Last week In Belgrade, Montana, people attended a town meeting prepared to actually listen to President Obama talk about health care reform in America.
Many watched and wondered to see if the debate on health care would turn into a circus sideshow like so many town meetings before. Over a 1,000 participants attended the town meeting wondering if it would happen again in Montana. Well, there were a few protesters but the citizens of Montana who were excited to hear what the President had to say far outnumbered the fringe groups.
On this occasion people with legitimate concerns and legitimate points to make were not overwhelmed by the wing nuts and screamers who take their marching orders from blowhard radio, right wing television, and the fringe Internet.
These idiots have attended town hall meetings more to be seen than heard, and think by creating chaos makes them great Americans. They have been convinced by others that we are dying to hear from them and the louder the better. People who think that if they get filmed making an ass of themselves on the local news, they have become stars of their own reality TV series.
The only true reality is the violent opposition isn't really about health care reform; it is about their opposition to President Obama in general. They can’t establish enough of an argument to beat the Harvard-educated President in an open debate from the White House, so they attack him on an issue where they see him as being vulnerable.
Now we have Sarah Palin getting involved as uninformed as ever making statements about so-called "death panels." With her involvement in the discussion, the debate has just become exponentially dumber. They disrupt what others came to educate themselves by screaming how they don’t want government health care programs as if the already established Medicare isn't one itself. These wild eyed, insane asylum red faced escapees, screaming about how Obama wants to kill Grandma. With the help of Sarah Palin comments, he has now become Jack Kevorkian. Someone who demonstrated on the national stage her lack of knowledge of anything of substance, is going to comment on something as complex as health care?!?!
The opposition could not win the fight in November when Obama and the Democratic Party totally dominated John McCain, Sarah Palin, and the whole Republican Party’s defeat with this one election, so they try to tear the President down on health care reform with lies and distortions. The Republican message now is, “He's a Socialist selling socialized medicine and he wants to kill Grandma.” This is their best argument? How sad.