Even John "Orange Julius" Boehner admits that there is a dangerous, violent element in the Tea Party.
"I’ve been to my share of tea party events. … Let me tell you about these events. Yeah, there’s some disaffected Republicans there. There are always some Democrats there. Always a couple of anarchists who want to kill all of us in public office. But I'll tell you this. 75 percent of these people who show up at these events are the most average everyday Americans you have ever met. None of whom have ever been involved in the political process. And I would guess, half of whom have probably have never voted."
In the end, Boehner concludes:
"We should listen to them. We should work with them. We should walk amongst them."Despite the dangerous element, the GOP of course wants to embrace these guys, some of which Boehner admits are people who want to do violence...kill, even....politicians like himself. Last time I checked the threat of violence used in order to affect political policy was the textbook Bush-era definition of terrorism.
Now all this brings us to William "Colonel Mustard" Jacobson of Legal Insurrection. Now that the wingers have discovered the concept of "context" it seems ol' Mustard here wants the left to apologize for what he sees as breaches of context, including folks like yours truly. He has taken umbrage with the fact that eleven months ago I made the argument that there's a violent fringe of the Tea Party that admits to wanting to use violence in order to affect political policy.
Now, where have we heard that argument before? Oh yes, Orange Julius just admitted to that this week in the above exchange.
Maybe you should try getting an apology out of Orange Julius there first, Bill. Me? I stand by my analysis. There is a part of the Tea Party that is dangerous, violent, and yes, even racist. Boehner wants the GOP to embrace them anyway.
Anything for political power, I suppose...even anarchy and terror.