by Pa Rock
I have said it in this space before: "Somebody is going to die!" It is just a matter of time before some of these teabagging fools come completely unhinged and begin shooting. For the most part, these are people who aren't playing with a full deck of cards. They are easily duped, quickly incited, and damned hard to control when they get rolling. The teabagging movement is a train wreck looking for a place to happen, and in short order it will produce a shameful disaster.
Somebody is going to get killed. Some person who has done nothing more than try to serve his nation in a positive manner is going to be gunned down or blown up by a lunatic - an insane person who believes he is doing God's work - a madman who has been inflamed by Fox, or Rush, or Glenn, or Ann, or Sarah, or Michele, or John Boehner. And when the shit does hit the fan, all of the usual cheerleaders for anarchy will sit piously back and tut-tut, secure in the righteous knowledge that the crime was committed by a sad person who was driven to murder by liberalism run amok. It had nothing to do with them and their constitutional use of free speech.
Like hell it doesn't!
The brush fire has been set and it is raging out of control. Several congressmen who voted for health care reform have had bricks thrown through their constituent office windows and doors. The brother of one congressman in Virginia had the propane line to his house cut after a blogger printed the address (thinking it was the congressman's house) and suggested people stop by and tell him what they thought about his vote. The congressman's brother lives in that house with his wife and four children - all under the age of eight.
Congressman Bart Stupak released tapes of vitriolic calls that have come into his office over the past few days - poetic efforts that expressed sentiments like he should bleed out of his ass, get cancer, and die! These cretins are truly unhinged!
Sarah Palin has told her twitter community that it is time to "reload," and she announced her list of Democratic congressional targets on a map on her Facebook page, with each of her selected Democrats targeted with a "cross hairs" emblem. Not too subtle, Sarah!
Over the past few days Democratic members of Congress have been spit upon, called names (nigger, faggot, wetback), and accused of killing babies. They have suffered this abuse from the loony fringe of the Republican Party, but that nutty fringe has been torched and fanned by opportunistic Republicans who think that they can turn the commotion into votes.
It's time for Republican leaders, if there are any left, and the right-wing media, to step forward and try to put out this fire that they have started and gleefully fanned. If they sit back and do nothing, there will be blood - and it will be on there hands.