25 March, 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

Good job, Cons.  You've whipped up the angry mobs.  Let's see, since the health care reform bill has passed, we've had death threats against Bart Stupak, death threats against Kathy Dahlkemper, a cut gas line at Tom Perriello's brother's house (because Teabaggers are too fucking stupid to post the correct address), anthrax threats against Anthony Weiner, a Teabagger promising "a thousand little Wacos," , morons vandalizing Democratic lawmakers' offices and threatening to kill their kids, and - well, I'm sure there's plenty I've missed, but I'm running out of time.

In the midst of all this, Sarah Palin had a brainwave:
...[O]n Tuesday, Sarah Palin seemed to fan the flames of discontent by labeling a map of vulnerable lawmakers’ districts with crosshairs on her Facebook page and tweeting, “Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: ‘Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD!’”
Which John McCain sez happens all the time and is perfectly groovy as far as political discourse from national political figures goes.

Cons, of course, have been simultaneously pretending to condemn the violence whilst egging violent people on.

Oh, and when Eric Cantor tells you that he's being attacked by angry mobs, too, and in fact he's being attacked worse because ZOMG people are shooting at him!!1!one!1! - well, let's just say it might be best if you have a salt block handy:
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) seemed rather desperate today to characterize this as a bipartisan problem. During a bizarre press conference this morning, Cantor told reporters:
"I've received threats since I assumed elected office -- not only because of my position, but also because I'm Jewish. I've never blamed anyone in this body for that.
"Just recently I have been directly threatened: A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week."
Well, that sounds pretty serious. We've heard about plenty of vandalism at district congressional offices this week -- all of the cases involve Democrats as targets -- but this would be the first reported shooting.

The problem is, what Cantor told reporters wasn't true. When he said he was "directly threatened," Cantor was either shamelessly, blatantly lying, or he was popping off to the press about politically-motivated violence without getting his facts straight.

Here's what happened: early Tuesday morning, someone in the Richmond area fired a bullet into the air. It eventually came down and hit a building -- named, of course, the Reagan Building -- on the first floor. According to a report from the Richmond Police Department statement, "The round struck with enough force to break the windowpane but did not penetrate the window blinds. There was no other damage to the room, which is used occasionally for meetings by the congressman."
So, yeah, Eric - shut the fuck up.

Someday, I'd truly love to see Cons grow the fuck up.  Alas, from what I understand of American history, they never were grown, and they're regressing.  And their hysterical screaming tantrums thrown because they couldn't get their way are now directly responsible for inciting violence, and could end up getting people killed.

Heckuvajob, Cons.


Chris Rhetts said...

Not sure how I came across this, but I have a link to:


If you have a strong stomach, go there and see what the really insane right wingers are saying. While you are there - check out the links. Most of them go to sites which have been suspended for "terms of service" violations (you can easily guess why). But some of them are still viable and they really take you down the rabbit hole.

I think most of the people who participate in these organizations are just ordinary cowards. But you have to believe many of them are truly unstable people - people that is, with a shit load of guns who think Eric Rudolph and Randy Weaver were real American heros.

This isn't rocket science. Right wing shit heels like Beck and Limbaugh are cashing in on the HCR issue by repeating, over and over, that the relatively mild reforms mandated by the bill represent nothing less than a total loss of the individual liberties spelled out in the Constitution - and amazingly, neither the RNC nor the body of Repulsive-lican congressmen and women are doing one damn thing about it.

Somebody's going to get shot before the year is out.

dNorrisM said...

I'm sure you folks know this but...

"However, when Gingrich was asked whether GOP leaders ought to speak out against the violence, he brushed the suggestion aside and in fact blamed Democrats for bringing it upon themselves.