Sunday, August 30, 2009

Report on Congesswoman Susan Davis Townhall

The following report is from Scott Reiker of the San Diego Tea Party:

We had a whopper of a turnout at Susan Davis’s town hall meeting in Spring Valley Saturday Aug 28. There were a thousand or more people total. I think we had at least as many there as the pro Obamacare folks did. We were a lot more vocal however. Anytime a statement was made we agreed with or found a problem with, the place rocked. Before the program started the pro Obamacare people began a chant which we countered and blew them out. There was some friendly discussion between some people. I don’t believe that Davis had any idea of exactly who she was about to deal with.

Davis started by giving a “short” talk about why we need health care reform. She was met with jeers when she made statements that were obviously innacurate or obfuscated. I could tell this was not to be the dog and pony show of a month ago in Hillcrest. The process used to choose questioners was fair, names were picked from a box, pretty random. I don’t think there were more than 5 softball, suck up questions the entire time.

As people asked particularly pertinent questions, the crowd would cheer loudly. As Davis danced around giving an accurate answer or gave an answer that was not acceptable, she was met with scorching shouts from the crowd. She heard from the people and the people left no doubt that socialism and communism were not what we want.

One particularly interesting exchange was made when Davis was asked about a poll on her web site asking if Obamacare was wanted. Apparently the results showed 85% no. The question was something like, “Are you going to vote on this matter as your constituents have told you they want?” Her answer was that she believed in the public option. In other words, damn my constituents,I’ll vote any way I want. You should have heard the roar, it was a beautiful noise! This is something the people in her district need to know about.

The people sitting to my left were, well, leftists. The guys behind them were not. The guys behind started a conversation about why the lefties believed what they believed and would not accept the anwers that were given. When pushed further the lefties had no answers and just started laughing at the questions. They were given no quarter and their false laughter sounded more and more false, forced and frankly, like they didn’t believe in it anymore. Once the show started and it became obvious that this was not going to be a worship service for Davis and Obamacare the lefties left in a huff. Pretty entertaining really. There was no hint of confrontation that could have led to violence during the entire event. We had a great time as seemed everyone else did, excepting Davis and her crowd.

If you don’t believe in a God the end of the program should give you pause to reconsider. There were two speakers chosen to to ask the last questions. No better people could have been chosen. Suzanne, who belongs to our Tea Party as well as being very active in other public service and conservative groups, and our own organizer Jeff Wangsgaard were given the final questions and considering Davis’s answers theirs were the final words.

Suzanne spoke of our history on independence and why should government be involved in our lives from cradle to grave. As Suzanne pointed out afterward there was no answer forthcoming from Davis.
Jeff spoke to the already huge national debt and the complete lack of funds, and therefore, the affordability of Obamacare. He asked Davis to explain the funding while it is fully well known the answer is simply raise taxes on everyone. Davis’ answer, raise taxes on the wealthy. Boy did we hear that beautiful noise from the people again. Cries of liar, unacceptable, communist and socialism rang out. The look on Davis's face was worth the long hot wait outside as well as the hour wait inside. It was rewarding to see and hear the people speak to their misrepresentative.

For me this was a lot of fun. It is such a shame that losing our freedom, our liberty, our Constitution and our country is so very serious and so very real.

A heartfelt Thank You to those who turned out. To those who couldn't make it, it is not over. There is much heavy lifting to do and the more of us that take part the easier it will be for all.

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Liberty and freedom,
Scott Rieker

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