If Gladney Is Uninsured, It Doesn’t Matter What You Call Him
Earlier in the week, I did an entry on the assault of Kenneth Gladney at a town hall meeting where Russ Carnahan was supposed to speak. Since then, there has been a lot of discussion about who assaulted whom, who started it, why was the SEIU let in while TEA Partiers were not…things like this. One topic the left has seized on though is the dispute over whether or not Kenneth Gladney has insurance. I have seen one claim, by a conservative site, that he is covered under his wife's insurance. However, several left wing sites delight in claiming that he has no insurance, can't pay his bill but would have insurance under Obamacare. DailyKos remains glib about it. Zandar Versus the Stupid also has a good example.
All of these people discussing Kenneth Gladney's insurance situation are missing the point. Even if he doesn't have health insurance, that does not mean he wants a government run insurance plan. More importantly, this discussion distracts from the real point here. There was an assault that took place. Democrats accuse Republicans of paying people to disrupt these meetings. Then the Democrats bring SEIU thugs to the meetings. The thugs assault a black man and use racial slurs during the assault. Let's just pretend a TEA partier had uttered a racial slur as they passed one of the SEIU members. That would be all the press could talk about! Every left wing blog out there would be wearing their keyboards out with the proof of the racism in the TEA party movement. Instead, a black man handing out conservative fliers was insulted and assaulted. All we get from that is another example of liberal hypocrisy.
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