Fox News is reporting wild “liberal mobs” storming the capitol building and shoving past police officers trying to shove them back out. Yeah, I know, it’s Fox News. So far I’m not seeing reports about “liberal mobs” anywhere else, so I’m not taking it seriously
From the videos, this group appears to be mostly younger people. Their anger is justified, but I caution the young folks — don’t give the bleepers what they want. And videos of angry and unruly liberals are what they want. Howard Fineman (yeah, I know, it’s Howard Fineman) said on MSNBC last night that the entire point of yesterday’s maneuver was to generate videos of “liberal mobs.” Fineman suggested the Wisconsin Republicans were acting on orders from the likes of Rick Perry and Karl Rove. They want to goad Republicans into overreacting, Fineman said. I think that’s plausible.
Never mind that the rhetoric of the Right is thoroughly soaked with suggestions that violence, blood, guns, etc., are necessary to check the tyranny of government. They think that only applies to them. When liberals get rowdy while standing up to right-wing tyranny, righties are outraged.
As c u n d gulag wrote in the comments, “Theyâ€™re practically praying to Mars for violent reactions around the country, because they want us to fulfill their dreams of â€˜the violent left.â€™”
I am very short of blogging time today, so please, feel free to add comments on ongoing developments in the comments.