I am thankful this week when I remember that America is big enough and great enough to survive Grown-Up Trayvon in the White House!— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 26, 2013
I knew boys like him in college - spoiled little rich boys who craved the attention they couldn’t get, so they became obnoxious RWNJs who intruded into every organization that was trying to make the world a better place. He is a troll, just like the ones that show up here, he just has more money and protection from consequences. Some day it will catch up to him.
But as I listen to this discussion, I’d like to remind everyone what we are talking about here. None of your organizations were kept from organizing or silenced. We are talking about whether or not the American taxpayers would subsidize your work. We are talking about a tax break.
State police are also investigating a voicemail left for Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, a Phoenix Republican who supports the Medicaid expansion. She appeared visibly shaken Thursday as she described the message on the House floor and asked lawmakers to tell their constituents to be civil.
"The voice was a male who left a long rambling message with derogatory remarks aimed at Governor Brewer for Representative McGee," Bart Graves, a spokesman with the Department of Public Safety, said in an email Friday. "She felt there was a threatening undertone."
Lawmakers said they have received dozens of messages from supporters and opponents of the proposed expansion containing varying layers of vitriol.
"Sadly, the tone has been quite intense. People are emotional," said Republican Rep. Ethan Orr, of Tucson, who supports the Medicaid plan and received the email but said it did not make him feel threatened. "I wish people would have a more civil and respectful tone, but I understand why this is so important to them
…because when you’re a right-wing extremist, with more pride than sense, dignity or compassion, you threaten the gubmint wit guns when the dang gubmint doesn’t do what you want it to