Even for ThinkProgress — which is intermittently capable of fairly mind-numbing stupidity — this is pretty bizarre:
At the same time in March, Boehner himself appeared to be encouraging the anger behind the violence: “Violence and threats are unacceptable. That is not the American way… I know there’s anger, but let’s take that anger and go out and register people to vote, go volunteer on a political campaign, and let’s do it the right way.”
The gods know I’m no fan of John Boehner, but to call this “encouraging the anger behind the violence” is absurd. He’s quite clearly talking about trying to channel the anger in a positive direction. It may be one of the few public statements he’s made in recent months that I would have thought most people can wholeheartedly agree with.
(The author, by the way, is a ThinkProgress intern. I would imagine someone at ThinkProgress keeps on eye an what they’re posting, before they post it. Unless this is an idea that has never occurred to them?)