Stand Up and Shout

Abby Zimet

Appearing in town halls to advocate for health reform, Democrats are running into screaming, catcalling, increasingly hysterical right-wing mobs who insist private, for-profit health care works just fine, thanks. Turns out the so-called tea party patriots are not spontaneous eruptions of populist anger, but political spectacles carefully orchestrated by industry-financed, Swift-Boat-inspired, right-wing groups like Right Principles, which calls itself "Unapologetically American," always a bad sign.




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