“Black Lives Matter” to host Democrat townhall, popcorn sales skyrocket

October 22, 2015

satire cat with popcorn

Oh, this should be entertaining:

The Democratic National Committee, which has not budged after numerous calls for more scheduled presidential debates, has approved a town hall that will feature Democratic presidential candidates and will be hosted by leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The town hall will focus on race-related issues and is being heralded as an opportunity for the Democratic candidates to address issues such as racism in America.

“We believe that your organization would be an ideal host for a presidential candidate forum — where all of the Democratic candidates can showcase their ideas and policy positions that will expand opportunity for all, strengthen the middle class and address racism in America,” DNC CEO Amy K. Dacey said in a letter to sent to the activists.

“Black Lives Matter” has become (in)famous for its “activism” in the wake of some notorious killings of Black men by police, such as the shooting in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Which, by the way, was justified.) They’ve driven Bernie Sanders from the stage, taking over his campaign event to demand obeisance to their leftist, racialist agenda. And, at the recent Democratic debate, the candidates (except for Jim Webb) were intimidated into agreeing that “Black lives matter” after candidate O’Malley had been forced to apologize for earlier saying the anodyne and utterly true “all lives matter.”

And now they’re going to be asking the questions of *all* the remaining candidates (1)? Given that the Democratic party anymore is nothing but a congeries of interest groups to be pandered to with no unifying principles, the groveling from Hillary and the Three Dwarfs (2) should be… memorable.

PS: I wonder if any of the candidates will have the gumption to ask the moderators if a Black life still matters, when that Black man is a cop killed by another Black man? Nah. Not from this crowd.

PPS: No, I’m not excusing genuine police abuse or violence against anyone. A cop who abuses his power or takes a life without just cause should be severely punished. But “Black Lives Matters” conveniently ignores that the majority of Black deaths by violence are caused by other Blacks, leading one to doubt their stated agenda. Don’t these lives matter?

(1) Jim Webb withdrew from the race after the debate, having found, as had Ronald Reagan, that he hadn’t left the Democratic Party. The party had left him.
(2) These being Sanders, O’Malley, and Chaffee. You will be forgiven for wondering “who?” at the last two.


#AskObama on Twitter!

July 6, 2011

Here’s your chance to ask the President the questions you’ve always wanted to ask him. He’s holding a town hall on Twitter today at 11AM PST, and questions can be submitted via the service using the hashtag #AskObama. (Just remember you’re limited to 140 characters.)

A lot of us have been having fun with silly or satirical questions, but you can toss serious ones in, too. We know he won’t answer ours, but it’s fun to bug whatever White House flunky is assigned the task of going through them all. 

The question of the day has to be this one, though. Consider the source.

My full list of questions.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

California congressman plays dumb, fails

July 13, 2010

Alternative headline: “California congressman thinks his constituents are dumb, gets surprise.” At a town-hall meeting in Reseda, Representative Brad Sherman (D-Oligarchy) tried to deny knowing anything about the voter-intimidation suit against the New Black Panther Party or the Holder Justice Department’s dropping of a case it had won. As you’ll see, his constituents weren’t buying it:

This is another example that shows how the progressives and their “moderate” enablers in the Democratic Party can’t rely anymore on being shielded by the mainstream media’s slanted coverage or non-coverage. Thanks to the Internet, the MSM’s role as gatekeeper is over. Whether it’s via a cable network such as Fox, Center-Right news and opinion aggregators such as Pajamas Media or Real Clear Politics, the moderate to conservative blogosphere, or just individuals armed with video cameras and a YouTube account, there are too many holes in the Great Wall of the Liberal Media to keep alternative opinions at bay. As our elected representatives discovered during the health-care town halls last summer, their voters are informed and willing to ask questions – and they expect answers, not feigned ignorance or stonewalls or temper tantrums.

Much to their chagrin and the public’s benefit.

LINKS: More at Power Line and Big Government.

RELATED: An earlier post about the NBPP and Holder’s Department of Injustice.

And your civics lesson for today…

September 7, 2009

At a recent town hall meeting, an average citizen -not part of a mob, not an insurance-company stooge, not someone in a Brooks Brothers suit that conceals a swastika, but clearly someone who just wanted to speak his peace as a free citizen- gives a lesson in civics to Congressman Tom Perriello (D-VA). For context, Periello had compared President Obama’s creation of over 30 “czar” positions to former President Bush’s use of warrantless wiretaps to surveil terrorist communications, including those that pass through the United States. The argument was that Obama’s creation of czars is far less offensive than Bush’s wiretapping of terrorists. That got this unnamed gentleman riled up:

Is this fellow doing anything in 2010?  Winking

Periello’s comparison is, of course, ridiculous. Bush’s authority to order warrantless wiretaps of enemy communications that pass through the US is contained within his Article II powers as commander in chief. Four federal appeals courts and one FISA appeals court had previously upheld even more domestically intrusive intelligence operations within US territory.

President Obama, on the other hand, is abusing “special advisers” to create positions in control of tens of billions of dollars, while cabinet secretaries are left to be spokesmen. The money the czars control has not been delegated to them by Congress, which controls the purse, nor are they subject to congressional oversight. Indeed, none have even been vetted in confirmation hearings, as we realized to the administration’s embarrassment in the Van Jones affair. Hence the charge of setting up a “shadow government” appears to have some merit.

Congress will soon be ending its recess and returning to DC. Let’s see if they listened to their constituents.

(hat tip: Hot Air)

Next, pitchforks and torches? Or tar and feathers?

September 6, 2009

This clip of a health-care protester telling her congresscritter at a town-hall meeting to “come and take it” was making the rounds on the Internet yesterday, and I have to share it. It is, indeed, a thing of beauty, and her representative probably wished he was anywhere but here:

Anyone want to bet on how long it takes for her to show up as a guest on FOX? Contra Allahpundit, my money says Hannity first.

(hat tip: Ace, and a whole lot of others)

See? Not all of us are insane.

September 4, 2009

Video of a woman in Northern California, a small business owner, napalming her congresswoman over her lack of respect for constituents and making it clear exactly what kind of reform we really need:

Preach it, sister!  Applause

(hat tip: Hot Air Pundit)

Three ObamaCare videos you should see

August 22, 2009

The first is from ABC’s John Stossel, who shreds the Obama administration’s so-called health care “reform” plan. William Jacobson calls this scary. I agree.

Next, a US Marine carpet bombs his congressman over ObamaCare:

And yes, the media has already started attacking this Marine. More at Hot Air.

Finally, via Zombywolf we have video of the ever-bombastic Bill O’Reilly interviewing the former head of the Canadian Medical Association about what he thinks of the proposed US reforms:

People are not automatons…

August 7, 2009

First time in years I’ve agreed with Peggy Noonan:

What has been most unsettling is not the congressmen’s surprise but a hard new tone that emerged this week. The leftosphere and the liberal commentariat charged that the town hall meetings weren’t authentic, the crowds were ginned up by insurance companies, lobbyists and the Republican National Committee. But you can’t get people to leave their homes and go to a meeting with a congressman (of all people) unless they are engaged to the point of passion. And what tends to agitate people most is the idea of loss—loss of money hard earned, loss of autonomy, loss of the few things that work in a great sweeping away of those that don’t.

People are not automatons. They show up only if they care.

And they’re not Nazis or insurance-company stooges, either. Read the whole thing. It’s a good one.