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GOP Says We Should Credit Rove for 'Having Guts' & Then Advocates 'Shooting' the Media
By David Sirota
New York Rep. Peter King (R) is the latest example of how the modern-day Republican Paty is dominated by wild-eyed right-wing lunatics determined to hold onto power, no matter how indefensible their behavior is. On television and in newspapers, King is trying to make Karl Rove's treasonous leak of classified information into a positive for the White House, while once again resorting to making physically threatening statements about retribution.
As Atrios notes, on the right-wing cable show Scarborough Country, King said the media "who gave [Ambassador Joe Wilson] such a free ride...they're the ones to be shot." Right, we shouldn't thank Wilson for exposing the fact that the Iraq War, which has caused so many casualties, was based on lies. We should shoot reporters.
King went on to then say "maybe Karl Rove was not perfect [but] we live in an imperfect world, and I give him credit for having the guts." To out of touch hacks like King, people who sell out America's security, as long as they are Republican, should get "credit for having the guts" to compromise our national security as long as they are doing it to grind a political axe against somebody like Wilson who had the guts to tell the truth.
King followed up this disgusting screed with another one to the Washington Post. He told the paper that "Republicans should stop holding back and go on the offense: Fire enough bullets the other way until the Supreme Court [nomination] overtakes" the Rove story. Exactly: because there is absolutely no defense for Rove's behavior, Republicans are now admitting that all they can do is try to change the subject.
Let's not forget that all of these comments are once again laced with references to violence. That's a tactic the GOP has frighteningly resorted to more and more as its hold on power becomes increasingly tenuous.
E-mail or call Peter King - he's from the blue state of New York, and the blue town of New York City. Tell this no-talent, no-principle, unpatriotic freakshow to shut his mouth unless he has something serious to contribute, and unless he is willing to stand up like other ordinary Americans and say that compromising America's national security as Karl Rove did is unacceptable, no matter what party the perpetrator hails from.
Atrios' post on Peter King