Who? Us?

Another Republican talking about shooting people. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) this time:

“I think that the decision to raise taxes by 50 percent in Illinois is political suicide,” Kirk said of Quinn’s proposal to raise the tax rate to 4.5 percent from 3 percent, coupled with an increase in the personal deduction. “I think the people of Illinois are ready to shoot anyone who is going to raise taxes by that degree.”

And if someone actually follows through, you can bet the congressman will be at the front of the line to cry: "Who me?" You know, the party of "personal responsibility" and all that.

Oh, and ThinkProgress adds:

Last June, Kirk mistakenly referred to then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) as “Osama,” saying that he supports a policy “where if we see Obama there’s a shoot-on-sight order.”