U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger is no stranger when it comes to getting HIS message out. However, if his constituents want to get a message out to him via a peaceful protest (in front of his office) - well, then his staffers are instructed to call the cops. And they just didn't do it once - they did it twice! Now that is what I call giving voters a Big Turn of the Screw!
You know, I can't tell you exactly how many robocalls we received during Adam Kinzinger's run for office, but, they numbered in the dozens. Yes - that was plural! Even after the election, Kinzinger's robocall's have continued to come so long as they are messages that HE and/or his Tea Party Co-Hort's are trying to push or distort upon us.
Don't get me wrong - I like the idea of using technology as a means to get these "conference call town hall meetings." That is - if they actually relate to issues in the elected officials' district. The 11th, for instance, has had a real problem when it comes to JOBS and people want to know what the Representative is doing about it. That is of major importance to us voters here. Unfortunately, though, all we get is the same old Tea Party Rhetoric that calls for regular folks to give up what they earned, while no effort is being made to go after the Big Tea Party Campaign Contribution Machine, a.k.a. Big Business who are somehow exempted from paying their fair share of taxes.
I have talked to Adam Kinzinger's staff, and I have sent multiple emails, warning the representative that the issue in our district is - J-O-B-S and that he needs to get on track with that as well as not fall for the idea that Americans want austerity programs. However, all I have gotten are the standard canned responses in return. I am sure that others have been treated the same way from what I have read. So it is no wonder that his constituents are angry!
But hey, it seems that Adam Kinzinger has forgotten what got him elected here in the first place. And he, of all people, should know that the 11th District is Independent! His predecessor, Debbie Halvorson, was dumped after one term in office and he could very well meet that same fate if he continues to ignore the wants and desires of his constituents.
Matter of fact, according to the The Times Weekly, Adam Kinzinger has failed to hold an " in-district" town hall meeting, or any other public forum for that matter, since the August Recess. This in spite of the fact that multiple requests were made by groups of unemployed workers for him to do so. So what other choice did these people really have have then? They protested - just as any other slighted constituency would do. The fact that Kinzinger's Staff decided to fetch the Joliet Police on them indicates a level of contempt that is unacceptable. Did they somehow forget that people actually had the Constitutional Right to Peacefully Protest?
Well, maybe the time has come for Adam Kinzinger to explain to us all exactly how he feels about the Little Guy and his Rights and Liberties. After all, I think we already know all about the Tea Party Caucus' ideals on wanting to protect Big Business. But what about us regular citizens? Although I think we already know the answer.
Oh Well - I guess this just the way it is with the TEA PARTY CAUCUS.
Look, if I have said it once, I've said it a hundred times by now. The Tea Party was hijacked by an extreme faction of the Republican Party and their only intent is to perpetuate the the class differences that is getting wider in America. Their idea of "shared sacrifice" is a nothing but a code word for "Stick it to the Middle Class." Big Business continues to be favored by this new breed of GOP, and I will tell you this - it is a dangerous path! Anyone buying the Tea Party Rhetoric will probably learn the hard way after it is too late to do anything about the damage they will create. It is all about austerity with them.
Believe me though, President Obama and his Administration hasn't exactly accomplished much either. They too have failed miserably. The biggest dilemma we face in 2012 is if no Moderate candidate emerges. Having to pick between the Tea Party Candidates and President Obama doesn't even come down to the lesser of two evils. But, sure as I am sitting here - the Tea Party AIN'T GOT IT if you want to protect all your rights and liberties!
Isn't that right Adam Kinzinger?