Okay, I'm making myself late for work for writing this and I'm certain that the Rude Pundit can (and probably will) do a better job of writing about this, but after reading an AP story about the following protesters outside an Obama event in Arizona, I had to say something:
Gun-rights advocates say they're exercising their constitutional right to bear arms and protest, while those who argue for more gun control say it could be a disaster waiting to happen.
Phoenix police said the gun-toters at Monday's event, including the man carrying an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder, didn't need permits. No crimes were committed, and no one was arrested.
The man with the rifle declined to be identified but told The Arizona Republic that he was carrying the assault weapon because he could. "In Arizona, I still have some freedoms," he said.
You know, the man with the rifle really must have really felt emasculated as hell by a liberal black President in order to show up outside of an event of his with that rifle in his hands. Clearly is own dick is now so disfunctional that the only way to reassert his manhood is to carry around a semi-automatic assault rifle and show off what a bad-ass he is. In fact, I'm willing to bet that he felt so liberated yesterday that after going home he actually maintained an erection for five whole minutes while jerking off to some Asain porn featuring barely legal teens. He was probably so excited that he mistook his gun oil for real lube and didn't notice that he had metaphorically and literally confused his personal weapon with the man-made one he carried to the Obama event. It was probably lost on him that if he was such a real man for exercising his freedom to carry a gun then he should have been proud to tell the press his name. Oh wait... he's probably also a Glenn Beck watcher/listerner and was afraid that if he did give his name then the jack-booted government Obama thugs were going to come to his home and take him to one of those concentration camps Beck has gone on about.
Of course, he should actually be thankful that Obama is President because this shit wouldn't have been tolerated during the Bush II years. During his inglorious reign, protesters such as him were routinely arrested and removed from events as this for offenses as mild as wearing shirts with peace symbols on them. Those "freedoms" that our gun lover went on about were trampled on during the Bush years. No, that's understating it. The Bush administration took a shit on the American flag, wiped its ass with the Constitution and then had the audacity to suggest you were both un-American and aiding and abetting terrorists for taking notice of such behavior.
It's very possible that our gun-loving friend is also a card-carrying member of the NRA, which has done everything under its power to scare its members into believing that every fear that have about Obama coming to take their guns will come true. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if the marketing and membership divisions of the NRA were privately having their biggest orgasms in years when thinking about the possibility of an Obama presidency during the 2008 campaign. They knew from the Clinton years that the unhinged nut jobs who lapped up copies of the Jerry Falwell-procuded Clinton Tapes and believed every word of it were going to come to the loving embrace of the NRA and shower them with cash for membership fees and other various fund-raising efforts designed to make sure that the liberal heathens in Congress were faught every step of the way while they hollowed out the Second Amendment to a lifeless shell. I'm willing to bet that some of those NRA marketing execs experienced their first wet dreams in years thanks to the thought of black liberal President.
The thing about the incident that bothered me most is that this wasn't about exercising freedom, as our gun-loving nut suggested. It was also about sending a message of fear, because you don't just carry an semi-assault rifle to a Presidential event just because you have the right. You are trying to scare those who disagree with you and make it clear that if they go too far, in your opinion, then there is a violent price to pay. You're actually worse than those idiots showing up a Congressional town halls in an effort to prevent honest debate -- you're worse because you're also trying to install fear and when people become afraid to voice their opinions in an honest and open manner, then democracy is dead.
Sadly, I don't see shit like this any time soon. A large portion of the wing-nut segment of the Republican party has gone completely gone ape-shit off the deep end, and the only thing that will stop this behavior will be the day that the Republicans retake the White House. I'm hoping that these wankers somehow manage to avoid snapping and never feel the need to fire their man-made members to regain their masculinity, but I'm honestly resigned to the idea that one of them will most likely crack in such a manner sometime in the next 3 1/2 years.
Okay, off to work now. Will copy edit this post later, after I get home.