Congressman Patrick McHenry stomps on health care bill

In a great letter to the editor this week, Gary Lichter recounted his feelings at the actions of Congressman Patrick McHenry at a health care town hall in Morganton:

You stated that you respect the right to disagree and yet your presentation was totally disrespectful of the health-care bill. You dropped it to the floor as if it was a piece of garbage and then you stood on it. You were disrespectful of its basic attempt to fix one of this country’s major problems. How can you ask for respect when you do not give respect?

Well, I guess we can at least be happy he didn’t shout out anything embarassing during the President’s speech…


  1. Adam Linker

    September 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    To be fair, McHenry was probably standing on the bill so that he could see over the podium.

  2. Joel

    September 11, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    while he did not shout out during the President’s talk, he walked out early!!!

  3. IBXer

    September 14, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    You are comparing a person treating another person with respect to a person treating some pieces of paper with respect…

    No wonder the American people are turning on the left. You guys can’t tell the difference between living breathing people and a pile of statistics, calculations, and jargon.

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