As some wise person once said, turnabout is fair play. In the summer of 2009 the Tea Party decided to show their asses at town hall meetings held by both parties. Now, the right is appalled that “libruls” are doing the same thing….
Protesters unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposals forced a GOP congressman to shut down a town hall meeting on Monday in the governor’s hometown, demonstrating that state-level labor battles could become a liability even for Republicans at the federal level.
“This state is so (angry) at Republicans right now because they’re trying to shut down debate,” yelled one protester at the meeting in Wauwatosa, which was being held in a town library. Other protesters responded with loud cheers.
While veteran U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R), who was at the meeting with GOP state Sen. Leah Vukmir, insisted that the meeting was open to everyone, a protester said, “You’re trying to shut down any response from these people who live in a free society.” When Vukmir insisted that no one was trying to take away collective bargaining rights, the crowd shouted, “That’s not true!” and booed and hissed at her.
Sensenbrenner eventually said he was adjourning the meeting because attendees weren’t being respectful, which resulted in the unhappy crowd chanting, “Shame!” More…
- GOP congressman breaks up town hall flooded with Wisconsin protesters (thehill.com)
- Wisconsin Legislators Subject to Raucous Town Halls (news.firedoglake.com)
- “Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!” (slog.thestranger.com)
- At Hillsborough town hall meeting, Gov. Christie says he supports collective bargaining (nj.com)