Thursday, August 06, 2009

Organizing an Angry Mob?

You have to love this new ad sponsored by the DNC. Yes, they're saying that the Republican party is organizing "angry mobs" of citizens to disrupt town hall meetings and otherwise try and stop the "change" that "the American people"
voted for "overwhelmingly" in November.

This type of advertising, together with the request on the White House website to forward emails which seem "fishy" regarding Health Care reform to the White House seems to me to be a bit of a throwback to the Nixon administration.

Perhaps the people who are "angry mobs" at the townhall meeting are simply seeking to exercise their first amendment right of free speech in order to express political discontent.

Perhaps a better way of addressing all of the so-called "misinformation" which "travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation" (i.e. through speech of private citizens) would be to have a clear and concise website which explains EXACTLY what the health care reform plan is, how it will work and what its benefits are.

Hey, maybe we could also do this too: maybe instead of spending billions of dollars in the Cash For Clunkers program (just to take cars off of the road and destroy them-- rather than repurpose or recycle them) maybe we could use some of that money to create jobs. For instance, folks who are on unemployment could work in 311-style phone banks with scripts that describe and explain health care reform and the White House's website could direct citizens with questions to call a 1-800 number to get answers.

But that's just a suggestion. I wonder if this sort of suggestion would put me in that whole "angry mob" category?

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