Friday, October 22, 2010

The real GOP threat

The Tea Party types and far right GOPers keep insisting that liberals are wrongly painting their movement as violent, insisting that they're just concerned citizens who want to rein in an out of control government. Hard to keep making that argument when their Congressional GOP candidates call for an armed revolution if they lose at the ballot box.
Republican congressional candidate Stephen Broden stunned his party Thursday, saying he would not rule out violent overthrow of the government if elections did not produce a change in leadership.
This brought the obligatory "refudiation" from the county GOP head, but one can imagine he might well be congratulating Broden in private for his "courage." [Think Progress has video.]

This comes the day after a serious threat to a Hispanic Democratic Congressman:
Police locked down the Tucson congressional office of Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) on Thursday afternoon after staffers received a package containing a “confirmed” toxic substance, a Grijalva spokesman said.

A suspicious package with swastikas written on the envelope was mailed Thursday to the Tucson office, where about a dozen staffers work. Upon inspection, it was found the package contained a white powder authorities later determined to be toxic, said Grijalva campaign spokesman Adam Sarvana.
And then there was the apparent intimidation of voters in minority districts of Houston a couple of days ago by Tea Party trained poll watchers.

This is what they're doing before an election that the media keeps telling them they're going to win. With early voting numbers suggesting they may not see that sweep the pundits are predicting, I don't even want to think about what they might do if they lose big.

[More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

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Anonymous Ruth said...

When a candidate talks about 'exercising 2nd amendment rights' you know this is not polite society. Carrying pictures of the president with a Hitler moustache was enough for me. These are not the sort that want to be public servants, folks.

7:01:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thinking it will almost as bad if they win somehow. They'll be insufferable and probably still be threatening people who don't agree with them because "they are the majority."

Bizarre that a group that claims to want to live by the original constitution wants to essentially destroy the democratic process of government.

10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

There was an article in the local paper this morning about a high speed helicopter being tested by a nearby manufacturer. Someone appended a comment about using the aircraft to kill Barack Hussein Obama.

Screw this country. I wash my hands of it and it isn't worth saving.

2:36:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Fogg, there are still a lot of good people worth saving who don't know how to save themselves. That Parry article reminded me that it really was this ugly back in the 60s and early 70s too. I think it may just feel worse because the internets amplify the crazy.

8:18:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Just a note to express my amusement at the typical comment deleted here.

Morons, sir, do not have IQs in the 99.999th percentile and generally aren't multimillionaire hedge fund managers with more qualification to speak about matters of economics than some failed shoe salesman from Detroit whose accomplishments could dance on the head of a pin -- or a right wing pinhead.

One of the ways demagogues attract fanatical followers is to assure the disaffected and left behind that they are the true intellectuals. It worked for the Bolsheviks and the fascists and it's working for the American right. At least so far.

9:09:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Sorry Fogg. I wanted to leave that comment up for your amusement but there were so many toxic links. Would have left it without them but I'm not going to let the trolls use this blog as a link dump to raise their SEO.

5:40:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

That kind of amusement, I don't need.
They don't insult me by calling me stupid as much as they do by selling more of their outrageous attempts at building false equivalences; linking to dubious websites trying to portray some incident that probably never happened as an offset to 30 years of corruption and misprison.

The entire movement is staffed by people of little intelligence, false ideas about the past and much frustration. Tell them they're the smart ones and they're hooked.

It's right out of Animal Farm.

10:11:00 AM  

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