The Republican Party is full of crazies, idiots and bullies. They’re like a giant clown circus on drugs.
The State of the Union address typically brings out the crazy, grandstanding boneheads from the party but last night we got a taste of the bully wing.
From Talking Points Memo…
“Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this fucking balcony,” Grimm told NY1 reporter Michael Scotto following an on-air interview in the Capitol Rotunda. “No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.”
This is your modern Republican Party, folks. Intimidation, threats of violence and corruption all rolled into one steaming pile of crap. More from TPM…
At the Caribbean Tropics nightclub, Grimm allegedly threatened another patron — the estranged husband of a woman Grimm had entered the club with. Grimm reportedly said the man “don’t know who he’s fucking with … I’ll fuckin’ make him disappear where nobody will find him.” That same night, (and we’re glossing over the part where Grimm allegedly said “I’m a fucking F.B.I. agent, ain’t nobody gonna threaten me.”) Grimm allegedly returned to the club with another FBI agent and several New York City police officers. He then refused to let club patrons and employees leave, and allegedly told everyone to “get up against the fucking wall” and gave an order: “all the white people get out of here.” (emphasis mine)
I’m sure glad we have an election later in the year. Funny, you never hear about Democratic Representatives doing this kind of crap. Republicans have the market cornered on crazy politicians.
If you haven’t heard, the Obama administration has decided to move the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed out of New York. I’m sure many will say President Obama caved to pressure to not try KSM in New York, but I see it as a president who listens to people and is confident enough to change plans when presented with facts and logic. Coming off of yesterday’s Q & A with the Republicans, I’m feeling pretty good about my president, but I’ve never really turned on him or doubted his capacity and drive to get things done.
He’s been in office for just a year, and he’s really done incredible things for our country both domestically and in foreign policy. In a couple of years, both those disastrous wars will be wound done and I’ll feel even better about him. It’s quite amazing how impatient many on the left are, if we were to make a list of all the things some on the left believe should have been done in the first year, it would be quite a list.
Every special interests believes there cause is the most important one and often act like whining, crying children because their project is more important than, oh, health care, the economy, jobs, the environment, corruption in government and cleaning up all the Bush/Cheney messes. Many of these people on the left have deep seated hatred for Obama after a long, bloody primary where Hillary clearly went over the top with attacks on her fellow democrat and did a huge disservice to the progressive movement. Those effects are still lingering and I believe is the motivation behind many of the presidents fiercest critics on the left. Bitterness is so unbecoming. :)