I remember how disappointed I was when George W. Bush was elected president the second time. I couldn't imagine how Americans could be so dumb, and I committed myself to working even harder to restore sanity to Washington. I was angry, for sure, but I can't recall wishing Republicans would die or be killed for their stupidity. I am, after all, a pacifist at heart.
Following today's vote, however, the rhetoric will reach the red zone. We're already hearing calls for violence, with faithful tea baggers being encouraged to break the law, buy guns, and kill a commie for Christ.
"It's like the Salem witch trials, and healthcare is the witches," Barney Frank said. "There is mass hysteria."
After a while more and more people will be hungry and the hoards [six]will be coming after us. I have 500 rounds of ammo. Do I kill 499 and save the last one for myself?
The Tea Party Patriots and 9/12ers are not violent (at least not yet.)
I believe the right wing has become unhinged, just as the left did after Bush's coronation. The difference is the nature of our response. We redoubled our efforts within the system, they froth themselves up for gun play. Which is perfectly logical since Machine Gun Jesus is telling them what to do.