Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tea Party reveals blood lust

Maybe Rick Perry was off his game in last night’s American Taliban debate in Florida because of back trouble. That’s what Texas Monthly columnist Paul Burka speculates.

And we’ll get back to that in a minute.

Something very telling is going on at these debates. Something chilling.

In the first round, the line that got the most reaction came not from the gladiators, but from the referee. The audience erupted into wild applause when Brian Williams correctly pointed out that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has presided over more executions than any other governor. Cheers flew around the Coliseum.

Dead. That’s how many Republicans prefer criminals whether or not the death penalty works.

At the second debate, another blood splatter came when the moderator asked whether a person without medical insurance should be left to die. Again a throaty cry reverberated from the audience: “Yes!” Even Ron Paul looked startled.

Dead. That’s how some Republicans prefer poor people without money enough for health insurance.

Now, back to Gov. Perry’s possible back trouble. Expect no mercy from your fellow Tea Party Republicans. They’re blood thirsty.

And yours will do until they can rip into Obama.


The South Plainsman said...

I actually watched last night, and i think reveryone was startled. I was. I thought the crowd reaction was inappropriate a couple of times.

As for the death penalty, after over 47 years in the law, I have come to the conclusion that nothing we have been doing over those years really works. The problem is that nobody has come up with any kind of effective alternative. I have tried capital cases and thought each time that the guy deserved it for the atrocity he committed, but I have decided that the death penalty is not worth the social cost of inflicting it.

George said...

I am encouraged by your reaction. Thanks for sharing. We need more reasonable thinking and action. Our divided nation is in real trouble.

The South Plainsman said...

Real trouble is an understatement.

An awful lot of what we pursue has proven to be false.

I keep thinking about Rodney King's plea: "Why can't we all just get along?"

I note that Axelrod this morning has said there will be no negotiation with Congress over the new bill. Not very cooperative or bi-partisan. I guess his proposal is an election document, and not really serious. Dunno.

Peter said...

good ol' prolife Republicans!

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