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Fri Feb 24, 2017, 05:48 PM

Republicans Accuse Voters of Using Town Halls to Express Themselves (Borowitz)

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Saying “Enough is enough,” Republican senators on Friday angrily accused their constituents of “intentionally and opportunistically” using recent town-hall meetings as vehicles to express themselves.

One of the angriest Republicans, Senator Tom Cotton, of Arkansas, said he was “disgusted and offended” by the “flagrant exercise of freedom of speech” he witnessed at his town hall.

“The spectacle of people standing up, asking their elected representatives questions, and expecting them to answer is the most disgraceful thing I’ve ever experienced,” Cotton said. “This will not stand.”

Cotton accused “outside agitators” of sending voters to the town halls “to cynically exploit an obscure provision in the Constitution called the First Amendment.”

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Reply Republicans Accuse Voters of Using Town Halls to Express Themselves (Borowitz) (Original post)
Amaryllis Feb 2017 OP
samnsara Feb 2017 #1
louis-t Feb 2017 #2
Amaryllis Feb 2017 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2017 #4
King_Klonopin Feb 2017 #5
world wide wally Feb 2017 #6
IndianaDave Feb 2017 #7

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 05:50 PM

1. gosh darn them anyway!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 05:52 PM

2. Borowitz is getting so predictable.....

but I love it!

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:44 PM

3. He hardly has to change the words out of their mouths to turn it into satire!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 08:43 PM

4. The nerve of them

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 03:32 AM

5. Also, Democrats show an entitlement mentality, considering themselves "constituents"

with the same rights as the Republicans in their districts !!

Democrats aren't supposed to show up to these GOP pep rallies,
I mean "town hall meetings". If the Rep is a republican, then only
republican voters should be allowed in to the events. That is how
democracy works.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 03:40 AM

6. I heard someone say on tv today (Issa?) that we are getting $1500 a week to do this.

I'm glad it's under the table so I don't have to claim a $1b dollar loss this year!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 12:03 PM

7. Damn it! Next, these people are going to expect to be able to VOTE!

This has to be nipped in the bud. Mark my words, if this is not stamped out right now, well, democracy is right around the corner. God save 'merica!

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