Rowdy protesters overrun health care meetings
Original post made by Stacey on Aug 5, 2009
"More than 500 people packed a Napa town hall hosted this week by Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, some shouting down panelists by yelling "This is America!" and "What's wrong with profit?""
"On Wednesday, an editorial in the Napa Valley Register - which endorsed Republican Sen. John McCain for president last fall - opined, "The display (at Thompson's town hall Monday) was unwelcome - and UNSUCCESSFUL IF IT WAS MEANT TO MOVE HEALTH CARE REFORM SUPPORTERS TOWARD CONSIDERING THE CONCERNS OF THE CRITICS. Several callers to the Register on Tuesday reported they were repulsed by the aggressive tactics of some members of the crowd.""
Capital letters are my own emphasis. This is the point exactly. There are legitimate concerns and all that is being accomplished is shutting the door on honest discussion.