August 8th, 2009
06:00 PM ET
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Nobama

    The people speak and the administration attacks them. Unprecedented for America, sounds more like something out of Nazi Germany or Communist China. Now the Fascist Obama is calling in his union goon squad to rough up his American citizens and intimidate them so he can get his policies rammed through. Time to impeach this Dictator.

    August 8, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  2. Paul Polinski

    It is one thing to express your views on this subject but it is another thing to let emotions govern intelligent inputs. It would benefit all of us if we could get a simplified honest version of what is being proposed and then proceed to get inputs from an informed public.

    August 8, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  3. gg

    Civilization!!!!! I meant we talking about third countries world....that's so funny should happen in the first world "North America"

    August 8, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  4. nea-nea

    This is not getting anywhere! But i do believe Health Care will be Reformed because there is too many people that need it and why are the Republicans so much in a uproar over something that will only help many people Oh! i know they want to break the President.

    August 8, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. gumbii

    Bev, they arent doing anything wrong. Disagreeing with the president and being loud and obnoxious isnt illegal. Ironically it has been a key part of the DNC play book for the past 8 years. I find it hilarious that they get their panties in a knot now that its being used against them.

    August 8, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  6. Neutralizer

    I'm suppose to go to Town Hall Meeting today, but our US Representative decide to cancel it, his constituents, majority are Democraps are ticked off. They're against socialized medicine, some of my buddies (all democrats) already said ANY union members or ACORN try to muscle them during Town Hall meeting, they'd be in for some hurting. These guys are bikers, they don't like what happen to other states watching protestors getting beat up by SEIU members.

    August 8, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  7. Zion

    I am going to attempt to organize young people from both sides of the isles to try to teach adults how to behave like....adults when discussing a controversial bill. I want our meeting to gain attention because I am tired of older people screaming like children and calling it freedom of speech.

    August 8, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. gg

    I think that's DISORDERLY CONDUCT with the Congresswoman!! those people should be handcaff and throw them in jail.

    August 8, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. The GOP is scary

    People associated witht the GOP are issuing death threats to congresspeople. People don't feel safe taking their children to town hall meetings because of the shouters obstructing free speech and an exchange of ideas and questions. Shouting down free speech is brown shirt. When was the last time a liberal went on a shooting spree to kill Americans? (Philadelphia, Kentucky church, Tiller) Why is the GOP turning into an intimidating fascist party? Why does the GOP want me to get hijacked by insurance companies? Seems more like they want me to die. Scary.

    August 8, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. d-mac

    those townspeople need to stop acting like little children and act like adults. If I were the one speaking about the healthcare, and they get loud with me, I would have thank them and left the room because you don't need to be disrespected for something you are trying to help people explain. Those comments would have to wait till after the meeting. There are no minority groups at these meetings which makes me wonder if this a Republican GOP doing? Probably so. It is full of old white people.

    August 8, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. Lynne

    This tactic reminds me more of the era of McCarthy...when the tag of "comminist" was used for anyone who disagreed. It kept people from speaking up as evident when concerned, thoughtful people are afraid to go to a town hall meeting for fear of violence.

    My question is to the socalled Republican leaders. Their silence is deafening as they are petrified that to speak up will be met with the wrath of their base who have shown they will protest anything and the fear that the rest of the country will turn against them when vilence will break out.

    What has filled their role is Limbaugh, Beck and Palin who are indeed "rodeo clowns" with absolutely nothing to offer America except fear, hate and sound bites.

    They have shown they are spineless and have no interest in anything than power and their own cushy jobs. The difficulty is that if they are able to regain power they too will be unable to govern due to the hatred and division they have caused in the country.

    August 8, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  12. DL

    What people are missing is that MANY of these 'protests' are led by organizations started by insurance representatives (which boils down to paid lobbyists pretending to be outraged citizens). There should be a debate, but allowing the same 25% to force what they want on the rest of us is just wrong. Naturally they don't want change, they are the ones continuously profiting.

    Do your OWN research, look at OTHER health care systems, a great example is Denmark (ranked highest in the world). Then look at ours. The system here has been broken for millions of Americans and the problem is only going to get worse. So you deal with it now, or you wait til it collapses and nobody has coverage, at the current rate, our entire medical system will implode within 10 years. Educate yourself and stop believing the lies.

    August 8, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  13. Chris

    Yes, let's have a good healthcare plan for ....... those people who are either militarily disabled with a true disablement, retired, temporaily unemployed, or gainfully employed. We can afford this by ...... eliminating welfare, food stamps, and keeping illegal aliens and those who expect lifelong healthcare and the previously mentioned welfare and food stamps without making any effort to get off the governmental 'gravy' train. There's enough money there to help make this healthcare plan work for everyone else.

    August 8, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  14. alvino

    I know that if I was a right wing nut, after driving the party to a 20% approval rating, I would act like an idiot thug too. Just kidding.

    August 8, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. BJC

    These town hall meeting may have been loud but they didn't turn violent until the President called out his thugs ACORN and the Unions. I guess Obama's tactics of trying to scream racism against a white cop didn't work to start a war so he had to go to plan B.

    August 8, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. nick

    When insurance companies can afford to hold sales meetings in 5-star hotels with opulent appendages and at "high-profile" locations paying for air fare etc, etc..r and above this, they are the ones who say who you should go to: Oh! K, you can see whomever you want but the penalty for doing so is high but you can... and let not forget tat they are the ones who second guess your doctor saying that a cheaper procedure will suffice inlieu of the one he wants to use to fill your needs... get real, the "heavy" is not Obama but your insurance company: if they didn't make a killing on it they be after the government to take it over but they do make a huge profit each and every day.

    August 8, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  17. BJC

    These town hall meeting may have been loud but they didn't turn violent until the President called out his thugs ACORN and the Unions.
    I guess Obama's tactics of trying to scream racism against a white cop didn't work to start a war so he had to go to plan B.

    August 8, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. Republicans are the American Taliban

    The Taliban will use any method to force it's will on us!! Reminds you of the Teabag parties and anti abortion thugs doesn't it??

    August 8, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  19. gg

    I think those people need some adult learning classes (ALC).

    August 8, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  20. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Let Sarah Palin come and speak so the crowd can yell " kill him "!!

    August 8, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. Lilarose in Bandon, Oregon

    Town hall meetings are generally a waste of time.

    No one should be allowed in a town hall meeting about health care reform until they have taken a written test to prove they have read all aspects of the reforms.

    I don't think there are any documents to read yet. Nothing concrete.

    If they are seniors, they need to just shut up OR cancel their Medicare.

    BTW, isn't Medicare a government-run social program?????

    My kids in Australia love their family medicare. And I love my medicare.

    August 8, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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