Friday, August 14, 2009
A Short, But Important Entry
My Republican congressman, Spencer Bachus, will beholding a Health Care Town Forum on Monday night, 17 August. I will be in attendance to counter-balance the loonies and the well-meaning conservatives. Unsurprisingly, the town hall will be held in a very affluent part of town, meaning that the people who turn out will be predominately well-heeled and good, solid, reliable GOP voters. Certainly the poor and the low-income residents should have absolutely no say in their matters, because we all know this doesn't apply to them one bit. Hence another reason I intend to show up for the event. I already know what I'm going to ask and I already know what I plan to bring up to make my point.
My only real fear is that there will be so many people who wish to talk that they will end up restricting slots to those who draw a certain lottery number or will adopt some other method of regulating the right to speak to the lucky alone. I will, of course, blog about the experience and my observations of said experience the next day. I don't really expect to encounter many gun-totin' crazies but I do expect to see a frustrating number of Republicans spouting distortions, rumors, and ancient talking points. And I also expect to hear the same ideological points of view that I have never agreed with and wish I could change.