Sen. Bill Cassidy got yelled at a lot, and had protesters turn their backs on him, at his town hall meeting on Obamacare in Louisiana yesterday. But Caitlin Owens, who was there, found that Cassidy wasn't really upset or frustrated afterwards. He was trying to seem unfazed and upbeat. He just wished that people would read the replacement plan he and Sen. Susan Collins have introduced, because he thinks it would satisfy their needs.
That includes the woman who shouted at him that her child would be "uninsurable" without Obamacare. "These are Americans who are passionate about their country, they don't quite yet understand, and they want good things," Cassidy told reporters after the meeting. He said it was their right to speak out, and insisted he wasn't rattled: "At some point, you just started to have fun." If you didn't see Caitlin's story yesterday, read it and watch her amazing videos here.
The other big town hall moment: Check out this CNN video from Sen. Tom Cotton's town hall in Arkansas, and listen to the anger in this woman's voice: "My husband with dementia, Alzheimer's, plus multiple, multiple other things, and you want to stand there with him at home [and] expect us to be calm, cool and collected. Well, what kind of insurance do you have?"