Former Republican Representative from Illinois, Joe Walsh, took to Twitter to respond to the horrifying police shootings tonight in Dallas by declaring a war on liberals and threatening the President in a now-deleted tweet that the internet has inevitably saved for posterity by famed NY Post journalist Shaun King.
This is the same man who called for the journalists at MSNBC and CNN to be beheaded for refusing to show the Charlie Hebdo cartoons that gave justification for a terrorist attack by a cell claiming allegiance to al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) in 2015.
Let’s hope that when the Islamists next strike they first behead the appeasing cowards at CNN, MSNBC, etal who refused to show the cartoons.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 14, 2015
This is the epitome of the barely disguised racism that has been fueling the Republican Party for the past twenty years, the same negative energies and misplaced resentment that was funneled into the Tea Party movement following the election of President Obama. It is very clear at this point that the shootings in Dallas were a coordinated attack that took advantage of the protest and were unaffiliated with the larger movement. This kind of response is simply sickening and is further evidence of how the alt-right wing will take any tragedy and twist it to somehow blame the President and the millions of people who are simply asking for reasonable action to rectify the epidemic of police officers murdering black Americans in cold blood.
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