Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

-C.S. Lewis

Monday, July 18, 2005

Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Hell)

This item is a few months old, but I saw it on Ezra Klein and figured it could use another go around. You know, just so Google wil have some fresh links. Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas seems to have a predilection for discussing his homicidal fantasies from time to time, or, as he refers to them, homicidal jokes. Well, not sure about you, but as Rep. Johnson was making funny (if you consider the bodies of women and children being vaporized by a blast wave funny), I was vomiting in my mouth.

Speaking at a veterans’ celebration at Suncreek United Methodist Church in Allen, Texas, on Feb. 19, [2005,] Johnson told the crowd that he explained his theory to President Bush and Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) on the porch of the White House one night. Johnson said he told the president that night, “Syria is the problem. Syria is where those weapons of mass destruction are, in my view. You know, I can fly an F-15, put two nukes on ‘em and I’ll make one pass. We won’t have to worry about Syria anymore.”

The crowd roared with applause.
In case anyone is wondering why we Democrats consider mainstream Republicans to be violence-obsessed, bloodthirsty warmongers, consider this exhibit A. It's not that Democrats become outraged by this kind of venom because we are by nature dovish, we aren't. It's just that we are not by nature homicidal maniacs. This, however, does seem to be the current mob mentality of our wild-eyed, final-solution nostalgic conservative brethren. If my analysis should seem too extreme, perhaps you can offer an alternate explanation for the feral roar that followed the elimininationist bile spewing from the fetid incubus that is Sam Johnson.

Now, lest my conservative readers become offended, whom I mean by this are not your classic Goldwater types, but the James Dobson end-times lunatics who think the "sword of His mouth" is an actual sword. "But this is just a fringe group," you say. Fringe it may be, my friends, but alas, this fringe has both hands on the steering wheel. These are the guys that you've voted into office. This is, in living color, your modern-day, moral-socialist, bring-on-the-apocalypse GOP.

As I like to say: our fringe makes movies, your fringe makes laws. God save us all.

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