Democrats are beginning to notice that opponents of health care reform have discredited themselves. They ramped up much too quickly. When smaller, conservative groups Astroturfed, they inevitably brought to the meetings the type of Republican activist who was itching for a fight and who would use the format to vent frustrations at President Obama himself. There were plenty of activists who really wanted to know about health care, and some who were probably misinformed -- scared out of their chairs -- to some degree, but the loudest voices tended to be the craziest, the most extreme, the least sensible, and the most easy to mock. [em-mine] ~ Ambinder
This makes sense. There are a lot of crazy people out on the lunatic fringe. If they are getting the spotlight, they maybe dragging the respectable center down to their level. But just who may Ambinder be referring to when he talks of loud, crazy and easy to mock?
How about the ever vigilant defender of Real Americans who recently denounced the sinister albeit fake plan to euthanize the disabled like her youngest son by:
"Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil."
Sarah Palin bringing on the Krazy.
Now I don’t know if Ambinder was referring to Sideshow Sarah, aka the Wasilla Wingnut, but that is who obviously comes to mind quickly when discussing the loudest and craziest voices which are easy to mock.
All this craziness takes me back to the goods ol’days just before Y2K when the right wing conspiracy chatter centered around Bill Clinton using Y2K, Martial Law, and Troops to overthrow the Republic and declare himself King. Oh, for simpler times.
I wonder if the Wasilla Wingnut is on the record somewhere discussing her concerns with the pending doom sure to follow Y2K.