Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Virginia Fifth District Race - #2024 - 'Check Your Free Speech at the Door' - Tom Perriello - Fluvanna Town Hall Meeting by Steve Peters

Steve Peters, Conservative Activist and Tea Party Patriot - Postings from the Right - Steve Invites all comments on his views:  
I attended Tom Perriello's  Town hall meeting in Fluvanna on Saturday, August 7, 2010, and the following are my observations the media will not report: 

Tom's biggest lie is that these meetings are not political, less than three months before his attempt at reelection.  Tom's political director for the 5th District on NBC29 news says the meeting is for US to LISTEN to TOM..... If this is true, why is he allowing anyone to ask any questions? He told the truth, Tom is using it as a platform to TELL us what he wants us to hear and not to actually listen to any of the voters.

1. Tom set up the Town hall meetings so the conservative areas received the worst times 7:30-9:30 AM, during the work week, while the Charlottesville Town hall was scheduled from 6PM to 8PM in the evening. The working people trying to make a living and get their kids to school should be insulted by what Tom is trying to do in scheduling the town hall meetings in their localities.

2. We were told no signs, sit down, and raise your hands to be called on. Tom's people selected who was allowed to talk.

3. Crowd was 50/50, but about 70% of questions were positive to Tom.

4. He said it was not a political event, then why are campaign signs and literature outside the meeting site? If you don't believe me, just look at the evening news, why is there a table with Tom's name plastered all over it with handouts? He says he did not want divisiveness or confrontation..... in reality, he wanted no criticism on how he is voting against the interests of the 5th District.

5. Many will not come, because he did not listen in the last round of Town halls or bus trip meetings. The new rules add insult to injury, as 90% of the people do not want to get up and talk for various reasons. Just like talk radio, most people do not call in, but do listen. By removing signs he is in reality removing their free speech and the reason for them being at the meeting.

6. The vast majority of 5th District voters did not want Cap and Tax, Health Care Takeover, or $800 Billion plus "Stimulus," but he voted for them anyway because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told him to vote 'YES,'  on 95% of what Nancy wanted,  he voted 'YES' on every important item...... against the wishes of the voters.  He held meetings and did not really listen to his constituents.

We will make our voices heard and understood by Tom at the ballot box on November 2nd. He will then finally be required to take action by packing his bags when we kick him out of office for lying to us and representing Speaker Nancy Pelosi instead of the 5th District voters.

Perriello Sign Rule Causing Controversy - NBC29 News - 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello has told people coming to his town hall meetings that they need to check their signs at the door, no matter what the signs say. The decision is different from how he handled things during his town hall tour last year, and some are wondering why. Perriello's people say it's about encouraging free speech, not limiting it. It all started Saturday morning at a town hall meeting in Fluvanna County. A sign was posted on the door of the Carysbrook Performing Arts Center telling everyone to leave his or her signs outside........ The "no signs" rule is not sitting as well with Perriello's opponents, especially with Tea Party members. "The issue is, why not the signs? Why not let the 5th District voters express themselves?" Tea Partier Steve Peters said.    Read more.......

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