Confronted by angry voters, GOP Senator Joni Ernst flees Iowa town hall through a side-door


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/22/chickenshit.html


#2

The GOP Senators didn’t think there would be a Republican Administration so they have no idea what to do next.


#3

Not just Ernst. This is happening to hundreds of Republican members of congress. Something like 200 of them have opted not to see their constituents at all during this break, and they’re being ambushed by protesters at their offices.

It turns out the public somehow learned about their policies, and they’re not very popular.


#4

Of course there’s the idea that voters are just being paid to be upset by what must be an infinitely wealthy Soros. Then again, of course he’s infinitely wealthy, he is Jewish.

/s (in case that wasn’t gobsmackingly obvious.)


#5

Dear Voters;

The mics were working. Our A/V specialists actually worked quite hard to calibrate them so that everyone could get an accurate impression of just how our representative government makes their voices heard.

If you happened to find yourself inaudible, it was not a technical problem.


#6

Confronted by angry voters, GOP Senator X flees Y town hall through a side-door

There, now it’s a headline that comes up on a weekly basis these days. Except in the cases of congresscritters too chickenshit to even have town hall meetings.


#7

I almost went to the Grassley one in Des Moines, but then both my husband and kids got sick. Glad to see she got her ass handed to her. From what I hear Grassley did, as well.


#8

This is Joni Ernst the famous hog castrator. Her public image is played up to appeal to the yokels. She isn’t prepared to do anything except field softball questions and do whatever her big money donors demand of her. As soon as shit gets real, she runs the other way.


#9

Sounds like there’s a rapidly rising demand for safe spaces within the T/GOP?


#10

Oh the poor special snowflakes.

I guess they can’t take the heat of doing their jobs.

Maybe they should just quit if they thought people wouldn’t care about how they’re being represented.


#11

The frequency on the PA systems have been set at “dog whistle” for some time now…


#12

Funny thing about ANGER, it can turn against you without notice.


#13

I’m really sick of the way our representatives protect and insulate themselves from the voters. They should be forced to go back home without any staff or security and face the public alone for as long as the public wants. They should be forced to answer questions from everyone till the last person leaves the hall.

And if the meeting includes a trip to the guillotine, so be it.


#14

And he made his money by being a canny Capitalist!


#15

And yet others will just announce a meeting time/place, then cancel it, then announce another, then cancel it…

I’m sure it’s just scheduling and size problems. :smile:


#16

And then there are the ones who flee their own press conferences rather than answer tough questions about legislation they’re proposing.


#17

Brave Sir Robin ran away.
Bravely ran away away.
When danger reared it’s ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Swiftly taking to his feet,
He beat a very brave retreat.
Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!


#18

Ask a voter about “Obamacare” and they hate it. Describe the elements of Obamacare and they love it.


#19

Reminds me of this:


#20

Thank you, Simon and Garfunkel:

But I’ve got to creep down the alley way,
Fly down the highway,
Before they come to catch me I’ll be gone.
Somewhere they can’t find me.