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Cause for Anger

A lot is being made of the town hall meetings held by Senators and Congressmen regarding health care, and the anger being expressed by many of the crowds. What the far left fails to realize is that they are causing much of this anger, not as much through their proposals, but by manner they treat people with differing opinions. This started during the presidential campaign when the left and a complicit media summed up McCain supporters as ‘down-scale’, angry, uneducated, hicks. The campaign is long over, personally I’ve been called worse, and would be completely willing to let this go if it weren’t for the fact that it is a tactic that is being put into use again against citizens who challenge the administration’s health care plans.

Now the left is again trumpetting any opposition as being ‘mob-like.’ An email sent from the Democratic Party calls out the “Anti-reform Mobs”, and tell the reader how scared these angry mobs are…

People are scared because they are being fed frightening lies. These crowds are being riled up by anti-reform lies being spread by industry front groups that invent smears to tarnish the President’s plan and scare voters. But as the President has repeatedly said, health insurance reform will create more health care choices for the American people, not reduce them. If you like your insurance or your doctor, you can keep them, and there is no “government takeover” in any part of any plan supported by the President or Congress.

First, this is insulting. People who don’t want government run health care, or this version of health reform are being characterized (like during the campaign) as simple-minded, reactionary, idiots. Second, the proof that these people are intellectually challenged is that “the President has repeatedly said,” that this is a good thing. So anyone who questions the President is clearly dim-witted (or forgot to drink their Kool-Aid). The great thing about this country isn’t the political parties, it’s the political debate. Talking down about those that disagree with you is nothing new in politics, but its being taken to a new level by either the administation or the administration/party operatives. People are angry, some are over-the-top inappropriately angry, but most are rightfully angry that they are not being heard and are being belittled for being thoughtful concerned citizens that are demanding a debate.

Finally, the Senators and represenentatives that are continuing to do town halls knowing that they may face a hostile reaction deserve kudos. I may not agree with their policy, but I appreciate their backbone, and that they are doing their job and listening to their constituents.

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