It’s not just Ambinder and McArdle. Here’s the Atlantic’s Chris Good:
It’s August, and lawmakers are back in their home states talking to constituents. Liberals and conservatives alike will show up to town-hall meetings and other events to question their elected officials–sometimes loudly–about health care and the rest of Washington’s business, as lawmakers make the case for their own agenda. When passions run high, debate can be spirited. We’ll be watching.
What follows is a fairly polite exchange at an Arkansas town hall.
In the past week, we’ve seen death threats, Congressman hanged in effigy, Congressmen depicted as the devil, and they come up with “When passions run high, debate can be spirited. We’ll be watching.”
Am I paranoid to wonder what went on in some of those off-the-record Atlantic salons?