When the man yelled a racial slur and spit on Cleaver, he crossed a line that was drawn in blood and tears.
To chant slurs at a gay person is another aggressive act of hate.
Interestingly enough, so far there haven't been any reports of angry Tea Party protesters shouting the "c" word at female lawmakers.
Nor have there been reports about these upset folks spitting on white male legislators who supported the health-care bill.
Who knew? Who knew that a rigidly dogmatic group of people from the lilly-white heartland of America would be, you know, hostile to people with different skin color or lifestyles?
No. Not hostile: hateful, violent, rage-gasmic, outrageous.
UnAmerican, in other words. And if you aren't with us, you are with them:
It is foolish for anyone, including the congressmen, to act as though extremists (and anyone who spits on an elected official is an extremist) are not a real threat to the president's safety.
Letting these radicals off the hook is letting them go much too far.