Video is from a post on boingboing. Click here to read the original post.
Who could have predicted that Al Franken could discuss the issues with such a rationed tone? I’m not sure I’d classify the crowd as “angry mob”, but the blonde woman and blue shirt guy are clearly ready to bring some rhetoric and when they try, Franken calmly acknowledges their questions and tries to respond.
The emotions are high around this topic, but we need to do something about it. I know I’m not helping by calling the GOP crazy, but until we see similar videos from Republicans, I’m holding firm on the crazy assessment. Minority parties are invited to the table. Their are Republican bits and pieces in HR 3200. I believe that if the GOP really wanted to make change, they’d play ball. It appears the GOP only wants to have more rabid, inaccurate talking points.
Has someone out there seen videos of pro-reform Republicans talking calmly about healthcare reform? I’d love to see them. Please share in the comments.