BOSTON (CBS) – Sen. John Kerry got an earful this weekend in Western Mass.

Voters often vent at town meetings, but is this incident proof that the talk about ‘toning down’ political rhetoric was just talk?

WBZ’s Jon Keller is at large.

Comments (10)
  1. Peter W. says:

    Why did you use the Wisconsin protesters as an example of incivility? From all images we viewers can see on WBZ and other stations, those people appear to be protesting peacefully. Don’t confuse peaceful lawful protest with incivility.

  2. taxedout says:

    It’s not often enough these pol’s come out from under a rock and listen to people, not to mention this Elitest. Must have killed him to go out and talk to the Common Folk!!!

  3. massman says:

    I couldn’t agree more. with Peter. There’s a big difference between Beck educated teabaggers having temper tantrums in town meetings over something they have no idea about (death panels), and people protesting a state Gov’t trying to place the blame of it’s economic woes on public employees. I’m guessing Wisconsin lawmakers won’t mind having an education system that rivals Mississippi and Alabama’s.

    1. BostonIrish says:

      So what is Capuano? A closet Teabagger? Lefty bashing the right. Empty comment you have.

      A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nation’s fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails aren’t enough to show support and that it is time to “get a little bloody.”

      “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in solidarity for Wisconsin union members.

  4. Captain Al says:

    When our so called elected “leaders” like John Kerry surface to answer for the things they have done (avoid paying taxes, disrespecting our troops among many other things, supporting the socialism of Comrade Obama) the common folk of this state as well as the other everyday people of the nation will ask the hard questions and expect honest answers, not politicial mumbo jumbo that the liberal bias media allow they to spew. When the people don’t get answers, they get angry and Sen. Kerry will feel the wrath of the voters at election time. Kerry will not be reelected again because we, the voters are sick and tired of the bull. Patrick would have been given the heaveho had it not been for Tim “The Straw” Cahill refusing to drop out of the race. Time to take back this state and the rest of the nation. Thomas Jefferson once said “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” I fear that time may be coming soon.

  5. StanleyRamon says:

    Open meetings and civil protests are what America is all about. What stifles the conversation are the blowhards and loudmouths that feel they need to yell and point fingers, and resort to violence, to get their point across. Those are the people that think they are the ones working harder than the other guy and somehow deserve more, or that they have lost out on a piece of the American dream because of the politician with a solution that doesn’t coincide with their idea of that dream. As I look around at what the rest of the country is going through, and who they are voting for, I think we’re holding our own here in Mass. during difficult times.

  6. AndyMe says:

    StanleyRamon must be living in a LaLa Land, Mass has it’s problem and the end is coming!!!!!

  7. taxedout says:

    Watch you Spelling and Grammer….StanleyRamon is Watching!!!!!!!

  8. Elizabth M. Flodin says:

    Stanley Ramon – I like your tone. It will be and is so interesting watching the Replican party interpret the desires of the “American People” about health care, cutting the spending – etc. so far what has been proposed just squeezes the middle class tighter. It would really be wonderful if the two party system worked as it was suppose to. It is certainly better to have balance in the house and senate as opposed to have one party dominate. Meeting in the middle is something every American should be standing up and demand of our politicians. Learn the dialogue – learn the art of listening. PONDERTHIS

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