Rep. Brian Baird likens town hall patrons as “brown shirts”; alluding to the Nazi regime. Brian Baird (D) Washington, will hold “Telephone Town Halls” over the August recess so that his constituents that he has compared to Nazi’s will not be able to speak with him face to face.
The way congress, especially those on the democratic side, are beginning to handle town hall meetings is disgraceful. There have been no problems at town halls until Obama’s SEIU thugs got involved in Missouri and other places.
Brian Baird’s “brown shirt” comments are completely out of line and out of touch. This is what Baird said about those attending the town halls:
“What we’re seeing right now is close to Brown Shirt tactics,” Baird, D-Vancouver, said in a phone interview. “I mean that very seriously.”
So essentially for democrats like Brian Baird if you face any opposition, compare your political opponents to Nazi’s and phone it in.
Baird’s not alone of course, Speaker Nancy Pelosi brought up the subject of “swastikas” the other day, saying that those attending town halls were carrying the Nazi symbol to the meetings. Senate leader Harry Reid said they were “sabotaging” the democratic process. Mr. Reid, this is the democratic process.
It’s okay in the eyes of the media for left wing groups like MoveOn.org to compare President Bush to Hitler, for Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore and Brian Baird to associate anyone who disagrees with them to Hitler’s brown shirts; but let a right wing group or person compare the left with fascism or Nazism and all hell breaks loose.
Brian Baird is a Rep. from a pretty liberal part of the country; but not all of his constituents agree with his decision.
Pam Benson of Larch Mountain, 62, said she realizes Baird disagrees with her on health care reform.
But the lack of town hall meetings makes her feel angrier and more helpless, she said.
“He’s supposed to be our representative,” said Benson, a purchasing manager for Portland Cascade Architecture and Engineering in Portland. “He’s supposed to listen to us, whether he’s on our side or not.”
Benson said she doesn’t understand why health care reform is moving forward when everyone she talks to seems to oppose it.
“We are not nut cases that disagree with this issue,” she said. “There are a lot of very well-informed people that are against this health care thing.”
Brian Baird’s brown shirt comments say otherwise, he does think you’re a nut if you oppose him.
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