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I've been really impressed with the new Republican strategy to destroy health care reform. The technique is simple and, unfortunately, effective: simply go to legislators' "town hall" meetings and scream and yell and generally disrupt things so that no discussion can happen at all. And not only does this kill all good-faith debate, but it also attracts all the press attention, since the only real "bias" in the media is the bias in favor of conflict above all else. The real topic? Health care? Borrrrring.
How far will the tea-baggers go with this tactic? I'm assuming they're going to eventually start bringing air horns to blast and pots and pans to bang on. It's embarrassingly easy to imagine them simply covering their ears and shouting the Star Spangled Banner at the top of their lungs.
The insurance industry must be so totally proud of their little soldiers.