Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Firing Line

A congressional candidate in California goes for the funny but misses the target:

Congressional District 11 GOP candidate Brad Goehring is drawing fire for his confrontational Facebook statement today:

“If I could issue hunting permits, I would officially declare today opening day for liberals. The season would extend through November 2 and have no limits on how many taken as we desperately need to “thin” the herd.”

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He later posts a response, “I intended to include the wording ‘we would use votes and not bullets’ (but) hit the share button by accident before I finished and decided to leave it, thinking it would not be taken in a literal sense. I’m sorry if I confused anyone.”

As digby notes, this kind of “liberal hunting permit” humor has been around for years and is standard right-wing rhetoric.

And yet they get offended when we call them “teabaggers.”