Originally posted by pavil
Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
What MIGHT be going on with town halls is that they invite people to them now. The people speaking in tongues have created a self-fulfilling prophesy
of being shut out.
There ought to be some way to have a Town Hall, even with people trying to disrupt it, and whine about it later.
Do any of you have any actual ideas how we can accommodate both the people discussing and those who are disrupting?
Excuse me, but what use is a town hall where you only gain admittance by being invited by the speaker??? The people that oppose healthcare reform as
presented by the Democrats are finding that even at the town halls, they aren't getting answers to their questions. Take a look even at Obama's
Town Hall, you mean to tell me that one "speaking in tongues" (nice, BTW) person couldn't manage to get in and get a question posed????
All the Congressman and Senators have to do is answer the questions with details, not the vague generalities that they seem to think answer the
And BTW they have started to try and limit the people coming to these townhalls. In Michigan, Congressman's offices are not telling people about the
town halls until the day of the meeting and denying that there is going to be one if you ask prior to that. Also they are getting the word out for
their townhalls using their email lists to insure a more friendly audience.
I got news for these Congressman, 2010 is just around the corner, the voters will remember how they acted and voted on the TARP, Stimulus, Cap and
Trade and Healthcare. They can't stop people from votiing.
>> People don't go to town halls to get informed. A Republican will lie to you and a Democrat will act like you didn't ask the question you thought
you just asked. If you want understanding -- then research the health care plan on the web.
Bush blatantly hand picked a bunch of Yes Men in ALL of his meetings. WE had thought we'd gone back to an open and honest system. But it's really
tempting for a politician to have a staged meeting, and since the bar has been lowered -- the easy excuse is that they are frightened of the
Senators are now ordering lots of private airplanes on the tax payer dime. They would like nothing more than to close the door to access and not have
to deal with the public -- it's a sure sign that when the manure hits the fan, those in power who have to deal with it switch to Central Air
>> These Wing Nuts just gave them an excuse -- and of course they are taking advantage of it. Not all. And Obama really isn't staging too many
meetings -- he is merely inviting in "blogger" journalists to actually ask pertinent questions. The Main Stream Media gave up their desire to INFORM
the public years ago -- so let's stop pretending that these Town Halls actually were an opportunity for a hard hitting press.
The simple fact is; all the crooks who've been ripping off our medical health care system (turning it into a sick care system), are paying big bucks
so that nothing will happen.
The Democrats who aren't just confused on the reform act, are getting money to be stupid. They took Single Payer off the table -- because GOOD MONEY,
paid for it to be taken off the table. So we have a compromise bill that is a stop gap, that doesn't HURT insurance companies but does take away some
of their power. There is confusion, because it's a mess of good intentions and compromises with crooks. I really don't care if it passes or not.
But the Republicans and bussed in fools do care, and are paid well (those that aren't there because they are just confused about directions to the
Golden Corral Buffet), to make sure nothing gets done. Don't try to tell me anyone is seriously fighting to keep the crappy system we have.... I
actually do have health care, and it's an expensive mess.
That's my problem with all the anti-Obama nonsense. These people are ridiculous and only HELPING to hide real issues with the administration like;
Why do we have the people who most likely engineered the banking collapse in 2008, in charge of repairing the damage?
Why have we not released "potential" bad guys from GitMo and given them their constitutional rights?
When are we going to get rid of electronic voting machines?
When are we going to prosecute crimes and treason of the former administration?
When are we going to deal with the fact that Iraq and Afghanistan should never have been invaded -- regardless of the merits of "winning" the
Acting like fools as an opposition and claiming "Obama is the devil" is going to let him get off the hook with all the rational people who MIGHT
have an honest criticism -- but won't while everyone is acting the fool.