Dentists have gotten a bad rap in the movies. WC Fields was a randy buffoon in The Dentist and Steve Martin played creepy dentists in Little Shop Of Horrors and Novocaine. The most sinister movie dentist of all was Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man seen above.
Olivier’s character, Szell, was based on the Nazi war criminal Dr. Mengele. I’m not saying that Dr. Paul Gosar, DDS is as bad as Szell but he’s almost as scary and nearly as right-wing. Of course, Szell was fictional and Gosar is real. The truth remains stranger than fiction.
The Grotesque Dr. Gosar upped the ante recently with a tweet that was subsequently deleted. I’m late to this mishigas, so I’ll let TPM’s Summer Concepcion describe it:
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who has ties to the far-right, on Sunday tweeted an anime-themed video that depicts him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and attacking President Biden with swords — which drew backlash and demands for Twitter to suspend the GOP congressman’s account.
In his tweet, Gosar writes “Any anime fans out there?” and includes a video that opens with his name underneath Japanese text. The start of the clip appears to be a nod to the opening credits of the Japanese animated series “Attack on Titan,” which centers around a hero who goes on a crusade to take down giant man-eating creatures known as “Titans.”
After showing footage of immigrants at the southern border, a character with Gosar’s face photoshopped onto it scales buildings alongside other cartoon characters with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) faces. Gosar’s character then slashes a “Titan” with Ocasio-Cortez’s face photoshopped onto it.
Gosar’s character goes onto slinging two swords towards an enemy that has Biden’s face on it.
House Democrats are rightly outraged about this death threat. I almost called it an implicit death threat, but the Grotesque Dr. Gosar is about as subtle as Szell in this legendary scene from Marathon Man:
Is it safe? Not for House Democrats as long as the likes of the Grotesque Dr. Gosar and his ilk are allowed to roam the corridors of power.
Is it safe? Gosar is one of the Congresscritters suspected to have aided and abetted the Dipshit Insurrectionists.
Is it safe? In the Republican caucus it is. KMac hasn’t so much as admonished the Grotesque Dr. Gosar for having bad taste, let alone for threatening another member.
60 House Democrats have signed a petition urging that Gosar be censured. Expulsion is out of the realm of possibility because it takes a 2/3 vote of the full House.
AOC got to the nub of the problem in an interview with Punchbowl News:
Ocasio-Cortez — who has complained publicly that there’s been no action against Gosar — believes he and other Republicans “are essentially using a national platform to legitimize threats of violence on lower levels, and on the local levels, to intimidate people from participating in our democracy. I believe this is part of a concerted strategy… What we do here, our response, helps inform as a precedent for actions on the local levels.”
Is it safe? Republicans have turned the House into a chamber of horrors straight out of a late era Vincent Price movie. There should be no place for violence in the people’s House. The historical parallels are bone-chilling: most of the violent incidents occurred in the lead up to the Civil War. It increasingly looks that my colleague Cassandra was right to call this a Cold Civil War.
The GOP caucus is meeting today and is expected to take no action against the Grotesque Dr. Gosar. Instead, they may go after the 13 GOPers who voted for the BIF. What have they got against fixing roads and bridges? Biden is for it. That’s what.
The Grotesque Dr. Gosar’s siblings believe that he’s mentally ill. His entire political career has been a cry for help, but Arizona voters don’t see it that way: he’s in his sixth term. He belongs, not in the House, but in a snake pit like the ones in old movies with doctors and nurses who make movie dentists look benign.
Is it safe? Not as long as Paul Gosar is in Congress.
Let’s lighten things up and give Steve Martin the last word.
UPDATE: The House plans to vote to censure The Grotesque Dr. Gosar tomorrow. A committee strip is involved as well.