Here’s a little sampling of the town hall looniness; this bit from Lebanon, PA. I have to hand it to Arlen Spector for keeping his cool and trying to deal sensibly with this crackpot. It doesn’t seem that cool and sensible is working in the public dialogue about this, however. As has become usual, the media has presented this as an even two-sided argument, and given equal time and attention to both sides. The problem is that one side is completely nuts. Like the birthers, these death-panel-kill-my-grandma-keep-yer-stinkin-government-mitts-off-my-government-run-medicare morons deserve nothing but bemused ridicule. Free speech doesn’t entail that anyone actually respect your opinion – especially if its totally bonkers.
God’s gonna getcha, Senator!