The assault (from last Thursday) disturbs me. The casual mockery by pro-health care rationing supporters towards a man (who I haven’t even fully confirmed was a health care rationing protester) who’s just gotten punched in the face disturbs me a whole lot more. I don’t care what your stance is on this issue: your instinctive response to this sort of thing should not be to ask sarcastic questions about the victim’s health insurance.
PS: If you’re wondering why a D+8 district that includes the ‘People’s Republic of Chapel Hill‘ is so volatile, it may be because Rep Price was one of the Congressmen removed in 1994 (he got back in two years later, and has imitated a limpet ever since). Which doesn’t even remotely justify the laughter.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.