Monday, January 10, 2011
The Tucson Massacre and the Harper Cons
I see Jared Loughner has appeared in court, looking crazier than ever.
While the Republican teabaggers run for cover like cockroaches. The maniac Glenn Beck consoles Sarah Palin.
“Sarah, as you know, peace is always the answer,” said Mr. Beck, reading from an e-mail he sent her. “I know you are feeling the same heat, if not much more on this. I want you to know you have my support. But please look into protection for your family. An attempt on you could bring the republic down.”
As if she was a victim, instead of a dumb right-wing demagogue who doesn't understand that words have consequences.
And David Frum makes an absolute fool of himself by blaming it on marijuana.
After horrific shootings, we hear calls for stricter regulation of guns. The Tucson shooting should remind us why we regulate marijuana.
The stoopid....it hurts. Frum may be more reasonable these days, but he'll ALWAYS be a nerd.
But here's the thing eh? It doesn't matter why Jared Loughner did it.
For the past two years, many conservative leaders, activists, and media figures have made a habit of trying to delegitimize their political opponents. Not just arguing against their opponents, but doing everything possible to turn them into enemies of the country and cast them out beyond the pale. Instead of “soft on defense,” one routinely hears the words “treason” and “traitor.”
Because the right-wing is going to wear this massacre until the end of time. We've got them on video, we've got them on audio tape, we've seen who they are.
And we can use all this to force them on the defensive, not just in the United States, but in this country as well.
Because which party in Canada tries to delegitimize its opponents? Which party turned our Parliament into a hyper partisan pig pen? Which party and what leader bullied Dion, calls Michael Ignatieff a Russian, and suggests that the opposition parties are TRAITORS?
Which party wants to flood our cities with dangerous weapons, and turn our streets sticky with blood?
Yup. I think we just got ourselves a new political weapon we can use to club them like seals. And a great election slogan.
From guns to medicare to prisons and funny money pensions. Stephen Harper wants to turn us into Amerikans.
But we won't let him.
Because we are CANADIANS...