Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

March 18, 2010

The True Spirit of the Tea Party: Mocking a Sick Man

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 5:10 am

I hope all you Tea Partiers will use the comments section to repudiate


  1. Honestly, Rosenbaum. Have you considered why Canadians go to the US for medical treatment? It could be to avoid the waiting lines in Canada, which are longer than those in the US.

    For the sake of intellectual honesty, read “Code Blue” by Dr. David Gratzer and what Lawrence Solomon has written about health care allowances.

    Now, seeing that you know I am a Canadian, I am positive that you will show your provincialism by rejecting what I say because I am a Canadian. If, however, an American were to say what I say, then it is worthy of your consideration. Am I wrong?

    Comment by David W. Lincoln — March 18, 2010 @ 5:43 am | Reply

  2. LOL. In the same video, even the hostile sighing anti-Tea Party narrator says that there were reasonable voices on both sides. So in addition to the tiny snippet which Rosenbaum mines and wildly, grandiosely labels “The True Sirit of the Tea Party”, there’s direct evidence featured in this same video which repudiates completely his libels and un-corroborated assertions about the true spirit of Tea Party movement.

    Ron: Your article is a lie and only seves to smear and defame. You are unworthy to publish at this site. It is YOUR heart which is shrivelled into a moldy little raisin.

    Comment by Morton Doodslag — March 18, 2010 @ 7:15 am | Reply

  3. Gee, that “Parkinson’s victim” – according to his say-so- sure looks like a professional panhandler.

    But then so do those SEIU “health care is a human right” twits, just somewhat cleaner.

    Comment by Bohemond — March 18, 2010 @ 7:22 am | Reply

  4. Oh, Ron. Put a sock in it.

    Comment by ahem — March 18, 2010 @ 8:26 am | Reply

  5. “Once again I ask the Tea Partiers and their enablers: have you no shame?”

    You mean enablers like Roger L. Simon?

    If you really have problems with tea party enablers, call them out. Can you name someone that’s done more to enable and support the Tea Party than this bunch: PJM CEO Roger L. Simon, Prof. Glen Reynolds, Steven Green, Bill Whittle, and so on.

    If you really believe this, repudiate and challenge your boss and your coworkers directly. Call them out. Write about how it is PJM editorial policy to write and link to articles that support the Tea Party.

    Why don’t you do that? If the Tea Party is such a huge threat how can you work for people like this?

    Or is this job at PJM worth so much that you won’t rock the boat?

    Maybe this is why Ron constantly makes these demands.
    He’s too afraid to go after the actual “Tea Party Enablers” himself.

    You see he can call us the readers names, but he can’t go after his coworkers.

    How sad.

    Comment by Jack — March 18, 2010 @ 8:29 am | Reply

  6. “Gee, that “Parkinson’s victim” – according to his say-so- sure looks like a professional panhandler.”

    Got me thinking because with his professional looking street-bum regalia, I thought the exact same thing. I’ve seen this exact species of professional shakedown denizen whenever I visit Berkeley or Santa Monica.

    So out of curiosity I’ve replayed the video in question to see what the professional “Parkinson’s protester” sign says:

    “Got Parkinson’s?
    I do and you might.
    Thanks for helping.
    That’s communism?”

    So by sitting down in front of the opposition with a sign that definitely asks for a handout, and attempts to play on the sympathies of his marks, and with his professional pan-handler regalia on full display, what might such a professional begger expect in such a situation? This was a deliberate setup, a stunt, so that propaganda mavens and Goebbels-types like Ron Rosenbaum can gin up hatred for the opposition.

    Looks like Mr. Rosenbaum is the one who has no shame…

    Comment by Morton Doodslag — March 18, 2010 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  7. “Goebbels-types like Ron Rosenbaum”???

    Wow. Just wow.

    Hope you have the good sense to apologize for that.

    Comment by Fred Mecklenburg — March 18, 2010 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  8. The victim seems to have been an imposter, Ron. The Tea Party rules, Obama fools drool.

    Comment by Gary Ogletree — March 18, 2010 @ 1:04 pm | Reply

  9. No chance. Rosenbaum serially uses his screeds at PJM to defame the Tea Partiers as knuckle dragging rednecks, racists, far right fanatics, or above as sub-human abusers of the disabled without souls…

    I call him out for his despicable methods, his malignant dishonesty, and the libelous smears he generates against American patriots. I will never apologize for exposing him for what he is.

    Comment by Morton Doodslag — March 18, 2010 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  10. I don’t get this form of argument. The Tea Party people apparently have a few folks among them who ridiculed a guy who said he had Parkinson’s. Whether he did or not is irrelevant; they perhaps would have ridiculed him even if he clearly had it. That apparently taints the whole group. So should we apply the same rationale when looking at liberals? *Some* liberals have said “God Damn America” (Reverend Wright) and made fun of Sarah Palin’s “retard” baby. So is that the true spirit of liberalism, Ron? Perhaps you’d like to explain the nuance of how you’re exempt from this detestable silliness, while those you disagree with are subject to it?

    Comment by DavidN — March 18, 2010 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  11. Dude, are you just an attention whore, or what?

    Comment by S. Weasel — March 18, 2010 @ 6:21 pm | Reply

  12. 9. Morton Doodslag,

    The kettle calling the pot black has it’s moments but, shouldn’t we take the high ground rather than sinking to Ron’s level with the ‘racism’ screeds?

    Comment by Delia — March 18, 2010 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

  13. Dear Delia: Why waste perfectly good high ground on someone like Ron? I’m only tossing his trash right back at him, plus it’s fun to sharpen things on his hard scaly reptile skin.

    Comment by Morton Doodslag — March 18, 2010 @ 9:57 pm | Reply

  14. Dear Morton:

    I think Ron is a closet Tea Partier. Be gentle.

    Comment by Delia — March 18, 2010 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  15. “Once again I ask the Tea Partiers and their enablers: have you no shame?”

    Where is his shame? He wants to be a thief, a beneficiary of theft. He deserves abuse.

    And we know how most charity is this country is done, don’t we? Conservatives give out of their pockets, actual charity.

    What liberals call charity is extortion.

    Comment by Tom Perkins — March 19, 2010 @ 4:35 am | Reply

  16. Even if the events Ron are decrying are true, it is clear to all intellectually honest people that this is an isolated incident. What is truly intellectually dishonest on Ron’s part is to selectively use this while ignoring the serious assaults done by liberals over the years.
    Ron, if you truly believed the logic you are using here, you would wipe the dust of liberalism from your feet and walk away.

    Comment by Robert F — March 19, 2010 @ 6:22 am | Reply

  17. “Are you so deluded by ignorant epithets like “communist!” you have
    zero room in your shriveled hearts for a fellow human being who, you
    apparently believe, deserves to suffer agonizingly because he differs
    on piece of legislation?”

    This coming from the man that repeatedly uses childlike slurs and
    weaves conspiracy theories on people that differ with him on a piece
    of legislation. Hey Ron, maybe the Tea Parties gave him Parkinson’s.
    You certainly think that the Tea Parties are behind Autism.

    Also note that Ron has not a single word to say on the process being
    used to pass the legislation, the deals being done to get the votes,
    the extreme size of the bills, the questionable constitutionalism of
    “mandating health insurance”, or whether or not the bill will even
    perform as promised (fiscally or in quality of coverage).

    No, we get sob stories and lectures about our “shriveled hearts”.
    Apparently, being skeptical about giant bills with far reaching
    effects is too much for Ron. In his world questioning Washington is

    Remember that next time he calls you simple-minded, brainwashed, or

    As for the next time he calls you illiterate, just remember “Calue”,
    and every time he calls you a coward, look for his essay blasting
    Roger L. Simon.

    Comment by Jack — March 19, 2010 @ 8:29 am | Reply

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