What is it about a desire to have a smaller, less intrusive government that drives liberals so crazy?

Case in point, the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman asks in his column today, “Am I a bad person if I hope that when Grover Norquist slips in the bathtub and has to call 911, no one answers?”

In short, yes, you are a bad person if you hope the President of Americans for Tax Reform who thinks that government spending is out of control dies in a bathtub just because you disagree with him:

And here’s a reminder for Friedman — Norquist is for “competent government,” which is something every candidate should strive for:

And he’s also for the elimination of burdensome government regulations that go after the very entrepreneurs Friedman writes about today, like the coming war on vaping:

Will Friedman ever acknowledge that?