by Ross Sharp

Bob Herbert on the “absence of class in the G.O.P.” in The New York Times …

A group of lowlifes at a Tea Party rally in Columbus, Ohio, last week taunted and humiliated a man who was sitting on the ground with a sign that said he had Parkinson’s disease. The disgusting behavior was captured on a widely circulated videotape. One of the Tea Party protesters leaned over the man and sneered: “If you’re looking for a handout, you’re in the wrong end of town.”

Another threw money at the man, first one bill and then another, and said contemptuously, “I’ll pay for this guy. Here you go. Start a pot.”

To which one person responds

You try to be reasonable. You try to allow for legitimate disagreements. You even try to cope with the fact that there are some Americans who will stop at nothing to maintain their willful ignorance of reality. But there is a time when patience and civility runs out, and you are forced to the inevitable conclusion:

Some people are simply and completely scum.

And to which I can only agree.