Talking Points Memo on these mofos who are milling around health-care town halls with rifles slung over their shoulders:
But let’s be honest about what this is about. The right — the modern American right — has a very troubled history with political violence. A simple review of the 1990s, particularly 1993, 1994, culminating in many respects in the tragic 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal building in April 1995. Mix in the militias, the thankfully inept attempt on President Clinton’s life a few months before Oklahoma City (see Francisco Duran) and it’s all really not a pretty picture.
Then he drops a fat-ass shame-bomb on Mickey Kaus before continuing:
Now, I know we’ll likely get emails from right-wingers pointing out some animal rights activists who freed a bunch of gerbils, another fellow whose tires got slashed and no doubt a host of people with backwards Bs scrawled on their cheeks. But I think we all know the story here.
LOL, JMM is BACK! TPM on the rise!!!
Let’s be honest with ourselves: the American right has a deep-seated problem with political violence. It’s deep-seated; it’s recurrent and it’s real. And it endangers the country. It just makes sense to say something the first time they hit the sauce and not wait for things to get really out of hand.
My question: Why don’t they round up all the pin-dicked douchebags who feel compelled to walk around with assault weapons at political events and drop them in one of those “free speech zone” cages that lefties were trapped inside of during the RNC convention? Since when did paper-mache puppets and bad “Bush” puns pose more of a threat than fucking assault weapons, which are deliberately engineered to kill people? Could somebody in charge please stop smoking crack and handle this?