- Ronald Reagan: He “was a Hollywood Commie who raised taxes, grew government, and gave amnesty to illegal immigrants. That poor son of a bitch would get eaten alive by this crowd.”
- Thomas Jefferson: “The man cut up his Bible, loved the French, and had a well-documented case of jungle fever… Try again.”
- Superman: “Illegal immigrant.”
- Optimus Prime: “He accepted the auto industry bailout.”
Andrew Breitbart, fantasizing about starting a civil war and killing liberals at a Boston Tea Party event.
I’d like to compare and contrast for a second. Conservatives got all riled up over Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa’s comments on Labor Day. At a rally in Detroit, he said, “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. And President Obama we want one thing: Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. That’s what we’re going to tell him. He’s going to be - and when he sees what we’re doing here he will be inspired. But he needs help and you know what? Everybody here’s got to vote. If we go back and keep the eye on the prize, let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to America where we belong!”
So he’s talking about voting anti-union politicians out of office. Conservatives self-righteously condemned his remarks as “thuggery” and “hate speech.” Tea Party Express leader Amy Kremer said, “It is high time that elected leaders like President Obama were held accountable when their key supporters engage in harmful and divisive rhetoric.” Well, I think Breitbart’s quite clear, particularly when he says, “We outnumber them in this country and we have the guns…”
Penn Bullock at Towleroad writes, “On the face of it, Breitbart’s admission demands a congressional or criminal investigation. If he’s implying that military officials have pledged their armed support to him and the right-wing, those officials are guilty of treason. If Breitbart is lying, he’s diagnosable.” I’d agree. If (and that’s a big IF) he’s telling the truth, those “military officials” are supporting armed insurrection against the American government and its people. The military tends to frown on its members doing that.
Watch the video of Breitbart’s remarks here. So, how long before Breitbart gets on Fox News and whines about it being taken out of context? Hoffa’s comment was taken out of context. This isn’t. This is talking about bullets v. ballot boxes and the bullets winning.
That’s an intelligent way to respond to random death threats, threaten to kill liberals in a bloody war. This is a very clear and very direct threat unlike any I’ve ever seen. Conservatives love to make gun and violence based political statements but yeah for the most part it’s just to rally the base, this however is something else, this is “I can’t wait till I can shoot a liberal that called me names with the military behind me.”
My brain doesn’t know how to respond, so it’s doing all three at once.
New Jersey governor and Republican darling CHRIS CHRISTIE, who is pushing for a voter referendum on marriage equality in his state rather than take up the issue in the Legislature.
Yes, because in those good old days, a referendum was a realistic option for African-Americans.
OH MY GOD. FUCK YOU, CHRIS CHRISTIE.