Thursday, August 18, 2011
(Sadly Predictable) Quote of the Day
"It’s just a good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor."
-- Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma
What the hell is it with these idiots and their tough-guy violence fantasies? Jesus Christ. Rick Perry intimates that the chairman of the Federal Reserve would meet some good, old-fashioned Texas-style justice if he dares to commit the "treasonous" act of printing more money and a couple of days later, as if on cue, Tom Coburn -- a pampered C Street pussy who could probably be Straw Dogged into diaper-wetting submission by a troop of Girl Scouts -- steps up to imply violence against his colleagues. It goes without saying that Coburn wasn't the least bit serious, but that's not the point: He's a fucking United States Senator, not an 11-year-old on a playground.
The most offensive thing about it is that every time one of these assholes says something like this, it forces the Democrats to respond with humorless indignation, which only increases the asshole in question's stock with his or her dumb-ass, gun-crazy constituency.
Which is why there's nothing I'd like to see more than Gabby Giffords walk over to the Senate chamber and punch Coburn in the fucking mouth.