The radio blabber says the inevitable POLITICAL AFTERMATH of the violence would be “the best damn thing that can happen to this country, as far as I can think.”
As far as he can think? That covers a lot of ugly stuff, doesn’t it?
Can you say “brownshirt,” boys and girls?
POSTSCRIPT: The Violent Radicalisation and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, which passed the House by a wide margin last year and likely will soon gain Senate passage, would make it unlawful to incite “the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual… to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
But, of course, this Act would take effect after Limbaugh’s rant, which presumably leaves him in the clear (unless he repeats this irresponsible stuff). The would-be lawyer in me wonders if the law, once in effect, would cover people who approvingly spread Limbaugh’s dangerous message — and figure, perhaps wrongly, that they can’t get in trouble using his words.
POSTSCRIPT II: There’s a Colorado state law that says: “Any person who incites, urges, instructs, or signals a group of five or more persons to engage in a riot and injury to a person or damage to property results therefrom commits a class 5 felony.”