James: What an asshole. I understand being passionate about your position but knocking out a 65 year old man over it??? These people who are against health care reform, which usually tend to be from the Republican party seem all too willing to use violence or the threat of violence to shut people up. In several cases people have shown up with guns strapped to their legs. I know that they might have the right to carry them openly in their state but what message (except one of intimidation) does it send especially when the meeting is over health care--not the second amendment in the first place???
Especially when the President of the United States of America is present at the town hall. We've had a horribly tragic track record when president's, crowds and guns come together. I'm not against the right to bear arms but I do believe in some common sense but that's asking more of some of these people I think than they are capable of delivering.
I guess the caustic, confrontational, hate speech at these rallies isn't tough enough for these people. Now they are resorting to punching out senior citizens!!! How far will they go in the name of fighting for their position? I'm very passionate about health care reform and I will keep pushing for it but I'm not going to punch someone out over it. Least of all an old man!!! First they make up lies that Obama's health reform would kill off grandma, fund abortions and cover illegal aliens. Then they call him (and supporters of his plan) socialist, communist, Hitler and the anti-Christ. So naturally I guess once you've exhausted those outrageous and ugly tactics the only place to go after that is violence? I don't know but it seems like those on the right are all to willing to use violence as the answer to everything. In other words to the man with the blunt hammer of force, every problem looks like a nail. Well, people dying without health insurance aren't nails to be pounded into submission.
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