Quote from chare
More of the same. Eight years ago we were called racist, to include by some on this board, for not kneeling before Mr. Obama. Now, we're apparently racist for not voting for Ms. Clinton.
As far as the "Indivisible Guide," after being accused of being racist twice, in the first two paragraphs I find it more divisible than indivisible and find no need to read any further.
These former congressional staffers generalized as though the worst of the tea party represented all who acted politically against the ACA. It is unfortunate that they did so.
Summer of 2009 I attended several healthcare town hall meetings held by my member of congress and others on my state. All were attended by Tea Party protestors, many from out of state.
Some were rude, threatening, and angry. Many were not.
Two literally were in my face on a street corner outside. One had a camera while one was so close his spit got on my cheek as he used a racial slur asking if I wanted my mother to have surgery at the Post Office.
This was because I held an 8 1/2"X11' paper printed with "Medicare For All". I told him I would have a conversation without the recording.
It turned out his father had an MI and open heart surgery with Medicare paying. I was able to let him know I was glad to pay taxes to pay for his father's health care. He was afraid of "Death Panels" when Obama took health decisions away from doctors.
One muscular young man with a huge "Don't tread on Me" flag seemed to be proud of living "off the grid". He claimed he was a martial arts instructor who only accepted cash for his work, paid his rent and bills with cash, and was so healthy he didn't need health care.
The "Indivisible" guide is simply a guide to how citizens can work together to influence their elected representatives.
Too bad the authors generalized and hurt some feelings. But for people with any opinion wanting to encourage lawmakers to do what they want and discourage what they don't want it can offer one or more ideas. If It helps some people do good I can forgive.
As nurses we are less likely to generalize than congressional staffers are. I've met lots of them working for politicians of different parties. It was good to be nice to them during the years we worked to achieve safe staffing ratios. Their job turnover rate is high.