Monday, April 14, 2014

Moochers of the Purple Sage



Now that Real Americans (tm)  have a new wingnut woobie to lather over, Brother Charles Pierce worries that one of these days the professional hysteria mongers of Right Wing Nut Job, Incorporated are gonna get somebody killed:
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Over the weekend, Hannity, and a lot of someones just like him, were at it again.
This time, it concerned a Minutemannish crank in Nevada named Cliven Bundy, who had been grazing his cattle on federal land, and who had declined to pay the grazing fees for more than 20 years. A year ago, a federal judge told Bundy to stop grazing his cattle on the federal land. He ignored the judge as thoroughly as he had ignored the grazing fees. So the Bureau of Land Management started seizing his cattle. Which is about when everybody went crazy. In the interest of balance, here's the case for the other side; Ms. Loesch has been promoting the Bundy cause with conspicuous enthusiasm. Here's a less temperate view, in which Cliven Bundy is Crazy Horse.
As the invaluable Dave Neiwert points out, Bundy apparently has marinated himself in the various "Patriot" and Posse Comitatus ideologies -- the appeal to the local sheriff is the giveaway on the latter --  that have been blowing through the west since the Sagebrush Rebellion days of the late 1970's and early 1980's. (Basically, the philosophy is that these people can do pretty much anything they want on land that we all own in common. Life, or at least the rest of us, owe them a living.)
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As we watch all the usual moon-faced anti-government lunatics twitchdance around the bonfire to the usual round of Wingnut Freakout Top 40 Hits brought to you by all the usual Conservative sedition-slingers, it is useful to remember that, 19 years ago, another moon-faced anti-government lunatic murdered 168 American citizens in the name of the Tree of Liberty! and Tyranny! and Freedumb! and all the rest of the usual Evil Government sewage you can once again hear roaring from the Hate Media Machine 24/7/365.

From me back in 2005:

First they came for the File Clerks


Then they came for the Family Planning Clinics. Posted by Hello

Then they came for the “activist” judges.

Happy Anniversary, Moderate Republicans!

It’s been 10 years to the day that Ultra Right Wing Hero First Class Timothy McVeigh murdered 168 Americans in your name.

After a decade of a booming, non-stop torrent of “Government Is Evil and Must Be Annihilated!” rhetoric vomiting out of the mouths of Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Dick Armey, Jerry Falwell, Bob Doren...McVeigh decided to take them at their word...

...and you fucktards threw up your hands in horror at the blank, White, zombie, unremarkable face of tax-hatin’, Clinton-hatin’, government hatin’ Tim McVeigh and shouted, “Not Us!”

Shame, shame. To get your tax cuts you eagerly hiked your skirt up and let the Right Wing fuck you and fuck you and fuck you and fuck you and fuck you and fuck you and fuck you and fuck you and fuck you and fuck you...and then, when your Love Child showed up at your door, wrapped it bloody arms around you and said, “I wuuuv you Mommy!” you gave the poor thing the back of your hand?

Where’s all that sassy talk of “Personal Responsibility” now?

Sure it’s grotesque. Hell, we’ve been telling you that it’s downright terrifying for 15-20 years now. What do you expect? It takes after its Father...but it sure as shit has your eyes.

Now a decade is a long time. A VERY long time. Hell, whole governments come and go in intervals shorter than that, so one must assume that to be taken seriously, you've must have used the last decade to aggressively purge your party of the radical lunatics that found such a big, expensive Welcome Wagon basket waiting for them at GOP Central Command. That bigotry and aggressively ignorant Fundamentalism is no longer synonymous with “Republican”. So as a proffer of your good faith – that you really aren’t the$2 Blowjob Whore of the Right Wing – tell me...

...has Tom DeLay been banished yet?
Falwell shunned?
Has Limbaugh lost so many dittoheads that he has to sell used RVs to support his hillbilly heroin monkey?
Dobson’s gone?
Is Creationism buried under Homophobia on the ash-heap of history? And those that spout that hateful nonsense, laughingstocks?
Robertson and Wildmont, kicked to the curb?
Randall Terry has been disavowed?
And no one would ever, ever think to threaten, say, judges, if you disagree with them on a ruling here or there?

On April 20, 1995 it became unambiguously clear where the demagogues and swine were leading your party, and the terribly price tag came with it. You've had a decade to excise the cancer that you and only you allowed to grow inside your party, and you didn't do it. Instead you chose to water it. Feed it. Cultivate it. Harvest it.

You encouraged the carcenoma to blossom and metastasize and because you voluntarily chose to do this, you have accepted Tim McVeigh as your child.

And Eric Rudolph as your child.
And Randall Terry as your child.
And Fred Phelps as your child.
And Ann Coulter as your child.
And so many more. So many, many more.

You are obviously very proud of what your children have accomplished: if not, you would have acted otherwise.

So embrace them.

12 comments:

Kathleen said...

Obviously this post did not seek the Jonathan Chait Liberal Love Circle Imprimatur for approval (we should assume they are acting "in good faith" after all). //snark

Beautiful column, Driftglass. You and TBOGG are Cobert-like in your ability to expose the "Nothing To See Here" Gaslighting Subtext of Evil in the GOP and the mainslime media.

One Fly said...

and it's all true

gratuitous said...

Wait; is it time to politicize this yet? You know how much it upsets the Very Serious People when a tragedy gets politicized.

I mean, we can argue all day long about who's freeloading off of federal land, but the truth of the matter is that Mr. Bundy and his supporters are damned mad, too. So why don't we just agree that nobody's perfect, and let Mr. Bundy continue to flout federal law and court decisions. He seems sincere.

And I have been reliably informed that just because Mr. Miller (or Mr. Cross or whatever the fuck name he's using today) shot up a couple of Jewish community centers and shouted something that apparently sounded very much like "Heil Hitler," it doesn't mean he's racist, all you librul goo-goos. Just zip it, because you're being very unfair.

Anonymous said...

Pierce does not get to pretend he cares about this.

Pierce backs Greenwald, Greenwald is pro Tea Party and pro Oathkeepers. Greenwald is also pro scaring politicians with guns. We should listen to Greenwald as Pierce says, so we should all be doing this.

So Pierce can kindly shut the fuck up about this because he loves and defends the biggeset public shill for this sort of behavior... or we can go back to realizing Pierce is a sorry Irish man with a wet brain trolling for hits with no consistency at all and merely a drunken grifter.

Monster from the Id said...

At the rate the excommunication of Pierce is going, I reckon he'll be getting poked with the soft cushions in the comfy chair any day now. ;)

Cliff said...

Pierce does not get to pretend he cares about this.

Oh yes he does. He gets to care and write about a great many topics, no matter how many shitty anonymous comments that get left on backwater blogs.

If you really have that big of a sad on because Pierce won't indulge your hatefest, then reconsider your priorities in life.

Jason Salvo said...

... one of these days the professional hysteria mongers of Right Wing Nut Job, Incorporated are gonna get somebody killed...

See: George Tiller, Barnett Slepian, Robert Sanderson, Shannon Lowney, Lee Ann Nichols, John Britton, David Gunn

Anonymous said...

You're missing the issue Cliff... Pierce DOESN'T care about this. In fact he spends a good bit of time acting as a professional fluffer for a person who encourages this behavior and wants more of it.

He can write all he want because he's entertaining, but it doesn't make him any less of a liar and a fraud.

Horace Boothroyd III said...

@Anonymous 10:07

Yeah, well, Ciff is one of those maniacally persistent purity trolls who maintains with Greenwald that putting a Republican into the White House along with a filibuster proof majority in the Senate would be a major step towards the ultimate triumph of radical politics by making things so horrible that the cowardly Democrats would have no choice but to turn to the fringe Left for salvation. Just look at what a success that strategy was after they threw the election to Bush in 2000. It's not like the goopers had eight years to burrow their moles into the system and wreak havoc on the efforts of a reformist president who followed.

David Fetter said...

The purity trolls insisted that Nixon would bring "The Revolution" (their capitalization), too. Sometimes I think purity trolls are knowingly doing this. Other times, I just think they're useful idiots.

Cliff said...

In fact he spends a good bit of time acting as a professional fluffer for a person who encourages this behavior and wants more of it.

I'll ask you what I asked Horace: Show me where he does this.

who maintains with Greenwald that putting a Republican into the White House along with a filibuster proof majority in the Senate would be a major step towards the ultimate triumph of radical politics

Now be honest, Horace, did I actually write any of that anywhere, or are you just making shit up?

Cirze said...

And Bloody Bill Kristol and Laura Ingraham.

Now of ABC (Faux) Snooze.

You are obviously very proud of what your children have accomplished: if not, you would have acted otherwise.

So embrace them.