In its fine tradition of using right-wing African-Americans to denigrate their fellow blacks, Fox News has given Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke pride of place. And why wouldn't they? Clarke is a real Obama hating patriot whose newest patriotic statement seems to be a call to arms over gay marriage!
Sheriff Clarke has had a busy week on right wing media. Tuesday, he appeared on Hannity, where he, once again, made offensive and insulting broad brush comments about the African-American community.
And on the Fourth of July, he used his new radio show (on Glenn Beck's The Blaze network) to rant about the how the recent SCOTUS ruling, legalizing same sex marriage, was precisely the kind of incendiary government action that inspired - drum roll please- the Declaration of Independence.
He urged his listeners to possibly take up arms: "If you believe in the concept of self-rule, representative democracy, limited government, then you have no choice at the very least to be part of a revolution that’s going to be necessary to get this country back." (LOL, Clarke's fellow teabaggers want to take their country back from those who share Clarke's melanin content!) After he exhorted his listeners to "deconstruct" Washington with "pitchforks and torches," he engaged in his patented anti-Obama rhetoric finishing with another possible call to violence: “The next time in your state the federal government tries to put a church or a bakery or a pizza place out of business because they want to live by their religious conviction. When I talk about pitchforks and torches, you need to get down there, surround that business and dare the federal government to come in and close it. That’s the revolution I’m talking about, it has to start in the states."
This inflammatory (pun intended) rhetoric comes after a recent World Nut Net Daily interview in which he said that the only way to stop Obama's "socialist agenda" would be a "Lexington and Concord type moment." He expressed the hope that the same sex marriage ruling would inspire Christians to "do something" to "defy this stuff."
Greater love for America hath no man (or TV "News" network)!!!!
Correction: This post originally said that Clarke appeared on The Five on Tuesday.
By the way…great one, Lakeview Greg!