Now that the National Health Care bill has passed, its supporters are magnanimous in victory. As if. Our friend Charles R. Larson over at Counterpunch isn’t pulling his, venting major spleenage at the Tea Party movement (i.e. anyone who disagrees with their political agenda). “Now that the Obama/Democratic health care plan has passed, what are the Tea Party fanatics going to do—start shooting members of congress?” And . . . he’s off! “The guns are another matter and certainly a further suggestion of their retarded development. During the summer, Tea Party infants attended town hall meetings, toting guns along with them. Under what circumstances did they believe they needed to be armed? Did they believe that liberals were about to shoot them? Or was it–as I have feared from the days they first raised their ugly heads–that in their total intolerance of others and ignorance of facts they felt the need to kill the messenger? It’s a toxic mix: selfish children, armed to the teeth, screaming their bigoted heads off, while the adults around them wait for them to grow up.” Whoa.