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Sat May 6, 2017, 01:36 PM

 

House Democrat offers to hold town halls for Republicans

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) said "if it takes a Democrat" to explain House Republicans' healthcare bill, he's willing to do it.

"Maybe a Democrat ought to go into every district where a Republican who supported TrumpCare won't hold a town hall meeting, and do it for them," he said during an interview on MSNBC.

"I think every Republican who voted for this thing ought to have to stand in front of their voters and explain it," Maloney said.

"And if it takes a Democrat to go in and do it for them for a while, I'll explain what's in this bill, and if he doesn't like it, he should stand up and explain it himself."

Read more:

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/332199-dem-if-republicans-dont-answer-questions-on-health-bill-dems-should

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Reply House Democrat offers to hold town halls for Republicans (Original post)
bathroommonkey76 May 2017 OP
NastyRiffraff May 2017 #1
NewRedDawn May 2017 #27
JDC May 2017 #2
Phoenix61 May 2017 #3
monmouth4 May 2017 #4
wryter2000 May 2017 #5
sheshe2 May 2017 #6
old guy May 2017 #7
SMC22307 May 2017 #8
SledDriver May 2017 #9
world wide wally May 2017 #10
erronis May 2017 #18
onecaliberal May 2017 #11
annabanana May 2017 #12
OnDoutside May 2017 #26
kentuck May 2017 #13
bucolic_frolic May 2017 #14
Bradical79 May 2017 #15
AllaN01Bear May 2017 #16
mopinko May 2017 #17
mcar May 2017 #19
Tom Rinaldo May 2017 #20
NCjack May 2017 #21
More_Cowbell May 2017 #22
NBachers May 2017 #23
TygrBright May 2017 #24
greymattermom May 2017 #25
roamer65 May 2017 #28
NewRedDawn May 2017 #29
keithbvadu2 May 2017 #30
red dog 1 May 2017 #31
surrealAmerican May 2017 #32
Cha May 2017 #33
JNelson6563 May 2017 #34
NastyRiffraff May 2017 #35
triron May 2017 #36
riversedge May 2017 #37

Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:38 PM

1. Love it!

Do it, Rep Mahoney! Turn on the light that will send the cockroaches scuttling for shelter.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:32 PM

27. Sounds like a winning strategy.

 

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:44 PM

2. An excellent idea. This needs to take hold.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:45 PM

3. Yes!!!

Absolutely! This is an opportunity for the Dems to fill the leadership gap the repubs have created by their decision to abdicate all responsibility for effective, sane governance.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:47 PM

4. I saw that and was very impressed with him. Great idea..n/t

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:54 PM

5. Fabulous

I hope he does it.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:55 PM

6. Brilliant!

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:56 PM

7. Snap! That will leave a mark.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:58 PM

8. EXCELLENT... Democrats on the offense.

Great idea, Mr. Maloney!

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:02 PM

9. THIS!

This is an EXCELLENT idea!!

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:35 PM

10. Just fucking do it!

There is always a way for truth to win. We just don't take that road often enough

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #10)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:25 PM

18. And us democrats, feeling/caring liberals just don't like confrontation

I totally agree.

If enough OPEN town halls took place (no 'uglican registration needed) we could overwhelm the paid-for operatives that hand out right-wing/Drump parephenalia (probably paid for by one of Durmp's profitable non-profits).

Even the Kocks will pull back their suckers when they understand that their profits are taking a hit.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:35 PM

11. This needs to happen.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:43 PM

12. Saw it on am Joy this morining.. "Adopt-a-district" he called it.

Sounded like a pretty good idea to me.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #12)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:24 PM

26. Heard him on with Rachel and it's a great idea. Let protestors

do their work, and whatever Rep fails to turn up, spread it all over the district what a chicken little he is, and that the nearby Dem will turn up, ideally with the Rep's potential Dem challenger.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:43 PM

13. Why not?

Excellent idea!

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:00 PM

14. A Shadow Government is a great idea

This is how you win minds, with facts, knowledge, and good ideas

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:03 PM

15. Best idea I've heard in awhile :-) -nt

 

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:12 PM

16. jusst do it !

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:25 PM

17. or people could just do it themselves. indivisible.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:32 PM

19. Oh please send a Dem to my red district

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:33 PM

20. He's holding one Monay nght in Kingston NY

An email I got last night:

"65,000 NY19 constituents stand to lose their healthcare, 300,000 more with pre-existing conditions will be at risk of either paying skyrocketing premiums or lose their coverage, our seniors will face an age tax, Planned Parenthood will be defunded and women's health issues will be treated as excuses to jack up insurance costs.

John Faso's vote to repeal the ACA was morally bankrupt. He owes us answers.

We're inviting NY19 constituents to a Healthcare Town Hall in Kingston this Monday night from 6.30-9pm at the Senate Garage: 4 N Front St. We extended an invitation to John Faso as well, he hasn't responded.

But Sean Patrick Maloney has.

Congressman Maloney will come to our town hall Monday whether or not Faso decides to uphold his pledge to be a part of open, public town halls (a pledge, much like his promise to protect healthcare, he has not upheld.)

Sign up for our Town Hall here. And please sign up on Facebook.

Before our Healthcare Town Hall make sure to sign up for our Spring Canvass - talking to voters and registering new voters in NY19 became that much more important following Faso's unconscionable vote to repeal the ACA."

The group that is sponsoring this is NY19 Votes. A lot of us will be out canvassing with them this Sunday throughout parts of the NY 19th CD. From one to 6:00PM. You don't need to live in the district to participate, and some training is provided:
https://actionnetwork.org/events/ny-19-votes-spring-canvass

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:35 PM

21. Rep. Mark Walker R-NC6) has not held a town hall meeting

this year and has none scheduled. Please, some House DEM representative, adopt us.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:49 PM

22. What a great idea

I hope it happens everywhere.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:55 PM

23. Do It!

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:05 PM

24. THIS is a BRILLIANT idea. n/t

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:16 PM

25. This is fantastic, and

seeing folks close up will help a lot. No more believing Fox news that Democrats are scary. We're just regular people trying to get things done.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:33 PM

28. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT IDEA.

Then introduce them to the Democratic candidate for 2018.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:33 PM

29. All Dem contenders

 

should have the town halls in red districts too.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:36 PM

30. Awwwwwright!!!!

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:59 PM

31. Outstanding idea!

I hope some Democratic lawmakers actually do what Rep. Maloney has suggested here.

(This story needs to go viral)

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:18 PM

32. This is a great idea.

I hope it actually happens.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:23 PM

33. KICK!

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:24 PM

34. What a great idea!

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:24 PM

35. I just emailed my Rep and both Senators

and asked them to do the same thing.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:32 PM

36. kick for visibility

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Response to triron (Reply #36)

Sun May 7, 2017, 08:16 AM

37. sure thing:-)

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