Monday, August 17, 2009

It is no coincidence to me that

that the "public option" teeters on the brink of annihilation in the current health insurance debate at the same time armed men are stalking the crowds at various health care forums around the country.
Now these armed men are not fools, they know full well there is no public safety danger to their persons at these events, why the one's headlining the President of the United States are some of the most secure public gatherings in the world.
No, this is an armed minority intent on intimidation and possibly worse things as well, plain and simple.
I've been to Mitt Romney events up in New Hampshire and saw no armed progressives stomping around fingering their six shooters.
But oh wait...Romney isn't our first African American President is he?
Imagine the shit-storm that would've blown off the op-ed pages of America if the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King's legions showed up at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 packing shotguns and huntint rifles?
We've had one hundred and forty-four years of nominal domestic peace in this country wheere few have felt the need to come on down to the big dee-bate armed for bear.
Two weeks of discussion on health care and suddenly everyone on the right is in fully red-alert mode?
The problem isn't healthcare, the problem is one of intimidation, and if we let them get away with it, worse things will come on their heels count on it.

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