Here's the main issue with these TownHall disruptions, and I'll try to keep this as non-partisan as possible: The clear end result of this behavior is that TownHall events will cease to exist. TownHall meetings are an excellent forum, where regular people actually get to talk face to face with their representatives. The idea of the TownHall was championed by people like John McCain, who, for all his faults, sometimes knows a great idea when he sees one. But they will cease to exist if this continues. Here's the most likely progression: 1. Mobs organized by right-wing extremist groups and private health care interests interrupt and disrupt TownHall meetings across America. 2. Left-wing extremist interest groups realize the other side is trying to drown out left-wing voices, so they send mobs of their own to combat these groups. 3. Local constituents are unable to ask questions of their representatives and become discouraged, especially as these confrontations escalate to violence. 4. TownHall meetings become useless exercises, as their intended purpose is not being realized and violent encounters keep getting sparked. This is in the best interest of extremists and corporate entities, as TownHall meetings serve to inform the public and representatives alike, which runs counter to the multi-million dollar ad campaigns that they run to send the public THEIR message. The people who will most benefit from this will be News media, because the more information sources that are closed off (other than them of course), the more powerful they become. So, I hope you all are proud of yourselves. If you succeed in shutting down TownHall meetings, you're helping to hand our country over to the extremists and corporate interests. Thanks so much, the rest of America will really appreciate the end result, I'm sure.