Monday, January 17, 2011

The Victim Party

MANSOUR: I just want to clarify again, and maybe it wasn't done on the record enough by us when this came out, the graphic, is just, it's basically -- we never, ever, ever intended it to be gunsights. It was simply crosshairs like you see on maps.

BRUCE: Well, it's a surveyor's symbol. It's a surveyor's symbol.

MANSOUR: It's a surveyor's symbol. I just want to say this, Tammy, if I can. This graphic was done, not even done in house -- we had a political graphics professional who did this for us.

"There's been a lot of crazy talk from the American Right in recent years. And crazy talk — especially condoned at the highest social levels — has a powerful effect on people who are already crazy"—David Neiwert, author of The Eliminationists.

The vitriol-loving members of the right-wing are now, in the wake of the Tucson shooting spree, embracing victimhood full-on. And why not? Just last night one of the shooting victims attacked scardy-cat Tucson Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries at a town-hall meeting.

The Usual Suspects™ are also upset about all the unseemly applause at Obama's Tucson speech. But this is easily explained—those college students were merely responding to the teleprompter.

I missed this statement by Rush Limbaugh last week:
What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He’s sitting there in jail; he knows what’s going on. He knows that a Democrat [sic] Party — the Democrat [sic] Party — is attempting to find anybody but him to blame.
Let I get this straight—Loughner is sitting there in his jail cell laughing over how the Democratic liberals are successfully albeit falsely accusing conservatives for fostering a crime committed by a man who wasn't politically motivated. The clever bastards. But since he wasn't politically motivated, why would he be sitting there thinking about that? He wouldn't. He isn't. Non-sequiter. That's the best "conservative rhetoric" the Mouth of the Right can come up? They must really be rattled.

Apparently Mr. Loughner was a big fan of the "documentary" Zeitgeist. Which happens to be a crock of conspiracy theory shit. Tim Callahn (see Prophets or Profits?) takes it apart here.

Chief target Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has a history of being a target of violence.

Tom "The Hammer" Delay, former Republican House Majority Leader, convicted money-launderer and a no-longer-relevant-yet-still-on-TV celebrity, has officially declared himself a victim of a left-wing lynch mob in Texas.

Republican Governor of New Jersey and Sarah Palin agnostic Chris Christie has rapidly backtracked following his recent—and dare I say cogent—remarks about her. "It wasn't a criticism of her. It was an observation" he now says.

It's Dr. Martin Luther King day. Here's what the dickhead governor of Maine had to say to the NAACP (watch the whole thing).

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