15 04 2010

Obviously, Steve King is a crazy person, but in a more general sense, this is the sort of behavior you promote when you base an entire political movement on a casual acceptance of violent rhetoric and metaphor (“Lock and Load!!!”).  Mainstream conservatives want to wink wink at their base when it comes to this sort of thing; they just don’t want to be called on it.  And when they are, it’s still far enough outside what’s commonly considered acceptable social behavior that they sometimes freak.





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