Third, the Left’s response here reveals not only their defensive posture, but also furthers a media narrative that ObamaCare is highly controversial. They may succeed at tarring the anti-ObamaCare protesters in some cases, but the old adage about wrestling a pig applies here. Public opinion has already shifted against healthcare reform; partisan food-fights are more likely to provoke the “pox on both houses” reaction among the mushy middle than to turn the tide against ObamaCare’s critics.