Thursday, February 17, 2022

Republicans are and Have Been the Party of Violence

Most won't be surprised that these boneheaded Republicans are opposing a move that could help end violence on airlines. The culprits are...

"Eight Senate Republicans — Cynthia M. Lummis (Wyo.), Mike Lee (Utah), James Lankford (Okla.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Ted Cruz (Tex.), John Hoeven (N.D.) and Rick Scott (Fla.)."

Their objection took the form of a letter to AG Merrick Garland this past Monday to protest a no-fly list based on the recent unruliness of some passengers in the air. This is what they said...

They claim the list “would seemingly equate them to terrorists who seek to actively take the lives of Americans and perpetrate attacks on the homeland.”

Doesn't their behavior qualify these idiots as borderline--at least--domestic terrorists?

Violence, Unruly Acts Of Behavior Break Out On Planes...


The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin in her opinion piece is clear about the problem...
"In reality, the problem of violence against airline personnel and disruptive conduct requiring pilots to turn flights around has become pervasive. That’s why Delta Air Lines chief executive Ed Bastian asked Garland earlier this month to address the problem by creating the no-fly list."

I was following Jennifer Rubin in another of her opinion pieces recently, "Republicans are trying to turn red America into a dystopia," with my take on the issue, "Are Red States Pursuing Apocalypse?" Rubin agrees that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is running a dictatorial government in his state with no hope in sight of reigning him in. Republicans deny their intent is violence, but their actions and the recent events are proof enough. 

Each time I hear these denials I think of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection of the U.S. Capitol, led by Trump supporters and given credence by leading Republicans, including state and federal lawmakers. Enough said!

Arizona's State Sen. Wendy Rogers investigated by her own

  The Arizona State Senate launched an ethics investigation into this wingnut, Wendy Rogers, for a comment on the Buffalo gun massacre ... ...