Well folks, hold on to your asses, we are going for a ride here.
There are "2805 [documented] victims of lynch mobs killed between 1882 and 1930 in ten southern states. Although mobs murdered almost 300 white men and women, the vast majorityóalmost 2,500 of lynch victims were African-American. Of these black victims, 94 percent died in the hands of white lynch mobs. The scale of this carnage means that, on the average, a black man, woman, or child was murdered nearly once a week, every week, between 1882 and 1930 by a hate-driven white mob.
Back to the present.
Now we lynch people figuratively, we politically lynch them. With or without proof, just as back then. We get into a mob mentality and decide who should be lynched and we go right out and start lynching them.
I am not only talking about Hastert, but also the Frist quote that was immediately "misquoted", by Jim Krane from Associated Press. I try to expand on Frist's idea in my previous post "Frist Misquoted"
Examples here, here, here, and here ....are you starting to get my point? Lets lynch em mentality.
A few bloggers have managed to keep their cool heads and string together some coherent thoughts on these issues.
Examples here, here, here and here.... those keeping their heads cool though are few and far between but they ARE around.
So, let us take a deep breath or ten of them and ask ourselves about the timing of all this. Elections. Enough said? Foley is out, and good riddance, the rest has to wait until the FBI is finished with the investigation. I do not expect the left side of the aisle to wait until the proof is in, by then elections will be over. What does fair mean around election time? Nothing. But the Right side of the aisle should have the common sense and basic decency to wait until the the cards are dealt before deciding whether to fold them or play them.
[UPDATE] Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan have managed to keep their heads screwed on tight.
So has Strata-Sphere.
Also Iowa Voice.
Alabama Improper is keeping their eye on the ball with their post about "Childish Behavior"
Good for Hugh Hewitt, kudos, I could not have said it better.
Looks like updates will be continuing, so here is the latest on Hastert. Not resigning, as well he shouldn't, unless he actually did something wrong.