Friday, February 25, 2011

Quote of the Day, Jr.

"There is a difference, however, between radical politics and this kind of a response to a demand to assassinate the first black president of the United States. He needs to resign."

-- Andrew Sullivan on Rep. Paul Broun

A reader of Sullivan's runs down Broun's history of inflammatory, irresponsible and outright lunatic rhetoric over the past couple of years, just in case you needed a refresher on what kind of asshole we're talking about here.

By the way, Broun is now saying that he was "stunned" when he heard the question and that it's an "abhorrent" thing to suggest. So in case you're playing along at home: stunned at abhorrence = laughter. Keep that in mind.


Benoit from Ottawa said...

Tiny typo: abohrrence

Anonymous said...

It doesn't seem like so long ago that I was in school, and we were all taught to, at a minimum, respect the office of the President of the United States if we weren't capable of respecting the office-holder.

These crazy-ass Republicans have all but destroyed any notion of that sort of thing, bent on getting rid of the (in their eyes) token black guy.

And damn, what a price this will be to pay in the end. It's like divorced couples using their kids to get back at each other; eventually, even the dumbest of right-wing radical followers aren't going to even respect their leadership.

Nate said...

Responding to Steven, the lack of respect for the president has been going on for a long time, it's hardly a republican invention. Nobody on the left respected Pres. Bush as president and many just refer to Pres. Obama without the honorific. I'm willing to bet you'd find people 5--10 years ago calling for the assassination of Pres. Bush.

Izar Talon said...

And it's so especially telling after the 8 years of the previous incumbent, with the Republicans screaming right and left that we all had to stand behind the president no matter what. Apparently, you only have to stand behind the president no matter what if he isn't a black guy with a funny name. It's so damn hypocritically tragic, it's funny.

Marsupialus said...

No Nate, you didn't. You don't find Democrats or liberals or progressives calling for 2nd amendments solutions or shooting the president or anything of the sort. That's strictly Republican, right-wing territory. Bought and paid for.

VOTAR said...

Nate, I doubt you would find any politician, democrat or otherwise, tacitly nodding and winking at the suggestion of assassinating Pres. Bush.

Having him and his administration rounded up in handcuffs and tried for their crimes? I spent eight years wishing someone would take that idea seriously.

pcBobby said...

In case folks cannot understand why this man gets re-elected, it's because it is one of many gerrymandered districts that keep his political flame alive. Indeed it's quite disturbing that these people are lawmakers. There have been characters for years: Minnesota has Bachmann. Ohio has Trafficant, but in GA, there has been a cavalcade of them: Gingrey, Gingrich, McKinney, Cooter from "Dukes of Hazzard," and now, this clown. Even though there isn't much water down this way, there's definitely something in it that produces politicians of this stripe.