Counterpunch columnist Christopher Ketchum confounds critics with an anti-Tea Party polemic that attempts to wrest Second Amendment rights from the protest group’s agenda—while continuing the media meme that they’re all trigger-happy madmen (and women). It is a short but truly a remarkable piece of writing. “One of the reasons that I own pistols and shotguns and an assault rifle with a banana clip – other than the fact that guns are noisy and violent and fun to shoot, and banana clips look pretty good in the mirror – is to make sure that desperate and deranged people such as those in the Tea Party movement are not the only ones who are armed. Such people tend to do dumb things with their guns – like shoot at cops. Or family members. In its ignorance and hysteria and its almost unbelievable hypocrisy, however, the Tea Party movement will likely only harm its own adherents, by wasting their time as laughingstocks.” IGW. Ketchum uses the “n” word, as well. “How could a nigger Democrat be running our tyranny? Wake up, people! And that, in a nutshell, is the genesis of the Tea Party movement.” So the big government protesters are racist trigger-happy madmen (and women). That’s some heavy shit Chris, but I gotta say: we saw it coming.