Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) I think are getting a taste of things to come for Members of Congress who hold town halls on this subject of health care reform.  You know it isn’t like Philly is a conservative stronghold.  Where’s the brotherly love?  Not feeling it.

Fox News reports:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Arlen Specter got a preview Sunday of the tough sell lawmakers will face over health care as audience members booed and jeered them during a town hall meeting in Philadelphia.

Among those at odds with the officials touting the $1 trillion, 10-year plan was a woman who earned loud applause when she said she doesn’t want Washington interfering with her health care choices. (read the rest)

Here a video of some of the exchange:

If I were Senator Specter I would really be concerned about my reelection prospects. Is it any wonder the Obama administration wanted this done before the August recess?

Update: Interesting reactions in St. Louis, MO, Austin, TX and Setauket, NY.

Update II (8/4/09): Robert Gibbs say the anger toward their health care plan is manufactured!  Talk about having his  head in the sand.  Get out of D.C. much Mr. Gibbs?  Also, let’s not sucker punch our Senators and Congressman, that would be soooo mean.  Again if they had a clue what was going on in their districts this shouldn’t be a surprise.

5 comments
  1. The reaction from Sebelius and Specter is beyond classic!!! Thanks for posting this and hopefully more people will be encouraged to speak with thier Congressional representatives!!

  2. I agree that it’s a reaction on the part of some of the public. But most of the questions asked and tactics applied in these events show so-o-o much resemblance to the prepackaged talking points & strategies of lobbying & trade groups (like Dick Armey’s) that I suspect there is a large focussing effort coming from ‘astroturf’ groups.

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