One of the hazards of blogging is that outrage comes pretty easy. Bloggers are, by nature, an irritated group. Speaking personally, it's the pent-up irritation at pretty much everything I see and read that keeps me going. It's a strange symbiosis -- bloggers and the outrageous objects of our affection.
Easy outrage, however, makes it harder to criticize the truly outrageous. It's difficult to find words sometimes -- to recalibrate the outrage properly. And so, fair reader, past rage notwithstanding, I want to say very clearly just how vile and disgusting this bashing of the 12-year old and his working class family is. It goes above and beyond the traditional silly Glenn Reynolds posts. They are attacking and lying about a family of six that makes $45,000 for the audacity of speaking out for public health care. I'm sure these silly people simply didn't realize that Bush's tax-saving plans would probably cover the expenses associated with being in a coma for a week and regular physical therapy. Digby says it best.
And on an aside, maybe I'm just a silly utilitarian, but when your ideology leaves millions of working class families without health care, it's time for a new ideology.
[Update: Or even better, what Hilzoy said.]