Thursday, March 25, 2010

Keeping it KKKlassy

I'm not a big fan of Bart Stupak, obviously, but he joins the fast growing number of Democratic Congresspersons to receive disgusting threats of violence, slurs, and actual acts of violence.

"Congressman Stupak, you baby-killing mother f***er... I hope you bleed out your a**, got cancer and die, you mother f***er," one man says in a message to Stupak.

"There are millions of people across the country who wish you ill," a woman says in a voicemail, "and all of those thoughts that are projected on you will materialize into something that's not very good for you."

CBS News also obtained copies of faxes sent to Stupak, which include racial epithets used in reference to President Obama and show pictures of nooses with Stupak's name.

Fortunately, on this score at least, I'm just a bit too young to have a memory of the 1960s, but you cannot be a liberal and think of the litany of violence done to figures on the left in that era. John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King were all shot down in their primes.

Tim McVeigh was certainly not on the left-side of the political sphere.

All Presidents get threats, but the deluge of threats and racial epithets against Obama have me, and should have every American, concerned about his safety.

This is getting fucking ridiculous, if the GOP doesn't stand up and decry this stuff LOUDLY AND THOROUGHLY they are eventually going to have blood on their hands.

But, of course, they won't -- and when it occurs they will do what many of them already do, blame the victim.


StonyPillow said...

In your guts, you know they're nuts.

There comes a point where you have to accept these guys are real, honest to God kooks. You just don't let loons run a country. They're unfit to serve, and unfit to govern.

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Unknown said...

You're making an assumption that they would care if a Democrat is attacked. Considering most Republicans were recruited by such upstanding citizens as Newt Gingrinch and Tom Delay, my guess is they aren't the nicest people.

Two wars.
Slavery in the American Samoas.

Yes, I know these are often bi-partisan, but the GOP takes a special pleasure in these atrocities.

We should be calling for investigations into links between Congressmen and known hate groups not asking them to speak out because most of them don't give a shit. The President has been receiving threats, and the GOP just calls the people making those threats honest salt of the Earth folk.

DanF said...

The Democrats should forward every death threat they get or find to every congressional GOP member. Every phone message, fax, e-mail, page, tweet, and blog posting. Cover them up in their own shit. Then maybe they'll get an inkling of how serious this is.

res ipsa loquitur said...

Why are Republicans obsessed with the anus? Seriously? Rush constantly talks about his anus, anal cancer, anal warts, and the like. Now this person is shrieking about bleeding out of the anus.

Republicans are full employment for shrinks.

DrDick said...

They want to inflame and incite violence. The GOP has finally crossed the line into overt fascism, though they are still trying to distance themselves from the perpetrators of the political violence they are directing.

Anonymous said...

Canada has hate speech laws and Ann
coulter was sharply reminded to watch her tongue, but then denied the podium to wag it from.
Another civilized law, like health reform, this nattion's leaders might well introduce.
No one did anything to curb the hate in the prolife community, resulting in many good doctors and medical providers getting shot dead, Dr Tiller being the latest casualty I can think of. Vox

PurpleGirl said...

Someone at another blog mentioned that now Stupak and others know what it is like to receive such hate mail and live with it as clinic workers or Dr. Tiller did for decades. Not condoning it, but just saying it could provide a different perspective on life.

Harry R. Sohl said...

Well, you can see that Glenn Beck is giving them cover by spouting that these actions (HCR votes by congresspeople, etc.) were designed to "provoke a reaction".

See, it's not the kooks fault. They were provoked.

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought for the Dems--- introducing motions in the Senate and House forcing the GOOPers to specifically condemn each example of this sort of behaviour...

Then when some of their GOP gomers, inevitably, refuse to vote for it, use it against THEM in the next election, just like they're trying to do the Dems with their frivolous amendments to the HCR bill.

---Privatize the Profits! Socialize the Costs!

curt said...

if the Wingnuts get totally out of control, I hear we have some shiny new Detention Centers built by BushCo and Hellaburden and guarded by XeWater where we can put them - no bid cost plus contracts
all around! sweet...

Morbo said...

For the record, the facts are very much in dispute in regards to Coulter's appearance, who canceled it, why, how many protesters, etc. What's not in dispute, as far as I know, is that she told a Muslim student that she should "take a camel" if flying is not an option. Damn uncivil liberals.

Anonymous said...

Toronto Star reports 1500 to 2000 people, including protestors, milling around outside an auditorium that would only hold 400.

The call to cancel was apparently made by the organizer, named as Ezra Levant, after police informed him they could not guarantee the safety of Coulter and her bodyguards.

There was no evidence in the Star report of any threatened violence.

So it looks from here as if chickenshit Coulter, a cowardly bully like most of her wingnut brethren, didn't havve the guts to face anyone who vocally disagrees with her batshit hatred.

She was NOT censored by the University of Ottawa in any way, although she was warned in a letter by a university official about Canada's hate speech laws.

This is especially annoying to many of us that Canada's Conservative govt. allows excrement like Coulter free access to our country, while barring legitimate peace activists like Col.(Ret) Ann Wright, British MP George Galloway, and most recently, Palestinian non-violent activist Mustafa Barghouti.

-Privatize the Profits! Socialize the Costs!

pansypoo said...

and will hate media turn the heat up or down?

Anonymous said...

Hope Bart enjoys living with the legacy of lunacy and hate he helped unleash on people like Tiller. Not all such BFFs, eh, Bart?

Anonymous said...

I still think it might be good,
to consider the hate speech laws
Of our neighbor to the north...
Such laws might well have cut off the very hate that caused Dr Tiller's & others deaths and looks to have all the potential of ripping away the lives of some who passed HCR. vox

Olives and Arrows said...

So it looks from here as if chickenshit Coulter, a cowardly bully like most of her wingnut brethren, didn't havve the guts to face anyone who vocally disagrees....

The account I read had the Ottawa Police shutting down the speech.

The administration comrades at Ottawa U were pilloried by the press. And rightfully so. The whole episode proved Coulter's point, moreso than she probably could have achieved had she been allowed her chance to speak.

here's Dan Gardner's (Ottawa Citizen) article.....(Gardner a definite leftist writer...)

Anonymous said...

FWIW, I disagree with the protestors that were quoted in the Ottawa Citizen article as wanting to deny Coulter her right to speak.

But the fact seems to be that the police did NOT shut down the event... just warned that it could get ugly.

So nobody in authority actually denied Coulter anything.

And those protestors, despite their ignorance, did not in fact act as ignorantly as the US Teabag morons do all the time... like openly bringing weapons to the event, or threatening Coulter or spitting on her and calling her names.

-Privatize the Profits! Socialize the Costs!

Anonymous said...

... or, for yet another example, this news item just in from Tennessee, where some rightwing lunatic deliberately rammed his SUV into a car with an Obama bumper sticker...

These people are bullies. This is exactly the smae kind of shit the Nazis used to do before Hitler managed to achieve power, thanks to his conservative buddies.

-Privatize the Profits! Socialize the Costs!

pansypoo said...

fight ridiculous w/ ridicule.

Anonymous said...

"But then there is the small matter of what Olives and Arrows says and writes...essentially anyone who disagrees with Olives and Arrows is a leftist and leftists are 'traitors or fools.' That's just the opener. It all goes downhill from there."