Democrat Congressman and former California Lt Governor John Garamendi (CA-10), has announced he will make an appearance at an upcoming Senior Resource Fair in Antioch CA, August 12, at 9:00 a.m. Like Hamas operating out of the basement of a Children’s Hospital, local Dems who want to avoid confrontation have embraced a strategy of hiding within “untouchable” civilian populations to avoid facing tough questions, criticism, and protest.
We call it “candidate embedding.” It’s a smart strategy to appear exclusively with those sacred cow voting blocks; some heavily subsidized, that are beyond reproach and unassailable. Takes all the air out of any Tea Party Protesters: “How dare they make a ruckus at a vet event!” “They wouldn’t dare bomb a children’s hospital or tote signs to a protest to a venue honoring seniors, special needs, nurse of the year, etc.”
This all started when the Three Amigos—Congressmembers Garamendi, Macnenery< (CA-11), and Miller (CA-07)—organized a Townhall July 10 during a Fair for Women Vets in Pittsburg, CA. Despite calls for protest only 4 sign toters showed up. Tea Party organizers expressed discomfort with upsetting an event to honor American heros and dishonoring the flag.
Totally out maneuvered, Tea Party organizers not willing to rock the vote will see a steady diet of these Democrat protest-free-zone appearances thru Election Day, November 2.
Garamendi, for instance, is holding a Tele Town Hall tonite, and has scheduled 10 more. That will keep any grumpy voters out of the room with no signs outside. It will be easy to weed out any disgruntled citizens from getting their questions asked.
See event listings for Senior Resource Fair details.