Of course not, don't be silly, that's not the way we progressives deal with our ideological opponents. But under the circumstances, it seems like an almost reasonable question since both Hunter's and Maria's panty-moistening hero -- one Sarah Palin, the Hillbilly from Wasilla -- has (as mentioned in my previous post) publicly announced that the proper way to deal with political opponents is to "reload", "aim" and "fire", complete with crosshair graphics.
How ... novel.
And how fantastically irresponsible, given the rancid racism and eliminationism that had been spewing from her followers during the 2008 presidential campaign. One would think that anyone with the sense God gave a sack of soup would have figured out by now that American political language loaded with allusions to targeting and gunfire is just not somewhere you want to go these days since, when conservatives are involved, that generally ends badly.
So, at this point, it seems safe to ask how either Hunter or Maria would feel if someone wrote a blog post or produced a YouTube video, listing them by name, replete with weapon-related imagery and publishing a map showing where they live under the graphic of an obvious rifle sight.
Boy, I'll bet there would be squealing. Without a doubt, the Canadian Idiot-sphere would be in a state of high dudgeon, screeching hysterically about murderous leftards and what not, yessir. And yet ... and yet ... when it's one of their heroes, well ...
How depressingly predictable.
In any event, given that Hunter and Maria are such unabashed groupies of Palin, it seems only fair to ask them how they feel about this latest little spate of similarly-unabashed eliminationism. And it gives us a chance to finally admit that Hunter was, against all odds, right about something when she wrote, so presciently, so long ago:
What was gained? Nothing, except showing how scared the lefties are of Sarah Palin.
Scared of Sarah Palin? Yes, Hunter, at this point, it's safe to say that lefties are "scared" of Sarah Palin. They're scared that she's going to get them killed. And I'd say they have good grounds for fear at this point.
I'd personally ask Hunter and Maria what they think of Palin's latest stunt, but I already know what I'd hear: "Oh, man, those lefties take everything so seriously, HA HA, it's just a metaphor!" And we'd hear no more ... until someone died violently. But, at that point, it wouldn't be their fault, would it?
It never is.
P.S. If memory serves, it was Canada's Blogging Tories who were clutching their pearls with great emotion upon the publication of the photo representing the alleged Liberal fantasy of the assassination of Stephen Harper.
I await the inevitable, similar outrage here.
Still waiting ...
AFTERSNARK: When you've lost a deranged right-wing loon like Elizabeth Hasselbeck, well, you've pretty much given up on that portion of the electorate that represents even remotely sentient thought.