From Canada Free Press.com: Ark. Democrat Hides Behind Sick Kids to Stop Townhall Protests by Warner Todd Huston
Congressman Vic Snyder (D, Ark.) has in the past claimed that he is braver than his opponents because he has the back bone to face the hard questions in open debate. But that was before Obamacare came along. Now, Snyder is hiding behind sick kids at a local hospital where he is holding a townhall meeting [ed note: held on Aug 5]. Snyder is telling opponents of Obamacare that an “angry protest” would not be appropriate at a hospital where sick kids are being treated. So why hold a townhall there in the first place? Perhaps for the very reason that he can eliminate opposing views because it’s “for the kids”?
Kenneth Wallis is reporting that Congressman Snyder has set up a townhall meeting at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. The radio commercials advertising the open-to-the-public event stated that the event was starting at 2PM, but Wallis called the hospital and was told the time was changed to 1PM. No reason for the abrupt time change was given.
Wallis was also told by a Bonnie from Ark. Children’s Hospital that a “protest in anger” is not appropriate at a children’s hospital where sick kids are undergoing treatment.
So, the question becomes, why is Congressman Snyder hiding behind sick kids? It is a pretty interesting way to shut down any opposing views to say that the “sick kids” would be upset by protests at Snyder’s townhall, isn’t it? And, if Snyder knows that there are people that want to oppose his vote for Obamacare, why doesn’t he have the back bone to face his own constituents?Politicians supporting this health care reform bill are scared, folks. This slimy, despicable act proves that when faced with the options of fight or flight, some people choose to do neither and instead stand behind the innocent. You know, not making any comparisons here or nothing, but I seem to recall that a certain recently toppled Middle East regime used to install military weaponry in schools, hospitals and the like. Just sayin'.
I hope this isn't forgotten come Fall 2010.
s/s to Michele Malkin for the bumper sticker!
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