This is absolutely nuts:
The quote from Michael Scheuer is “The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States.” Glenn Beck agrees.
In today’s Wall Street Journal is an opinion piece about how dysfunction helps the GOP. It brilliantly points out the hypocrisy of the current crop of Republican attack ads against health care reform. One ad (from fraud-tainted Conservatives for Patients’ Rights) says:
Remember the $400 hammer? How ’bout that $600 toilet seat? Seems when Congress gets involved, things just cost more.
Of course, they don’t mention that the famous $400 hammer was sold by a private contractor to Reagan’s Pentagon (motto: throwing money at our defense contractor cronies to spend the Soviets out of existance), and was exposed by a Democrat from Congress!
But an even more stunning display of hypocrisy comes from the official Republican summary of the Patients’ Choice Act:
The federal government would run a health care system — or a public plan option — with the compassion of the IRS, the efficiency of the post office, and the incompetence of Katrina.
Katrina? Seriously? Have these people no shame?
P.J. O’Rourke once said:
Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then they get elected and prove it.
But the above video of Glenn Beck takes this once step further — they don’t just want dysfunction, they want mayhem, death, and destruction.
Why do conservatives hate America so much?
UPDATE: Statements like Scheuer’s only lend credence to the many conspiracy theories around 9/11.
UPDATE 2: Jon Stewart is outraged.