This ‘Recess Rally’ Makes No Damn Sense (Updated!)

Those offices aren't open on Saturday, dumbass. So there’s something called an Arkansas Recess Rally, in which organizers are trying to round up people to go to their Congressional member’s office and protest government run health care. Here’s the pitch:

If you believe your liberty, your hard earned money and your way of life is under attack through dangerous healthcare legislation currently being proposed, get to your local Representative office on August 22nd and make sure he/she knows.

But the thing is, these rallies are slated for tomorrow, which is a Saturday. And I can’t believe I have to point this out, it’s not all that likely that the representatives or their staffs are even going to be hanging around on a Saturday, is it?

So people are just going to stand around outside empty office buildings, chanting and waving signs? OK, man, whatever, if that’s how you wanna piss away your weekend. It’s your life.

UPDATE: Driving along University Avenue on Saturday around noon, saw about 30 people alongside the street outside Rep. Vic Snyder’s office in the  Prospect Building, waving signs and having a generally fine time.

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11 thoughts on “This ‘Recess Rally’ Makes No Damn Sense (Updated!)

  • August 21, 2009 at 12:40 pm
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    Rallies aren’t about actually speaking to the Representative. They’re about press attention and getting the attention of the community. Their message will get through in that respect. This is a nationwide effort Saturday, not just an Arkansas plan. It’s all about the numbers.

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  • August 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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    True enough, xyz. But I admit that, after the last three weeks of protest activity (which has played a vital role in shaping the ObamaCare debate up to this point), I’m skeptical as to the value of yet another demonstration, in terms of moving public opinion.
    D.

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  • August 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm
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    Sounds like these rallies are right out of the playbook of Trevor Drown.

    Now there is one fine man who is trying to make a difference. You can count on his office to be open even on Saturdays after he runs off Lincoln and the Republican Senate crew out the state.

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  • August 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm
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    Does anyone else think it is funny that every idea that might have public appeal is all of a sudden out of Trevor Drown’s mythical unseen and unpublished playbook?

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  • August 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm
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    I find this Trevor Drown and his supporters kind of creepy. I saw where his supporters including this Teamster guy above have been attacking different folks… I am making sure no one will sign for him to get on the ballot. It’s too bad, because he seemed like a stand up guy at first.

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  • August 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm
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    Why do Trevor Drown’s bots attack another veteran?

    Is that making a difference?

    All the FAIL are belong to Drownie!

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  • August 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm
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    I’m not spending my perfect-weather Saturday protesting an empty office building, but God bless anyone who may. It’s like a hammer that’s bashing into a brick wall…every little bump-thump helps crash it in.

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  • August 21, 2009 at 10:55 pm
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    Where are Trevor Drowns’ followers attacking people? I haven’t seen this anywhere…

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  • August 22, 2009 at 3:40 pm
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    It’s about the momentum … From Michelle Malkin, “Don’t tone it down … Crank it up.”

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  • August 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm
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    Guys it only makes sense if this was the brainchild of Republican-leaning organizations that are linking up with (some would say trying to hijack) the Tea Party movement.

    Think about it. If you are a GOP Congressman and are against HR 3200 you or your aide get to meet the crowds and play the hero. The Democratic legislators have a closed office, and once more get accused of hiding.

    The rallies are an attempt to get the Tea Party movement, right now very distrustful of both political parties, into their camp. That is the only way to make sense of it.

    PS- that does not apply to our one GOP Congressman, because although he can play the hero on this issue, he has a contested primary and his opponent is also having a rally today and Boozman is cross-ways with much of the Tea Party folks on some other issues.

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  • August 22, 2009 at 9:10 pm
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    How come we never see Drownie and Bernie in the same place at the same time?

    Dare to make a tea.

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