Colorado State Sen. David Schulthies (R-duh) tweeted the following on Tuesday:
“Don’t for a second think Obama wants what is best for U.S. He is flying the U.S. plane right into the ground at full speed. Let’s roll.”
Gee, I can’t imagine why that scenario would remind anyone of the heroes on Flight 93 who prevented 9/11 terrorists from reaching their intended target. Neither can Sen. Schulthies, who is now doing his best to pretend he didn’t mean what he said.
State Sen. David Schultheis said he didn’t intend for a Twitter post accusing President Barack Obama of “flying the U.S. plane right into the ground” and ending with “let’s roll” as a threat or a reference to United Flight 93, which crashed during the 2001 terrorist attacks….
…” ‘Let’s roll.’ It’s a comment people use all the time any more. ‘Let’s get going. Let’s move on. Let’s make major changes,’ ” Schultheis said. “I can see it now. But you’re busy doing jillions of things during the day. You sometimes don’t analyze every single word.”
Uh huh. People use “let’s roll” every day in conjunction with references to flying planes into the ground, and they’re not thinking of 9/11 and hijackers whatsoever. Or about overpowering said hijackers. Schultheis, like so many of these right-wing crackpots, thinks words have no consequences. I doubt he’s directly calling for a violent overthrow of the government, or a physical attack on the President, but he might want to stop and consider the effect of his exhortations on the more unbalanced of his Twitter followers.
Not that he will. This is the same man who voted against a bill that would require pregnant women to be tested for HIV (unless they opted out) in order to avoid transmission to their children — because watching their babies die of AIDS would teach those sluts to keep their legs closed next time.
“What I’m hoping is that, yes, that person may have AIDS, have it seriously as a baby and when they grow up, but the mother will begin to feel guilt as a result of that,” he said. “The family will see the negative consequences of that promiscuity and it may make a number of people over the coming years begin to realize that there are negative consequences and maybe they should adjust their behavior.”
I guess he didn’t really mean that either.