Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Separated At Birth?

Item 1:

Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi said yesterday that he would rather “die as a martyr” than relinquish the reins of power in the face of massive protests. While Qaddafi’s grip on the capital Tripoli has tightened, vowing to track down and kill demonstrators “house by house,” the eastern half of Libya “was slipping beyond his control.” A Guardian reporter in Libya says there is a “mass defection of the military here.”

Item 2:

Jeffrey Cox is a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana, and he has some strong views about the protests in Wisconsin. In response to a Mother Jones tweet this weekend reporting that riot police might be used to clear protestors from the capitol building in Madison, Cox tweeted back: “Use live ammunition”:

Cox remained steadfast in his position that the protestors should be killed when confronted on Twitter by Mother Jones’ Adam Weinstein, writing that “against thugs physically threatening legally-elected state legislators & governor? You’re damn right I advocate deadly force.” (There have been no reports that the protestors have physically threatened any elected officials).

Tell us some more about liberal fascism, Jonah Goldberg.


Anonymous said...

those quotes would only be central to jonah's point. the point being that every day is opposite day.

Pete said...

I am happy to report that the person in question got fired. Pretty fast response by the Indiana Attorney General's Office. Front page of TPM, etc.

freq flag said...

Remembering, of course, one of the earliest appearances of this best-defense-is-a-good-offense trope:

"Liberals are the REAL racists!"