Friday, February 3, 2017

Repugs Just Guaranteed an Oklahoma City Bombing in Your Town

There is literally nothing stopping right-wing violence now.  And make no mistake: this is entirely on repugs.  This is what they've all wanted for a very long time, and now that they've got the power they're going to do it.

This development on Wednesday is downright unnerving. From Reuters:
The program, "Countering Violent Extremism," or CVE, would be changed to "Countering Islamic Extremism" or "Countering Radical Islamic Extremism," the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States. Such a change would reflect Trump's election campaign rhetoric and criticism of former President Barack Obama for being weak in the fight against Islamic State and for refusing to use the phrase "radical Islam" in describing it. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for attacks on civilians in several countries.
Leave aside the fact that everyone who knows what they're talking about thinks this move is counterproductive in the fight against that which the president* believes he's at war. This is an unmistakable signal to the camo-wearing, gravity-knife wing of modern conservatism that it's less of a priority for federal law enforcement any more.
When the Murrah building exploded, killing 169 people, including 19 children, everybody yelled "Arabs!"  (That's what we called them, back in 1995.) I didn't. DC sure.  LA or Miami, why not. New York guaranteed.  But no "Arabs" back then knew from Oklahoma City.  Had to be anti-government wingnuts, I said.

And in 22 years, nothing's changed.  Except that now the new and far more heavily armed Timothy McVeighs have a get-out-of-jail-free card direct from the all-repug federal government.

Also, the House repugs just voted to let mentally ill people have guns.  FREEDUMB!

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