You might have heard by now about a black, American conservative, Mr Kenneth Gladney, being racially abused and attacked by members of a union (the SEIU) who were at a meeting to lend support to a Democrat politician who favours health-care reform. There has been a lot written even now, and I am sure more will come out.
However I found this exchange between a witness and an SEIU thug especially telling, as transcribed from video by Mary Katherine Ham in the Weekly Standard Blog,
"Two of you attacked that poor guy."
"No, we didn't."
"Yeah, you did!"
"He attacked America!"
Mr Gladney was an activist opposing the SEIU thug’s political opinion. The thug had no doubt his opinion was the correct one, so any dissent was to attack America.
Usual expansive hat tip to Glen Reynolds. I don't know what I'd blog without Instapundit!