Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Glenn Reynolds: Death threats against Rush are Obama's fault.

Putzy weighs in on El Rushbo -- and of course it's all Obama's fault.
THE POLITICS OF HATE: Dems Incite Death Threats Against Limbaugh. And Limbaugh’s already had to call the bomb squad to his house. That’s their approach. Marginalize, then brutalize.

When will President Obama speak out against this hatred and extremism? Probably never. But ince it’s been established that this sort of thing happens via close coordination between the White House and Media Matters, etc., there’s no denying responsibility now. I call upon the President to denounce his supporters’ hateful violent rhetoric, to promise not to engage in or encourage it again, and to apologize to Limbaugh for stirring up this cesspit of hatred among his followers. A President is supposed to lead, not incite violence.
Now this is all very confusing, because when the Teahadists were running around with racist signs, sending racist emails, intimidating elected officials at Town Halls, thuggishly running through the halls of Congress and saying all kinds of racist shit -- I don't remember Putz denouncing their "hateful rhetoric," do you?

In fact, I remember him arguing that highlighting the behavior of these "few bad apples" was an attempt to smear the entire Teabagger movement, which, as we all know, is full of decent, clean, patriotic Americans.


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