OK, we get it. The right-wing in American politics was opposed to the health care reform bill. They have been good little puppets for big corporations who realize ungodly profits off the backs of sick people or those who try to protect themselves from sickness. But enough is enough.
The United States has a history and tradition of hearty debate on issues. There was spirited debate that came forth from the right-wing of William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater, and other conservatives prior to the administration of Ronald Reagan. Since then, however, things have become decidedly more contentious, immature, violent, and very threatening to the fabric of our democracy. Debate has been replaced by in-your-face negativity that includes lies, deceptions, insinuations, polarization, and now even violence.
It was not enough for the right-wing to serve as a roadblock to any legislation brought forward by moderates, progressives, and Democrats. Just say "no" was not enough. Attempts to freeze the government was inadequate for today's right-wingers. Sabotage was more like it. Threats became a watch-word. And now actual violence against members of Congress who supported health care reform and their families. Vile language by Tea Party thugs is now in fashion. Spitting is now a way for right-wing groups to show their disdain. Home destruction is a way to express one's disapproval. The lies weren't enough. The deceptions were inadequate. The exaggerations were too timid. Democracy in America is now expressed with violence and threats of violence.
Listen to the rhetoric of conservative members of Congress. Their words are loaded with emotional language that spurs on the right-wing nutcases to action. Blood is on the hands of every member of Congress who does not speak out against these thugs in an outright fashion. John McCain should be ashamed of himself for coddling these violent animals. John Boehner has blood on his hands. Where will it all end?
Is it too much for the right-wing to accept programs that seek to benefit 35-40 million uninsured fellow Americans? Is it too much for conservatives to accept competition in the health care marketplace? Must we now sink to violence, threats of violence, shutting down the government, and making more and more outlandish claims and lies?
Frankly, I am greatly disappointed in the conservative movement in the U.S. It has fallen prey to the most immature and violent breed in this country. To threaten the lives of members of Congress and the President of the United States is about as undemocratic and anti-American as one can get.