Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Lame Duck?

Peter Roskam was once asked how he was different than a street mime. He wouldn't say.

Haha, Representative Peter Roskam had to go all the way downtown this week to not talk to his constituents and reporters. According to CBS 2 Chicago ...
For weeks, constituents of Congressman Peter Roskam — one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress – have accused him of ducking their questions. As CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley explains, Roskam is now ducking reporters' questions as well.
Rep. Roskam Avoids Angry Constituents At Chicago Appearance
Channel 2 posted their video of Roskam ducking the press ...

Rep. Roskam Avoids Protesters,
Won't Talk With Reporters After Event
Roskam (Lake County's vestigial Congressman) was downtown to speak at the City Club of Chicago. Working from a prepared outline, Peter Roskam demonstrated the science behind ducking reporter's and other annoying questions:

"Talk to the Hand."

Fair or fowl, you've waddled through another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision™!
Duck soup was served.


Anonymous said...

Maybe so maybe not.

I have seen some "town hall" meetings happening in other districts. Folks in those town halls just shout and scream down whomever is at the podium for the sake of getting a nice news bit showing angry constituents. They don't even give the person a chance to speak.

It is a joke. Democrats need to get over the loss of the election(s). The more the exhibit the childish behavior, the more they will lose. The silent majority (the adults) have had enough - have these Dems not learned their lesson from the trump loss? I can't believe they are really that stupid and that disconnected.

Barney Baxter said...

Thanks for the input.

That sounds a lot like the latest Roskam campaign message: that 6th district voters are too uncouth for the Congressman to hold an in-person townhall.

Whether the assertion is true or not remains to be seen. Unless Cong Roskam does have a townhall, we'll never know.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Barney. I agree Roskam needs to have a town hall. I would be great if his constituents allow for a good discussion without the drama, the yelling and screaming. That sort of behavior gets us no where.....