Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Patriot Exremists!

This brick, with its cryptic message, was hurled through the window of Rep. Louise Slaughter's Niagara Falls office after the passage of health care reform earlier this week... Extremism I can handle, but exremism? We are all doomed.

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Anonymous said...
March 24, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

Well, it is a known fact that in advanced civilizations, shouting louder, threatening and throwing bricks is the best way to convey your opinion that poor people should just die at the door of expensive hospitals. The most constructive arguments should always include a liminary section about your claims to embrace exremism in the pursuit of violent opposition to the majority decision of an elected body.
Please do not confuse: Extremists are Evil Muslims (Arab or Persian, depends on the schedule) that belong in Gitmo, Exremisms are our proud freedom fighters!

Anonymous said...
March 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

It is not that cryptic. It is a quote from Goldwater during 1964.

Anonymous said...
March 25, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

From wikipedia's Goldwater's page: "A few years before his death he went so far as to address the right wing, "Do not associate my name with anything you do. You are extremists, and you've hurt the Republican party much more than the Democrats have."".

Also: "In a 1994 interview with the Washington Post the retired senator said: When you say "radical right" today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican party and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye.[37]"

So the irony of teabaggers or hardcore republicans quoting him recently is indeed extreme.

Anonymous said...
March 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM  

At least they didn't spell 'excremism'. Although all politics is headed that way.