GOP Whining Healthcare

Tennessee Republican Says Voters Worried About Healthcare Are ‘Extremists, Kooks, And Radicals’

GOP Congressman John J. Duncan has served his district in Tennessee for nearly three decades, but is now refusing to hold a town hall meeting for his constituents–many of whom are worried about what Congressional Republicans will do to the Affordable Care Act–because he says he doesn’t want to hear from “extremists, kooks, and radicals.”

In an email he sent out, Duncan declared he was “one of the most accessible members of Congress in this Country,” but would not hold a town hall meeting because he fears such a meeting:

“Would very quickly turn into shouting opportunities for extremists, kooks, and radicals.”

And also because it would force this jackass to confront the people he is so eager to take affordable health insurance from.

In that same email, Duncan also wrote:

“Also, I do not intend to give more publicity to those on the far left who have so much hatred, anger and frustration in them. I have never seen so many sore losers as there are today.”

How dare voters get upset when a dillhole like Duncan decides to strip away life-saving healthcare from them! What a bunch of ingrates!

As a result of Duncan’s email and refusal to meet with him, some of his constituents will hold a “Kookfest” outside his office this Friday.

Renee Hoyos, executive director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network, said she was hoping Duncan would hold a town hall so she could ask him about legislation being introduced by some Congressional Republicans which would eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency:

“We are his constituents, and he may not like that we disagree with him, but he needs to hear it, and he needs to respond to us. He doesn’t want to do them [town halls] because he knows he’s going to get yelled at, and I think for him to ignore us, it’s him not being a leader. It’s cowardly.”

Congressman Duncan is not only a coward, he’s also a weasel and, soon enough, he might also be on the losing end of his next bid for reelection.

This article was originally published by the same author at

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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