Inglis Heckled / Heckles at Town Hall

August 7, 2009 by  
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Bob Inglis - SC 4th Representative

Bob Inglis - SC 4th Representative

And this time it was not by me!

If anything, Inglis heckled me at an after meeting which I was personally invited to.   It didn’t bother me, I thought it was rather amusing to have him attack me, I feel honored.  Thanks Congressman Inglis!

Over 350 people turned out in Boiling Springs last night to let Congressman Inglis know what they think about health care…and him.  The mainstream media is claiming that the Republican party is pushing these individuals out in mass or that it is the party activists turning out in large numbers, but I would have to disagree.  I would be willing to say that only, ONLY, 5% of the crowd in attendance were party activists.

For those of us who attend his meetings regularly, we heard the same talking points.  I have heard the same things come from him since 2006, when I first started attending his meetings.  You know, the government pays for first $2000 of you medical bills, you pay the next $2000, then the government picks up everything over $4000.  The 5 points to immigration.  I’m sure I have listed them somewhere on The Conservativist but here they are on his website.

And before anyone claims I was not involved in 2006, you are partially right.  I attended my first Town Hall meeting at the Spartanburg County Library that August.  I vividly remember one individual jokingly tell me “you are to young to be here, this is supposed to be for us old folks.”  Bob, this was the one when you were asked about military entitlements and you did not know what they were.  This was also the same meeting where you fought against an increase in the minimum wage (I’m proud of you on that one!) and the Hydrogen “H-Prize”.  What happened to that anyways?

In regards to the August 2009 meeting, I will share a few things that Congressman Bob Inglis told the crowd.  In an attempt to not be scurrilous, I will leave out my opinion.  Feel free to comment freely :)

  1. At one point in the evening, Inglis stated his biggest problem in the bill was the clause for abortion.
  2. Inglis stated “Any time government competes with the private sector, the private sector looses.”
  3. Congressman Inglis admitted on Monday August 3rd, 2009 that he had not read H.R. 3200.  Again on August 6th, he stated he had not read the bill yet.  Inglis did state that he would “skim through the sections that he did not agree with”.
    1. Someone in the crowd shouted “Skimming’s not good enough Bob!”
  4. Inglis stated that the people should quit listening to individuals who are inciting fear in the public…Glenn Beck
  5. Congressman Inglis defended President Obama in the turmoil concerning Professor Gates.  Claimed that Glenn Beck’s comments were “racist” but Obama’s response was not.
  6. Claimed TARP was working and the people were getting the money back with interest.
    1. Commentary – Inglis did not mention that Barney Frank and others wanted to use the returned TARP money for urban development.
      1. Politico TARP Money Article
      2. NASDAQ Article
  7. Congressman Inglis argued with one group over “What rights are you losing?”, as if to say they had not lost any.
  8. Inglis is o.k. with President Obama’s 40+ czars because George H.W. Bush had a few.
  9. Defended his vote to mandate CFL light bulbs.
  10. Accused Christina Jeffrey of inciting fear and harboring the peoples fear in her campaign.

And it appears people have had enough of the Congressman as well.  We have just been informed of a new website titled “Anybody But Bob” with a YouTube video highlighting some of his comments.

So, with my opinion aside, please, tell us what you think about the Congressman, his positions, and his performance last night.

Other References:
Inglis Faces Rowdy Crowd at Meeting – The Herald Journal

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  • Matt

    Well if my past comments are any indication on this blog then you already know I am not a fan of Congressman Inglis. Not just because I am a conservative but because I had studied his record and rhetoric over his second stint in Congress and there are many concerns. Much has been made about his acceptance of man-made global warming theory, support of a carbon tax, and his support of “comprehensive” immigration policy, but there are a whole host of other issues that should be remembered about Inglis. I’ll just name a few:

    Inglis was one of only 16 Republicans to vote against the 2007 troop surge in Iraq–read his floor statement given during this vote and you might think you are reading a Democrat’s talking points.

    Inglis is against drilling for oil domestically in ANWR.

    Inglis voted in committee a few years ago to allow federal courts to have jurisdiction over challenges to the Pledge of Alliegance–saying it is appropriate for a federal judge could entertain the idea of taking “under God” out of the Pledge.

    And one issue that hasn’t gotten nearly enough attention for some reason–Inglis is the leading Republican advocate for doing away with federally mandated minimum sentences for convicted federal drug criminals. This is a very anti-law and order position that he has taken largely under the radar.

    Basically this is how I see it: we live in one of the most conservative red districts in the country (an “R+15″ district for those who know political parlance). It would make sense for a voter here to think that we would have a reliably conservative voice and vote in the Congress, someone in the mold of a Mike Pence or a Michelle Bachmann. Basically someone who doesn’t feel the need to go out and publically criticize people for watching Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs.

    Like people used to say about McCain–Bob Inglis seems to have the most fun when he gets to go out and rip his own party or the conservatives in it.

  • Martin Jones

    Wow, I am so ashamed I voted for Bob. Hard to get good info while I’m on the road. (I’m an OTR Truck Driver). Thanks for keeping me informed. Voting for Bob Inglis is a mistake I will not repeat.

  • Milton Friedman

    After viewing the video from the town hall meeting, I am concerned for Bob’s mental well being. He does not seem to have full control of his faculties. Maybe it will do him good to come back home after his impending defeat.

  • Eric Swanson

    I am SO sick of Bob Inglis. If I were a member of the press I would focus on his earlier speeches when he was first elected. You guys remember… TERM LIMITS. So, why is ‘Brother Bob’ now going to run for a 4th term? I don’t like Bob because he did a ‘bait and switch’ to get my vote. And, I fell for it YEARS ago. You see, I know that US manufacturing has been hurt by free trade agreements. And, ‘Brother Bob’ promised us (during the previous election) that he would not vote for any more free trade agreements. Of course, then… along came CAFTA and one has to wonder why he voted for it. Isn’t it obvious that ‘Brother Bob’ can’t be trusted? None of us know what ‘Brother Bob’ believes until he actually casts his vote. And, for me, well… I’m just not going to take the risk of voting for someone who I don’t know or trust.

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