When Kennedy had his brain cancer diagnosis, Freepers were big fans of the purported high ground or praying he recovered and retired or some such.
Lately, though, what little dignity they had has curdled into resentment. Witness Waxman's trip to the hospital.
OlLine Rebel notices the difference:
Wow, I’ve never seen this much insensitivity in a FR thread about sickly Dems before.
Usually everyone is “saying prayers” and so on. Even with Kennedy last year.
That was before the recent bills and before healthcare gets pushed down our throats. Now it’s all or nothing.My Favorite Headache
It’s a war of us versus them..expect to see more of it. Don’t think for a second the other side doesn’t jump for joy and glee when a Republican is sick, dies, or loses power through some crisis.myself6
“Conservatives” are losing the bonds with these people that are required for empathy and sympathy. Some to a greater degree than others but the trend is there and it will accelerate. More importantly, they are beginning to not really care if others know it.
This is healthy... Its a small, but needed, step towards independence.
I’m sorry, but people like Waxman work night and day to undermine this country, to undermine real Americans, to undermine the stability of every institution that keeps this country strong and free. Stage 5 everything, Waxman, and that’s only because there ain’t a Stage 6.