Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Silent Majority - Hey GOP They Ain't Who You Thought They Are - And They Ain't Being Silent

One of the great myths of American politics is that there is or was a Silent Majority, a cadre of conservative right wing Christians who didn't both to vote, but who if they did vote would make themselves and their ilk a majority.

It turns out the real Silent Majority are those people who having gotten things like health care under a Democratic administration and have been silent because, well because they got what they needed.  And now that Republicans are threatening to take away health care benefits for millions, well they are not so silent anymore.

"In November, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) won reelection to one of the most Republican districts in the nation, with 73 percent of the vote.

On Thursday night, he found himself facing a very different picture. Thousands of people crowded in and outside of what was supposed to be a run-of-the-mill town hall in Utah to boo him and chant, “You work for us” and “Do your job!” Reporters heard those who couldn't get into the 1,080-person auditorium yelling: “Bring him out!”

Republicans are retreating into cowardice.

"In Tennessee, Knoxville-area Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R) refused to hold a town hall given amid all the tension. " I do not intend to give more publicity to those on the far left who have so much hatred, anger and frustration in them," he said in a letter. "I have never seen so many sore losers as there are today."

Never seen so many sore losers, huh.  Apparently Rep. Duncan has not met Trump.

So go ahead Republicans, try to figure out a way to replace ACA. Take your time. The longer you wait the more stirred up the folks are going to get and while that's not good for you it is good for the nation.

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