Gunmen prove Homeland Security right
On April 7, the Dept of Homeland Security issued a report warning of the dangers of domestic terrorism from right-wing extremists.
Outraged, some leading conservatives demanded apologies and terminations.
A month later, the assassinations began.
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Far-right speakers have continually pooh-poohed the idea that their over-blown exaggerations could stimulate some to actual violence.
The evidence is on the table.
Enough. Time to stop crying “socialism” (Sarah Palin) and “if somebody doesn’t stop him, America will cease to exist…“ and Obama is “the focus of evil” (Alan Keyes) and “… the tree of liberty will be fed with the blood of tyrants and patriots. You are the patriots.” (Rep. Michael McCaul). Time for Republicans to utterly reject demagogues and their hyperbole – for what right-winger would believe a Democrat’s plea?
Just as the world waited to hear from reasonable Muslims after 9/11, our nation should hear now from reasonable conservatives, who should be vigorous in their denunciations of the irresponsible, emotional, and self-serving claims of Limbaugh, Hannity, Gingrich, Palin, Malkin, Boehner and the lot.
Stop it. Tragedy has begun.
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