“Politics beyone the pale”
ATLANTA — Mark Mayfield, a respected lawyer and tea party operative in Mississippi, has died after being accused of taking part in an unseemly, Watergate-like conspiracy to undermine long-time Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign.
No foul play is suspected around the self-inflicted gunshot wound, local police said. Mr. Mayfield left a note behind, but authorities have not released it.
One does not become a leader of the Tea Party without being a Drama Queen; they specialize in bombastic rhetoric designed to inflame, the slightest deviation from their rock-ribbed orthodoxy is cause for hysteria, renunciation, and ultimately apostasy; burn the witch time. That a hysterical Teabagger from Dixie should decide to kill himself seems, well, predictable.
These are not sturdy, sober members of our society.
Breaking into a nursing home to document that your political target’s wife is a long-term patient to use against him is a terrible thing to do. And so is killing yourself. You should have stayed alive to face the consequences. I’m not making light that someone is dead, but I also refuse to feel bad that he decided it was his best option. My condolances to his family who do not deserve this.
That said, killing yourself is NOT an indictment on anyone else, including your political opponent. This is not politics beyond the pale, this is narcissism run amok.
Breaking and entering to take a picture of someone against their will is not a capital crime, and now that you’ve made yourself the victim by killing yourself doesn’t make the charges against you unfair. Congratulations, Drama Queen: you rat-f***ed yourself.