That is the message being clearly repeated by defeated Tea Party activists, and it is not all words.
Some time over the last couple of days, Tea Party activist Harry Weisiger, of Nashville Tennessee apparently tried to kill an adult male and a ten year old girl because they were driving in a car with an Obama/Biden bumper sticker. (source) Is this the follow up on the threats encouraged by Michele Bachmann last fall, which led violent-tending morons like my close personal friend Josh the Tea Bagger to show up at Obama rallies “armed and dangerous” (see this)?
There are so many ironies associated with this recent spate of Tea Bagging that it is hard to keep track. We have seen recent stories and polls indicating that the average tea bagger does not want government involvement in health care, but does want whatever government handouts he or she can get. We see Michele Bachmann and others accusing Democrats of inciting the violence that clearly and overtly Bachmann and others have been inciting themselves over the last two years.
And everywhere we see chickens. Coming home. Roosting.
Over the next few months, as we approach the election season, this violence is likely to continue and to increase in frequency. Eventually someone sympathetic: a child, a cute person, a mother of four, whatever, is going to get killed by a teabagger. That death will be added to the security guard gunned down last year and those who died in the air plane attack on the IRS offices just a few weeks ago, and to the reproductive health workers who have been killed over the last few years, and eventually people will start to weave together, in their minds, a pattern that matches the reality our society has been in partial denial of over the last few months: There is absolutely no difference between Harry Weisiger, Timothy McVeigh, and Michele Bachmann other than the body count they are directly responsible for.
Do you have a bumper sticker on your car that might enrage one of these misanthropic criminals? Well, my advice to you is to either prepare to be the recipient of political violence, or …. shut up.
I wonder what will happen in my neighborhood when people start putting the bumper stickers of whoever is selected to run against Osama bin Bachmann?
Hey…. that gives me an idea for a bumper sticker…