Tucson Killings: Thank Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck

Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court

stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times.

This week, Luke calls for a federal crackdown on the Tea Party and its

leadership.

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People, don't give Sarah Palin and the Tea Party a pass for their hateful

rhetoric. It has energized some very disturbed, racist individuals in this

country to shoot and kill innocent people in the name of "Take America Back."


Who are they taking it back from? Last time I checked, we were all

Americans... black, white, green, yellow, Jewish, or Catholic. When we go to

war, we go as one. When terrorists bomb a building and kill Americans, we all

mourn. When a natural disaster devastates an American city and loved ones

perish, we all grieve. When teams win championships, black and white fans come

together to cheer for their home cities.

Palin, the Tea Party, and right-wing pundits like Glenn Beck, Rush

Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly have blood on their hands. The bodies in Tucson are

on them. Palin's assertion that she's a victim of "blood libel" is reprehensible

and ridiculous.

Everyday this lady and those conservative talking heads are on the radio,

cable television, Facebook, and Twitter gassing people up with directives to

take back the country. They make false claims, including the bullshit about the

black U.S. president not being a citizen. Sick, racist folks listen to this

shit, believe it, and are motivated to take violent measures.

First the tea party started with their hate speeches. Then they resorted to

cussing at, throwing things and spitting on the congressmen who voted for

Obama's healthcare bill. Then they started showing up at their own rallies with

their guns at their sides. Now they are showing up at public events in order to

shoot Democratic congress people.

The federal government should treat the Tea Party like it does other

extremist militant movements. The feds need to shut it down just like they shut

down the Ku Klux Klan, the Black Panthers, and the Nation of Islam. The

government needs to investigate these radical right-wingers, even it means

taking down a few Congress members and governors who help fuel the hate.

>Can you imagine if Democrats came together to counter the Tea Party by

holding rallies and using the media to demand Tea Partiers be expelled from the

U.S.? Maybe Democrats would show up with guns at the Tea Party rallies? Man,

you'd have the National Guard out there to stop everybody from killing each

other.

Expressing an opinion and inciting someone to commit violence are two

distinct things. Palin and her ilk are brainwashing people into doing things

that place every American in danger. If we don't shut the Tea Party down, we are

going to end up in a civil war.

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