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Malkin tries to whip up some trackbacks in a post today entitled “Assassination chic“:
“The penultimate chapter of my book Unhinged was titled “Assassination chic.” I explored the popular genre of “Kill Bush” literature, talk radio rhetoric, and art on the Left devoted to fantasies about murdering President Bush and Republicans…”
Her post concludes, “They all need serious help”.
Ummm… Pot? Meet Kettle.
Or these lovely sentiments from Malkin’s own readers (directed at UC Santa Cruz Students Against War):
You will pay for your seditious activities. It is only a matter of
time…We are retired military snipers & we are watching you…
My sincere hope is that a couple hundred of the local patriots take a
day off work for your next anarchist event, and come down to your
little shithole with some axe handles and bust your fucking heads.
I hope…one a fine young American very, very soon puts his shiny gun barrel up to your left temple and pulls the trigger. Now THAT will make America a much, much better place to live for the rest of us, you utterly disgusting piece of shit…
Or these remarks from a blog linked in Michelle’s blogroll:
Misha of The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler on the Supreme Court: “Five ropes, five robes, five trees. Some assembly required.” [7/11/06]
BC of The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler on John Kerry: “Rope. Tree. Justice. The only three things that Qerry [sic] deserves for his ‘service’.” [10/28/04]
And I guess Michelle has never seen any of these:
And then there’s Ann Coulter, who regularly advocates the violent deaths of her political opponents:
“They shot the wrong Lincoln” (in a column criticizing Lincoln Chafee)
“My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building.”
“We need to execute people like (John Walker Lindh) in order to physically intimidate liberals.”
“We Need Somebody To Put Rat Poisoning In Justice Stevens’ Creme Brulee”
(discussing President Clinton): “In this recurring nightmare of a presidency, we have a national debate about whether he “did it,” even though all sentient people know he did. Otherwise there would be debates only about whether to impeach or assassinate.”
“I would take the comparison to Ann Coulter as somewhat of a compliment. I have a lot of respect for Ann Coulter.”
What an idiot.
*Update* But wait! There’s more!
Radio/TV wingnut Glenn Beck admits to fantasies of strangling Michael Moore:
[Glenn] BECK: Hang on, let me just tell you what I’m thinking. I’m thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out — is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus — band — Do, and I’ve lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, “Yeah, I’d kill Michael Moore,” and then I’d see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I’d realize, “Oh, you wouldn’t kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn’t choke him to death.” And you know, well, I’m not sure.
And Rightwing blogger Mark Byron has an assassination fantasy to beat all:
The Usefulness of Civil Disobedience-Part II-The Bonhoffer[sic] Option
Note-I am NOT advocating the following fantasy episode, but it has a following in the darker parts of my mind.
WASHINGTON-January 6, 2004. A paramilitary organization calling itself the Christian Liberation Front changed the balance of power in Washington by a pair of brutal attacks this afternoon. A force estimated at about 200 CLF commandos stormed the Supreme Court building, killing 35 people, including five Supreme Court Justices. At the same time, a contingent of 1,000 CLF paramilitaries attacked the Hart Senate Office Building, where a Senate Democratic Caucus meeting was being held. Approximately 50 people were killed in the attack. Once the commandos had seized the building, they systematically killed Democratic senators from states with Republican governors. Here is a list of the 21 senators killed
Joe Lieberman was campaigning in South Carolina, and missed the assassins. The attackers turned themselves in to police, and are proudly confessing their crimes, cooperating with authorities.
I love how he lets Lieberman off the hook.
*UPDATE 9/12/06* Malkin rehashes her “Assassination Chic” post of August 31 in today’s episode of Hot Air. Watch for a hilarious quote from the always-quotable Garrison Keillor at about 2 minutes, 50 seconds in. And try not to throw up when Michelle once again openly mocks the mother of slain American soldier, Casey Sheehan.