… from writing assinine and over-heated columns comparing Tea Party participants to storm troopers (emphasis mine):
We are 100 yards, no more than that, from the front entrance to the school.
There is a stop sign here, and underneath the word “Stop” someone has spray-painted “Obama.”
Why has somebody done it? Because in the current climate, people have been convinced they can. Or, more likely, that they should….
This is no longer about political dissent. It is about storm trooper sound bites, and hate. This isn’t the kind of honest debate on which our system of government has been built. It is vile, back-alley fighting, getting worse by the day, with no end in sight. People say that opposition to all Presidents, even the most unpopular white ones, sounds like this. No, it doesn’t.
The stop signs in my neighborhood in Rhode Island are painted “Stop Bush.” The most vile attacks on George Bush have been the subject of prior posts (see image above for an example).
Mike Lupica needs to get a grip on reality and history. Or stop writing.