There is a perfectly good reason why Paul Kanjorski was booted out of Congress by Pennsylvania voters in November.
Actually, there are two: Stupidity and insolence.
Following the Tucson slaughter of a week ago, the deposed Democrat decided that the American people would benefit from his words of wisdom on the subject of violence.
Lunatics at the New York Times agreed and thus did they publish a New York Times op-ed in which Kanjorski engages in sanctimonious lecturing by writing:
“It is incumbent on all Americans to create an atmosphere of civility and respect in which political discourse can flow freely, without fear of violent confrontation."
Powerful words those, intended to inspire politicians to tone down the angry rhetoric and rise to a better place.
Kanjorski’s lofty words in January, 2011 might be more believable and inspirational if the hypocritical Representative had not scraped bottom with these words of violence aimed at Republican Rick Scott last October.
"That Scott down there that's running for governor of Florida," Mr. Kanjorski said. "Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him. He stole billions of dollars from the United States government and he's running for governor of Florida. He's a millionaire and a billionaire. He's no hero. He's a damn crook. It's just we don't prosecute big crooks."
Hmmm2. Sure sounds like a hypocritical contradiction, and another perfect example of the sort of stupidity that has Nancy Pelosi in a snit after being deposed as Speaker.
What say ye about that, Mr. Kanjorski?
This is where the insolence takes over.
Challenged to explain his own violence-laced rhetoric, Kanjorski brilliantly offered that "only fruitcakes" would take his statement about Scott literally.
So, when a Congressional Democrat proposes to stand a Republican against a wall and shoot him, those who are offended and outraged are “fruitcakes” ?
Whereas folks like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and anyone with an R next to his or her name is guilty of conspiracy to commit murder for the crime of disagreeing with the Marxist agenda of Barack Obama and fellow Marxists?
Thank God Pennsylvania voters saw through this dim-witted vermin who, when you think about it, is the only true “Fruit cake” running around!