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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    If they were truly being disruptive, cops would be handing out citations for disturbing the peace. Angry citizens are going to shout. The way to avoid that is for their representatives to not make them angry in the first place.

    Town Halls never strictly adhere to Robert's Rules of Order. It's rather pathetic that the only response the Anti-Republicans have to the ad hoc anger of citizens is to complain about being the focal point of that anger.

    People are pissed. The Anti-Republicans need to take two steps back and ask themselves why that is.
    It is entirely possible to be disruptive without breaking any laws.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is entirely possible to be disruptive without breaking any laws.
    Translation: Anti-Republicans dish it out but can't take it. Must suck for those Congressmen to see the tables turned on them that way.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Translation: Anti-Republicans dish it out but can't take it. Must suck for those Congressmen to see the tables turned on them that way.
    Keep up the hyperpartisan attacking. I enjoy watching you marginalize yourself.

    The actual translation is that, no matter who you are, if you try and disrupt an informative meeting, you are an ass, but not necessarily a criminal.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Not sure what the representative's problem is. Teachers put up with disruptive cr*p all day, every day, and they manage to keep their cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You guys are weird.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    The video of the incident is here:11Alive.com | Atlanta, GA | Video

    I don't think anyone was out line. The comments he made were directed at the group rather than the doctor and he seemed pissed that he got a health care reform question when they asked for questions on the topic at hand, a road project, he then told all the health care meeting was on another date in another place and gave information for the meeting.

    Make no mistake, the congressmen who will presumably be voting for the bill when it comes up know they are under attack by powerful interests do not be surprised when they act defensively or get upset when someone hands them a loaded question.

    The doctor in the video was very confrontational from the get go. Maybe he had a valid question but he chose the wrong venue and the wrong tone to ask it.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    If they were truly being disruptive, cops would be handing out citations for disturbing the peace. Angry citizens are going to shout. The way to avoid that is for their representatives to not make them angry in the first place.

    Town Halls never strictly adhere to Robert's Rules of Order. It's rather pathetic that the only response the Anti-Republicans have to the ad hoc anger of citizens is to complain about being the focal point of that anger.

    People are pissed. The Anti-Republicans need to take two steps back and ask themselves why that is.
    Some people are missed. We can even say that many people are pissed, or even that the current majority is as well. But there is a great many who are not, and they, too, are attending these meetings. Are those individuals who support the Democratic health care reform policy simply supposed to sit there and listen to the angry rants of those who oppose it? No, I don't think so. They, too, deserve to hear what their representatives have to say. And if they support Obama's health care reform, then they should be able to say so, or ask the questions that they want to ask without having their representive shouted down by an unruly mob.

    I'm not hearing a lot of focus on those people. Instead, we seem to be focusing on those who oppose Obama and the Dems at the town hall meetings, and claiming how wrong it is that they are being shuffled out of the area whenever they're so unruly as to totally disrupt the meeting where nothing more gets presented. It's great that they are so passionate and all, but I disagree with what they are saying. Many other Americans do, too.

    Now, regarding this particular town hall meeting, i'd say the representative overreacted. The doctor had a legitimate question, and I didn't hear a large section of the crowd ranting against the representative, so I think his reaction was over the top.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by angrycarpenter View Post
    The doctor in the video was very confrontational from the get go. Maybe he had a valid question but he chose the wrong venue and the wrong tone to ask it.
    Wrong venue? Wrong tone?

    So people can only ask questions when it suits the Congressman?

    Elected officials are public servants. They do as we tell them. We do not wait on their pleasure, they wait on ours.

    EVERY venue is appropriate for the public to ask Congress questions on every topic. If unRepresentative Scott has a problem with that, he needs to find himself a new job.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by angrycarpenter View Post
    The video of the incident is here:11Alive.com | Atlanta, GA | Video

    I don't think anyone was out line. The comments he made were directed at the group rather than the doctor and he seemed pissed that he got a health care reform question when they asked for questions on the topic at hand, a road project, he then told all the health care meeting was on another date in another place and gave information for the meeting.

    Make no mistake, the congressmen who will presumably be voting for the bill when it comes up know they are under attack by powerful interests do not be surprised when they act defensively or get upset when someone hands them a loaded question.

    The doctor in the video was very confrontational from the get go. Maybe he had a valid question but he chose the wrong venue and the wrong tone to ask it.
    After watching the whole video, I retract my earlier comments. Rep Scott was patient with the health care question's, answered despite it not being the topic for the town hall, and informed people when the two health care town halls where scheduled. He was surprisingly patient with some one who was hijacking a meeting with voters on an entirely different topic.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care - The Back Story - Washington Times



    The Anti-Republicans are irritated at voters for asking questions. Probably because they don't have any good answers.
    I'm not anti-Republican, I'm just anti-idiot. And anyone who shows up at a Town Hall type meeting to deliberately disrupt the DISCUSSION is an idiot and an asshole.

    How many versions of the same story are you going to post, Celtic?

    Yeah, we get it, a lot of assholes are trying to rattle folks by going to Town Hall meeting and being loud and obnoxious.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    I'd also like to point out, that all you see from these various town hall meetings, is a 2 minute clip of a disruption taking place. What you don't see, is the other 1 or 2 hours of the meeting where those pissed off people haven't disrupted anything, and allowed their Representative to present their point of view and discuss local business.

    Take a look at some of the videos of how the left conducts itself at various speaking events, where they don't agree with the person speaking, and you will see quite a different approach. They very often don't allow the person to even speak at all.

    Whether organized or not, the people showing up at these town hall meetings are pissed off and have legitimate concerns. It's obvious from the videos we've seen the past week, that they aren't there to shut down opposing views, but to make sure theirs are heard.

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