When Graeme Frost spoke on behalf of expanding the S-CHIP program, I’m sure he had no idea that he was setting up his entire family to be condemned by every loser gasbag in the right-wing blogosphere. Here, for instance, is Dan Riehl:
Yes, the Frost children are victims, but not of conservatives. They look more like victims of a couple of mostly spoiled brats who became parents and never felt compelled to take responsibility for themselves when it came to the bottom line on that.
Y’hear that, Graeme? Your daddy sucks! The super-cool Dan Riehl has said so!
This is the crown jewel, though:
How about getting Dad [Ed. note: The 12-year-old kid's grandfather] to cash in on the vintage 1956 T-Bird, 56 being the year he graduated from Princeton, F H? Doesn’t he care enough about his Grand kids? I mean, that question’s fair game, right? After all, you weren’t too ashamed to put it to us by allowing your child to be used by a liberal political machine, right?
That’s the car that recently won him third place in an antique car show. He has money to help send the Princeton Band on the road – how about calling Dad next time you need some help instead of trying to reach into the collective pocket of the American taxpayers, you irresponsible, simpering wimp.
I hate to pile on here, but some of what I’ve been reading given a deeper search kind of steams me. Following up on Michelle’s post on Graeme Frost, meet Mr. and Mrs. A. Corwin Frost of Bronxville, N.Y.
And since Dan didn’t move out of his parents’ house until the age of 59 (he’s now a sprightly 197 years old), he knows what he’s talking about.
The lesson here, folks, is this: if you publicly take a stand in favor of a policy that wingnuts don’t like, they will rummage and troll through your personal and financial life in order to ‘expose’ you in any way possible. As I’ve said before, they simply have no souls.
UPDATE: John Cole is making sense:
If you look through this family’s dossier, it appears they are doing everything Republicans say they should be doing- hell, their story is almost what you would consider is a checklist for good, red-blooded American Republican voters: they own their own business, they pay their taxes, they are still in a committed relationship and are raising their kids, they eschewed public education and are doing what they have to do to get them into Private schools, they are part of the American dream of home ownership that Republicans have been pointing to in the past two administrations as proof of the health of the economy, and so on.
In short, they are a white, lower-middle-class, committed family, who is doing EVERYTHING the GOP Kultur Kops would have you believe people should be doing. They aren’t gay. They aren’t divorced. They didn’t abort their children. They aren’t drug addicts or welfare queens. They are property owners, entrepeneurs, taxpayers, and hard-working Americans.
Nope, that don’t matter none. They got help from the government to pay for their kid’s health care, ergo, THEY ARE SIMPERING LOSERS, unlike that hunka-hunka-burnin’-hottt man, Dan Riehl.