At the Obama Town Hall yesterday, we had a great deal of fun with our pals in the media by asking if they had to sign a loyalty oath to the president, as attendees to Bush/Cheney events had to for “town halls” conducted by the previous administration.Â And Matt Cunningham had a post in Red County chatting about some creepy Obama loyalty oath I’ve never heard of (Matt’s word, “creepy”…)
The Register’s Alan Bock continues to carry water for the Republicans by saying no such oath was required.Â Alan writes on the Orange Punch blog:
“(Liberals wanted me to note that nobody had to sign a loyalty oath to get in, but of course Bush didnâ€™t require that either, though he (or his people) often pre-selected audiences, friendly questioners and those sitting close.)”
I’ve been reading about these loyalty oaths for years.Â A little research, Alan…maybe a correction is warranted. But let’s be honest, you guys won’t correct an item like that because some Republican in the crowd yesterday told you that the GOP didn’t have loyalty oaths and that’s always good enough.Â To save some time, here’s some of the stories easily found that deal with Republican loyalty oaths.
I could go on.
The there are these stories about people being removed from Bush rallies for opposing policies on the war.
I don’t believe anyone was removed from the Town Hall yesterday due to the work of the Obama administration or the Democratic Party.