Wednesday, August 12, 2009
day twenty one: august 12, 2009.
this evening my aunt and i went to one of the nationwide obama-sponsored healthcare reform town hall meetings outside of seattle in everett, wa. (in case you're curious, i am pro healthcare reform.) i have never seen adults behave so childishly and appallingly as i did tonight. and with such ignorance, too (from multiple sides of the debate). it was insane! and disappointing. it appeared that anyone with a dissenting opinion did not come to listen or engage in any thoughtful discussion, but simply to boo loudly, complain under his/her breath, and shout obscenities. or hold giant banners with pictures of aborted babies and obama with a hitler mustache up to block audience views. awesome.
i was glad to hear a few intelligent people (both in favor of and skeptical of the plan) speak up before we left; i was beginning to worry everyone there was an idiot. unfortunately, most of the question askers were middle aged or seniors; it would have been nice for more individuals in their 20s and 30s to have spoken (either for or against) just to hear the discrepancies/differences in their platforms.
all-in-all an interesting (albeit somewhat disheartening) evening spent in everett. xo.