Previously, on the Daniel Webster Show, there was much strife and disarray. A standing room only crowd, a hint of violence seemed to be in the air and a quick getaway, was necessary by our rebuffed congressman. No discussion, no questions, no explanations. Nothing but the cutting of the ribbon for the local office, some bragging about his generosity, his humanity, and, he was done, fleeing for cover from the scary crowd.
Part 2, was much better. Seats for everyone, smaller crowd, and a very attentive audience. No signs allowed, however people in supportive tee shirts, are very much allowed. A clue to sign holders...put your sentiments on a tee shirt. You get to broadcast your views, if, you wear it.
This would be a "listening session". Mr. Webster took his seat at the head of the class, and, listened. He faced the audience and the mike was held by his assistant so that each person could have their say. He said, he would address all the issues at the end, after he was done, listening. I wondered how he would remember everything being said, but I figured he was like those excellent servers in restaurants that don't screw up your order.
Several people discussed having a one payer health care system, much like Medicare. Some discussed the environment, and the disregard this administration, has for it. People asked about his stance on Veterans. Public Education was brought up, more than once. (He believes in home schooling, so that would be a non-issue for him) The outrageous amount of campaign money donations, and our tax money being spent on the numerous weekends our president seems to require almost weekly for his trips to Mar-a-Lago.
Some were there just to kiss up. No other way to explain the gratitude felt for him for coming to hear his constituents speak. For them, no problems, no issues, just "Thank you so much for coming." Couldn't have been more humble if they knelt before him.
After those who wished to speak were heard, it was his turn to address all the issues brought up. I'll give him this. He is a seasoned politician. He deflected most of everything. He again told us how he donates his salary, gives much to charity, and is an all around good guy.
The highlight for some of us was when someone in the audience told him how pleased he was with how ethical and Christian the people now running our country are. Got a chuckle from many in the crowd. Others? They, nodded in agreement.
I was most impressed with the intelligent statements and questions from members in the audience, especially the several younger people there, who took off from work to participate.
He may be a nice man, but first and foremost, it was simply politics, as usual. Bland. Nothing to see here. Keep on moving.
Author - Sheila Jacobs
Sheila is from Brooklyn, NY. worked in advertising, is an entrepreneur, and retired from the Dept. of Education. She has one husband, 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 1 one dog. Coffee NOT tea is her beverage of choice.