My faith in humanity is restored.I wasn't trying to say she did. I apologize if it came out that way. I just meant if someone is rambling endlessly without coming to a point or a question or is just making a fool of themselves with bizzaro accusations, I have no problem with them being shouted down.
I was at a townhall for Obama in '07 and we had two numbskulls get up and start. One rambled on endlessly about his fight with to get his social security check and the other was just flat out insane talking about aliens and some other whacked out stuff. Thankfully both times Obama cut them short, answered them as diplomatically as possible, and moved on to people who were not utterly insane.
I don't want to hear an indepth personal sob story. The clip I saw the woman didn't seem anywhere near arriving at a point or a question. When I come to townhall I want to hear people ask questions and voice concerns and then have those questions answered and concerns addressed. I don't want to hear a detailed account everyone's personal tale of woe. She could've simply said, "I have numerous health issues that have put me in a serious financial bind ..." and then moved on to whatever her question was going to be. People's time is valuable and being concise is a lost art to far too many people.
That said, if the clip is all she said and there is no , then the crowd jumped on her a too early. She was getting to the point where my inner monologue was saying "get to the point" but I also know I can be impatient with folks and certainly wouldn't have jumped up and yelled that out loud. Shouting someone down should be reserved for people who are excrutiatiningly idiotic and refuse to shut up. Townhall meetings and meetings in general are only productive if people can be civil.
I must say though, that she seemed to fishing for sympathy for her situation, which I find annoying as hell. I can be very sympathetic, but the minute I sense someone is actively trying to get my sympathy, they won't get a drop from me. I just find manipulative and annoying.