As MKH points out, this isn’t the first time he’s used the term. WaPo quoted him floating it a few days ago and then he repeated it for a TV interview, which his opponents have already turned into the amateur attack ad you’ll find below. It’s not a slip, in other words; this tool has obviously thought it over and decided “political terrorists” is a winning message for his reelection bid next year. And why not? After a few weeks of anti-protester demagoguery, The One’s own ratings on health care have gone from 44/50 to, er … 43/49.
You want to talk political terrorists, champ? Let’s talk about it. Memory lane:
News outlets that are focusing on the incendiary rhetoric of conservatives outside President Obama’s town hall meeting Tuesday ignored the incendiary rhetoric — and even violence — of liberals outside an appearance by former President George W. Bush in 2002.
When Bush visited Portland, Ore., for a fundraiser, protesters stalked his motorcade, assailed his limousine and stoned a car containing his advisers. Chanting “Bush is a terrorist!”, the demonstrators bullied passers-by, including gay softball players and a wheelchair-bound grandfather with multiple sclerosis…
“BUSH: WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE,” read the placard, which had an X over the word “ALIVE.”
Another poster showed Bush’s face with the words: “F— YOU, MOTHERF—ER!”
A third sign urged motorists to “HONK IF YOU HATE BUSH.” A fourth declared: “CHRISTIAN FASCISM,” with a swastika in place of the letter S in each word…
The angry protest grew so violent that the Secret Service was forced to take the highly unusual step of using a backup route for Bush’s motorcade because the primary route had been compromised by protesters, one of whom pounded his fist on the president’s moving limousine.
All the while, angry demonstrators brandished signs with incendiary rhetoric, such as “9/11 – YOU LET IT HAPPEN, SHRUB,” and “BUSH: BASTARD CHILD OF THE SUPREME COURT.” One sign read: “IMPEACH THE COURT-APPOINTED JUNTA AND THE FASCIST, EGOMANIACAL, BLOOD-SWILLING BEAST!”
Note the date: 2002, one year before the invasion of Iraq. Evidently the fascist egomaniacal blood-swilling in question was a reference to Afghanistan, the war our blessed savior’s been funneling new troops to. Exit question: What does “political terrorist” even mean? Hill can’t seriously be suggesting that he’s literally terrified by the shouting. In which case, what? Are home-field crowds who make noise to try to drown out the opposing QB now “football terrorists” or something? What the hell?