*Excuse me if I pass on all the kumbaya moments and hand holding going on after the recent shootings in Virginia.
Don’t get me wrong, I will certainly be civil to those who hold opposing political views than I do, but don’t expect me to be their friend. Not. Going. To. Happen. I have very few friends to begin with, so I am not going to waste my energy or time with someone who I view as an ideological foe. You tell me your views, I tell you mine, and we keep it popping.
Anyway, watching pundits on the right bemoan the acrimony an rancor in our political debate is laughable, since they did more to contribute to the current state that we are in than anyone else.
The result has been terror laid upon us from the right in droves. [See below]One republican politician, right on cue, blamed the shootings on Obama.
I refuse to be lectured to by these talking heads from the right who have made millions of dollars peddling in hate. [Ted Nugent??!! Are you kidding me?]
Their glorious leader built his campaign around a lie, and he made hateful comments about the former president for years. What was his reward? We made him president.
So now after one horrific incident I am supposed to cede the moral high ground to these clowns?
I don’t think so.
h/t to the following commenter from mediaite.com for reminding me of all of the following incidents of right-wing domestic terror.
“There’s a reason why Right Wingers are considered a domestic terror organization and Bernie Bots are not.
RW terrorism since 9/11:
The 2017 Portland train attack (2 killed),
The 2017 stabbing of Timothy Caughman in New York City (1 killed),
The 2015 Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting (3 killed),
The 2015 Charleston church shooting (9 killed),
The 2014 ambush attack on Las Vegas police officers (5 killed),
The 2014 Overland Park Jewish Community Center shooting in Kansas (3 killed),
The 2014 Pennsylvania State Police barracks attack in Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania (1 killed),
A 2012 tri-state killing spree by white supremacists, David Pedersen and Holly Grigsby (4 killed),
A 2012 ambush of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana police (2 killed),
The 2012 Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting (6 killed),
The 2011 FEAR group attacks (3 killed),
A murder in 2010 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (1 killed),
A 2010 suicide attack by airplane in Austin, Texas (1 killed),
The 2009 shooting of Pittsburgh police officers (3 killed),
The 2009 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting (1 killed),
The 2009 assassination of George Tiller (1 killed),
The 2009 murders of Raul and Brisenia Flores in Pima County, Arizona (2 killed),
The 2009 murders in Brockton, Massachusetts (2 killed),
The 2008 Knoxville Unitarian Universalist church shooting (2 killed),
The 2004 bank robbery in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1 killed).”
“Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ‘bleached’ emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?”
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Political foes not friends.