I am in receipt of a press release from Progress Ohio alleging horrifying behavior on the part of Tea Party protesters:
UpdateI should have made clear, and did not, that the reason I found the disconnect between description and actuality was that this press release was headlined "A Bull Connor Moment in Ohio Healthcare Debate" which suggested that the "throwing things" was somehow, oh, I don't know, like what Bull Connor did. Which is to say, physical assault.
The tendency of both sides in this debate to ratchet up the rhetoric until everyone who disagrees with you is a sociopath, and every protest is 1960's Birmingham, is getting ridiculous--and it demeans both actual people who suffered physical violence, and the intelligence of those around you. If you are that confident about your beliefs on this very complicated topic, then you cannot possibly be making a rational and informed decision.