Where do Bishop’s loyalties lie?

Published 2:42 pm Friday, August 28, 2009

I salute Congressman Bishop for coming to the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College and answering key constituent questions about President Obama’s health care plans.

In several responses Bishop went to great lengths to remind us that he was a Blue Dog Democrat, one of us, that he dutifully represented our views and that we elected him again and again to speak for us. At times he injected religion into the mix and reminded us of our responsibility to share with others.

A lady constituent commented to him that the Bible also says “If you don’t work, you don’t eat.” [Editor’s Note: 2 Thessalonians 3:10, KJV: “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.’”]

Email newsletter signup

As I listened intently, the reality hit me what Congressman Bishop was projecting to the audience. To be fair and balanced have we forgotten that Bishop was President Obama’s campaign chairman in Georgia! He had advance full knowledge of Obama’s intent to take us to a single-payer, government-controlled health care plan under his Chicago style of controlling over governing!

Congressman Bishop is not bound by how the majority of district voters think he should vote, only to vote what he thinks or feels is best for us. We can expect that Bishop will again be Obama’s Georgia campaign chairman in 2012 or at least some equally important role in Obama’s re-election campaign. For all practical purposes, our congressman is an important part of the 2012 Obama re-election campaign. It is fair to say that how Bishop votes on Obama health care legislation could also represent what is best for Bishop.

Now 2nd District voters are faced with a choice and must make a decision on what they believe. Do the voters believe Congressman Bishop will represent the majority of voters as he says or do they believe their own eyes and ears? You decide.

Guy BarberBainbridge, Ga.