With all of the talk of vitriolic rhetoric and images, the Left conveniently ignores so many vicious attacks–verbal and physical–on conservatives, Republicans, and anyone else who disagrees with them. They attempt to bully their political opponents into submission and silence–with the MSM in lock step with them. And if there was even a shred of hope that the MSM would get back in the game of reporting the news, we now have confirmation that it is gone. Completely.
Obviously, this hatred of the Right and America is a long-term issue, but the torch continues to be passed. Alec Baldwin, one of the Left’s darlings and possible seeker of public office, may want to hire a good strategist to develop a PR image plan to diffuse this one again, ’cause apologies and saying it was a “joke” is soooo yesterday. The reality is, Alec, you meant every word. And it’s long-lost rants like this that make for great campaign ads.
Just as Nina Totenberg meant it literally when she wished AIDS on Jesse Helms’ grandchildren as she giggled away, these are such good liberals, indeed, with their venom. Such a hideous display of the inner dark soul of the Left. I’m still confused by Totenberg’s comment–a child should suffer and die because of his or her grandfather’s political affiliation?
However, what Alec does on Conan’s show in 1998 is even more horrifying. I remember watching this as it went down and have never forgotten Alec’s violent call to kill an elected Republican Congressman. Is that what he learned in Africa–that they stone people to death there–as stoning appears to be very prevalent in Africa. And where were the bills then against threats to lawmakers?
Here’s the transcript (emphasis mine):
Alec Baldwin: “I was in Africa. I go to Africa. I mean ladies and gentlemen I am in Africa. For three months I am in the bush and I come back. I come back here and I come back to what? I mean what is happening right now as we speak? Right now the Judiciary Committee, the President has an approval rating of 68 percent. The President is very popular and things are going pretty good and they are voting to impeach the President. They voted on one article of impeachment already. And I come back from Africa to stained dresses and cigars and this and impeachment. I am thinking to myself in other countries they are laughing at us twenty four hours a day and I’m thinking to myself if we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, [starts to shout] all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! I’m not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and we’d kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families. [stands up screaming] What is happening in this country? What is happening? UGHHH UGHHH!!!!”
We all know Alec has a very bad temper. Is he really fit to be an elected official? Between his intolerance of those who don’t agree with him, his short-fused violent rants and his inability to put aside his leftist ideology, Baldwin is the last person you want as an elected official.
Additionally, the writers of 30 Rock may want to tone down the rhetoric with Alec’s character because he uses some vitriolic language there, too (emphasis mine):
In one recent episode, Donaghy/Baldwin said: “Do you know who gets elected to Congress these days? Former athletes, washed-up actors, and, uh… women. I’m locked and loaded and ready for whatever these Beltway lobotomites throw at me.”
Finally, we can read over the HuffPo, and so Alec also might want to tone it down a bit because, from what I see, there is no way this man can reach across the aisle and represent all of his constituents.
And kudos to Alec as admitted socialist Roseanne Barr agrees with “everything that guys says” (about 1:20 in).
It really has come to this.