Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Reality Bites

Remember when that nut job of a Minnesota congresswoman took the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to denounce the Obama administration for a Homeland Security report warning against violence from right-wing extremists? Or, when Michael Savage claimed he was filing a lawsuit against the administration to demand the names of any right-wingers who are terrorists? Or, Rush Limbaugh's insane gibberish on the same subject? Pat Robertson... Pensacola's own Joe Scarborough... GOP chairman Michael Steele?

Steve Benen remembers:
The DHS report specifically addressed the possibility of violence from anti-abortion radicals and anti-Semitic extremists. And in the last two weeks, Tiller was assassinated and a white supremacist opened fire at the Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The Republican hysteria over the DHS report -- which was, by the way, initiated by a Bush administration official -- was always based more on a partisan scheme than reality, but the incessant complaints look especially misguided today.

Reality has a way of undermining these idiots every time they open their mouths.

1 comment:

PJ said...

I've lurked here in the past and swung by today and your link to my blog. Thanks! I've returned the favor.

Keep the rant going...I watched the McLaughlin Group today. I wonder how some of them get through the day with such paranoia.