Thursday, August 13, 2009
David Frum names names:
- Rush Limbaugh
- Mark Levin
- Sarah Palin
- Glenn Beck
- Sean Hannity
- Jonah Goldberg
- Michelle Malkin
- Newt Gingrich
Last two paragraphs: (emp add)
It's not enough for conservatives to repudiate violence, as some are belatedly beginning to do. We have to tone down the militant and accusatory rhetoric. If Barack Obama really were a fascist, really were a Nazi, really did plan death panels to kill the old and infirm, really did contemplate overthrowing the American constitutional republic—if he were those things, somebody should shoot him.
But he is not. He is an ambitious, liberal president who is spending too much money and emitting too much debt. His health-care ideas are too ambitious and his climate plans are too interventionist. The president can be met and bested on the field of reason—but only by people who are themselves reasonable.
There are folks out there who really believe Obama is "those things". So who knows what might happen?
Coming soon from a prominent Republican:
"Hey, just because I said someone should kill him, didn't mean that I thought someone should kill him! Ya know, just because a bunch of people like me, a O'Rielly, and Glenn Beck and Limbaugh and Boehner tell loyal red-blooded Americans that the President is the most dangerous man ever to wlk the Earth and that he needs to be removed, doesn't mean we meant anything!
"Besides, it's all liberals fault! If he hadn't been so liberal, doing liberal things, we wouldn't have had to say anything. So there!"
talk about a subliminable suggestion.
for the unstable, this is like saying don't think of an elephant.
Frum is hedging his bets with that "if he was... somebody should shoot him..." construction.