Aug 17, 2009

Black Helicopters and Birthers

Rick Perlstein has a piece in the Washington Post that would make H.L. Mencken proud.

The American rightwing is not crazy, just ignorant, bigoted and foolish. Makes for some lively entertainment.

In America, Crazy Is a Preexisting Condition
Birthers, Town Hall Hecklers and the Return of Right-Wing Rage

By Rick Perlstein
Sunday, August 16, 2009
In Pennsylvania last week, a citizen, burly, crew-cut and trembling with rage, went nose to nose with his baffled senator: 'One day God's going to stand before you, and he's going to judge you and the rest of your damned cronies up on the Hill. And then you will get your just deserts.' He was accusing Arlen Specter of being too kind to President Obama's proposals to make it easier for people to get health insurance.

In Michigan, meanwhile, the indelible image was of the father who wheeled his handicapped adult son up to Rep. John Dingell and bellowed that 'under the Obama health-care plan, which you support, this man would be given no care whatsoever.' He pressed his case further on Fox News.

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