Remember in ‘09 when (sometimes armed) mobs of teabaggers -on cue-, commandeered town hall meetings and undemocratically shouted down Congressfolk with whom they disgreed?
Of course you do.
Well, this year, many Republicans/teabaggers/cowards, fearful of having to answer to their constituents for fucking up so badly in so short a time, have gone to lengths to insulate themselves from voters rather than answer to them:
All across the country, Republican members of Congress have done their best to duck their critics this August, traditionally the month when town halls can become heated and policy agendas shifted. But with congressional and Republican approval ratings way, way down, it seems the GOP is preoccupied with quieting those who might criticize them over facing the music back home.
Probably they remember their Uzi-toting constituents threatening the Blood of Tyrants.