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Wed Feb 22, 2017, 11:12 PM

Rep. Buddy Carter's Town Hall in SAV GA 02-21-17

Buddy Carter is a new US Rep who inherited Jack Kingston's seat after Kingston's failed Senate run. He's a typical pandering south Georgia politician who blends conservatism with Christianity doctrine. The only good thing I can say about Buddy is that he showed up and held his Town Hall meetings. I was ashamed of almost everything he said.

Some of those things were:
His condemnation of ACA, saying it was collapsing
Not supporting Emergency Contraception saying it was abortion
Saying the Bible tells us to support our leaders
Saying he would still undo ACA even if his constituents wanted it
Saying no to single payer
EPA "bureaucrats" is out of control and needed to be reeled in.
Media is out control and needed to be reeled in
Give Trump a chance. Give Devos a chance.
and then running out the back door (new nickname Backdoor Buddy).

On the other hand, I was very proud of the crowd, mostly. Liberals outnumbered conservatives 10 to 1 and they let him know it.

At capacity in the auditorium (300 people!)
Courtesy of Savannah Connect

Overflow crowd was at least 250 people!
Courtesy of Savannah Connect


Here is a video from an attendee. The Town Hall starts 30 minutes into the video. The sound quality isn't great, but its all there.

Courtesy of the good folks at Starlandia Art Supply

Here is a good summary of the event.
http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/buddy-carter-town-hall-meeting-heavy-on-drama-and-volume-but-scant-on-specifics/Content?oid=4063681

THE long-anticipated town hall meeting of Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Savannah, lived up to the hype in terms of crowd intensity and size of the audience, which packed the Armstrong Center auditorium to capacity well before the scheduled 3 p.m. start time this Tuesday afternoon.

The overflow crowd in the lobby of the Armstrong Center of those either too late to secure a space inside or preferring to be able to hold larger signs – prohibited in the meeting – loudly chanted “This is what democracy looks like.”

But answers to most actual questions were short in coming, both due to Carter’s largely rote and platitude-heavy responses and the crowd’s own unruliness and frequent insistence on yelling over not only Carter, but other questioners in the crowd as they attempted to be heard on the frequently malfunctioning mic and PA system.


I'm proud of Savannah. Usually we just don't give a shit about anything except drinking.

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aikoaiko Feb 2017 OP
NightWatcher Feb 2017 #1
southerncrone Feb 2017 #2
NastyRiffraff Feb 2017 #3
aikoaiko Feb 2017 #4
n2doc Feb 2017 #5
aikoaiko Feb 2017 #7
Vinca Feb 2017 #6

Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 11:45 PM

1. Go SAV! Hometown born and raised.

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Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 01:17 AM

2. The new nickname probably fits well.

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Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 01:23 AM

3. I love hearing about these town halls

I'm so proud of the people who go to them and give voice to ALL of us.

The Resistance is alive and well in America. I hope the world takes note that we are NOT behind Dump.

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Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 08:02 AM

4. Re: ACA, Carter hung his hat on the claim the premiums went up 25% this year. Is that true?



He claimed ACA rates went up 25% on average. I find that hard to believe.

Were these raises offset by subsidies?

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Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 08:11 AM

5. Good for Savannah

Savannah itself is a blue stronghold. The problem is with all the idiots on the islands and inland. They would vote for a zombie pedophile so long as there was a R next to their name.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 12:17 PM

7. Yes, you are correct.


District covers west of I-95 significantly and south Georgia by the swamps.








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Response to aikoaiko (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 08:28 AM

6. If the Bible tells us to support our leaders, then all the GOP is going straight to hell.

We won't forget what they did to Obama.

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