Michigan congressman John Dingell, who has been in the Congress so long he called Henry Clay "whippersnapper," demonstrated the calm and reasonable debate we expect from the Liberal-Leftist-Progressive-Socialist-Democrat party.
The Statists are executing a classic game plan of divide and conquer. Half of them are pleading for rational debate and professing ignorance at what has Real America pissed off while the President tells the opposition to sit down and shut up, Nancy Pelosi calls them "un-American" and "Nazis" and John Dingell compares opponents of nationalized healthcare to the Ku Klux Klan. Ahhhh, civilized debate, Democrat-style. The Leftist base and airheads like David Frum and David Brooks will absorb this nonsense, but Real America will have none of it.
Don't tell me to be civil while you are telling me to keep my opinions to myself, President Barry Vladimir Hussein Soetero Obama!
Don't accuse me of spreading hate while you call me a Nazi, Nancy Pelosi!
Don't tell me to calm down while you call me "un-American", Steny Hoyer!
And don't tell me to dress up the tone of the debate, while you are comparing me to the Ku Klux Klan, John Dingell!
If you want reasonable debate, don't threaten to pass the bill through backdoor channels, Chuckie Schumer!
The Democrats don't want to debate this issue. They have demonized insurance companies and doctors and scared people to death that, while they currently have adequate care, they won't if this health care scheme does not become law. Then, they accuse those who want answers to difficult questions of spreading hate.
They can play their 1984 "Newspeak" language games for their kook base. But, Real America is much smarter than they realize. Democrat leaders are trying to intimidate ordinary Americans. This tactic is rapidly blowing up in their face. We are not afraid of them.