Despite President Barack Obama’s deadline, both the House and Senate failed to pass Obama’s health care plan before they adjourned for the month of August. Now Senators and Representatives are returning home to participate in one of America’s greatest democratic traditions: the townhall.

The events afford citizens the rare opportunity to share their opinions directly with their elected officials….that is, when their elected officials aren’t berating them for asking health care questions during the question and answer period of the townhall. Watch Rep. Scott attack his constituent, Dr. Brian Hill: