Bless Chad Lowe. Seriously. The actor tried to open a reasoned, logical dialogue about ObamaCare with his Twitter followers. Notice the key in his tweet: “Take your political affiliation out of the discussion.”
Not a problem … for some.
@ichadlowe Too expensive in the long run for lesser amount of real healthcare offered.
— LuAnn Staheli (@luannstaheli) June 29, 2012
@ichadlowe It's bad because it takes from some and gives to others by force. What gives the government the right to do that?
— Sortis Publishing (@SortisBooks) June 29, 2012
Rational. Thinking beyond the next five minutes. Adult, you might say. There is hope.
And in this corner, leaving political affiliations at the door:
@ichadlowe I actually had 2 walk out of the room w/my parents. Staunch Midwestern GOPs. Convo's only 1 direction in there…Yikes.
— Angela Trujillo (@trunanny) June 29, 2012
Honey, if you want the conversation to go two ways, you need to stay in the room.
Take two, courtesy of an actor (it’s OK; he’s got a degree in political science!):
@ichadlowe Repubs don't want taxes raised. They'd prefer widespread bankruptcies and suffering of the uninsured
— Yani Gellman (@yanigellman) June 29, 2012
Oh, we started out so well. Keep trying, Chad.
Update: Lowe’s taking everything under advisement.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on #Obamacare. Still formulating my opinion. Need to do more research. But my gut says its a positive.
— Chad Lowe (@ichadlowe) June 29, 2012
Another follower gives him a wise reminder:
@ichadlowe Yes, but isn't thought formulated more with the brain and less with the gut? Definitely do more research.
— Miss Adele McFly (@PennyDreadful81) June 29, 2012