The following are video clips from a local (Tampa) town hall meeting on health care. The speaker is Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL.)
I will admit that viewing these short clips out of their context may distort the actual overall tone of the meeting; and protesters on both sides said they were denied entry to the meeting. However, no side benefits from the constant talking — and often yelling — out of turn. Opponents and proponents of the health-care “reform” bills making their way through Congress should be careful to remain civil so as not to discredit their arguments.
The 2 clips above came from reporter Adam Smith of the St. Petersburg Times.
Here are a couple of other reports on the town hall, one including more video:
- Castor heartened by reaction to town hall tumult
- Health Care Town Halls Turn Violent in Tampa and St. Louis