“Are you a princess or a representative?”

So asked a constituent of Democrat Socialist Carol Shea-Porter (NH) in response to the “ticketed lottery system” of “randomly selected numbers” (which the Politico hailed as “an effort to accommodate questions from the raucous crowds,” no bias there, or in the sancitmonious headline: Spring forecast: Incivility with a chance of rage) 

For her part, at back-to-back town hall meetings in Bedford and Merrimack, Shea-Porter faced consistent boos, heckles and catcalls after almost every point she rattled off in defense of her vote. 

Welcome to reality, Shea-Porter: when you vote against the will of the people, your actions have consequences.

Another NH Democrat Socialist, Paul Hodes, got a taste of the “incivility,” too:

At a senior center in Manchester Wednesday, one woman turned away when Hodes offered his outstretched hand for an introduction.

 “I don’t want to shake your hand. You voted for health care, so just go,” snapped Carmen Guimond, as she refocused on her lunch of roast beef and mashed potatoes and waved him on.

 When Hodes decided to stay at the table and launch a defense of what’s considered to be one of the more popular provisions of the law — closing the “donut hole,” a gap in prescription drug coverage for Medicare recipients — she challenged whether he had read the entire bill and dismissed his explanation.

 “Two hundred and forty dollars in the first year. That’s all it is,” she said, referring to the initial subsidy. “That’s not much.”

 “And over time, by 2020, it closes the donut hole,” Hodes explained.

 “We’ll all be dead by then,” she deadpanned.

Smart cookie: she knows a swindle when she sees it.

Like Another Black Conservative, I eagerly await warmer weather:

If these two reps in a liberal area like New Hampshire are feeling the heat, you can just imagine what the blue dogs will have to endure. I cannot wait to see the town halls during summer recess

Another reason for Democrat Socialists to worry: 40% of Tea Partiers are … not Republicans (13% Democrat!).   

Myth-buster #2: We’re not racist.  Ed Morrisey writes:

Gallup’s demos of the Tea Party look very close to that of the overall American demos on ethnicity.  Whites make up 79% of the Tea Party and 75% of the population; blacks, 6% of the Tea Party and 11% of the population; and “other” in the Tea Party exactly matches the general population at 15%.

Long-range forecast: “incivility” and “rage” leading to a massive electoral shift.

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