Has Pete Hoekstra Been Beaten Up By Nancy Pelosi’s Militia?

For the past five days, the Iranian opposition has been subject to vicious beatings at the hands of regime goons, with at least eight people killed. Now it’s being told that it can be murdered if it doesn’t shut up, according to the New York Times: “We warn the few elements controlled by foreigners who try to disrupt domestic security by inciting individuals to destroy and to commit arson that the Islamic penal code for such individuals waging war against God is execution,” said the senior prosecutor in the city of Isfahan. This is life and death.

Meanwhile, Michigan Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra doesn’t have a gavel in his hand, so obviously the two situations are exactly the same. He tweets:

Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House.

I suppose that makes Nancy Pelosi the equivalent of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his mind. Oh, and it seems Hoekstra has company. Here’s Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), via The Hill:

good to see Iranian people move mountains w social media, shining sunlight on their repressive govt – Texans support their bid for freedom

Oppressed minorities includeHouseRepubs: We are using social media to expose repression such as last night’s D clampdown shutting off amends

Now that’s the kind of moral clarity we’re missing from President Obama: self-aggrandizing delusion that insults the people who actually stand up to oppression. They’re like the would-be rappers who want to get shot in order to prove their gritty authenticity.

Crossposted to The Streak.

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