Friday, February 19, 2010

Republicans Rationalize Murder Suicide

From Firedoglake. We've been hearing quite a bit from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week, but as a counselor who is also a certified victim's advocate, I have to say that Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota really struck a nerve with this one:
"Conservatives could learn a lot from Tiger Woods’ wife Elin, she said, I’ve had enough. We should take a page out of her playbook and take a 9-iron and smash the window out of big government.”
He said this the day after Joseph Stack flew a single-engine Piper Cherokee into the Federal Building in Austin, Texas.

And while introducing Grover Norquist, one of the most famous anti-tax advocates, noted for the creation of the "Contract with America"  Jed Babbin, editor of Human Events said:
"And let me just say, I'm really happy to see Grover today. He was getting a little testy in the past couple of weeks. And I was just really, really glad that it was not him identified as flying that airplane into the IRS building." (h/t TPM) 
Source: BartCop
And as reported in the Washington Monthly, our newest senator, Scott Brown displayed both his intelligence and his sensitivity by saying:
"I don't know if it's related but I can just sense not only in my election, but since being here in Washington, people are frustrated. They want transparency. They want their elected officials to be accountable and open and talk about the things affecting their daily lives. So I am not sure if there is a connection, I certainly hope not, but we need to do things better."
Brown continued by saying that the action was "extreme," but that:
"No one likes paying taxes obviously."
Steve Benen of the Monthly concluded that:
"So, let me get this straight. An anti-government nut flies an airplane into a building and Scott Brown thinks the incident reminds him of ... his own campaign? Indeed, Brown almost seems to be rationalizing the actions of a domestic terrorist, as if Stack's murders can be understood if we just appreciate how "frustrated" people are."
 I could go on, but I'm feeling slightly queasy already that our Republican leadership feels comfortable making jokes about killing federal workers because they work for the IRS.

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  1. No one who truly wants smaller government would be running for the highest office in the land – just so that they could sit at the helm of . . . . big government. LOL. (Hey, governor Tim, how's that tiny, smaller government/enormous military thing supposed to work, again?) And if anyone dared to take Pawlenty's window-smashing advice seriously – by damaging one of HIS government windows – he'd be the first one to call the cops. And rightfully so: he is inciting people to riot, no question about it. Proving that he is, front and center, and hands down, unfit to hold any government office. The hypocrisy and hate levels of the right wing are so high these days that you need a gas mask just to protect yourself from the smell – and you may just need a body guard to protect yourself from the intended ramifications of their evil words. I now believe that a coup d'etat, a bloody revolution, is exactly what they are aiming for because they KNOW they can no longer accomplish their destructive goals via the ballot box.

  2. What's really sad is that Pawlenty probably does not believe what he said - he was at CPAC and said what he thought they wanted to hear. They are all pandering to the Teaparty crowd (of which CPAC is supposedly not) and moving far to the right. Once elected, they'll move right back where they want to be.

  3. What makes me feel queasy is that Americans in general are either in favour of killing people in government or killing people in foreign lands. Come to the realization that you are the bad guys this time around and have been for quite a few years now. Face it, if it's not the repubs then it's the dems having a war. Bashing a few murican heads in with a 9 iron is small potatoes dear.

    Oh, and Canada belongs to the bad guy team too cause we support the US bad guy leaders.

  4. I like your blog Kyra, cause you don't take down good info that Straight Goods has for the bloggers. Whereas Gryphen won't post the stuff that doesn't suit his game and bree takes it down as quick as she can so nobody will see it.

    Thing is, people will know what's going on if they come here. Not many of course but then word does get around.

    Stay tuned folks, for the big splash Jesse makes when he gets shot down.

    Nobody needs dishonesty by him to keep a blog going when the simple truth is out there, do they Jess!