July 24, 2009
Jim Newell, who is associated with the “political satire” and gossip blog Wonkette, had an article posted on the NBC website last week slamming Catherine Crabill, a realtor and home-school mother who is challenging Virginia state Del. Albert Pollard.
Newell wastes little time going after Ms. Crabill. He instructs the residents of Virginia to vote for the Democrat because Crabill is “apparently insane, and very violent.”
How so? Well, in addition to attending one of those dangerous tea parties — such an ominous threat to the homeland the FBI was called out to covertly surveil the nationwide events — Crabill made the mistake of noting the obvious: if the ballot box does not work to turn the government around, the bullet box may be the only alternative.
“I am glad for all of us who enjoy the use of firearms for hunting, but make no mistake, that was not the intent of the Founding Fathers. Our Second Amendment right was to guard against tyranny,” said Crabill.
At this point, Mr. Newell cranks up the adolescent sarcasm:
Eh, the Second Amendment was mostly thrown in there so folks countryside could pick off fugitive Lobsterbacks on the lam, and grizzly bears, and French fur traders. But anyway, Crabill denies stirring up any sort of violence with her statement about the “beauty” of shooting government officials when they started expanding health coverage…
One wonders if the liberal arts college Newell attended taught history. “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them,” wrote Richard Henry Lee, initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights. “And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
I guess Thomas Jefferson was “apparently insane, and very violent,” just like Catherine Crabill.
Mr. Newell and his fellow so-called liberals hate the idea that a large number of Americans are opposed to Obama’s euthanasia health care program. He might want to research the comments of the White House Budget Director Peter Orszag, who has stated that many medical procedures will be banned. Last year, Orszag said Obama’s health care plan will be based on Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. NICE medical rationing has already killed thousands. The scheme to deny health care and essentially euthanize millions of Americans — in particular, vulnerable senior citizens — comes from the likes of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller of the premier eugenicist family.
Finally, if Newell is opposed to violence he probably shouldn’t be writing sarcastic and defamatory articles for NBC, a subsidiary of General Electric, one of the largest transnational corporations in the world.
GE manufactures jet and attack helicopter engines used in Iraq and Afghanistan to kill thousands. Not only is GE complicit in mass murder, it also pled guilty in federal court to civil and criminal charges of defrauding the Pentagon and agreed to pay $69 million to the U.S. government in fines — one of the largest defense contracting fines ever. Part of this fraudulent scheme was used to fund Israeli military programs not authorized by the United States – in other words, Newell’s boss helped Israel torture and kill Palestinians.
Maybe Mr. Newell should write a sarcastic article about his employer.