Have you ever seen such unparalleled arrogance as from this man, Congressman Baron Hill of Indiana? My goodness, what a jerk. This is his town hall meeting, done for us? Methinks Congressman Hill forgets the people for whom he works.
Listen, if you’re an elected official, I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican. I don’t even care if, as a congressman, you support health care reform and the public option. Sure, I’d rather you rally against it, but at the very least, I want to see you treating your constituents with respect, and remembering exactly who it is that you work for.
My congressman, Joe Sestak, is an ardent supporter of the public option. It stinks, I know, but at the very least he remembers at all times that he has been elected by his district. Granted, his district likely supports this horrible idea as well, but that’s not the point. Either these officials simply cannot take two hours out of their month to at least pretend to be a normal, everyday American, or they’re surprised and flabbergasted that in many cases the constituents they perceive to be ill-informed and simple-minded actually know more about the plans for health care reform–not to mention the system of government as a whole–than they do, and they naturally get cranky.
They come to these meetings thinking we’re a gaggle of uninformed, naive fools, but in reality, we turn out to be Dennis, The Constitutional Peasant. And as Arthur, King of the Britons, they don’t like it.