Local Congressman Darrel Issa appears to be trying to capture the right-wing momentum sputtering here and there at town hall meetings across the nation. He all of a sudden announced that he, too, is holding a health care reform town hall meeting – this one is tonight in Vista.
The conservative politician will be trying to capture national attention, no doubt, by having a forum for his right-wing views and by giving right-wing extremists a platform from which to spew their hatred, racism, and ignorance.
The town hall meeting will be held at Rancho Buena Vista High School, at 1601 Longhorn Drive, to begin at 6:30pm.
Vista is so close to Escondido, home of the gun-totin’ modern day gunslingers who have received some local media attention by staging very small “rallies” of gun toters. Maybe they will show up. Then Vista and San Diego can have equal time showing off as wingnut centers.
Will the left show up? Too little notice, not enough motivation could very well lessen the progressives’ ranks at this town hall meeting. It will be interesting to compare the Susan Davis event held this past Saturday in Spring Valley with tonight’s circus. At that event on August 29th, progressives did out-number conservatives. But tonight is another story – north San Diego County is traditionally a strong hold for conservatism.
Rep. Darrell Issa said, quoted in Politico, that Republicans will be bringing back the heat from home. Arguing that a calm political environment favors the party in power, Issa vowed to create the opposite in September.
“If [the Democrats] give us lemons, we want to make very loud lemonade,” he said.