I wonder when Dave Neiwart will start criticizing the "eliminationist" rhetoric of his ideological confreres Sean Penn and Bill Maher -- you know, like he did over the Psalm 109:8 quote used by a number of folks who didn't bother to read the rest of the psalm?.
Oh, that's right -- he won't.
Always-controversial actor Sean Penn is blasting critics who have questioned the motivation behind his relief efforts in Haiti, the New York Post reported Friday.
In an interview taped for this weekend’s “CBS Sunday Morning,” Penn said, “You know, do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah.”
Got that? Disagree with a self-promoting liberal and you merit a slow, agonizing death. And while I don't have any problem with Penn's relief work (other than the fact he does seem to be in it as much for purposes of self-promotion as for actually helping the people of Haiti), I don't think that his critics deserve death over it.
Imagine the outrage on the Left if the statement had been "Why couldn't it have been Rosie O'Donnell/Joy Behar/Keith Olbermann?" -- and we won't even get into the question of the horrendous outrage that would be coming from the Left if the statement had been "Why couldn't it have been Barack Øbama?" -- though they would still be chuckling if Maher had used George W. Bush or Dick Cheney in the punchline.
My point? The Left says that it is the Right that is full of hate -- but it seems pretty clear that such assertions are instead based upon their projection of their own mental shortcomings on their political opponents. So when they claim to hear murderous intent in conservative rhetoric about crushing their political operates at the ballot box and in the realm of ideas, they can only interpret those words as holding the same murderous intent that lurks in their own warped psyches.