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Look at that picture. I mean, really look at it. Then ask yourself the question, "Is that the country I want to live in?" A country where armed thugs aim sniper rifles at government employees doing their jobs. A country where the GOP calls those thugs patriots.

I really can't see a simpler way to show the vast divide between the GOP and the Dems than this particular issue. I mean there are lots of examples, but this one is basic stuff. You either support terrorists and their efforts to intimidate government employees or you don't.

I'm going to admit I got the idea for writing this diary from Eric Lewis' (as usual) excellent diary on the Bundy ranch situation.

In that diary he links a CNN blog post that quotes both Harry Reid and some elected GOP bloviating dumbass US GOP Senator Dean Heller on the same subject.

Last week the issue hit a new hot point when hundreds of self-described militia groups came to Bundy’s land to protest federal action and help him defend his grazing ability.


“600 people came armed, they had practiced, they had maneuvered… they set up snipers in strategic locations… they had automatic weapon,” (Reid) said Friday. “And they boasted about the fact they put women and children… so they would get hit first.”

“If there were ever an example of people who were domestic violent terrorist wannabes, these are the guys,” Reid concluded.

Heller, sitting inches away from Reid in the television studio, rejected the thought. “What Senator Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots,” he said.

So there it is and in my opinion the Dems need to pound this into the ground between now and the election. Stick a microphone in front of every single GOP candidate's face and ask them, "do you support snipers aiming rifles at federal employees doing their jobs?"

When these GOP blowhards stand by their words, the follow up question, should be, "so you support these so called patriot's right to point a loaded sniper rifle at cops?... firefighters?... soldiers?... You?"

There should be YouTube commercials. There should be prime-time commercials. I cannot believe the average citizen wants to live in a country where this kind of behavior is not just condoned but actually held up as a shining example of something we all should strive to be. This is the exact thing we need to pigeon hole these brain dead, heartless, 1950's worshipping, racist, fearful fucks on.

They honestly believe this is what the country wants. I'd bet good money they are as far off the mark as they can possibly be. Go get 'em Harry. As usual he's got his thumb right on the pulse of America. Now all we need to do is follow Harry's lead and make these morons own those words and make them pay at the ballot box. Yeah, this might fire up some of their lunatic fringe, but I'm willing to bet it will fire up the core on our side and if we can get our core to turn out... we win...

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