Disturbing SPLC Poll on Assassination Fondness, Schumer’s “Whirlwind.”
Posted by Ed Folsom, June 9, 2022.
A recent poll from the extreme left partisan Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) takes on new significance with yesterday’s arrest of a 26-year-old California crackpot who showed up near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house, armed and with intent to kill. According to the New York Times, two deputy U.S. Marshals first noticed wack-job Nicholas Roske when he got out of a taxicab in front of Kavanaugh’s house, carrying a suitcase and a backpack. Inside those containers, it later turned out, were a “black tactical chest rig and tactical knife,” a pistol with two magazines and ammunition, pepper spray, zip ties, a hammer, a screwdriver, a nail punch, a crowbar, a pistol, a light, duct tape and other items. Roske told authorities he intended to give purpose to his life by killing Kavanaugh and committing suicide. He was upset over the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting and the recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicating that the Court might overrule Roe v. Wade.
The SPLC poll asked a number of questions related to political violence. The headline on the news release of the poll’s results shows it is intended to further the SPLC’s leftist thesis, that Republicans and other non-leftists are a grave threat to the country. But here’s how the poll shook out regarding approval of “assassinating a politician who is harming the country or our democracy”: Of those polled under age 50, 44% of Democrat men, 40% of Republican women, 34% of Republican men and 32% of Democrat women expressed approval. Nearly a quarter of poll participants, Democrats and Republicans of all ages, approved.
Now, that’s disturbing. No results were released for independent voters, likely due to the partisan nature of SPLC efforts.
Despite portrayals of the U.S. Supreme Court and its Justices by certain opportunistic politicians, the Supreme Court is not a political branch of government, and neither Justice Kavanaugh nor any other Supreme Court Justice is actually a politician. Because the Justices are not elected politicians, how exactly can a Supreme Court Justice with lifetime tenure be made to “pay a price” for opinions that certain politicians don’t like, such that the offending Justices “won’t know what hit [them]”? For the answer, I guess we would need to ask Senator Chuck Schumer (D. NY.) what he meant when he shouted, smirking, to a crowd in 2020:
I wanna tell you, Gorsuch! I wanna tell you, Kavanaugh! You have released the whirlwind! And you, will pay, the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions! (click and watch)
May the perennially lowbrow (yet oleaginously sanctimonious) Mr. Schumer and his ilk soon pay a dear, dear price for the ill whirlwind they’ve released.