Because even for the normally humor impaired folks at Think Progress this is pretty pathetic.
For the record, of course I wasn’t serious about wanting to literally beat the socialism out of young kids today. But I won’t apologize for the “misunderstanding” because there is no misunderstanding. Virtually all of these dufuses and dipwads bleating at me on twitter and in my email box know I wasn’t serious. This manufactured outrage is just a sad way to avoid my argument and distract from the bad news of the day and maybe to gin-up political enthusiasm from the sorts of “youth activists” who are easily ginned up.