Unless you really feel like laboring through two and a half minutes of misinformed right-wing falsehoods, misleading statistics, and extreme xenophobic paranoia, skip ahead to 2:30 on this video, where you will see a brave LSUA student, proudly sporting an Obama campaign t-shirt, respectfully asking a question about health care and the insurance industry to Congressman Rodney Alexander.
To the Congressman’s credit, he personally selected her and remained respectful as she asked her question, which cannot be said of the rest of the audience, many of whom attempted to drown out her question.
This young woman is Caina Munson, and as she attempted to explain, she is a hard-working 21-year-old college student who grew up in a working-class family and who lost her health care coverage when she turned nineteen years old. (Today, she has coverage, something she was unable to explain due to the jeers of the audience; she was simply attempting to underline her experience as an example of the flaws in today’s system).
Instead of Congressman Alexander responding to her question, a man in the audience jumped to his feet, proceeded to explain his qualifications as an authentic American, and then lambasted Ms. Munson, suggesting that if she wanted health care, she should get a full-time job, while some suggested she should simply go to war. What patriots!
By the way, Congressman, Ms. Munson did not claim you voted to take us into war; she said you voted to fund the war.