A Conservatism Of Violence

What is it about the fringe right that always gets them to threaten violence against critics? Check out this post from the deranged rightist, Robert Stacy McCain, about what he can imagine would happen to Joe McGinniss for writing a book that includes (unlike Going Rogue) plenty of reporting and facts – all of which can be empirically challenged in open debate. Instead we get this neofascist fantasy:

Joe McGinniss underwent emergency surgery Wednesday night after police say the author was beaten senseless by Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s husband Todd at a Manhattan party where McGinniss was signing copies of his new book about the former Alaska governor.

“It was one of the most brutal attacks I’ve ever seen,” said Venona Wineglass, who was waiting in line to get her copy of the controversial anti-Palin book signed at the Upper West Side reception when, she said, Todd “came out of nowhere” and began punching McGinniss. “He was just like bam, bam, bam, and it took three guards to pull him off.”

And McCain thinks there aren't enough nut-jobs out there ready to unleash violence against McGinniss because they belong to the cult of Sarah?