Saturday, August 8, 2009

Rhetorical questions

How many of the people who thought it was just fine to arrest Henry Louis Gates in his own home for the so-called crime of shouting - labelled disorderly conduct - would also be fine arresting these tea-baggers for shouting in public? Who do you think was more disorderly?

For the record, since wingnuts are prone to leap to unwarranted and extreme conclusions, I wouldn't arrest any of them for making noise.

Look, it's a bit much for the Huffington Post to headline a little pushing and shoving and one ripped shirt as violence. But there's no doubt that the potential is there and growing, juiced by the Republican Party and its many media allies.

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