Thursday, May 10, 2012

The cons must be crazy

Actually, I should have titled this, the cons are most assuredly crazy. This is no dog whistle. It's a full volume air raid siren purposefully false and recklessly breeding paranoia and encouraging violence.

As Charlie explains:
Which leads us to Senator Aqua Buddha's latest effort on behalf of FREEEEEEEDOOOOOMMM: endorsing a campaign in which a rifle appears to be aimed at the president's head. That's bad enough, but what really takes this beyond the event horizon of wingnuttery is that this while Million Gun Campaign is a complete fantasy. It is not going to happen. There is nobody seeking to make it happen. This is a pure con, aimed at a bunch of suckers in storm cellars listening to the shortwave, or to the fillings in their teeth. And a United States senator, a member of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body, is working as the carny shill for this peculiar piece of bunco.
Adding, the target demographic for this pitch is people who have the spent the last three years stockpiling firearms and ammo. Including black guns, often referred to as assault rifles. Like the guns the military uses to mow down the enemy. And the implied target is the President of the United States.

The Dixie Chicks were mercilessly pilloried merely for saying they were ashamed of George Bush. MoveOn was widely excoriated for daring to mildly criticize General Petreaus. So why isn't anyone calling this treason? It appears to fit the actual definition of the term. [Graphic via]

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