Health: August 2009 Archives
Peter Dao has it absolutely right on the recent protests over at Consider This News:
I've gone on the record disagreeing with the term 'Teabaggers' and with the use of the word 'un-American' - I've done so because despite the astroturfing and the faux-grassroots opposition to health care reform, I place a premium on citizen activism and I don't want to tarnish legitimate protesters, even if I strongly disagree with their politics and ideology. There's no denying that some Americans have real fears and genuine disagreements with Democratic policies and it is wrong to assail their right to protest.It's also nice to see various leading progressive bloggers take stand for unauthorized migrants. Pro-migrant blogging has come a long way.
I have, however, singled out racists and other assorted Obama haters, some of whom are intent on inciting violence. They should be spared no scorn and should be universally condemned. Their actions are not about protest and dissent but about hate and violence.Peter Dao - Consider This News (11 August 2009)