Think Progress does it again. This video depicts exactly why it is so important to allow cameras into town hall meetings, as opposed to what Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) tried to do. Documenting these conservative bots spewing their inane talking points is just about the only tool we have to expose them for who they are. Facts just don’t matter to them, and evasion is often their only real area of expertise.
As you can see, Rep. Dan Lungren nearly walked out of his own event. Why? Because he was challenged on the facts, and he didn’t have a meaningful response… or the facts on his side:
Lungren, who at one point threatened to leave the Carmichael town hall, said he doesn’t know of any economists who support raising taxes during a recession. Ironically, that same day the National Association for Business Economics released a study showing nearly three quarters of business economists stating they support raising revenues through taxes.