From The Canton Daily Ledger account of Bobby Schilling’s town hall in Canton on Friday:
“Schilling also decried what he called ‘fear tactics’ about the Medicare system, noting special interest groups had tied up his phone system for three days, preventing people who needed help from getting through.”
From this report it is unclear if the phone barrage came before or after the vote on the Ryan budget, but either way, I don’t see how it helps their cause.
If it was before the vote, that might have some weight, but the fact that Schilling’s phone lines were tied up for three straight days makes me think this tactic probably only aggravated him, rather than pulled him to their side.
If the barrage came after the vote, what the heck was the point? He couldn’t exactly take back his vote, even if he wanted to.
Usually these leftwing groups are very proficient at disruptive tactics, but I don’t get what they hoped to accomplish with this bit of overkill.