I suppose political pundits, Bill Maher and Ann Coulter, aren't bothered by the normal stresses of life.
They probably live in nice homes, and don't have to deal with the normal urban setting of people losing their jobs, beating their spouse in the apartment wall next to them.
No, they are advantaged. Each is sophisticated enough to pull-in upper middle class incomes, and they have the knowledge to stay on top, in a very competitive business.
So, they think it is cute, to call for the assassination of our elected officials, and political candidates.
Maher about VP Dick Cheney and Coulter about former US Senator and currently Democratic Presidential candidate, John Edwards.
The only problem is this: We have about 300 million people living in America, and some of them don't have a sense of the ironic or humor.
Just like the two teenage boys who killed a 17 year old girl, because they didn't like her--Maher and Coulter-- have made it acceptable to call for murder of our political elite--because they don't like them.
Well, my response: Screw both of you.
I don't like Dick Cheney, and have called, on my tiny blog, for him to resign. I also wouldn't vote for Edwards, because I like Obama and Richardson.
But, I don't want a John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, or Martin Luther King to happen again.
I don't want my country to turn into "assassination alley." Grow up.
Both of you have the power to influence thousands of people and I am not asking you to "watch what you say or write." However, I am pleading with you to take this extreme violent approach to our society...and shove it.
Some people have a romantic notion about murder, and you are feeding into that concept.
Recently, I had a discussion at a party, about the SLA and how they murdered Marcus Foster, the head of public education in Oakland, during the 1970s.
One person responded, "well, the SLA were feeding the poor people of Oakland."
This was in defense of the nut cases in the SLA. They ignored that Mr. Foster, an African-American, was getting ahead in his life, and people were proud of him...but somehow....he became a symbol for unbalanced people. That was sick to me then, as is the immaturity of Maher and Coulter, now.
I just wish the media would shut them down for a few months....on behalf of the rest of us.
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