It is such a double standard, too! In the first place, anyone not a talking head who says someone like the President should be assassinated, the secret service takes them away and they disappear forever. And if Democrats had been acting like Sarah Palin has been acting, saying what she's been saying, during Bush's regime, there would have been mass arrests; lots of Democrats and others would have vanished into Guantanimo Bay never to be seen or heard from again. In fact, I'm wondering if Bush and Cheney were hoping such a thing would happen. And now the shoe's on the other foot, the Repugnantcans are possibly trying to goad us into the same.
Well I say FINE. If they want to go to Guantanimo so badly, then let's do it. I am not kidding or exaggerating. They have been publicly calling for the assassination of President Obama and others just because they're sore about losing, and because they're hateful racist bastards who can't think of any other way to make their fucked-up ideals come to power. And you know what? Whether they get arrested or not, I hope to all the Gods and Goddesses there are that it completely backfires on them. That the few decent people left in the Republican party kick the tea partiers out on their asses, and clean up the Republican party or remake it. Because so far, all they're doing is proving that those who voted for Obama and other Democrats are right.
I hate that our choices in this country are between spineless but optimistic pushovers, and playground bullies with guns. I hate what has become of this country.
The founding fathers were right. Democracies are a bad idea. USA was never intended to be a democracy, it's supposed to be a republic. And for the last decade, both sides have been showing the world just how bad democracy can be.
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