So who are the bigger jerks here: Smug health care reform protesters picketing United Health Group CEO Stephen Helmsley’s house last weekend, or the livid Mercedes-driving neighbor who, spotting a “Home of Bandit” sign, berates them with “It’s f-ing Christmas!”
The neighbor’s case: Go protest at United Health. “This is his home. It’s Christmas. You look like a bunch of small-mined idiots. Doing this in front of his home is a low blow.”
The protesters case: “It may be.” But people get cut off insurance at Christmas. “I wonder if Hemsley gives a rat’s ass about people who died and did not get to see another Christmas when his company denied their claims?” We’ve protested at United Health. These decisions get made at the top.