Smiling, avuncular (probably a former insurance seller who would have been much happier in the Church; he has that smarmy, priestly smile, nest paw?), Colorado State Senator David Schultheis twittered this opinion to his tweeties the other day. Now he's backing and filling like the motherfucker he most assuredly and undeniably revealed himself to be.
Is it significant that he represents Colorado Springs?
John Cole on Balloon Juice linked to THIS DPost story:
State Sen. David Schultheis said he didn’t intend for a Twitter post accusing President Barack Obama of “flying the U.S. plane right into the ground” and ending with “let’s roll” as a threat or a reference to United Flight 93, which crashed during the 2001 terrorist attacks.I have a cherished sib who moved to The Springs area about 5 years ago, fleeing New Mexico, where she had lived her entire adult life and most of her childhood. She and her husband have gotten to the point that they cannot stand it anymore. They had put their house--which is stunning, both of itself and considering the vistas and the proximity to the forest--on the market only a week before the collapse of the markets last year. When we speak, she wistfully reminds me that I did warn them, before they bought, back in '04, about the political climate there. In fact, they actually asked me if I had any knowledge of it. So I told 'em what I knew. In Cole's comments, someone put it this way:
“Let’s roll” reportedly were the last words of Todd Beamer before he and other passengers tried to gain control of their hijacked jet. The plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field short of its intended target.
The tweet stirred ire and some support for the Colorado Springs Republican, whose standard eschewal of political correctness has earned him criticism in the past.
Schultheis’ full tweet Tuesday was: “Don’t for a second think Obama wants what is best for U.S. He is flying the U.S. plane right into the ground at full speed. Let’s roll.”
“It’s the buzzard capital of the world, a sink of blunt trauma symptoms, sun-starers, and a sort of gray, bourbon-addled dirt-dumb wealth, the last mostly around the preposterously snooty has-been glam-trash B________ hotel.”Tidy summation, imho...Elsewhere, this same paragon of conservative virtue was recorded saying he was "hoping" was that children of HIV-positive mothers would become infected and survive as a lesson in consequences of profligacy. This asshole is a piece of work:
“I haven’t once been surprised to learn that the deep-stupid Christianist garbage that converts dumb people’s souls into worldly power comes from Colorado Springs.”
What I’m hoping is that yes, that person may have AIDS, have it seriously as a baby and when they grow up, but the mother will begin to feel guilt as a result of that. The family will see the negative consequences of that promiscuity and it may make a number of people over the coming years … begin to realize that there are negative consequences and maybe they should adjust their behavior. We can’t keep people from being raped. We can’t keep people from shooting each other. We can’t keep people from jumping off bridges. People drink and drive, and they crash and kill people. Poor behavior has its consequences.I believe if I saw that punitive, judgmental asswipe on the street, I would not be able to live with myself if I did not at least try to plant a pointy-toed, corral-soaked, shit-encrusted, high-heeled boot in his goddam nutsack. This shitwhistle gives "arrogant fucktard" a whole different meaning...