Um, Andrew? It seems a little unfair to tag former Rep. Alan Grayson as evidence of extremism on the left—as an exception to the general rule that the right is responsible for all the vilest, most violent, and deranged rhetoric—when Grayson's most controversial comments have been proven to be tragically accurate in another news story out of Arizona:
Medicaid Cuts Killing Ariz. Transplant Patients
A second person in Arizona has died while waiting for an organ transplant. Not because they couldn't find a donor but because state budget cuts took the patients off the transplant list. When CBS News first met 27-year-old Tiffany Tate in December 2010 she was in desperate need of a double lung transplant. Yet she and 98 other people in Arizona were kicked off the organ transplant list. The state decided it could no longer afford to pay for some transplants which can cost $200,000.
"If we all don't get our transplants, all 98 of us are going to die," says Tate. "We deserve a second chance. I didn't ask for this. I was born with this and I've fought my whole life." CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports at least two people have died since November. Mark Price, a father of six, died waiting for a bone marrow transplant. Now the University Medical Center in Tucson says a man needing a new liver died due to the cutbacks.
The Republican health care plan, Grayson said, was for sick Americans to "die quickly." Republicans have enacted their plan in Arizona and that's just what sick Americans are doing: dying quickly.
And Keith doesn't belong on your list either. There's a big difference between tagging someone as the "Worst Person In the World" to comically sinister organ music—a segment Olbermann dropped—and putting crosshairs over someone's congressional district or describing your political opponents as Stalinists and Nazis.