Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Right Wing’s True Colors

The hostage incident at the Clinton headquarters in Rochester, NH, ended peacefully after five hours, but in the hours between the time news broke and the police took the suspect into custody, the wingnuts went into overdrive. Max Blumenthal at The Nation has the pick of the litter.

Many Freepers joked that the hostage taker, a man claiming to have a bomb, was really a Clinton “plant.” A few examples of conservative “humor:”

To: raccoonradio

Is it Keith Kerr?

4 posted on 11/30/2007 10:33:20 AM PST by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: raccoonradio

Recruiting questioners?

19 posted on 11/30/2007 10:35:10 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: NonValueAdded Too late. Billary has had them implanted. ( Haven’t you noticed the deeper voice and the 5 o’clock shadow? ) 29 posted on 11/30/2007 10:35:42 AM PST by Leisler (RNC, RINO National Committee. Always was, always will be.) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]

Another Freeper invoked the tawdry, fabricated rumor of a lesbian affair between Hillary and staffer Huma Abedin:

To: coloradan

Is Huma with Hillary today? probably

34 posted on 11/30/2007 10:36:04 AM PST by txflake (Yes there were WMDs) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies ]

And what would a Freeper thread be without some reference to Bill Clinton’s sexual dalliances?

To: raccoonradio

Has Bill got Ms. Willey cornered again?

7 posted on 11/30/2007 10:33:41 AM PST by Texas Songwriter [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

The vile Freeper commentary continues on and on, and grows progressively more revealing of the pathology of the Republican base. The tone of commenters over at Politico is no less despicable. But according to Joe Lieberman flack and Politico contributor Dan Gerstein, left-wing bloggers are the ones who need “some adult supervision.”

Lovely people.