Those of us who have been paying attention have noticed an uptick this year in violent actions by lunatic-fringe Right-Wing radicals. So, I suppose it was only a matter of time until the endorsement of violence as a means to solve problems in a democracy (known elsewhere as terrorism) seeped out of the proverbial woodwork and into the Republican Party proper. Witness Catherine Crabill, a Republican running for the Virginia 99th District House of Delegates seat, speaking at a "Tea Party" (where else?):
"We have the chance to fight this battle at the ballot box before we have to resort to the bullet box... Our Second Amendment rights were to guard against tyranny."
Video via Huffington Post:
Tyranny? No, Ms. Crabill, you moron, you live in a democracy and you party of choice has lost a couple of recent elections because, for the time being, anyway, its candidates and/or policies cannot compete in the markeplace of voter appeal. While most radical Republicans running for office might immediately issue a statement retracting such a mindless comment for fear that it might be used to paint them as, well, radical, Ms. Crabill took another approach - she boldly defended her statements in an interview with the Washington Post:
"Those are my convictions... I am a full-blooded, freedom-loving American, and what we're seeing in Washington is domestic terrorism at its worst."
Terrorism? Ms. Crabill, isn't that what we call it when a party uses fear, in this case the threat of a theoretical "Bullet Box," to foist its agenda on a larger public?
Bear in mind, this woman is running for public office with the blessings of the Republcian Party. How long until we witness another large-scale tragedy as the nexus of imaginary conservative victimhood, ignorance, fear, and sheer bloodlust reach its apogee?
Wanna bet Ms. Crabill is pro-life?