These goombah representatives and senators duck the town hall meetings. Advanced cluelessness. They do not see that the town hall is the exact antidote to what troubles the President’s health care takeover plans.
Explaining Town Hall Protests (John C. Goodman)
…there is no way the kind of spontaneous outpouring we’ve witnessed could be bought or organized by anyone.
Why are they so angry? The reasons are manifold, but the single biggest reason is the arrogance of our elected officials in Washington. Think about it. For the past seven months a small group of politicians has been meeting behind-closed-doors with powerful special interests to decide whether you will be able to keep your current insurance, where you will be directed to get new insurance and at what price, what fines you and your employer will have to pay if you don’t conform, and how they’re going to get your doctor to change the way he or she practices medicine. In the process, they never asked you what you thought about anything. If you are not mad about this, odds are you don’t understand the situation.
If they could work through the town hall meeting process, with as many town hall meetings as they can squeeze in, and stay late after each meeting to talk to every last voter that wants to, they would modulate a lot of the anger people feel. That is the way it goes on the street.But these guys are suits, not street-level activists.
They have that Moe Greene outlook: