Mark Ames writes in The eXiled:
While wasting time yesterday I looked up that bizarro rightwing “patriot” General Edwin A. Walker, who was fired by Kennedy for insubordination, and who was later allegedly nearly shot by Oswald in Texas, and who was tied to the notorious “JFK Wanted For Treason” flyer distributed in Dallas on the day of Kennedy’s assassination. (I posted that flyer in my last entry on the JFK-Obama Repeat scenario.)
Gen. Walker was yet another in a long illustrious line of closet homosexual tea-bagger Republicans who, after the assassinations wound down and the South gave up fighting desegregation, ended his days in public toilets trying to suck off undercover cops a la Larry Craig. But Gen. Walker’s spirit lives on, as these chilling New York Times articles below show.
One thing that’s particularly interesting is what a true patriot Ike was, going against the insane wing of his party to support the President, despite their ideological differences. Compare that to W’s sulking-groundhog act, or Cheney’s role in firing up the crazies.
Also note that the far-rightwing John Birch Society which led the radical anti-JFK movement branding him a traitor was co-founded by none other than Fred Koch of Koch Industries. Like father, like sons: today, sons Charles and David Koch are co-founders and major funders of FreedomWorks, the Tea Party movement, Americans for Prosperity, and the crazy-rightwing movement branding Obama as a traitor... >more