TNR’s house Twitter account fantasizes of tank strikes on the GOP today. As Jim Geraghty tweets, “TheNew Republic: Your first choice for violent, authoritarian, eliminationist rhetoric!”
When Russia faced a constitutional crisis in 1993, President Boris Yeltsin did what any good dictator would do — he had the military surround the White House and had tanks shell the upper floors as a demonstration of force, announcing to the press that “Fascist-communist armed rebellion in Moscow shall be suppressed within the shortest period.”
It’s an efficient way to show who’s boss, and the folks at The New Republic seem like they’re warming up to the idea.
And how. Leftists convinced themselves in January of 2011 that clip art of targets and bullet points could kill — as long as it wasn’t their own. If that’s your benchmark, imagine what imagery such as this can do: