Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Yeah, both sides do it

I'm looking forward to whatever false equivalency conservatives can manufacture after yesterday.

At least two fire bombs were thrown at the Fort Worth office of state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) on Tuesday night, according to the Star Telegram. [...]

“It’s unfortunate when things like this happen in the public arena,” she said. “It reminds us of how important it is for us to remain very civil in our discourse and to work not to foment this kind of anger in our community as we discuss things that are challenges that we all face and care about.”

Senator Davis, still on the rise as one of the most powerful progressive women in Texas -- and thus of greatest danger to Texas Republicans -- honorably takes the high ground here. But we all know there aren't any Republican offices getting fire-bombed, or Republican Congresswomen shot in the head at townhalls outside of supermarkets.

Even Republican women refuse to understand the War on Women has become an actual shooting and bombing war.

We're way, waaay past the point of being able to expect a reasonable outcome just by telling people to tone down their rhetoric.

Texas Liberal and TruthHugger each have a similar take from a different POV, but as Off the Kuff noted a couple of weeks ago, it's time to go on offense. These are our wives, daughters, sisters, and mothers under bombardment, and those of us who care about them have to stand up and fight for them.

Update: Whoops, missed. I neglected to anticipate that the most extreme of Republicans, aka HouChron commenters, would rush to construct a frame -- as they did with the assassin Jared Loughner -- that the arsonist was a crazy liberal. I'll try not to make that mistake again. 

'Conservatives preach personal responsibility but never actually take any'.  Check.


Greg said...

Too bad for you it turned out to be a crazed homeless guy who had twice been run off from her office -- so much for your attempt to create a narrative.

Greg said...

And you still haven't noted that the actual arsonist is an insane homeless guy. Wonder why that is? Could it be that the facts don't fit your narrative?

PDiddie said...

He's an insane homeless conservative Republican, just like Jared Loughner without the homeless part, and just like you except he's not morbidly obese. Now THOSE are facts that fit an uncomfortable narrative ... but not mine.

Why don't you go comment on the thread about the mayor, because you won't be getting any more comments published on this one.