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Far left talker Mike Malloy (whose rantings are a regular source of material at Newsbusters) calls for the death of GOP Gov. Rick Scott of Florida:

Leftist radio talker Mike Malloy is really obsessed with executing conservatives. When the Navy SEALs shot Osama bin Laden, he asked when they would “drop in on George Bush,” since he “was responsible for a lot more death, innocent death, than bin Laden.”

On Tuesday, Malloy wished death on Thanksgiving for Florida Gov. Rick Scott. “And then this miserable son of a bitch has the audacity to go to a homeless shelter? It’s a wonder somebody didn’t hold his head down in a vat of turkey gravy until he stopped squiggling! He goes to a homeless shelter and talks about how he cares…? Mmm-hmm!”

The Naples News reported Gov. Scott made a Thanksgiving Day visit and “joined a legion of volunteers Thursday at St. Matthew’s House in East Naples, doling out Thanksgiving dinners, taking orders for desserts — and getting political advice from the jobless and homeless.”

Late last October, about ten days before he deservedly lost his re-election bid to Republican Lou Barletta, the Scranton Times-Tribune reported that soon-to-be ousted Pennsylvania Congressman Paul Kanjorski had a penchant for saying a variety of colorful statements in public, ranging from how he and his fellow Democrats “stretched the facts” (his words) to take back Congress in 2006, to calling for the death of his fellow politicians:

This week Mr. Kanjorski told The Times-Tribune editorial board about how large companies don’t want the government changing the way it does business because they make big money off the government, and about how he’s getting closer to supporting a single-payer health care system “because the health insurance industry is about as corrupt as you can ask for as an industry.”

“They’re blood suckers,” he said.

This was followed by a reference to Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for Florida governor, who was ousted in 1997 as head of the giant health care company Columbia/HCA, amid the nation’s largest Medicare and Medicaid fraud scandal. The company paid $1.7 billion in fines and civil settlements.

“That Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida,” Mr. Kanjorski said. “Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him. He stole billions of dollars from the United States government and he’s running for governor of Florida. He’s a millionaire and a billionaire. He’s no hero. He’s a damn crook. It’s just we don’t prosecute big crooks.”

The word choice might produce some outrage, at least partly because Mr. Scott was never charged with a crime, but it demonstrates perfectly what we’re talking about.

In the space of a year, that’s two members now of the establishment left that have publicly called for the death of Florida’s Republican governor. In January, we were told that political clip art could kill,  to be ever-vigilant for “eliminationist rhetoric” and to usher in a new era of political civility — including from Kanjorski himself! — but as we know, the left does not hold itself accountable for its own rhetoric.

(Or its own artwork when the mask slips, as Jim Treacher recently spotted.)

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