Failed politician and Tea Party darling, Jules Manson, may be regretting calling for the assassination of President Obama and the First Family on a Facebook thread. Apparently the dissemination of a certain New York Congressman’s, um, “constituency” and a shirtless Christopher Lee means very little to Republican troglodytes.
Jules Manson, a wannabee Tea Party nut job who failed miserably in his 2011 bid for a City Council seat in Carson, Calif., called for the assassination of President Obama and his "monkey children" in a recent Facebook rant following President Obama’s support of the constitutionally atrocious military authorization bill last week.
The original bill surreptitiously contained a unconstitutional “rider” provision that called for the US Military to sweep up American Citizens accused of terrorism activities, thus opening the gates to a fascist scenario that not even the equally atrocious Patriot Act could ever imagine. The President originally pledged to veto the NDAA so long as it contained the highly problematic detention provisions that undermined U.S.traditions of commitment to human rights and security. However, upon making some legislative changes to the original bill, though much better than the first fascist fun fest version but still a smack at basic civil liberties, President Obama reneged on his veto threat and planned to sign the new NDAA version.
Even though the bill is the lesser of two stupids, it is stupid nonetheless and civil libertarians are right to be outraged. But when outrage turns to blatant racism and treasonous violence, then that outrage looses all its credibility.
To see the post, visit Americans Against The Tea Party.
Naturally the post was removed faster than a OWS protester, but anger quickly ensued, and Manson, 48, quickly toned down his despicable rhetoric Monday while defending his right to spew such hateful bile.
"Once you have taken the position that anyone should be imprisoned for careless emotionally driven remarks that had no real substance, you deserve what your government has become," he wrote in the new Facebook post.
"All I can really say is to be careful what you wish for because setting such a precedence can come back to bite you," he warned.
"I have felt deeply regretful and apologized for my past mistakes. Can you do the same?" he asked his followers.
First of all, Manson isn’t exactly Henry David Thoreau or a Iranian dissident in his complete and utter baseless, irrational hatred. Moreover, somehow making himself a “freedom fighter” who’s being lashed in the public square for trying to vote is a total affront to actual civil disobedience, and he should actually be lashed in a public square for attempting to do so.
Kidding, of course.
But Manson’s words was indeed a brainless racist rant and, sadly, destroyed any credibility and substance he might have had on the terrible NDAA bill. Manson is a repeat offender. He changed his first name from Julio and included a photo of Obama dressed as Hitler in a rambling February blog posting announcing his run and claiming support of racial equality. He probably should jump into the massive hole he dug for himself and make sure there's no wi-fi.
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