Courtesy of Andrew Sullivan (here and here), the following shot is a vivid example of a few teabaggers who protested in DC today, with at least one Junior Woodchuck longing for the “good ‘ol days” of McCarthyism even though it ended roughly 50 years before he was born.
If McCarthy is seen as a hero by the far-right (Ann Coulter loves the old bastard), WTF does that say about the state of mind of teabaggers?
(Hint: They’re fucking crazy).
And in other, semi-related news, the Secret Service reported last month that death threats to Barack Obama have risen 400% (averaging 30 per day) versus those fielded by the agency when George W. Bush was in office.
And the most tragically funny thing about this is if—God forbid—something did happen to Obama, it’d be enabling fucks like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin who’d be the first to condemn it, even though all of them greased the skids to make it happen by using hyper-inflammatory rhetoric to call the crazies out of the woodwork.