Why Now?
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
  Inciting To Violence
In the bad old days when I paid for cable and actually turned on a television I would zip by C-Span and watch this idiot, later identified as one Newt Gingrich of Georgia, spewing the most amazing garbage on the floor of the House. It took a while to figure out that Gingrich was the only one there at the time, which is why his calls for someone to challenge his claims were a disingenuous.

According to Duncan Black and Kevin Drum, Senator John Cornyn [Reptile of Texas] was doing the same sort of thing on the Senate floor and was heard to opine that the recent spate of murderous attacks was an understandable reaction to the lack of accountability for judges.

I would note that in the case of the Georgia attack, it was an individual who didn't want to go to prison for rape, and the mental stability of the suspect in the death of the family of the Federal judge is in question, a factor in his losing his malpractice case. In spite of early indications that the murder of the Federal judge's mother and husband might be linked to a white supremacist group, it turned to be a matter of a disturbed individual with a personal animosity, not a political agenda.

The only people engaged in attacking the judiciary for political reasons are Republican members of Congress. I would suggest that Senator Cornyn is aware of how close to violating Federal law he is treading as he chose to make his statement on the floor of the Senate where he is protected by immunity.


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