Monday, May 18, 2015

The Man Who Would Be Kinky


My man Charles P Pierce has the best name for Lindsey Graham: "Huckleberry J. Butchmeup" is what he calls him. He's about to launch a presidential campaign from under his bed, where he'd like us all to be. He's the guy who said we need to stop ISIS before they come over here and "kill us all." His will be a campaign based wholly on fear. Oh, and tossing the Constitution further than you could throw that aluminum foil on his head if you yanked it away and balled it up:
"If I'm President of the United States and you're thinkin' about joining al-Qaeda or ISIL — anybody thinkin' about that? — I'm not going to call a judge, I'm going to call a drone and we will kill you," Graham said at the Iowa Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser.
Let's consider that for a minute, okay tough guy? You're gonna kill someone for a thought, before any action, right? And how, one might wonder, will you obtain those thoughts? And who's gonna operate the drone?

Huckleberry thinks you'll be impressed by his macho. He thinks you're so afraid that you'll do anything, allow anything, including thought policing and preemptive murder without the benefit of that silly "innocent until proven guilty" thing, to stay safe. Huckleberry wants to scare the shit out of you and then, he figures, he can be king.

Tell me again why we should give any of these people as much as a single vote.

[Regarding the cartoon: yes, he really said that.]

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