Virginia Republicans Vote to Gut Medicare, Avoid Constituents’ Ire by Holding No Town Hall Meetings


    Earlier this month, Virginia Republicans voted unanimously for Paul Ryan’s plan to destroy Medicare and slash taxes for rich people. Across America, anger has been pouring out by concerned Americans.

    But here in Virginia? Silence, as Republican Congresscritters hide from their constituents. Robert Hurt? No town halls (or other events) scheduled. Scott Rigell? Nothing this month. Morgan Griffith? Nada. Frank Wolf? No sign of anything. Eric Cantor? Zip. Randy Forbes? Doesn’t look like it. Rob Wittman? Nope. Getting the picture here?

    One exception: Bob Goodlatte, who has several town halls on his website.

    • VADEM

      hope all the morons who voted for Hurt in the 5th are happy now with their new rep.

      He is turning out to be exactly as we predicted. Sure wish we had Tom. He’d be holding tons of town halls.

    • Mike1987

      we are looking for is COWARDS.

      Democrats faced a pretend, Koch funded ragefest yet these spinless wimps can’t muster an explaination for their actions.  Yeap, coward is the term.

    • pontoon

      worst representative–on second thought, he’s not the worst–Virgil Goode was the worst, but Robert Hurt runs a close second.  As he did during the campaign, Mr. Hurt hosts small, intimate gatherings of supporters.  He has business roundtables with invited participants who view the world as he does.  There is no notice given to the public.  And if one of these events happen to appear on his Facebook page, it is usually after the event has begun so no one like me can go and state the facts clearly so that he might understand how his constituents feel.  Several of us have started sharing our viewpoints on his Facebook page.  Of course, we are ridiculed by the Tea Partiers who love him and by the Republicans who are leading him down the rosy “Path to Disaster” and economic terrorism the Republicans currently espouse.  

    • frisbee

      Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:25:16 -0400

      From: CongressmanEricCantor@HOUSEMAIL.HOUSE.GOV

      Subject: Office of Congressman Eric Cantor – Constituent Hours

      April 7, 2011

      Dear Friend,  

      A staff representative from Congressman Eric Cantor’s Congressional office will be available to discuss constituent concerns in your area during May 2011.  

      Dates, times and locations follow:

      Wednesday, May 11, 2011   10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  Orange County Library, Wilderness Branch  Meeting Room 6421 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove 22508

      Thursday, May 19, 2011  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Rappahannock County Library Conference Room 4 Library Road, Washington 22747

      Friday, May 20, 2011 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Town Office Building Conference Room 45 East Main Street, Luray 22835

      Congressman Cantor provides this service so that constituents who need assistance or have problems of a federal nature may speak with a representative from his office.  Citizens are also welcome to express their opinions on matters of concern, particularly national topics or issues before the United States Congress.

      The little chickenshit has graciously consented to let his staff off the leash for a whole hour to handle his constituency work. That these 3 locations happen to be in the least populated, consistently red parts of his congressional district is of course pure coincidence.

      Wonder if his office knows that I’m the person who RSVP’ed to one of his meetings in Louisa last year only to be beat down by the local police?

      Send what you can to the; Jon Taylor Defense fund   P.O. Box 40 Louisa Virginia, 23093