Cindy Sheehan was the "Anti-War Mom". Given a place of honor and virtue by the MSM.
Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House and is given a place of honor and virtue by the MSM.
Barney Frank is a hateful partisan and a crook and is given a place of honor and virtue by the MSM.
Some people venting their frustration with their elected officials and we're crazy?
Rick Perlstein can kiss my ass.
The BBC also quoted liberal Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's explanation: "They want to get a little clip on YouTube of an effort to disrupt a town meeting and to send the congressman running for his car. This is an organized effort . . . you can trace it back to the health insurance industry."
Yes. I get regular calls from the Health Insurance Industry. They tell me what to write here. Oh, wait. That's Union thugs getting their call from Democrats to come out and crack some heads.
The lockstep strangeness of the mad lies on the protesters' signs -- too uniform to be spontaneous. They are both. If you don't understand that any moment of genuine political change always produces both, you can't understand America, where the crazy tree blooms in every moment of liberal ascendancy, and where elites exploit the crazy for their own narrow interests.
Perlstein doesn't understand this at all. We are all Howard Beele; "Mad as Hell".
Perhaps some discussion of the Leftist crazies is in order? I mean, Democrats didn't get crazy over Reagan? Of Bush? Or the 1994 clobbering they took at the hands of Republicans? Or every time there is a new nuclear power plant considered? Or a war? No, they never get crazy.
Again. Perlstein can kiss my ass. Get out of the Beltway and talk to real people.