Thursday, October 28, 2010

Goon squad

Great editorial on the Kentucky head stomping in the local newspaper.
We keep hearing this is the year of the angry voter. But what motivates people to physically assault a woman who's carrying a political sign they don't like?

Certainly not respect for the Constitution, which enshrines the right of all citizens to express their opinions without fear. Not a belief in the rule of law. Not common decency.

Some members of Paul's Tea Party issue paranoid warnings that President Barack Obama and Democrats are totalitarians out to impose Marxist control over our country.

But look which side produced the goon squad.
Also makes a great point about the false equivalency of the weaselly "both sides do it" justifications.

I'm really tired of hearing that one myself. And the biggest difference the cons always ignore is "both sides" aren't stockpiling guns and ammo and calling for an armed revolution if they lose at the ballot box.

There's a reason law enforcement uses the phrase, "armed and dangerous." Of course, in today's world, sadly, that can all too often apply to the cops as well the criminals.

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Anonymous bandit said...

You're out of your mind. She rushed the candidates car and hit him with the sign. If anyone approached Obama like that they'd be dead.

12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Well, there's a bit of a rush to judgment, n'est ce pas? I can see how you would think that if you're a Fox victim, but all the other news sources have shown the complete video and not only did she not hit the candidate, he hadn't got out of his car yet.

That part is forgivable, if one forgives you for being a fool for Fox, but calling Libby out of her mind for a disagreement about something you've been misinformed and under-informed about doesn't speak well for your character, now does it?

4:17:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thanks Fogg.

8:29:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's nothing. I'm just sick of the adolescents with their hit and run snark. I wish they'd just go back to their video games, but I guess the game of "lets pretend we're somebody" is too distracting.

But then, what else do you do when you're stuck in Detroit but pretend?

9:46:00 AM  

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