No, we've been through all this before, and we'll no doubt go through it again; if someone at any point so much as sends Malkin a nasty email, she writes an entire outraged self-ego-humping book about it. Someone calls out O'Reilly for a statement of appalling and unapologetic bigotry, he goes into seizures of anti-entire-planet rage. And God forbid someone dares make a schoolyard play off of an Army general's name -- the entire conservative movement freaks out and wet their goddamn pants in unison about the fucking horror of it all. But going after a kid and his family, because he read a statement on the radio? Fair. Fucking. Game. Hey, the twelve year old is an enemy. Get him. - A Movement of Petty Thugs, HunterDistilling the point from the vitriol, it remains remarkably salient and valid.
It is not okay for the Right to lambaste and excoriate a child advocating for health insurance. It is not okay for the Right to cry unnameable horror at anyone's expression of freedom of speech. And it is especially not okay for them to do so when they utterly and completely refuse to hold themselves to the same standard.
This is why I am a Democrat (among so many other reasons). Democrats adhere to the basic rules of rational debate and decency, for the most part. Republicans do not.