We’re less than three months into this new presidency and we’re already hearing people on the right wing talking about how people could start rioting.
Because some dishwasher detergents are being banned in Washington.
I’m not kidding.
Between this and the Tea Party stuff, I really think Republicans are cutting any credibility out from under them when it comes to demanding support for a future Republican President. Because now a pretty specific precedent is being set. If it’s a democratic idea, you should actively protest it against it and (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) there might be violence.
Erick Erickson puts it this way…
At some point soon, it will happen. Itâ€™ll be over an innocuous issue. But the rage is building. Itâ€™s not a partisan issue. There is bipartisan angst at out of control government made worse by dumb bans like this and unintended consequences like AIGâ€™s bonus problems. […]
Were I in Washington State, Iâ€™d be cleaning my gun right about now waiting to protect my property from the coming riots or the government apparatchiks coming to enforce nonsensical legislation.
So, yes, of course I’m not talking about the majority of Republicans, but definitely the partisan mouthpieces on the right wing who tend to drive the conversation. And remember, these were the same folks who were talking endlessly about how unamerican liberals were for opposing obviously illegal policies. And now they’re hinting at violent revolt?