PERRspectives Blog: The GOP and the Growing Right-Wing Terror Threat: "As the beaten and battered conservative faithful gather at the CPAC event in Washington, casual incitements to violence against the President, Democratic leaders and liberal Americans once again are filling the air. While former UN ambassador John Bolton produced guffaws with the specter of Obama's hometown being destroyed in a terrorist attack, Joe 'the Plumber' Wurzelbacher earnestly suggested some members of Congress should be shot. Meanwhile readers of the web site of Fox News host Sean Hannity voted on 'what kind of revolution' they found most appealing, even as Glenn Beck discussed the coming American civil war.
As recent events show, these increasingly frequent episodes are no laughing matter. More disturbing still, whether concerning abortion, gay Americans, immigration or judicial appointments, the line connecting the rhetoric of the Republican Party and the mainstream conservative movement to right-wing terror is a very short one."
Now, if only it had been possible for someone other than - well, someone with nothing to lose by saying it - to have been saying this for as long as I have been.
I'm not sure if I'm bragging or whining. Both, I think. But I sincerely wish, over and above both - that I had been wrong.