The right-wing noise machine can really come up with some good ones.
Right-wing media figures have criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for carrying a gavel while walking to the Capitol to vote on health care reform, claiming she sought to incite Tea Party members protesting the legislation. Glenn Beck said Pelosi was "inciting" the tea partiers and "slapping them across the face," and Rush Limbaugh said Pelosi tried to "provoke" tea partiers by "carrying that big gavel" with an "excrement-eating grin on her face."
Did you know the gavel had that kind of power? Man, it turns people into racists and douchebags.
Beck: "If [Pelosi] was really worried about violence and she thought these people were violent, why would you grab a big hammer and walk into a sea of these people?" He later asked, "Did anyone say to Nancy Pelosi, 'You're inciting these people. You're slapping them across the face'?"
I would say she had to protect herself from the teabaggers and the gavel was all she had at her disposal, but that's absurd too. I thought there were not too many conservative comics around, but they keep proving me wrong.
Their big problem: They are the opposite of funny.