“When I go back to Texas, nobody asks about Russia. You know, I held town halls all over the state of Texas. You know how many questions I got on Russia? Zero.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas). Red wonders exactly what town hall meetings Cruz is talking about. Looking at his official website, there is a bizarre out-of-focus picture of the Loop 360 bridge over Lake Austin, but nary a mention of any town hall meetings since Trump took office and shows that none are scheduled. Red acknowledges Cruz held some kind of under the radar meeting to discuss Veterans’ issues in recent weeks, but Cruz has been notably unwilling to face the citizens he supposedly represents in recent months. So hold a real town hall Ted, and Red will be there to ask you plenty of questions about Russians and why you now support the “utterly amoral”, “pathological liar”, serial philanderer”, and “sniveling coward” of a President who slandered your wife and father.
Red really enjoyed the Town Hall meeting hosted by Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) the other day. He especially liked the part where the Junior senator – that our President formerly referred to as “Lying” Ted – never showed up. That’s because everyone wins when Ted doesn’t post. Cruz gets to avoid angry constituents who have come to realize that Ted is all about the greater glorification of all things Ted Cruz and that he really couldn’t give a crap about the state he supposedly represents. For Cruz, being a senator is not about doing your job, it’s all about have a platform for his overweening ambition. The constituents themselves are winners too, because they get to avoid actually having to be in the presence of the odious Cruz – who just might be the most obnoxious human being Red has ever met. So it’s really a win-win situation when Ted fails to interact with the good folks he is supposed to represent.
Meanwhile, Cruz has had plenty of time this month to visit the Peterbilt factory in Denton and the Daikin plant in Waller where he gets to bloviate before a captive audience that is unlikely to pose any challenge. So Cruz is capable of getting out and meeting people in Texas – he just wants to be able to control the narrative and not have to face people who might challenge him. This brilliant guy who was able to take on the toughest questions from some of the brightest legal minds on the Supreme Court and other Courts of Appeals is somehow incapable of dealing with us average folks who just might not agree with his Tea Party nonsense. Trump was wrong – he’s not “Lying” Ted he is “Chicken” Ted.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TP-Texas) is refusing to attend any town halls in his district because he is scared that he might get shot.
“At this time there are groups from the more violent strains of the leftist ideology, some even being paid, who are preying on public town halls to wreak havoc and threaten public safetyis afraid of being shot.”
Of course, Gohmert offers no evidence of his “fake news” regarding people being paid to attend town halls and no evidence that any violence has erupted at such an event. Gohmert went so far as use the shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords as an excuse for his cowardice. Loony Louie pathetically attempted to cloak his spinelessness in the context of protecting his constituents. Gohmert claims that the House Sergeant at Arms advised him after Giffords was shot that the “civilian attendees at Congressional public events stand the most chance of being harmed or killed.”
As a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, I am sure that Gohmert would fully support citizens openly sporting firearms at any town hall and according to NRA theology that will prevent anyone from acting up – because “an armed society is a polite society.” Take your own gun Louie and out draw the bad guys.
So why is Gohmert really afraid to face his constituents? Could it have anything to do with the challenges that other members of Congress are getting at their events? Could it have anything to do with LG’s inability to string coherent thoughts together in response to a sensible argument? Or is Gohmert just a spineless little coward?