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    Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care - The Back Story - Washington Times

    Tensions are running so high at town hall meetings that Rep. David Scott, a Georgia Democrat, yelled at a local doctor concerned about health care after mistaking him for an "astroturf" political operative looking for a fight.

    Mr. Scott became visibly agitated when one of his constituents, a practicing doctor, asked a few questions about health care reform during a town hall meeting. The meeting was held to discuss a road project, but was opened up for questions near the end. That's when Dr. Brian Hill stood up to speak.
    The Anti-Republicans are irritated at voters for asking questions. Probably because they don't have any good answers.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

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    The Anti-Republicans are irritated at voters for asking questions. Probably because they don't have any good answers.
    Noooooo. Nice spin, but not quite true. It's not the questions(hence why there are all these town hall type meetings), but how some of the people asking the questions are asking them. This does not excuse Rep. Scott's actions, but does explain them to a bit.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Noooooo. Nice spin, but not quite true. It's not the questions(hence why there are all these town hall type meetings), but how some of the people asking the questions are asking them. This does not excuse Rep. Scott's actions, but does explain them to a bit.
    How were they being asked?


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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    How were they being asked?
    Dr. Hill asked Mr. Scott why he was going to vote for a health care plan similar to that implemented in Massachusetts "that is shown not to work" and if he supported a government-provided health care insurance option.
    Real confrontational and rude, don't you think?

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Wasn't the doc a dem?

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    How were they being asked?
    There are some video's around of the disruptive efforts some groups are suing at these town halls. I don't think this was the case in this instance, I think Rep. Scott jumped to a wrong conclusion, but if you see some of the shouting battles that have gone on, you can understand at least why he might make that mistake.

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Dr. Hill asked Mr. Scott why he was going to vote for a health care plan similar to that implemented in Massachusetts "that is shown not to work" and if he supported a government-provided health care insurance option.
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    Real confrontational and rude, don't you think?
    Well that is awfully polite.
    Did not deserve a yell


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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There are some video's around of the disruptive efforts some groups are suing at these town halls. I don't think this was the case in this instance, I think Rep. Scott jumped to a wrong conclusion, but if you see some of the shouting battles that have gone on, you can understand at least why he might make that mistake.
    I really can't understand how that question could be interpreted in any other way.

    And no i haven't seen the videos of the town halls, are they that bad?


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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Noooooo. Nice spin, but not quite true. It's not the questions(hence why there are all these town hall type meetings), but how some of the people asking the questions are asking them. This does not excuse Rep. Scott's actions, but does explain them to a bit.
    So it's ok for the Anti-Republicans to get huffy and angry with constituents who ask awkward questions the Anti-Republicans would rather not answer, but it's not ok for constituents to get angry at the Anti-Republicans for failing to represent constituent interests and desires? Err....no. There is no excuse for Congressmen snarling at questions just because they don't like the questions--bad form, bad manners, bad politics.

    Congressmen who fail to pay attention to their constituents merit all the ass-chewing they get and then some. The Anti-Republicans are just pissed that voters won't take them at their word that all the pie-in-the-sky promises that Dear Leader made about health care really will come true, and that no one need fret about the details buried in those thousand pages.

    And why should voters do such a silly thing? The Anti-Republicans have already admitted they haven't read it. They only plan on voting on it. Reading it and understanding it....well, the Anti-Republicans have people for that (just not "We the People", it seems).

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    Re: Georgia Democrat yells at local doctor over health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There are some video's around of the disruptive efforts some groups are suing at these town halls. I don't think this was the case in this instance, I think Rep. Scott jumped to a wrong conclusion, but if you see some of the shouting battles that have gone on, you can understand at least why he might make that mistake.
    You know, I've never gotten angry because of reports of someone shouting at someone else....I usually keep my ire contained until someone starts shouting at me.

    unRepresentative Scott blew up over a tough question because he doesn't have a good answer. He blew up because he figured (wrongly) that he could spin it by redirecting the topic into how questioners "disrupt" town halls.

    unRepresentative Scott should have come to the town hall meeting more prepared. Instead he chose to emulate Dear Leader and not do his homework. The result: bad form, bad manners, bad politics. Seems to be the standard for the Anti-Republicans these days.

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