Crooks and Liars has a blog entry about an interview Megyn Kelly conducted on Fox News with regard to these nuts acting like idiots and disrupting town hall meetings. Spare many any weak arguments about freedom of speech. People can exercise their freedom to speak without acting like far-right idiots with no home training.
Here is an excerpt from a Crooks and Liars blog:
You had to figure that the moment you saw that “concerned father” harassing John Dingell at the town-hall meeting on health care in Michigan, he’d be showing up eventually on Fox News. After all, it’s what they do.
Sure enough, he was on Fox’s America’s Newsroom this morning with Megyn Kelly. He was a bit nervous, but he managed to still say some extraordinarily incendiary things — not to mention reveal that he’s a “deather”:
Sola: The harm that is being done is being done by this administration and the Congress. They want to foist on us a health-care plan that they themselves will not take. I challenge Barack Obama, members of Congress — of both parties — if you believe so much in this plan, then you use it on your family before you put it on our families. What you are doing is sentencing our families to death.
We lose the right to life. Old people are discarded. Those who cannot fend for themselves are discarded. There is no liberty under your plan. And that’s the problem — the people have seen it, the people know it, you can’t hide it from the American people anymore.
If I’m a thug, fine. Don’t call my son a thug, and don’t call those old ladies and old men that are senior citizens like I am, thugs, and a mob. We are not. We are American citizens who want one thing: To be heard before you put us down.
It’s too bad these morons can’t carry themselves with a degree of civility and not act like a bunch of crazed thugs (yeah, I said it) busting up meetings while using fear, intimidation and ridiculous scare tactics.