Former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo (R-of course) couldn't stand the heat, had an on-camera temper tantrum and walked off the set on MSNBC yesterday (11/6/09).
The subject was the republican leaders who attended, but did not condemn, the inappropriate, hateful signs held at an anti-health care rally. These, of course, were held by the Teabaggers who are "for" nothing and "against" everything that Congress and the President are trying to accomplish. Get this -- at this particular rally in Washington DC, these right-wing crazies were holding pictures comparing health care reform to the Nazi death camps. Great. To these sickos, giving a government option to people with no health care equals Hitler killing 6 million people. Bizarre.
Well, it was pointed out to Tommy Tancredo that the military itself uses government-run health care. Tancredo became flustered and, speaking for the veterans, claimed they would rather not have health care supplied by the US military! Markos Moulitsas from the Daily Kos reminded him that he, Moulitsas, actually is a veteran and Tancredo is not. (Tancredo pushed for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and pushed for the war in Vietnam, although he used "depression" to get out of serving. Kinda like Chickenhawk Dick Cheney, who never met a war he didn't like, unless it was his turn to fight. Then he managed to pull off FIVE deferments to stay out of Vietnam.)
So what happens when you use truth and facts with a republican? They panic and run off. Watch for yourself.