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Sunday, December 20, 2015

 
They say they want a revolution ...

by digby

Yesterday former Tea Party GOP representative Joe Walsh addressed a meeting of young conservative activists and brought the house down. They really, really liked the sound of this:

“I think that we’ve begun a third American revolution,” Walsh told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview over the weekend. “I think people who recoil against both parties and believe in freedom are finally rising up. They’re angry — I mean, look at [Republican frontrunner Donald] Trump — and they want to do something about it. I think we’re at the beginning of this, and I think you’re going to see it play out in the Republican Party because there could be a split in the Republican Party.”

According to Walsh, the first step for “revolutionaries” — or, conservatives, Tea Partiers and grassroots activists — is to “clean out the Republican Party.” If that does not work, he said, a new political party or movement could be on the horizon."

It’s hard to say, ‘don’t’ be afraid of it,’ because we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Walsh, 53, said. “Remember, revolution is a scary term. It implies violence; it implies open rebellion. People shouldn’t be afraid because initially we’re going to use the political system in this revolt to try to fight back.”

“It’s not going to get violent at first, but look, the two prior revolutions we had got violent — the American Revolution and the Civil War,” the one-term congressman continued.

“Our founders believed that it may take violence to take back our country every now and then.”


You, God bless you, were brought into this world and brought into this country, I would argue, right now, at this point in time, right now at the dawn of the third American revolution to fight,” Walsh told the students who had traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida from all around the country.”

They liked what they heard.





Walsh is a fringe character talk radio host now, but he used to be in congress. He's always been way out there. I just bring this up to show how casually the right is now talking about violence. This was not always the case. They alluded to it, they dogwhistled it with talk of "tyranny". But you rarely heard anyone in the modern era telling young college kids it was inevitable that we would have a violent uprising within the US --- at least outside secret militia and white supremacy meetings. This is becoming mainstream.


The Holiday fundraiser continues and I hope you'll consider throwing a little something in the kitty to keep this old thing going.

Happy Hollandaise everyone!