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    Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared | The Columbus Dispatch

    The man who berated and tossed dollar bills at a man with Parkinson's disease during a health care protest last week says he is remorseful and scared.

    "I snapped. I absolutely snapped and I can't explain it any other way," said Chris Reichert of Victorian Village, in a Dispatch interview.
    Good for him! While what he did was wrong. It is good that he can man up and apologize for what he did. My hope is that this incident can be put to rest.

    "I wanted this to go away, but it won't and I'm paying the consequences," Reichert said.

    He said he's fearful for his family after reading comments about his actions on the Internet.

    "I've been looking at the web sites," he said. "People are hunting for me."
    Any person who is trying to hunt this person down will possibly do a worse mistake than what this guy did in the first place. My hope is that anyone who intends to do this man harm is stopped or stops themselves.

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    Re: Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
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    Good for him! While what he did was wrong. It is good that he can man up and apologize for what he did. My hope is that this incident can be put to rest.



    Any person who is trying to hunt this person down will possibly do a worse mistake than what this guy did in the first place. My hope is that anyone who intends to do this man harm is stopped or stops themselves.
    Yes clearly this guy is the victim here.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes clearly this guy is the victim here.
    That wasn't the point of the story. You're jumping to an invalid conclusion. Stop trolling.
    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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    Re: Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
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    Good for him! While what he did was wrong. It is good that he can man up and apologize for what he did. My hope is that this incident can be put to rest.



    Any person who is trying to hunt this person down will possibly do a worse mistake than what this guy did in the first place. My hope is that anyone who intends to do this man harm is stopped or stops themselves.
    What the real scary fact here is that the hateful rhetoric spouted by Tea P’ s has permeated the minds of TP camp followers to the point where they are now reacting like reptilians to whoever does not agree with their bovine excrement. It’s gotten to point where BS slogans have replaced logic and the fools are acting out to the slogans.
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    Re: Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    What the real scary fact here is that the hateful rhetoric spouted by Tea P’ s has permeated the minds of TP camp followers to the point where they are now reacting like reptilians to whoever does not agree with their bovine excrement. It’s gotten to point where BS slogans have replaced logic and the fools are acting out to the slogans.
    You mean like Bush is a Nazi? Soldiers should shoot their officers? Bring back the Lions?


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    Re: Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    What the real scary fact here is that the hateful rhetoric spouted by Tea P’ s has permeated the minds of TP camp followers to the point where they are now reacting like reptilians to whoever does not agree with their bovine excrement. It’s gotten to point where BS slogans have replaced logic and the fools are acting out to the slogans.
    What happened was a classic example of mob psychology playing out. When one is in the midst of mobs in which passions, rhetoric and/or conduct becomes increasingly extreme, even normally rational and self-restrained persons can act out of character. Such examples, of course, are not unique to the anti-health legislation protests nor the United States.

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    Re: Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    That wasn't the point of the story. You're jumping to an invalid conclusion. Stop trolling.
    My conclusion is that the guy is making a publicized apology and throwing in the "i'm afraid for my life" business to try and swing sympathy back towards himself. Playing the victim, if you will.

    Sarcasm is not trolling, and unless you know the guy personally you can't make a definitive claim that it's invalid.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
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    Good for him! While what he did was wrong. It is good that he can man up and apologize for what he did. My hope is that this incident can be put to rest.



    Any person who is trying to hunt this person down will possibly do a worse mistake than what this guy did in the first place. My hope is that anyone who intends to do this man harm is stopped or stops themselves.
    Oh - now HE'S scared. Well that's a horse of a different color.

    A lot of people coming ill with no cure and definitely no money to cover their costs for treatment or even able to cover after-life costs are scared.
    I actually feel for them - and am not worried for him.

    No matter how passionate I am about the healthcare bill (which I opposed and will continue to do so) I am always in control of my emotions and temper - I'd never take it out on the doctors or the patients because this hellish drama isn't because of THEM.
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    Re: Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    So he's apologetic because he's discovered that people are hunting for him?

    I hope he gets "found".
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    Re: Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    So he's apologetic because he's discovered that people are hunting for him?

    I hope he gets "found".
    That is over the top. Sure, people should know the kind of mentality that drives mob rule, but to wish someone who got caught up in mob mentality any kind of harm makes you no better than he is. Actually, it makes you worse, since all he did was throw dollar bills at a Parkinson's patient, which is despicable, but you seem to be telling us that you want him hunted down and killed.

    You know, everybody here knows how I feel about "teabaggers", but to be quite honest, compared to what you are advocating, I wouldn't mind sitting down and having a cup of tea with them.

    Hatred works both ways, you know. Maybe you should just stop and think a minute or two, so you can realize what you just said. If you can't do that, then I don't believe you are in any kind of position to criticize this guy. Like Christ said, there are plenty of people who point out the mote in the eyes of others, while ignoring the beam in their own eye.
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