So if Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Mel Martinez (R-FL for the moment) are so keen on hearing the voices of the people regarding healthcare reform, why did they hold a “town hall” in Hialeah yesterday that was closed to the public?
In contrast to the rowdy confrontations that have disrupted some public forums on healthcare, no one talked out of turn at the invitation-only event in Hialeah. Most people in the audience wore suits. McConnell’s call to protect doctors from lawsuits drew steady applause.
They were also there to pitch an ad being run on cable here in Florida aimed at seniors telling them that Barack Obama is personally going to tear up their Medicare card and crap all over their birthday cake.
All told, it was a meeting held by a loser, a pimp for the insurance lobby, and a guy who is so sick of politics that he’s quitting the business a year and a half before his term is up. Not exactly the A-team for selling the Republican alternative for healthcare reform. Oh, wait… they don’t have one. Well, maybe it’s not such bad casting after all.