Shades of Cold War Commies, the latest verbal assault and acting out remind me of the staged tantrum thrown by Nikita Khrushchev when he did not like what the United States and the rest of the West were doing.
I was young, but it is still vivid as Khrushchev disrupted the UN assembly as it tried to conduct debates. He yelled at the podium, pounded the table, and at one point took his shoe off and started to pound the table with it. There is a photo of him waving his shoe from the podium.
Indeed W. had shoes thrown at him in the Middle East.
Now to the health care debate where our elected representatives are having town meetings and .... what? Shades of Nikita.
Why have discourse when you can scream, shout, and carry on? If your side doesn't have an argument, shriek down the person who is trying to talk.
Much of the yelling is from the right wing, the very same group who today are following Khrushchev's approach to dealing with those he disagrees with. Ironic that those who abhorred the Reds then are following in their footsteps now.
Or as they say, the shoe is on the other foot.