Nutjobs Gone Wild!

Frank Rich has another sobering Op-Ed today in the Sunday NYT, The Guns of August. The nutjobs are those “real Americans” who carry all manner of guns during Obama speeches. This is just exercising second amendment rights, Jah? Bush never let this happen at any of his speeches. In fact unarmed protesters were herded off into corals far from the speech area. And now we have crackpot Senator Tom Colburn of Oklahoma blaming the government for violence against the government. Read the Op-Ed if it doesn’t make you sick.

Here’s the most popular comment on Frank’s Op-Ed:

As a native Oklahoman I am embarrassed at both our Senators. What Coburn and Inhofe both share is the Bush philosophy that God speaks to them. I have thought long and hard why our state would elect such idiots and have concluded it is directly connected to the fact Oklahoma ranks consistently at 49th in what it puts in education. I saw a recent survey that only 8% of scientists identify themselves as Republicans. If the Democrats really want to crush the remnants of the Republican party it must put more emphasis on education. If not we will be condemned to more McVeighs, Coburns, and all the rest who believe everything they hear on Fox.

This received 878 recommendations and it’s by Greg from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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  1. debi’s avatar

    You know, I was reading about this online…it said in Arizona they can have weapons in plain view, but they only need a permit for *concealed* weapons. Um…WTF?! So Joe Blow can run go into shopping malls of Phoenix with a rifle, but ladies who are packin’ heat in their handbags because they have a TRO on a psycho ex need a permit???!!!

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Yes, you’re right, Debi. It doesn’t make any sense. You could say, “Only in America!” or “Only in Arizona!” Weapons crazy country and inconsistently crazy.

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