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McHenry facing backlash for incivility, corruption
Patrick McHenry is facing a backlash in response to his rude treatment of consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren during yesterday's Congressional hearing. McHenry's Facebook page is being flooded with comments after at attempt at censorship backfired.
Coffee Party founder Annabel Park was among the first to post a polite message to McHenry's Facebook page, asking him to apologize. When that comment was deleted, Park suggested to members of the Coffee Party Facebook forum that they post comments of their own.
McHenry's Facebook page is now getting lit up by people hitting "like" just long enough to lambaste him with angry comments, wondering if his inability to maintain his composure during the hearing might have had something to do with the narrow interests of the corporate sponsors who put him in office. Comments are being posted so rapidly that they are getting pushed off McHenry's front page by subsequent comments within moments.
Tom Hutchins wrote, "I watched Elizabeth Warren clean your clock with intelligent and thoughtful answers to your angry attacks. In the end, after scoring no points against Ms. Warren and making yourself look like an ass, you chose to further attack her and call her a liar on national TV. You have no honor, decency on integrity."
Another commenter started a fan page called "Citizens Against Patrick McHenry" and returned to the page to post, "If you need to practice your apologizing skills may I suggest you apologize to Annabel Park for deleting her polite comment here as a warm up. Those 365,000 Coffee Party people are liable to find you to be impolite."
A few weeks ago, the Coffee Party launched a campaign to support Warren's nomination for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: www.CoffeePartyUSA.com/
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Coffee Party began when Annabel Park updated her Facebook status with a "rant" about divisive, inaccurate political rhetoric. Our goal is to use people power and new media to reign in corporate influence, and usher in a new era of participatory democracy.
Page Updated Last on: May 25, 2011