If there was nothing wrong with soliciting information from citizens about other citizens acting 'fishy' with regards to their opinion on the party's unplanned program, then why did they shut it down?
There's a small part of me that wonders if this debate over lame health care reform, in the midst of the worst recession in a generation, is some tool to distract people from the banking prblems that we still have not tackled. After the TARP program, the AIG 180 bil bailout, and the GM-Chrysler 100 bil bailout, we have not done anything to fix the broken financial system or scrap it entirely for something new. The bankers still run rampant with leveraged bets on the market and still lavish bonuses on themselves. The "stress tests" were shams to show the banks were in OK shape, which were poor tests as unemployment (U-3) has crossed the line they had in the 'adverse scenario'. Nothing has really changed, except for worsening economic conditions. Just wait for the next horrible financial event that will cause more manipulation and looting by Goldman Sachs and their brethren.