Well, this is amusing.

I’m sure you’re aware of the Frost fracas, in which the Democrats trotted out a Baltimore family that benefited from SCHIP insurance coverage, had the family’s gravely injured 12-year-old son deliver their weekly radio address to rebut President Bush’s veto of a bill that would have expanded the program that was meant to serve the poor, and leftwing pundits and bloggers have since raised major cain over the fact that some righty bloggers have questioned the Frost family’s story and whether they’re financially the best candidates to qualify for a program that was intended to help the poor.

Never mind the fact that the Frosts actually got the help that they needed from SCHIP, and the president’s veto doesn’t change that. The righty bloggers have confined their arguments to whether or not the Frost family is really the best example of a “working poor” family of the type that SCHIP is supposed to help. To be “working poor,” for instance, one really ought to be both working and poor, and it’s not clear that the Frosts are examples of either. They work intermittently. They own three late-model mid to high-end cars, and they own their home and a business property, etc etc. Their annual income is within spitting distance of Maryland’s median. No one has attacked the Frosts personally, at least not that I’ve seen, and no one has gone after the kid.

As if to reward the righty bloggers for their fidelity to facts, leftwing pundits and bloggers have taken to childish name-calling and assertions of moral superiority. Say the folks over at blackfacing Firedoglake:

The difference between the far right wing and the far left wing: the far right will do anything — anything — so long as the ends justifies the means. The far left folks have ethical boundaries that they try very hard not to cross: things like attacking other people’s minor children is bad form . . .

Really? Is that your final answer?

Cuz it’s a lie.

2005. The Republicans trot out a kid to tout their Social Security reform. His name was Noah McCollough, and he was nine years of age at the time.

And the bloggers on the left savaged him. They made sexual references to him, called him a “budding young fascist” and made up a derogatory nickname for him. Q&O has the details.

What was is that the Firedoglakers said again?

The difference between the far right wing and the far left wing: the far right will do anything — anything — so long as the ends justifies the means. The far left folks have ethical boundaries that they try very hard not to cross: things like attacking other people’s minor children is bad form . . .

Riiiiiiiight.

Update: See-Dubya and Baldilocks have better memories than mine. They both remembered the attacks on Jack Roberts, SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts’ then four-year-old son.