And Krugman...geez. What do I say?
Some commentators have tried to play down the mob aspect of these scenes, likening the campaign against health reform to the campaign against Social Security privatization back in 2005. But there’s no comparison. I’ve gone through many news reports from 2005, and while anti-privatization activists were sometimes raucous and rude, I can’t find any examples of congressmen shouted down, congressmen hanged in effigy, congressmen surrounded and followed by taunting crowds.And I can’t find any counterpart to the death threats at least one congressman has received.
Really? Death threats? Hanged in effigy? OK. Here are some anecdotal stories offered with no evidence other than say-so. On the other hand, how many death threats did Bush receive? How many times hanged in effigy? I lost count. Does Krugman forget about the Leftist protestors in masks going about smashing store windows?
Leftists pay their protestors. Look in any college newspaper and you will find ads for professional protesters. The TEA Party attendees, those who protest at town hall meetings? Regular folks. Regular folks who are afraid of their government and the overreach of this administration.
Goodman and Krugman don't understand this because they are statists. The love the idea of a benevolent tyrrany. They don't understand that they could be on the receiving end of that tyrrany someday. After all, benevolent or not, it's still tyranny.