According to Michael Barone, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, “is not going to conduct in-person town meetings in Nevada during the August recess.” Read the whole thing as Barone takes apart Reid’s lame excuse for avoiding his constituents.
This seems to be a pattern among all too many Democrats, attack those protesting the legislation you propose, but don’t deign to meet with them to learn why they’re so upset with Democratic plans to overhaul the health care system with which most Americans are pretty happy.
They could learn from one of their number, Connecticut Congressman Chris Murphy. That good man (and yes, he’s a Democrat) understands says “people have a right to be concerned, even angry about” the issues he and his colleagues are addressing in Washington. But, unlike Mr. Reid and Ma’am Boxer, he believes it’s “productive” when he talks “to my constituents in an unfiltered way.”
A better attitude to have than calling your constituents names or misrepresenting the motives for taking to streets and townhalls to protest an increased federal role in the health care.