Mobs, Death Wishes, Terrorism

September 10, 2009 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

It’s pathetic to see how just a few years ago dissenting against the Republican President was “un-American” but now that a Democrat is President, Republican Senators apparently feel comfortable interrupting a televised address to a joint session of Congress, screaming at the President in the middle of a speech.  What’s so great about your leadership skills, Joe Wilson?  A member of the United States House of Representatives and you can’t maintain a manner of decorum during a presidential address. 

“There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false — the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally,” Obama said.

Wilson (Republican, SC) answered the comment with his outburst, loud enough to be picked up on television and in such an unusually disruptive fashion as to merit reprimands from across the political spectrum.

House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, a fellow South Carolinian, said Wilson’s heckling was more damaging to South Carolina’s reputation than the exploits of Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, who admitted to having an extramarital affair with an Argentinian woman.

“I thought he [the governor] had embarrassed us as much as we could be embarrassed. But to have a congressman use the floor of the House of Representatives in a joint session to insult the president the way Joe Wilson did is as embarrassing as anything anyone could think of,” Clyburn said. “Our state can do without this.”

This is more of the Republican Mob that we’ve seen lately.  “Shout down anyone who disagrees”.  “Anyone who dissents is wrong and their voices do not need to be heard”.  What’s next from Republicans – will we hear “Anyone who dissents is wrong and their voices should be silenced”? 

Unfortunately, we are already hearing that.  And not from lunatics preaching from a cardboard box – but from from the leaders of Christian churches.

Pastor Steven Anderson, leader of a Baptist church near Phoenix says “”I hope that God strikes Barack Obama with brain cancer so he can die like Ted Kennedy and I hope it happens today,” and leads his “Christian” followers in praying for the death of the President.  At least one of his congregation members (Broughton) took a loaded semi-automatic rifle outside of the President’s speech in Phoenix.  When asked if he was advocating violence against the President, Broughton said he wouldn’t answer the question directly.  What Would Jesus Do, right?  Wiley Drake, pastor of a Baptist church in Buena Park, California also leads his congregation by praying for the death of the President.  It’s so “Christian” and so “American” and certainly a great way environment for children.  “In the name of God, death to those we oppose.”  These pastors are preaching hate.  You can have discourse and dissent without preaching hatred.  At least, the more civilized and educated of us can. 

Soon they’ll be parking a van full of explosives in front of a government building.  Not all terrorists are Muslim – just visit Oklahoma City to see the site of the 2nd largest terrorist attack on US soil.  See the story of Dr. Tiller.  An American citizen who was not just “at” church, but was at church serving as an usher, while his wife was serving in the choir.  A man entered the Christian church – which was filled with men, women, and children – and gunned down an American citizen who was following the laws laid down by our elected leaders.  The definition of terrorism; he should be hung from the nearest tree as a terrorist.  It’s unfortunate that the next terrorist attack will come not from the caves of Afghanistan, but from the conservative Christian churches of the USA. 

As a group, the evidence that the Republican party is a pary of intolerance is mounting, and its getting hard to deny.   

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/09/08/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5294157.shtml
http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/politics3199018/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31029377/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/31/george-tiller-killed-abor_n_209504.html
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