Not-so-white, not-so-christian and interested in blowing up a subway? Then you’re worthy of being on the short end of American justice.
But, as TPM notes, if you’re a white, christianist, Republican member of the political ruling class, and advocate for people to “implode” certain United States government offices, then your free to hide behind your plastic smile and faux-patriotic tie while the automatons you’ve let loose wreak havoc with what’s left of the nation that your political party economically eviscerated.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told a crowd at CPAC on Saturday that he could “empathize” with the suicide bomber who last week attacked an IRS office in Austin, and encouraged his listeners to “implode” other IRS offices, according to a witness.
King, an extreme right-winger with a reputation for eyebrow-raising rhetoric, appeared as a surprise guest speaker on an immigration panel at the conservative conference. During his closing remarks, King veered into a complaint about high taxes, and said he could “empathize” with the man who flew a plane into an IRS building last week.During the question and answer session, the Media Matters staffer asked King to clarify his comment, reminding him of his sworn duty to protect the American people from all sworn enemies, foreign and domestic. In response, said the staffer, King gave a long and convoluted answer about having been personally audited by the IRS, and ended
by saying he intended to hold a fundraiser to help people “implode” their local IRS office.
What was caught on tape was akin to telling a rape victim that, had she not dressed so provacatively, she wouldn’t have been raped:
This is Vernon Hunter, the only person in the Austin Echelon Building who was unfortunate enough to be taken out by the anti-tax terrorist last week:
Do you think that Corporate Christianist Republican Fox ‘News’ would be more inclined to call the divebombing a terrorist act if the sole deceased victim looked more like, oh I dunnow….this?
In you heart – and your mind – you know what the answer is.