The GOP's goal from the second the president took office was to bring him down. Their sole intention is diminishing the president's popularity and laying the groundwork for the 2010 midterms and 2012 presidential elections.
Instead of looking for the real story on health care, reporters across America are looking for ways to turn it into a better, more sensational tale. A small, loud minority is getting all of the attention.
So much has been said by those who claim to understand what "end of life care" means, and all of it has little if any root in truth. So, I will give you my personal experience with "end of life counseling."
How many town hall meetings have gone peacefully, constructively and without a hitch? We don't know. What we've heard about again and again are these scattered incidents cherry-picked for their shock value and presented as genuine and meaningful patterns.
My grandmother was one of the first people a pacemaker was used on. A lot of very sincere people believe that if Obama's health care reform bill passes, old people will essentially be facing death panels and denied care.