The video below of Fox News contributor Liz Trotta gleefully laughing over the idea of someone assassinating either Obama or Osama seconds after she conflates the two says it all.
The fact that the only response the Republicans have to a possible bad election cycle is to indulge in sick assassination fantasies shows the depravity to which the Republican party has sunk. Murder is, apparently, preferable to loosing. Now you might argue that Trotta is a journalist and I will happily, for the moment, set aside the fact the Fox News is nothing but the propaganda arm of the Republican party. Time was, when comments like that would have gotten one yanked from the air. Instead we get a glib “tell us what you really think”. When vile, despicable remarks like that pass for rational discourse one has to seriously wonder. When did it become acceptable to giggle over the death of a fellow human being. It’s like the Republican party has watched a snuff film to many. Time was when simple human decency meant something and what really mattered was not whether one won or lost, but how one played the game. Currently, the Republicans are playing the game like demented psychopaths and winning won’t change them into voices of sweet reason. I hope, sincerely and from the bottom of my heart, that there are some upright, decent, and honest Republicans out there somewhere. I hope that they will be able to take control of the Republican party and restore some measure of sanity, but until that happens, the Republicans deserve to lose.
(Hat Tip to Josh Marshall)
Update 1: She has since apologized
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