Quote of the Day

"It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain."—Republican Representative Eric Cantor, champion dipshit, admonishing the Democrats not to speak publicly about threats and violence directed at members of Congress, because talking about them "can very easily fan the flames."

Good point. That's why the Republicans have been totes hush-hush about 9/11.

Suffice it to say, I disagree strongly that silence about terrorism and/or hate crimes is the best way to ensure such acts don't happen anymore. And I also disagree strongly that any mention of such acts, irrespective of context or purpose, is de facto opportunistic.

But I'm not surprised to find that a Republican can't make such distinctions.

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