Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Right-wing Violence Rears Its Ugly Head: Threats to Lawmakers' Children

The Wingnuts are losing their grip, egged on by talk radio hacks and GOP enablers.

Here's a chilling example from Think Progress:
[Rep. Louise] Slaughter has been at the center of the push for reform. Last Thursday she received a chilling recorded message at her campaign office. “Assassinate is the word they used…toward the children of lawmakers who voted yes.”


Tulsan said...

You know where all this is going. There will be actual murder(s) carried out by the super-unhinged (no small distinction) among the Right. They won't have the sense to cool off.

Tulsan said...

Digby commenting on Jonah Goldberg:

Somebody needs to give Jonah a bottle and send him to bed. He's on metaphor overload:

Goldberg: This legislation is a superconducting super collider of culture-war conflagrations. It will throw off new and unforeseen cultural spectacles for years to come (if it is not repealed). The grinding debate over the Stupak amendment was just a foretaste. The government has surged over the breakwater and is now going to flood the nooks and crannies of American life. Americans will now fight over what tax dollars should cover and not cover. Debates over "subsidizing" this "lifestyle" or that "personal choice" will erupt. And when conservatives complain, liberals will blame them for perpetuating the culture war.

Digby: (Grinding, foretaste, surging, erupting and flooding. What's on his mind?)

Tulsan said...

With the advent of organized storefront glass-breaking, it becomes unclear whether the GOP would rather try to stick liberals/progressives with the Nazi tag, or if they just want to BE Nazis.

Tulsan said...

What it seems the Right would like is to get someone to kill overtly on behalf of the "cause," just to stick a toe in the water and see if it doesn't feel good, see if they can get a chain reaction going.

They could get unpopular in a hurry.