So I’m standing there at the Al Franken booth at the State Fair chatting with a volunteer and this run of the mill Minnesotan working or middle class looking couple comes along and says hi. Another volunteer starts to say “would you like to…” and the woman cuts her off and says “No, we’re AGAINST that!” pointing to a petition favoring health care reform.
I reeled and was about to slam the bitch but I held myself back at the last second and watched the volunteer handle it. Well, OK, I wasn’t really going to slam her, but when I saw her “Keep your hands off our health care” button, heard the tone of her voice, and realized I was staring in the ugly muzzles of a pair of astroturfers, my blood started to boil.
Well, the Franken volunteer was very cool, calm, and collected and said “No problem! Senator Franken wants to hear EVERYONE’s opinion, no matter what it is!”
So, the creep took the form, and took a pen, and started to write. I looked over her shoulder and copied.
“I do not want the health care system to be socialized,” she wrote.
“I want the health care system to be partly socialized,” I cribbed.
“I am opposed to death panels,” she wrote.
“Death panels should not be taken off the table quite so quickly…,” I copied, considering the possibilities.
“I am against socializing the health care system,” she wrote, unimaginatively.
“I feel that in America there should be no socialized services of ANY kind!!!,” I quickly scribbled. “The police should be privatized, the fire department disbanded, the post office closed, and the legislative branch of government shut down. WE THE PEOPLE CAN LEGISLATE OURSELVES!!!!”
And she and I handed in our forms. Then I went to the DFL booth and got my “HEALTH CARE NOW” button and my “AL FRANKEN … finally!” button.
Then I got home and fond this under my doorstep. Watch it, and then go kick someone’s ass. Kick some ignorant stupid shit’s ass.
Please copy this video onto your blog if you are a blogger. Otherwise, pass it around. WE WANT THIS TO GO VIRAL!!!