Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fanfare for the Common Asshole

If you could play Aaron Copland's classic tribute to the ordinary citizen using only one hand and your armpit -- you might approach the intellectual quality of Megan McArdle's discourse on public behavior.

You may have already seen this...Ohio teabaggers show kindness and affection toward an individual with parkinson's disease, obviously influenced by noted humanitarian Rush Limbaugh:

To be sure, the people mocking the counter-protester come across as louts. But their behavior doesn't exactly seem to be out of bounds by the standards of protest and counterprotesters...No matter how frail his condition, could the fellow on the ground possibly have been seriously endangered by having two bills hurled his way?

I'd certainly be willing to take such harsh treatment from the nice folks at Progress Ohio.

Yes, mocked, abused and patronized for a serious disability or illness is the price you pay for not being "put down" or something in Megan's libertarian paradise. Awesome.

Megan is willing to have people throw money at her in Columbus, Ohio? She could likely find the perpetrators of this abuse here -- so have at it McArdle..

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

I'd certainly be willing to take such harsh treatment from the nice folks at Progress Ohio.

And McCurdle gives change, too. It's the Objectivist way.

DrDick said...

Coming soon: McArdle promotes Soylent Green as the solution to all our health care problems.

sukabi said...

Is she going to Ohio? Then I suggest the folks go out to their local cow pastures and "get some green" to throw at McArdle... would make a much better point than throwing money her way.

pansypoo said...

sadly, republikkklans are not stuck regularly with health problems.

Raoul Paste said...

Defending the indefensible. They can rationalize anything. Objectivist my ass.

Montag said...

Sort of missing in McGargle's equation is: would she move to Ohio and come down with Parkinson's?

She sort of forgets that last bit, doesn't she?

pansypoo said...

feel the compassion.