Looks like yet another left-winger missed the meme on the New Civility.
Attorney and "Ring of Fire" radio show co-host Mike Papantonio, guest-hosting on Ed Schultz's radio program yesterday, revealed two things -- he hates old people and wants tea party retirees to hurry up and die.
Don't take my word for it, listen to Papantonio's remarks after a caller said he saw "one of these baggers" push a woman during dueling protests over the weekend in Madison, Wisc. (audio here)-
CALLER: And he pushed the woman and, you know, I don't know what caused that or whatever but, two guys, you know, got on him and just grabbed him and took him out of the way and told him to go back to your area, you know, they didn't ...
PAPANTONIO: Go back to the old folks' home.
CALLER: Well, exactly, you know.
PAPANTONIO: That's what you have here. Look, here, let's not miss this, this is a generational war. You have students at universities that are showing up, you have these senile old boneheads that are ol-, I mean, check, look at the pictures, I don't even have to say, look at the pictures, Rich. Run any film, who is there for the teabaggers?! The people that are being paid for by the Koch brothers are there for the teabaggers, but take a look at the age discrepancy. They've used our school system. They've used our infrastructure. So the American Majority is busing these old feeble nuts to there and so they're called, do you realize there's, there's a, calling our teachers pigs. Calling our teachers pigs and the teachers take it and that's OK, that's what they oughta do because you know what? The more light you shine on these senile, look, you know (laughs) truthfully, they're the last days of their lives, they really are, these old, fuddie-duddies or curmudgeons are at the last days of the lives and you have students there that are in the protest that say, well look, we want to have the same thing you have. We would like to have infrastructure. We'd like to be able to educate our children. We'd like the same quality of life that we gave you. And unfortunately, you know, I guess the bad news is they're not moving through fast enough because we can keep people alive a long time with good medication. But that's who you have showing up as teabaggers.
Followed by Papantonio's guest, Daily Beast reporter Rick Outzen, saying with a laugh, "Just a few funerals away from a good government."
So much for the elderly as a respected constituency to liberals. More like elders who share their politics.
Papantonio also bolstered something with his remarks -- my long-held belief that he is barely coherent.