This story gave me an idea: since town halls have been such a success, with lots of reasonable, rational ideas put forth, let's expand the model to Congress. Let's make Congress run like a town hall meeting, where each Congressman queues up to speak at the microphone, and where everybody who isn't speaking shouts at the person who is. I'm sure that amid all the shouting back and forth between Republicans and Democrats that they'll find a common language and craft a thoughtful compromise health care bill.
Likewise, instead of a State of the Union speech, Obama should hold a town hall meeting with Congress, where they all get to shout at him "you lie!" and threaten him with "you better watch out" if he doesn't do what they want.
Of course, they'd have to make the Capitol building much smaller, because town halls need to have limited seating capacity so that only the most ardent shouters on either side who show up early actually make it in the door. This will keep out those despicable RINOs and Blue Dogs who tend to show up at the start of the meeting.
By Ed Hornick
September 10, 2009 | CNN