This is what we’ve been encountering in most of my public forums," Kind told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "I don’t know if it’s homegrown Wisconsin civility. Obviously, passions run deep on both sides of the health care discussions. There was enough respect and courtesy where you can conduct a forum of this nature without degenerating into mob rule."Welcome to Pleasantville, folks. I think the folks at WI State Journal are smoking some reefer today.
Kind is a moderate Democrat and potential swing vote on any reform package seeking to make its way through Congress.
Tuesday’s meeting had almost a Norman Rockwell quality, with Kind politely sitting near a basket on the floor of the community center’s basketball court. One citizen after another stepping forward to a microphone near a three-point line on the court to give their take or ask a question.
It was a fine show of engaged citizenry, exercising free speech in a meaningful way. That’s how democracy is supposed to work.
Minus the half-crooked smile suggesting children should run and not take the candy, Ron Kind gets a glowing review of his "peaceful" townhalls.
Must be that civility.
If he's in the gubernatorial race ring, round one of editorial endorsements may already be done!