The only word I can think of that describes this situation is “ugly”.
First off, you’ve got gun & ammo sales on the rise.
Concern that the Obama administration could impose a new ban on some semiautomatic weapons is driving worried gun owners to stockpile ammunition and cartridge reloading components at such a rate that manufacturers can’t meet demand.
Yeah, that feels good. Gun shop owners attribute this to Barak Obama becoming President. A black, liberal, alleged Muslim, friend of “terrorists”, socialist become president and what do you do? Stock up on guns and ammunition, of course.
“It started the day that Obama got elected,” Johnny Dury, who owns Dury’s Gun Shop in San Antonio, tells NPR’s Michele Norris. “It is when everything just went crazy in the gun business.”
Dury says people are buying guns as well as ammunition, creating a shortage of both. He says people are buying the guns to protect themselves because they perceive Obama’s policies as socialist and rewarding those “people who are not working hard.” They are also afraid, he says, of more restrictive gun laws.
Secondly, you’ve got the likes of Rush Limbaugh (whom I won’t even bother to quote because we all know what he’s been saying), and Sean Hannity bringing complete falsehoods such as this to the table:
I think these jokers are dancing on a slippery slope.
…there is an additional element that was merely amusing a few weeks ago but has, in my view, become worrisome if not downright alarming: The apocalyptic and very public comments of prominent Republicans such as Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, tough guy actor Chuck Norris and Fox News pontificator Glenn Beck whose delusional brand of patriotism leads them to proclaim that a second American Revolution may be necessary and it will not be nonviolent.
These are not merely the comments of “sore losers,” which is a frequent refrain from right-of-center commentators who are unwilling to acknowledge that there can be a connection between incendiary talk and incendiary actions.
The evil they doth sow…
Anyway, this ought to cheer you up – Lisa Ann as Sarah Palin. Something we can all believe it.