Tea Party: Let's Murder Senator Murray

Just back from a "vacation" in New Hampshire. Will probably write about NH politics soon.

Back in August, I blogged almost single-mindedly about the dangers of extremism. I was worried not about the policy implications of the Glenn Beck/Tea Party crowd, but of the risk just one bullet inspired by their rhetoric could pose.

My blogging has backed off, but their violent fetishes have not. From the inland northwest, that majestic region that claims my high school years and parents, comes this disturbing note:

They say it's all about traditional values and pushing back against the government.

And there were some strong words spoken at Saturday's Tea Party in Asotin.

"How many of you have watched the movie Lonesome Dove?," asked one speaker from the podium. "What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd? What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd. He got hung. And that's what I want to do with Patty Murray."

Lewis and Clark Tea Party Patriots' co-chair Doug Schurman said around 500 people showed up for the rally at the Asotin County Fairgrounds.

Look, I was born and raised in Texas. I love Lonesome Dove. I love it so much that the Tea Party spokesperson first loses my respect not for his remarks, but for calling it a "movie" when it's actually a miniseries. But - you've got to find this rhetoric dangerous and disturbing, and down-right unAmerican. I do not think that Rangers Gus and Woodrow would approve.

Tags: Tea Parties, Patty Murray (all tags)



two points

a) I'm not sure how New Hampshire in February is a vacation.

b) Mike Huckabee about a month ago suggested tar and feathering members of Congress. Now mind you, one can survive a tar and feathering - it burns off your skin so the biggest cause of death is from subsequent infections - but what does it say about the GOP when its leadership is advocating violence?

Here's his quote:

"Every member of Congress knows in his gut what’s in the people’s interest and what’s in K Street’s interest.

If you think your real boss is some smug guy in a corner office with his Gucci loafers up on a mahogany deck and not the folks back home, those folks who voted for you, who gave you 25 or 50 hard-earned bucks, who put up yard signs and made calls for you, you deserve to lose.

Shame on you, you shouldn’t just be fired, you should be tarred and feathered as the original tea partiers would have done."


by Charles Lemos 2010-02-17 07:38PM | 0 recs
Note That Someone

who sounds a lot like a Teabugger has flown his airplane into a building housing the IRS in Austin, Texas, today.

Sooner or later one of these people will do or say something that will start to sour the nation on the looney bin right, just as happended with Oklahoma City in '95.


by Bob H 2010-02-18 02:23PM | 0 recs
RE: Note That Someone

A troubling story - though after jumping the gun on the census worker suicide, I'm going to hold off a bit on writing about this one.

by Nathan Empsall 2010-02-18 06:06PM | 0 recs


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