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Friday, January 14, 2011

This is your Tea Party, America
Posted by Jill | 4:34 AM
Now let me see if I have the twisted Teabagger mindset straight: In Teabag America, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are victims because people say their rhetoric is unnecessarily inflammatory, but Gabrielle Giffords had it coming:

In March 2010, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) warned that the rhetoric from the tea parties and Sarah Palin was potentially dangerous. “I can say that in the years that some of my colleagues have served — 20, 30 years — they’ve never seen it like this…when people do that, they’ve gotta realize there’s consequences to that action,” she said on MSNBC. Tuscon Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries called Giffords’ previous concerns about violent rhetoric “political gamesmenship,” claiming that if Giffords was so concerned, then she is to blame for Saturday’s shootings because she “had no security whatsoever”:

It’s political gamesmanship. The real case is that she [Giffords] had no security whatsoever at this event. So if she lived under a constant fear of being targeted, if she lived under this constant fear of this rhetoric and hatred that was seething, why would she attend an event in full view of the public with no security whatsoever?” he said. “For all the stuff they accuse her [Palin] of, that gun poster has not done a tenth of the damage to the political discourse as what we’re hearing right now.”

Humphries also told the Guardian that Saturday’s shootings in Tuscon are “evolving into a conspiracy to destroy his organisation and silence criticism of the government.” Watch excerpts of interview here:

Real classy, asshole.

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Blogger konagod said...
This whole week has left me feeling unamerican. I don't get the gun infatuation thingy.

Blogger Labrys said...
You know, if that classy asshole is going to show it off in public like that, he better get down to the dayspa and get it properly depilatory and bleach treated for the photo-shoot.

Honestly, the phrase "shameless" is completely inadequate.

Blogger Southern Beale said...
The only folks in Congress assigned security, according to Rep. Bob Filner of California, --who was accosted on election night by angry Tea Party supporters of his opponent (who lost) -- are the House and Senate leadership. No one else gets protection, and Filner said he wouldn't have it any other way. You have to watch the clip on the link to hear his explanation ...