Something is wrong. Something is completely amiss with our political system. I have to say it’s downright annoying me. Currently there’s much debate about the health care reform. I’ll just put it out there that I’m supportive of the President’s health care plan and leave it at that.
During the President’s speech last night some politician, purposely left nameless, decided it would be wise to burst out “you lie” when Obama discussed how illegal immigrants won’t be covered under his health care reform plan. I’m not really sure this person shouting from his chair understands protocol, but whatever.
Here’s what bugs me. The justice has been swift for this guy as he’s already issued an apology to the President. I don’t believe the guy has much integrity behind his words, but at least he apologized. Just before composing this blog entry I saw a Facebook Update how a “grassroots” campaign already raised $400,000 for this guy’s future political opponent. This is all well and good, but part of me thinks our country is behaving like eight year old boys on a school playground. Can’t we let this guy dig his own grave instead of all these knee jerk reactions? Giving him any extra press only rewards him for his outburst. My guess is someone stupid enough to say this has likely already ruffled plenty of feathers, making his re-election complicated.
The shouting out during the health care forums, ad campaigns created by MoveOn.org, boycott after boycott… will it ever end? I’m happy people feel so passionate about politics because they’re important. However, I do think there needs to be civilty on both sides. Listen to the issues, speak when the other person is finished, take deep breaths, and realize how we’re all in this together. This is our country to collectively improve so let’s do it.