Old, White, Racist Republicans go on Cruise, lament fact that everyone thinks Republicans are Old, White and Racists

A Dispatch From the ‘National Review’s Post-Election Cruise — New York Magazine http://nymag.com/news/features/republican-caribbean-cruise-2012-12/

As we drained the Pinot Noir, Hassett gave his audience the insider’s view of the Romney campaign, describing how its election-monitoring software crashed on November 6 and Obama was probably behind it, “because those guys are so evil.” The table grumbled in assent. “The thing we have to understand is, these are people who don’t have any morals,” said Hassett. “They’ll do anything. I’m one of their No. 1 targets. I mean, they really want me bad.” “Well, you’re safe on this ship!” said Bobbie boldly. Then Hassett pivoted to the liberal media. “I actually think that Goebbels was more critical of Hitler than the New York Times is of Obama,” said Hassett, tucking into a piece of strudel. “I was in the middle of the fight against the propaganda, and I have stories like you wouldn’t believe. These people are so evil. They’re basically Fascists. It’s unbelievable.”

It’s a good long read. A bit schadenfruede to be sure, but there ya go. And yes, that’s a bit of German under a direct Hitler comparison. Felt appropriate somehow.

Another Week, Another Nutjob Killing People with Assault Weapons

USA TODAY http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/1790293

The remains found the home were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The cause of death was not immediately known, Pickering said. Armed with a Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic rifle — the same weapon used in the Dec. 14 school massacre in Newtown, Conn. — a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun and a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and a stockpile of ammunition, Spengler Jr. set a “clear ambush on first responders,” Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said at a news conference Tuesday.

My bet, the NRA comes out and wonders why firefighters don’t pack flamethrowers.