President Obama held a town hall meeting on health care, and CQ Politics was there. Well, not so much a “town hall” as a “meeting amongst like-minded folks on an issue where everyone pretty much agrees.” Read:
Maybe it was the fact that most of the 1,800 attendees in the Portsmouth High School gym supported Obama’s goal of retooling the U.S. health care system. Tickets were distributed by local congressional offices (all in Democratic hands) and by sympathetic groups. The audience applauded broadsides the president fired at insurers. And when Obama asked for a skeptical question, one man responded by asking why Obama doesn’t chastise members of Congress more for having access to better care than their constituents.
The White House, it seems, is still keeping its occupants even more out of touch than members of our imperial congress. What a waste.