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Mike Papantonio

“The [Tea Party] rage has just started. We got a glimpse of that hate, if you’ll remember, when we saw the signs they held up at their rallies. There were pictures of Obama depicted as a monkey. Or Obama hanging in effigy like the good ol’ days to this crowd, when this same group no doubt would be lynching real black people for real…”

Mike Papantonio

“You know, it was easier to at least respect a character, a fictional character, like Hannibal Lecter in “Silence of the Lambs” because Hannibal Lecter at least readily admitted that he was a dangerous mutation and he was somebody capable of lying and manipulating and even killing to get what he wanted.

But we could write a part into a fictional book where we’re able to put a character like Hannibal Lecter in a cage, we’re able to get him away from society. But in real life, justice just doesn’t work that way. In real life, a dangerous sociopath 9like Dick Cheney] can become a Republican Vice President of the most powerful country in the world.”