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No. They have no shame. It is the job of those who are repulsed by the Timothy McVeighs of the world to shame them.
A few days ago Eric Boehlert of MediaMatters.org asked this question.
It’s a chilling prospect, but one that seems more and more plausible: What if Fox News actually wants mob violence?
My answer: Yes
Today, Sean Hannity called the astroturfed sheep of billionaire financed tea partiers “Tim McVeigh wannabees” as if it were a compliment, and they actually cheered him.
Watch . . .
HANNITY: When you think about the vast majorities that they have in Congress and they had to bribe, backroom deals, corruption, that’s all because the tea party movement, the people – all these Tim McVeigh wannabes here.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
So now the right is cheering for Timothy McVeigh? Is there anything more UnAmerican than praising an enemy of the Democratically elected United States Government?
This is where the line must be drawn. If not now, when?
So here is some Fair and Balanced news for tea partiers, Conservatives, Republican politicians, Fox News and right wing pundits:
Timothy McVeigh was a psychotic killer bathed in the blood of innocent Americans. McVeigh stood for everything our founding fathers fought against, and if you can not denounce violence and eliminationist rhetoric against you fellow Americans you have no right to call yourself an American patriot.
I’m mad as hell. More below the fold
Two Right Wing, Second Amendment lovin, Anti-Government protests have been planned for April 19th, which is the day Timothy McVeigh killed innocent Americans in an act of domestic terrorism. Participants will be carrying firearms. One of their leaders has urged people to throw bricks through Congressional office windows and has threatened terrorism in the form of a thousand little Waco’s. . . .
We refuse to participate in the system, and we refuse to pay the fines, and we refuse arrest. Now where do you suppose that’s going but a thousand little Waco’s.
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And of course, this asshole is dependent on Government aid for his income. Natch.
Conservative House Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) has given this crowd of gun toting loons his personal endorsement by agreeing to speak before one of the crowds of protesters.
May the Gods forgive Rep. Broun if any of these kooks does anything to harm another human being.
We have seen Conservative politicians like Republican Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA) congratulate people how call themselves “Proud Right Wing Terrorists”
We have seen Conservative politicians like Michele Bachmann say she wants people “armed and dangerous”
We have heard Fox pundit Glenn Beck say over and over how Democrats are tyrants like Hitler, and we all know what good Americans should do to tyrants like Hitler.
These people do not give a shit about Democracy. Not one bit.
And what has this lead to?
In just the last few months we have seen anti U.S. Government right wing killers and potential killers commit the following acts of Domestic terrorism.
The Hutaree Militia who planned to kill American police in order to incite a war against the U.S. Government.
An anti tax suicide pilot who flew a plane into an I.R.S. building, killing one innocent man.
A man who killed abortion doctor George Tiller after Fox pundit Bill O’Reilly repeatedly called him a “Baby Killer” who would kill any baby for money. O’Reilly mentioned “Tiller the Baby Killer” 28 times on his show over the years until a murderer decided to take the law into their own hands.
These are just three examples of a long, long list of Right Wing, anti government and religiously motivated violence.
If any of these people were foreign born or Muslim we would have heard non stop cries of “OH MY GOD TERRORISM!”, but I guess it is not terrorism when the would be killers agree with you politically and come from your base. This is how you act when you are a sociopath.
Talk about the rise of tyranny and the minority-rule mob.
And that’s where the fear of the perpetual angry mob comes in, and perhaps why Fox News, rather than lamenting the ugly and cowardly eruptions, seems to be encouraging it, or at least rationalizing it. Perhaps Fox News wants that threat of mob intimidation on the table, and Fox News, the de facto Opposition Party, wants Democrats to be thinking about the political consequences of further upsetting that unhinged mob.
As the blogger known as Digby noted last week:
They know that serious violence is very likely. They are simply inoculating themselves against the charge that it was their inflammatory rhetoric that caused it. It will be the Democrats complaining about their inflammatory rhetoric that made the teabaggers snap. If they’d just stayed quiet and not made daddy mad, he wouldn’t have had to hit them.
I strongly suggest that everyone reads this entire article. Mr. Boehlert lays a stunningly detailed indictment at the feet of Fox News, and the words of Sean Hannity today and other Conservative pundits and right wing politicians since our Democratically elected President Barack Obama came into office pretty much confirms the answer to Mr. Boehlert’s question.
Does Fox News and the Republican party actually want mob violence?
In a word; Yes.
So why would a media outlet owned by a wealthy Australian oligarch and a Saudi prince want mob violence in America? For profit and tax cuts for the rich. That could be one reason.
Why would right wing millionaires like David Koch and foreign born millionaires like Rupert Murdoch and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal have a vested interest in seeing the decline of America and an outbreak of violence against the American Government?
Why have conservatives cheered for the people who committed war crimes, cheered America into a costly war that benefited only the war profiteers and their patron corporations, cheered policies such as deregulation, free trade and privatization that lead to the financial collapse of 2008 that benefited only the super rich and the Too Big To Fail banks at the expense of the rest of America, that cheered when America fell apart and now is booing any attempt to reverse course and bring about an American recovery? Why would they do that?
For profit, of course! As America declines they get richer, and if they can lie and scare you into voting to give power to the people who will say and do anything in order to continue destroying America for everyone other than the richest of the rich they will.
As far as I am concerned, Conservatives are either willfully driving America of a cliff for their own personal profit or they are too damned stupid to realize what is going on and how they are being manipulated.
This is the fruit of Ronald Reagan’s merger of religious fanaticism and anti U.S. Government sentiment. This is the end product, the chickens coming home. My two questions are
#1. How can anyone say they love America while fighting to destroy or dismantle the Democratically elected system of U.S. Government?
#2. What the F**k is wrong with the deluded tea party sheep who cheer people who call themselves terrorists and compare themselves to terrorists?
Frankly, I am f**king sick of being called UnAmerican and having my patriotism questioned by assholes who hate the American Government and praise terrorists like Timothy McVeigh and war criminals like Dick Cheney. You know what? If you don’t like America just f**king leave, go Galt, whatever, just stop bitching and GO. This is not YOUR country, you greedy, self centered assholes. this is OUR country, and you can either love it and try to improve it or get the f**k out, and do let the door hit you in the a$$ on your way out.
So, in summation, F**k you, Sean Hannity, F**k you, Fox News, F**k all of you proud rightwing terrorists of the Tea Party anti America billionaire financed rebellion, and F**k you to the racist, extremist, lying, corporatist, torture endorsing Republican party.
F**k you all and the billionaires and Corporations you rode in on.
UPDATED (for the Orange crowd, but shared with you here none the less: I posted this as a comment below, and I thought it was pertinent to include it here in the body of the diary for those who think this is excusable as “just a joke”
Since when was joking about being like a murderer
and a domestic terrorist cool?
In what context is it okay for me or you to make this kind of joke? If it is okay for Hannity it must be okay for us, right? Or is this another IOKIYAR kind of thing? If so, and it is an IOKIYAR kind of thing, are you really going to validate it by making the “it was just a joke” argument?
I call bullshit on that kind of logic. It is unacceptable, totally and unequivocally unacceptable. If you want to go through the mental gymnastics required to give Hannity a pass on this, be my guest. I will not.
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