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Sep 04 2009

More Indiana Fail: Rep Baron Hill

Baron Hill (D) is the US Representative for the 9th district of Indiana (south eastern Indiana). He recently had a town hall meeting on the health care debates, and someone recorded this troubling clip:

Hill, do we have to remind you what the definition of Representative is? You are a public servant elected by the people, not a dictator. You don’t get to do whatever you want. It’s not your town hall meeting, it’s our town hall meeting. We most certainly will tell you how to run your congressional office because you’re supposed to freaking listen to us! That is your job.

At least he was right about one thing: videos end up on YouTube and put him in a compromising position…because he was being a jackass and deserves to be in that position. Maybe instead of censoring everything, you should think before you speak, Representative.

(Thanks to Shawn for the news tip)

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  1. 1
    Veritas

    I can't watch it till I get home, but…a lot of representatives are like this, on both side of the aisle. I wish I knew why.

    Oh, that's right. Megalomania.

  2. 2
    Veritas

    I can’t watch it till I get home, but…a lot of representatives are like this, on both side of the aisle. I wish I knew why.Oh, that’s right. Megalomania.

  3. 3
    Brittany

    Baron Hill once came to my high school (I grew up in south east Indiana) to talk to the students about education. I asked a question about why Indiana schools were having so much budget cutting, and why Indiana is so poor, and he pretty much wrote it off as I didn't know what I was talking about because I was just a teenager.

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    Brittany

    Baron Hill once came to my high school (I grew up in south east Indiana) to talk to the students about education. I asked a question about why Indiana schools were having so much budget cutting, and why Indiana is so poor, and he pretty much wrote it off as I didn’t know what I was talking about because I was just a teenager.

  5. 5
    Mike Brownstein

    The answer Hill gave sucked…but if I was a representative or senator and saw what has been going on at other town hall meetings about healthcare, I'd do the same as far as not allowing videos. They all end up on Fox News and he doesn't want Hannity or O'Reilly calling him a Socialist, because he's in a state where they are considered "authorities"

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    Mike Brownstein

    The answer Hill gave sucked…but if I was a representative or senator and saw what has been going on at other town hall meetings about healthcare, I’d do the same as far as not allowing videos. They all end up on Fox News and he doesn’t want Hannity or O’Reilly calling him a Socialist, because he’s in a state where they are considered “authorities”

  7. 7
    Jen

    Yeah Mike, but he could have said just that and provided a valid reason. Instead he went on a power trip that was completely uneccessary.

  8. 8
    Jen

    Yeah Mike, but he could have said just that and provided a valid reason. Instead he went on a power trip that was completely uneccessary.

  9. 9
    Joé McKen

    "Usually they end up on YouTube in a compromising position …"

    You mean, like it just did?

  10. 10
    Joé McKen

    “Usually they end up on YouTube in a compromising position …”You mean, like it just did?

  11. 11
    Jeremiah

    Hahaha, what an idiot. I have yet to see an intellectually respectable republican representative.

  12. 12
    Jeremiah

    Hahaha, what an idiot. I have yet to see an intellectually respectable republican representative.

  13. 13
    Joé McKen

    @Jeremiah: Actually … he's a Democrat … =(

  14. 14
    Joé McKen

    @Jeremiah: Actually … he’s a Democrat … =(

  15. 15
    Jeremiah

    Oh wow, that's an epic fail, both on his part and mine.

  16. 16
    Jeremiah

    Oh wow, that’s an epic fail, both on his part and mine.

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    Anonymous

    SAW THIS ON FOXNEWS IN FLORIDA!!

    WAY TO GO REP HILL, FIND YOU A LOBBYING JOB AFTER 2010.

    KNOW THESE INFORMED VOTERS CAN'T WAIT TO VOTE YOU OUT OF OFFICE!!

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    Anonymous

    SAW THIS ON FOXNEWS IN FLORIDA!!WAY TO GO REP HILL, FIND YOU A LOBBYING JOB AFTER 2010. KNOW THESE INFORMED VOTERS CAN’T WAIT TO VOTE YOU OUT OF OFFICE!!

  19. 19
    Just Some Guy

    Fire him.

    As a matter of fact, every single word uttered by an elected official in official context is public property. Dumbass.

    Someone needs to bring a suit.

  20. 20
    Just Some Guy

    Fire him.As a matter of fact, every single word uttered by an elected official in official context is public property. Dumbass.Someone needs to bring a suit.

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