Sunday, August 09, 2009

More 'Stealth Care': Dingy Harry To Hold Town Halls Via Telephone

We noted yesterday some gutless New York Congressmen holding town hall meetings on ObamaCare either in secret or announcing them after the fact. Now comes word the Senate Majority Leader, Dingy Harry, will be holding his over the phone.

Real leadership there, Harry.
A day after holding up a square of Astroturf to denounce the orchestrated attacks on Democratic town hall meetings on health care, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office said he would be talking with his Nevada constituents this month over the phone lines.

Reid’s office is scheduling a telephone town hall meeting for August, opting to avoid the shouting matches and microphone speeches that have erupted at events across the country. The senator expects to reach thousands of Nevadans, including those in the state’s rural expanse.

“It’s a forum that obviously lets us reach more people, but also provides a more respectful environment that allows all sides to be heard,” said Reid spokesman Jon Summers.
Oh yeah, I'm sure "all sides" will be invited to participate in this charade.
“It’s more the dialogue that town halls were meant to be, as opposed to the organized disruption we’re seeing in other town halls,” Summers said. “This is so Nevadans who want to be heard can voice their concern, support and their opinions.”
Absolute cowardice.

Noel Sheppard, meanwhile, wonders why this announcement from the highest ranking Democrat in the Senate has gone virtually unnoticed.

Likely because it shows Reid to be a pusillanimous pipsqueak.

Other Reid news that fell under the radar.
Among the cash returned include $8,000 from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, $27,500 from Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd and $14,000 from Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, Janvey's said on his website.
Naturally the Republican is identified while the word Democrat isn't noted anywhere.

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