The Unhinged Right
Before this weekend’s healthcare vote, Representatives Clyburn, Cleveland, and Lewis were called “nigger” by hysterical protesters. Barney Frank was called “faggot”. Since the vote, 10 Representatives have received around-the-clock security in response to credible death threats. Several Democrats’ offices around the country have been vandalized.
Apparently, the idea that a 25-year-old child is entitled to remain on his parents’ insurance policy is too much to bear. Or 32 million more Americans being insured. Or perhaps it’s the indignity of the idea that 45,000 American lives might be saved each year.
But war and torture are a-ok.
Update: Upon further consideration, maybe they’re right. How can we stay united as a nation (indeed, why should we) when insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to customers who are diagnosed with cancer? Where does it end?!? The day when Bolsheviks rape our mothers can’t be too far off.