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Tea Partiers Mock And Scorn Apparent Parkinson's Victim

By Knight of Tara - Posted on 19 March 2010

Shameful behavior from the Tea Partiers in Ohio:

The Parkinson's Victim posted a response video afterward if you want to see it:

This is absolutely shameful behavior from the Tea Partiers. Not a proud moment for America. I hope they hang their heads in shame.

The right-wing blogs are already accusing this man of faking his Parkinson's just like Limbaugh accused Michael J. Fox of faking his tremors. No doubt as soon as they saw the Parkinson's sign they knew how to react.

Jesus would be horrified.

Whether or not this guy really had Parkinson's (I believe he does but I'm being fair), that is no excuse for that kind of behavior towards your fellow man, especially if he has a terrible illness. You don't treat people like that in a civilized, humane society

"I am for Socialism because I am for Humanity." - Eugene V. Debs

Welcome, Knight of Tara.

These moments are why so many-even conservatives-are turned off by this whole Tea Party movement. It is hate-filled, ignorant, based on lies, racist, and-despite the fact that these people think they are great Christians-as "un-Jesus-like" as you can get! This should be the final straw for anyone giving them hope for validity. But we'll still see the Republican Party embrace them. They've already sold their souls in the name of seeing Obama fail.

If the Republicans (present company excluded, of course) can get over their vanity and desire to get rid of Obama, without regard for the American people or their democratic will, they might actually see that the healthcare reform bill is a good thing for everyone. They don't care about the people. They just want to use us to get rid of our democratically elected president (that's tyranny for you). Of course, they objected to Medicare as well. They said it would lead to socialism. Now they are saying the same thing, saying at the same time "Don't touch my Medicare." I'm sorry but the hipocracy coming from the tea partiers and the Republican Party is deafening. 

Ok. Sorry. Rant over. :-)

"Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft. We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it, the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it." - Pericles

The man who berated and tossed dollar bills at a HCR supporter with Parkinson's disease last week says he is remorseful - and scared.

"I snapped, I absolutely snapped, and I can't explain it any other way," said Chris Reichert in a Dispatch interview.


"He's got every right to do what he did, and some may say I did, too, but what I did was shameful," Reichert said. "I haven't slept since that day."


Reichert, a 40-year-old father of two who lives in the Harrison West neighborhood, said he apologizes to Letcher and everyone else at the rally.

"I made a donation (to a local Parkinson's disease group), and that starts the healing process."

Read more here: Columbus Dispatch

I heard that they were trying to find out who he was. I guess you can't hide from the ignorance of your actions forever. At least he seems remorseful.

Speaking of ignorance, did you hear about the latest Ann Coulter insanity when she told a Muslim student to take a camel?

People were there because they expected her to say something outlandish.

With her speech over, Coulter took questions from the audience. She told one questioner, "I thought it was just American schools that graduated ignorant people."

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