Last week we saw an incredible display of hatred and lack of sympathy from participants of an anti-health care reform rally held in Columbus, Ohio at the office of Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy. Across the nation, people have seen the clip of a man with Parkinson's disease sitting quietly in front of the teabaggers holding a sign while getting screamed at and having dollar bills thrown at him.
The tosser has been identified and guess what? He's not a liberal plant as some have suggested. He is Chris Reichert of Victorian Village in Columbus, Ohio. For those of you not familiar with Columbus neighborhoods, Victorian Village is a beautifully restored area and it takes some serious money to live there.
At first Reichert denied being involved, but the tape didn't lie. He has come forward to admit his is ashamed of his actions and he doesn't have an excuse for why he did what he did that day. He also says he'll never go to another political rally, which is rather sad, because no one should feel barred from protesting. Perhaps this experience helped Mr. Reichert realize he doesn't have the temperament to attend such events.