Right-wing pundits who are keeping studiously silent about their base’s threats of violence against Obama had better hope that nothing happens to him. Because if something does, they will be responsible.
EJ Dionne is too nice of a guy. At the end of his excellent column about the grotesque danger of crazed right-wingers bringing loaded guns to events with the first Black president, he asks,
Will some group of responsible conservatives, preferably life members of the NRA, have the decency to urge their followers to leave their guns at home when they go out to protest the president? Is that too much to ask?
The answers here are quite simple: 1) no; and 2) yes.
But Dionne is too nice because he does not provide the obvious follow-up. So I will.
If something happens to the President because of one of these right-wing crazies, it will be your fault. Limbaugh. Hannity, O’Reilly. Murdoch. Savage. Kristol. You will be responsible. You will be the aiders and abetters of these crimes, not legally but morally, because you did nothing. And for aiding and abetting these crimes, you will rightfully be called traitors.
You have been warned.
It is now six days since Jon Voight at a major GOP fundraiser called for the assassination of the President of the United States, and not a single Republican official has condemned him.
Appropos of Mark’s calling-out of Jon Voight, we should start counting. It is now six days since Voight called for the assassination of the President of the United States, and not a single Republican official has condemned him.
Every Republican press conference should begin with this question: “Sir, do you agree or disagree with Jon Voight that we must ‘bring an end to the false prophet Obama’, knowing that this refers to a Biblical command to kill him?”
Every. Single. One.