Thursday, February 18, 2010

Conservatives Turn to Disturbing Tactics

It seems Conservatives have become big fans of violence as a way to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the government. The Washington Examiner reported yesterday that the Conservative Political Action Conference is providing some events for the under-30 attendees, which it described, appropriately, as "dry."

So CivicForumPAC seems to have taken on "bringing the party," so Friday night, they will feature a Nancy Pelosi pinata and a Harry Reid punching bag. Of course, only girls will be batting at Pelosi's miniature stand-in, and the guys will be throwing punches at Reed. Oh, conservatives. Always making sure to separate the boys from the girls, keeping the fights fair.

"This is just us whacking big government down and making it more manageable," Mary Christopher, outreach coordinator for CivicForumPAC, eloquently told The Examiner. She was working to craft the Pelosi pinata. An alternate pinata of a donkey will be available to the guests, which might be necessary, as there is also an open bar. Looks like they're really going to get their money's worth (that being $40 for gals, $45 for guys.)

Real classy, conservatives.

But it doesn't stop there. Last saturday, at an event sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Tea Party Patriots, an unidentified speaker got up to the podium. She proceeded to the film Lonesome Dove, in which a character runs with the wrong crowd and gets hung, according to The Huffington Post. The speaker said she hoped the same treatment could be applied to State Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington). Why such a barbaric reference was necessary, I'm not sure.

Just wondering why conservatives feel the need to use the tactics of a spoiled 5-year-old to get their point across, punching and screaming the whole way.

Photo credit: Left Coast Rebel at Flickr

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