The money the Koch Brothers and “Americans for Prosperity” threw into inventing and promoting the Teabaggers to use against health insurance reform has taken on a life of its own that is growing increasingly violent. The intent was to ride on extremist views for their support in elections. Now potentially violent extremist groups have taken up the anti-health care banner and those extremist groups have been assimilated into the GOP.There are now potential American terrorists within the GOP; they are the new base of the Republican Party. The explosive growth of extremism in America is partly due to the advertising and logistical support extremist ideology received from Republican supporters like the Koch Brothers. They have created a monster.
Since at least the 1950s John Birch Society conspiracy fantasies we have had potentially violent individuals tilting at imaginary foes. Recent examples of people acting on imaginary conspiracies are the Oklahoma City bombing carried out by Timothy McVeigh and the Political Assassination in Arizona, the worst of many. The national Republican leadership has given credibility and helped to create a trend to use assassination of public officials as a political strategy; otherwise known as 2nd Amendment Solutions.
The GOP candidates have to cater to the political assassination gun rights people to win primaries. Mike Huckabee is doing this. Extremist claims are based in fantasy and are impossible to satisfy. When they inevitably don’t get what they want the nut-case Republican followers of Fox News’ Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh will see themselves as powerless at the ballot box and will lean towards assassination as a political solution. The GOP is married to those trigger happy military firearms toting 2nd Amendment Solution fruitcakes; they can’t ignore them, they are the GOP base.