I also attended U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s April 24 town hall meeting. A recent letter writer has some valid points, but the problem is that Barr seems to already have his mind made up. If the entire audience was quiet and holding up “disagree” signs, I don’t think that would have changed his opinion one bit. It is a shame with his recent vote on health care that he said “he was voting what his constituents wanted.” Judging by that April 24 crowd, I fail to see how he could get that idea.
He isn’t listening. If our kids don’t listen to us, don’t we tend to yell louder at them, too? It may not be right, but it is a typical result as we become frustrated.
I also have received surveys from Barr’s office that are pre-loaded with the answer he wants. His typical questions start out with something like “Tell me how Obamacare has adversely affected you” but doesn’t ask about how it may benefit the constituent. It appears that he is soliciting only answers that support his position. If we write letters to his office, we get canned responses, repeating his opinion.
What does it take to get Barr to listen?