Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Credit where credit is due

House Minority Leader John Boehner spoke out against the acts of violence that have become depressingly common during the health-care debate and now, after its passage. (Including against Official Congressman of Bullied Pulpit, Tom Perriello.) Putting aside the "maybe if you didn't use such inflammatory rhetoric, people would be less pissed off and nutty" argument, I think he hit pretty much the right tone:

“Well, there are a lot of angry Americans and they are angry over this health care bill.  They’re angry about the fact that the Democrats here in Washington aren’t listening to them.  But I’ve got to tell you that violence and threats are unacceptable.  It is not the American way.  Yes, I know there is anger, but let’s take that anger, and go out and register people to vote, go volunteer on a political campaign, and let’s do it the right way.  I’m concerned about the amount of violence and anger that’s out there … it’s unacceptable."

1 comment:

  1. Boehner's comments were much stronger than I expected but the fact remains that the high level of rage in the Republicans denunciation of Obama-Care makes the escalation to violence way too easy.