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Angry Old White Guy Erupts

Or…another conservatarted Tea Bagger that can’t handle democracy.

He may not actually be a member of any organized Tea Party group.  However, he certainly is a vaible candidate judging by his reaction to an Obama bumper sticker. 

“Both Sides Are Guilty”  This is the mantra that is being tossed out by the right wing.  Both sides are advocating violence and working their bases into a frenzy.  Right.  Here Think Progress catches up with Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) who regurgitates this new mantra without being able to cite anything equivelant from the left.

He did mention a bullet being shot into Rep. Cantor’s house.  In fact it hit a local campaign office.  According to CNN,:

 Staffers to a top House GOP member sought to clarify an earlier claim of political violence against him Friday after police determined that a bullet shot at his local campaign office was the result of random gunfire.

Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, told reporters Thursday that a bullet had been shot through the window of his Richmond office – supposedly part of an escalating cycle of violence and threats in the wake of Sunday’s sharply polarized health care reform vote.

Richmond police later determined, however, that Cantor had not been targeted by political opponents. Instead, they concluded, the incident was a consequence of “random gunfire.”

But the right will equate this random act with the wave of violent rhetoric by members of their party and calls to violence such as an Alabama man urging his blog readers to throw bricks through the window of a Democratic office.  The Montgomery Advertiser notes:

An Alabama blogger is taking credit for a brick being thrown through the window of the Dem­ocratic Committee headquar­ters in Monroe County, N.Y.

The blog, which takes a “strict constructionist, libertarian point of view” according to its author, encouraged its readers to throw bricks at the windows of Democratic headquarters across the country.

I know of no incident where liberal, progressive or Democratic bloggers are calling for the same type actions.   The leaders of the Republican Party are also repeating the lie that the “majority” of Americans are against the health care bill when it is in fact sort of an even divide.  There actually has been a bounce in Obama’s approval rating since the bill passed, but this won’t stop the right from framing this as an affront to the “majority” of Americans.   This gives the angry right a sense that they have the people behind them and that they share their rage.  People like the fellow that rammed the car with an Obama bumper sticker that carried a man and his young daughter.

Oh….and the fellow from Alabama that is so enraged about the government interfering with health care that he incites his readers to throw bricks?  He lives on government disability checks.

Damned Socialism….

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  1. Barney Oglesby
    April 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I am one of those “angry old white guys”, but I’m no angrier than one of those angry young black guys. Check out the stats on robbery, rape and murder committed by angry old white guys and compare it to robbery, rape and murder committed by angry young black guys then tell me who you would rather live next door to. PC is BS.

    • notimefortrivia
      April 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      So you are an angry old racist white guy. Republican too I bet. Pretty big club that one.

  1. March 27, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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