sen. rob portman (R-OH) is a key figure in the Senate republican health care legislation, now being drafted in secret. He has so far refused to have any face-to-face town hall meeting with his constituents over any issues. He may very well vote on a massive health care bill with NO public hearings. When it comes to democratic processes, how low are you willing to go, Sen. Portman? When Obamacare was passed there were many public hearings stretching out over a year and the Democrats accepted more than 160 republican amendments to the bill. Back then, the Republicans considered this an outrage, an apparent shortage of democracy. Now, congressional Republicans want bills to pass in the House and Senate in a small fraction of that time, with NO public hearings, and NO Democratic amendments even considered. The hypocrisy is palpable. Sen. Robert Portman, refuse to vote on any health care bill that does not have public hearings. Sen. Robert Portman, refuse to vote on any health care bill that does not have a full CBO score indicating the health and budget effects. Sen. Robert Portman, refuse to vote on any health care bill that doesn't improve the overall health of Americans.
Below are two posters graphically depicting Sen. Portman as missing in action. I gave these posters to his staff with the stipulation that as long as there is not parity of democracy among his constituents there will be parody. Please feel free to share or print out these posters.