Another perfectly sane and rational GOP candidate has surfaced, and while he doesn’t appear to be directly advocating for the violent overthrow of the government, he considers the possibility “on the table”:
Texas GOP congressional candidate Stephen Broden has found himself in the spotlight after suggesting that the government may well need to be overthrown. In an interview this week, Broden was asked if he was actually calling for violence against the government when he told a crowd of Tea Party supporters last year that the “tyrannical” Obama administration might justify a “revolution.” If any government destroys our liberty, Broden replied, “we have a right… to get rid of it by any means necessary.”
You have to wonder if these people were the guinea pigs in some foul secret experiment that subjected them to a lobotomizing process and erased All Memory prior to January 2009.
The Obama administration is way far from perfect, but where were the baggers when George W was pissing all over their liberty and crapping on their beloved Constitution with disgusting policies like the suspension of civil liberties, invasion of privacy, outrageously broad expansion of Executive power, renditioning, torture, etc.? (Initiatives that for the most part Obama has yet to rescind, I might add.) Dick “Deficits Don’t Matter” Cheney shows up at a CPAC shindig packed to the rafters with teabagging fools and instead of being greeted with a volley of rotten tomatoes (and maybe some shoes), he’s received like a homecoming hero. What is wrong with these people??
But I digress. Which in itself just goes to show you how far down Bad Craziness Boulevard right-wing America has careened, that a candidate can casually talk up violent overthrow of government and it’s become so commonplace that it’s hardly worth the effort of a blog post. Yeah yeah, violent revolution, 2nd amendment remedies, I’ll take you out, whatever.