I Wouldn't Keep Hitting You If You'd Just Do What I Say.
Rep. Nunez from California, missing a chance to keep the cries of "nigger" and "faggot," and the gun threats, from sticking to the GOP.
That's right, they claim the Democrats who have been supposedly "totalitarian" in...trying to curry their favor and wasting time on the effort for a year, angering the Democratic base at their cowardice in challenging the GOP, have somehow nevertheless driven the people to a regrettable, but by the GOP, understandable state of frenzy. Nunez is trying to legitimize the sort of thing that happened in DC yesterday, when he could easily have denounced it unequivocally with no political cost, simply dismissing them briefly as a fringe the way they have been when this sort of thing has happened in political rallies that started before the Democrats even had a chance to do anything.
But why? Why do they want to? Do they want violence? Do they want this atmosphere? What are they trying to convince people of? And why are they sore losers to this degree? Does fixing America, in any way, matter to them?
Can they imagine their beloved Ronald Reagan embracing this sort of thing openly? Or Buckley? Or even Goldwater?
And are they really so content to only have people who did and will still vote for them anyway? They will gain no new voters with this. It seems like an implosion, and worse, the mainstreaming of certain parts of the right that should never be out in the sun. Which the mainstream right used to understand. It seems insane as a tactic, not even from a moral POV, but a practical one.
I venture to say that these Teashirts, if not officially Republicans, certainly are not independents who would have voted Democratic, at least not any time recently. And these people were set off originally by the McCain campaign. The racist attacks started then, and these people were already making threats then. And they either voted Republican or may not have even voted at all, and if they were so agitated then but did not vote, why would they now? In any case, these were not the people who got Obama into office. They lost, implying that perhaps their numbers were and are, well, smaller than those who would vote for him? Or is someone going to suggest to me these are disgruntled Obama voters?
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson