Violence is only necessary so long as it advances the left’s cause. Yet the same people sense violence where none exists.
After reading some of Maureen Dowd’s truly disgusting column in Wednesday’s New York Times – “[The Tea Party] were like cannibals, eating their own party and leaders alive. They were like vampires, draining the country’s reputation, credit rating and compassion. They were like zombies, relentlessly and mindlessly coming back again and again to assault their unnerved victims, Boehner and President Obama. They were like the metallic beasts in ‘Alien’ flashing mouths of teeth inside other mouths of teeth, bursting out of Boehner’s stomach every time he came to a bouquet of microphones” –
Flash forward to where now actual violence and mayhem isn’t actually violent after all. Yes, really.
Next time you’re assembling a criminal defense team, remember to forget Melissa Harris-Perry. On her MSNBC show today, MH-P commented on the news that authorities are considering charges against Michael Brown’s stepfather Louis Head, who on the night the grand jury declined to indict, jumped on a car and implored the crowd “burn this mother—— down! Burn this b–ch down!” Numerous buildings were thereafter torched. Argued Harris-Perry: “arson and looting . . . are not necessarily violence.” She added that those crimes should bear a “legal difference” from violence against “bodies.” Even if you accept Harris-Perry’s premise [I would argue that arson, which brings the real risk of endangering lives, is violent], so what? Assault isn’t as bad as murder, either. That doesn’t mean you don’t prosecute the former, only that the punishment must fit the crime.