Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

New low at town halls, what is wrong with these people?

Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the man who recently "let it be known" that he'd step in should Gov. Corzine drop out of the New Jersey gubernatorial race, had his hands full at a town hall meeting in Red Bank last week.

More than 1,500 people showed up to talk health care, but things quickly turned ugly. Much like the unruly town hall meetings that have been going on across the country, the angry crowd held up bizarre and nonsensical posters of protest while hurling insults at Rep. Pallone, and each other.

A new low for these meetings may have been set when the crowd shouted down a wheelchair-bound woman with "two incurable auto-immune diseases" who had the gall to ask a question.

NJ.com has footage of the meeting:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/02/wheelchair-bound-woman-sh_n_275472.html

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:42 AM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (16)
  • Both sides are crazy an Obamacare supporter bit someone on the other sides finger off. People are nuts right now. People have always been crazy this really isn't new.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Wow this whole thing just shows the world how mature and civilized we really are (yes that is sarcasim) The reproter in the vidoe has a point no one is listening to anyone no one is really talking about the issues they are all just screaming at each other.
    3_ring_circus_

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 12:54 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Stay classy goopers and tea baggers..stay classy. Hopefully they never end up with her condition. But then again, most of the participants receive that darned socialist Medicare.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Stay classy goopers and tea baggers..stay classy. Hopefully they never end up with her condition. But then again, most of the participants receive that darned socialist Medicare.
    _________________________
    Hey you are one to talk I bet you are hiding out that CANNIBAL LIBERAL at YOUR house. Tell that nutjob the poor guy WILL NEVER have his finger back.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • There are nut jobs on both sides, but it seems that the right wing folks have the market cornered on all of the criticism...
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 1:40 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Desperation vs. Desperation... who will win?
    HollyLucination

    Answer by HollyLucination at 2:25 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Desperation vs. Desperation... who will win?


    no one!!!


    obama won, but america lost!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:42 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • What I think people are missing here is this, we do need reform but a government option is not the answer to reform. Reform means to change or fix, a government option isnt change or fixing, its replacing. That is not what we need. We need to go in there and create mandates insurance companies must follow, open up state lines, get rid of preconditions, tort reform, tax breaks etc. No one is talking about reforming, neither side.

    TinasTribe

    Answer by TinasTribe at 7:56 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Well at least some people are awake. Hopefully enough to stop Obama nd his minions in congress in their tracks.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:09 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • The first bi-partisan bill should be released soon. Let's hope it is a good detailed plan.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:07 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.