Tantrum Politics

Planning to attend a local town hall meeting about health care reform? Hoping to learn something and to express your opinion?

Well, be sure to bring a pair of ear plugs. Because the only thing you’re likely to hear is an enraged, screaming mob. And the only thing you’re likely to learn is that it’s frustrating and possibly dangerous to be a Democratic Congressperson.

Here’s my limerick about the right-wing scheme to stifle intelligent discussion of the issues by inciting angry mobs to shout down these meetings.

Tantrum Politics
By Madeleine Begun Kane

If reform can’t be fought using facts,
Simply give civil discourse the ax.
Block discussion with mobs
Packed with morons like Dobbs.
That’s the path of Republican hacks.

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4 Responses to “Tantrum Politics”

  1. Tumblewords says:

    The maroons are out in full regalia. One wonders what part of ‘thinking’ don’t they get? A lot of ignorant public and a preponderance of rabble.
    Cute limerick –

  2. mw says:

    The GOP mobs are so rude.
    Stopping town halls with tactics so crude.
    Where could they have learned
    how policy bridges can burn?
    From Democrats with eight years of ‘tude.

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks, Tumblewords!

    And thanks for your limerick, mw.

  4. pmiller says:

    I attended several town halls and rallies between NC and VA. There were no mobs, no yelling, screaming or cursing. I spoke to many family and friends between CA, LA, VA and TX who also went to town halls – they had the same experience. I was at one town hall in NC where a small number of those opposed to HR 3200 began to heckle – the host and the crowd was quick to silence them and make sure that all sides were heard. So they show a few town halls with yelling on the news and that this the whole story? I don’t think so…