We're probably an hour or so away from the House of Representatives passing the Senate Bill and reconciliation, and finally passing Health Care Reform. Thank. God.
What I find interesting in the coverage is the amount of credence the press is giving to the Tea Party protesters, who seem to be maybe 300 people.
I remember when we protested the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Millions of people all over the world, protested. The media treated it as a bit of curiosity. George Bush referred to the protest as a "focus group" and went unchallenged.
300 people yelling racial slurs? The country is angry. There's a growing movement against the Progressive Agenda. Millions protest against illegal war? Fringe.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.