HolyCoast: As #OccupyCleveland Tries to Blow Up Bridges and Oklahoma Dem Leader Compares the Tea Party to Tim McVeigh

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

As #OccupyCleveland Tries to Blow Up Bridges and Oklahoma Dem Leader Compares the Tea Party to Tim McVeigh

Predictable. From Morning Jolt:
Say, do you remember that time when the tea parties tried to blow up bridges? Oh, that's right, the dangerous tea partiers never did that sort of thing.

But that hasn't stopped Democrats from insisting that the tea parties are quite comparable to the most dangerous domestic terrorist in recent memory:

The chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is refusing to back down from comments he made likening convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh to tea party activists.

Chairman Wallace Collins on Tuesday described McVeigh as an anti-government "right winger" and said he sees tea party activists in a "similar vein." He previously told a Fox News reporter that if McVeigh were alive today, he would likely be a member of the tea party.

Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell described Collins' comments as "offensive and despicable" and demanded an apology.

Collins refused to apologize and says Pinnell is trying to politicize his comments.

Hey, pal, when you're comparing your political opponents to mass murderers, your comments are already pretty well politicized.

Now, this is an awful, out-of-line comparison to make anywhere. But to do so in Oklahoma, not too long after the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, well, with leadership like this, it is not surprising that the Democrats got completely wiped out in 2010: "The day began with Democrats holding eight of the 11 statewide elected non-federal positions. It ended with Republicans elected in all 11 statewide posts, along with six-seat GOP gains in both the state House and the state Senate."
Just a note to GOP leaders: Don't ask for apologies from idiots like Collins.  If they're forced to issue some sort of non-apology apology (as is often the case) they won't mean it and it's a waste of effort.  Simply pound their statements right back down their throats and let them choke on it.  Much more effective.  People who demand apologies look like wimpy victims.  People who go on the offensive against such remarks look like winners.  Be a winner, not a whiner.

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