I think I'm speaking for almost everybody here when I say that I unequivocally condemn the attempted assassination of Vice President Cheney in Afghanistan and that any person responsible for this cowardly act should be jailed for life at a minimum.
Notwithstanding my condemnation, there is an organized attempt by Republicans and their talk show minions to try and portray "The Left" (Defined as anyone who disagrees with a conservative at least 10% of the time.) as wild eyed radicals who wish Cheney had been assassinated. That's bullshit!
We are not the people who call for killing innocent people. The Right has a monopoly on that.
If you oppose killing an innocent person, say so. If somebody in your party says something along these lines, denounce them or I will presume that you support them by default.
It's Ann Coulter who openly contemplates assassinating President Clinton or poisoning Justice STeven's creme brulee? Why has the GOP been silent?
It's Sean Hannity who basically calls for a jihad and tells his listeners that stopping Nancy Pelosi is worth dying for? Why has the GOP been silent?
It's conservative Glenn Beck who openly advocates killing anybody he deems liberal. Why has the GOP been silent?
It's Bill O'Reilly who advocates jailing people he deems "secular humanists." Why has the GOP been silent?
It's Rush Limbaugh who has advocated nuking much of the world and killing billions of innocent people. Why has the GOP been silent?
I'm putting my money where my mouth is by denouncing A) the attacks on Cheney and B) any person who openly wishes they were successful.
But will Republicans do the same? Put up or shut up. If you support Fox News while Hannity, Malkin, Coulter, or O'Reilly are still employed there, despite their terroristic comments of the past, then shut up because you have no right to denounce anyone.
So what will you Republicans do? Will you denounce your terrorist hate mongers like Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Beck, and Coulter OR still support them when they talk like Osama Bin Laden.