Not to be outdone by Democrats who were granted increased security after the rash of right wing threats, violence and domestic terrorism perpetrated against them, Eric Cantor called a press conference to state this Richmond campaign office has been shot at and that he’s received “threatening e-mails.”
Cantor’s maneuver is a standard in the Republican playbook. You see, since Republicans actually are a collection of thugs seeking to game the system for the gain of themselves and their well-heeled benefactors, they attempt to deflect the blame for their nefarious actions by re-framing it as if they, themselves, are the victims, rather than the perpetrators.
Of course, Republican propaganda outlet Fox News ran with the story all day until the Richmond police said that a bullet randomly fired in the air had accidentally hit Cantor’s office.
OK, let’s put aside the fact that bullets are randomly flying through the air in Virginia and focus on this: In the spirit of Karl Rove, who once bugged his own office, called a press conference to implicate the Democrats and was later exposed by police as having done it to himself, Cantor exploited a non-incident in order to further manipulate and inflame the already convoluted Teabaggers who are right now faxing pictures of nooses to our elected representatives.
Like a rapist calling a press conference to explain that his victim was “asking for it” by wearing a sexy dress, Cantor fell back on another tactic popular with Repugs, he took absolutely no responsibility for inciting the rank and file Republican army of morons and admonished Democrats for “dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting these incidents be used as a political weapon.”
As expected, Cantor also declined to produce the “threatening emails” he allegedly received, or even reveal their content, which could only be construed by normal people to mean that they don’t exist.
Typically, hypocritically Republican, Cantor, who chastised Democrats and accused them of fanning the flames for political gain merely by reporting the violence inflicted upon them, Cantor failed to take his own advise and injected his fully concocted non-story into the national conversation solely for political exploitation.
If this story illustrates anything it is, not only will Republicans cross ANY line to advance their pro-corporate agenda, they will also attempt to confuse fact that they have CREATED the extremely partisan environment they constantly complain about.
It is false to claim that whenever a right winger reveals him or herself as the nut, brute or hypocrite they are, there is a comparable offense from the left that must be admonished.
Death threats, vandalism, throwing rocks through windows on orders of a hypocritical social-succubus fighting a (non-existent) government takeover of health care.
• John McCain (R-A.Z.) the man who ran under the campaign slogan, “Country First” is promising more obstruction.
• Sarah Palin, the sophomoric, snarky, “real American” Vice Presidential candidate is ordering followers to “re-load” and target democratic congressional offices depicted in the crosshairs of a gun site.
• Republican members of Congress cheering Teabagger hecklers who were disrupting the House.
• Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-T.X.) called Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-M.I.) a “baby killer” and then lied about it.
• Republican members standing on the portico of the Capitol building urging on Teabaggers who were cursing, spitting, and yelling racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs at Democratic members.
• Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) had a brick had thrown through the window of her campaign office in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
• Rep. Tom Perriello’s (D-Va.) brother’s house was had the gas line intentionally cut in an act that could have harmed or killed his entire family.
• Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) released voice messages that included death threats against his family.
• A threatening letter and white powder was sent to Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) Queens, NY office.
These are only the latest examples of Republican intimidation tactics. Most appallingly, coming not only from a marginalized fringe element, but from the entrenched Republican establishment in government and media. Not only do they blow their dog whistles that activate the lower natures of the ignorant rank and file dupes, they then deny any responsibility for the consequences of the concerted fear and disinformation campaign waged on these dupes for over a year.
Republicans are not leaders. Just listen to the ridiculous assertions of their followers and it is evident that they have been systematically programmed with misinformation and lies. Only in America would a so-called “tax payers revolt” not know the first thing about TAXES – much less REALITY. In any legitimate party, that would be considered a failure. Given that it is not, we can safely conclude that an ignorant and violent mob is this election cycle’s version of “Mission Accomplished.”
Keep it up, Republicans. In addition to average normal people, that much courted “independent” block of voters are steadily letting your Crazy Train go by without hopping on board. I was hoping that I would see the end of your useless, anti-human party during my lifetime and it looks like I just might get my wish.
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