Monday, August 10, 2009
Look, let's just be honest about it. Disagreeing with our young President is un-American. And if you're un-American, you should be reported to USAsnitchdoodle.gov or whatever they call it. I admit, I'm still getting used to the idea of the White House setting up an email address where you can report thought-crimes on health care, but hey, it's change, and we old people can have a hard time with that. If you disagree with socialized medicine, you deserve to be beaten up by a union thug. Why is that so controversial? I think it's wrong, but it's not logically incoherent.
It would spare the Democrats a lot of headaches is they just stopped coming up with such contorted lines as, showing up at public meetings and shouting questions is un-American. Whether that's true or not, it's just too complicated. Just cut to the chase and say, if you don't support the government and the President, you're unAmerican. There's a history of that sort of talk in this country, thanks to the Cold War. That's something people can understand. So why don't the Democrats just say that?
There is a natural confusion here. Town hall meetings are those quaint New England things where citizens stand up and talk. But that's not the idea here at all. The idea here is for people to sit and listen to persons of Congressionality give them little lectures on what ObamaCare will do for them, kind of like those time-share meetings you can go to where if you sit through the whole thing you get a couple of free nights at the resort. Why people would show up to such an event is a problem, true, and that's why you would need to pay them. But you can do that. You're paying the drug companies and lots others besides. So, just stop calling them town hall meetings! Call them infomercials or whatever, and offer people who show up some free stuff. Union members will come because their bosses tell them to, so that's a start. Maybe not have them wear the same T-shirts however, which is just a little creepy. And also, stop inviting the public. Just invite people you know already support the idea, whatever it turns out to be, which we may not know, since it's not written yet, and when it is, noone will actually read it, but you know what I mean. Then invite in the press, tell them you had a swell meeting, and fly off to Bali to study global warming or whatever. I swear, I could make a fortune advising these people how to do things.
in upstate NY. Maybe they work better up there.