... Cher is a moonbat:
Cher warned moveon.org clubgoers to fight Bush, before "it's too late":
"All the gay guys, all my friends, all my gay friends, you guys you have got to vote, alright? Because it would only be a matter of time before you guys would be so screwed, I cannot tell you. Because, you know, the people, like, in the very right wing of this party, of these Republicans, the very very right wing, the Jerry Falwell element, if they get any more power, you guys are going to be living in some state by yourselves. So, I hate scare tactics, but I really believe that that's true."
"I think that as Bush will, if Bush gets elected, he will put in new Superior Court judges, and these guys are not going to want to see gay pride week."
Cher declared that Abraham Lincoln "looks like Kerry on a crappy day."
So let me get this straight; Cher believes that if Bush is elected we're going to ship all the gays off to lock all the gays up in some place all by themselves. And what's with the total gratuitous blast at Lincoln? How can that possibly be relevant.
Of course, compared to Al Franken, this looks perfectly sane:
"The buzz is any state that elects a Democratic Senator will get nuked"
I'd like to believe that this is just hyperbole, but I've seen enough of late that it seems pretty clear that a lot on the left really believe that Bush really is as bad as Hitler and they really believe he might nuke states that vote against him. (And you can just guess what Franken's opinion of the military if he believes that officers would carry out such an order.)
The thing is though that if you really do believe you're dealing with the next Hitler, there is only one morally justifiable course of action. It's therefore no real shock to read stuff like this:
On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?
Some people will no doubt be shocked that a leftist columnist would openly call for Bush's murder. But it should be no surprise. Hitler slaughtered millions of people and brought a war of aggression that spanned several continents. The only truly honorable people in the German government and military were those who tried to kill him to stop it. While killing someone is distasteful, if that person is recklessly and/or maliciously killing millions of people it becomes the morally necessary thing to do.
That's why all this rhetoric about "Bushitler" and the "Bush Family Evil Empire" (no, I'm not making this up) is so dangerous. You can't tell how many there are, but I have no doubt that many of the people talking like this really believe it. There really are people who believe that John Ashcroft is about to haul all the liberals off to concentration camps and that Bush would actually nuke American cities if they voted against him.
That's what makes this dangerous. A lot of people are shocked that people would talk of killing Bush. That's not the problem. Like I said, killing Hitler would have been the morally right thing to do under the circumstances. No, the problem is that these people are so divorced from reality that killing Bush actually makes sense.
For that reason it's vital that every time someone compares Bush to Hitler or makes some other equally monstrous accusation or comparis that they be called on it and forced to deal with the consequences of their acts. It doesn't even matter if they believe it; there will be people who do hear them and believe it. And the more of this lunacy people believe, the more likely it becomes that partisan disagreements will end in bloodshed.
I find myself forced to agree with Hindrocket:
This is, of course, where the liberal campaign of hatred and violence has been going for some time. I do think it is likely that someone will get killed; I hope it isn't President Bush. One can only wonder: if such a tragedy occurs, will the liberals come to their senses?
Maybe not. I'm desperately afraid that more than one person that will have to die before this madness ends.
And while I'm at it, I've got just as much trouble with those on the fringe of the right who scream things like "Hitlery".
Unless things change course, in a few more years things could get very dark.