #2
Submariner Feb 2017 #4
LastDemocratInSC Feb 2017 #6
Beartracks Feb 2017 #3
Skittles Feb 2017 #5
raccoon Feb 2017 #7

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:31 PM

1. How bizarre! Appalachian Trail Sanford has been one of the most reasonable voices

among the Republicans recently.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:35 PM

2. I noticed that, surprised, pleasantly.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:50 PM

4. Well after cheating on his wife and then blowing off his Argentinian girlfriend

on Facebook, the only way is up for scum like that guy.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 11:36 PM

6. He said he was "jumping onto the Appalachian Trail"

I remember he parked his big honking state issued SUV in front of the terminal building at the Columbia airport. TV news reporters found it before daybreak the morning after he flew south to his lover.

The joke became this: He was really jumping onto the Argentinian tail.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:49 PM

3. Other GOP Reps: "I thought we gerrymandered this problem away!!" n/t

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 11:34 PM

5. I'm giving him points

thank you Rep. Sanford

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 06:33 AM

7. I am shocked--shocked that SANFORD said this. Even a blind hog finds an acorn

once in a while.

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