Broun issues belated condemnation of “shoot Obama” question

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, a Republican from Georgia, has just released the following statement:

“Tuesday night at a town hall meeting in Oglethorpe County, Georgia an elderly man asked the abhorrent question, “Who’s going to shoot Obama?” I was stunned by the question and chose not to dignify it with a response; therefore, at that moment I moved on to the next person with a question. After the event, my office took action with the appropriate authorities. I deeply regret that this incident happened at all. Furthermore, I condemn all statements—made in sincerity or jest—that threaten or suggest the use of violence against the President of the United States or any other public official. Such rhetoric cannot and will not be tolerated.”

That’s nice. It would have been even nicer if Broun’s condemnation had come immediately, in person, rather than in a statement released three days after the event, and only after it had drawn national attention. Eyewitnesses at the event — including Blake Aued of the Athens Banner-Herald, who initially reported the story, say that Broun chuckled at the question before responding:

“The thing is, I know there’s a lot of frustration with this president. We’re going to have an election next year. Hopefully, we’ll elect somebody that’s going to be a conservative, limited-government president that will take a smaller, who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

People of all political perspectives can say stupid and even dangerous things, as Broun’s unidentified questioner certainly did. But when they are said in public, at an official event and directed at an elected official, the official in question can choose to challenge such statements or, by silence, tacitly condone them.

Broun chose the second course of action. With his observation that “there’s a lot of frustration with this president,” he even seemed to sympathize with the sentiment. I’d like to argue that the people of Georgia’s 10th District deserve better, but it’s hard given the fact that they elected him and will no doubt do so again.

– Jay Bookman

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Left wing management

February 25th, 2011
1:10 pm

My what perspective 12 hours can bring – and the hindsight telescope of modern PR.

Rule on, Cokeheads ..

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

February 25th, 2011
1:10 pm

I saw that. It still doesn’t let him off the hook as to why it took so long.

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

February 25th, 2011
1:11 pm

Even McCain corrected the lady who said Obama was a Muslim right there on the spot.

larry

February 25th, 2011
1:15 pm

Correct yourself , Jay. I did not, repeat , did not vote for this joke. And for the life of me , i cant understand why anyone would vote for him.

His district has a 11% unemployment rate , yet at all his meetings , all he wants to talk about is the President.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:16 pm

I don’t know exactly what to say about this, and I would give Broun the benefit of the doubt about his reaction.

“if Broun’s condemnation had come immediately”

I would be shocked, frankly, and a bit nervous the crackpot had shown up armed. When talking with a madman, one is best advised not to go smack him in the face, but rather, to call the authorities (as was done).

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:18 pm

Maybe said Madman just wants “to get a little bloody”

This whole discourse makes me ill. And OFA is feeding the frenzy (see the WI state house)

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:20 pm

“Broun chuckled at the question ”

probably out of nervousness. wouldn’t be the first time someone laughed out of fear….

Del

February 25th, 2011
1:21 pm

Jay, if you commented on all of the dumb things Democrats have said and done in public you’d have an endless supply of material. Of course that isn’t the material you wish to have discussed. Oh well, this is a left wing blog. On Broun, Tempest in a Tea Pot even in this era of political correctness.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:23 pm

You can bet the Secret Service is already all over this guy….. and that was the correct course of action.

AmVet

February 25th, 2011
1:26 pm

…to call the authorities (as was done).

Jay, or anyone else, any news on the outcome of this visit?

As for Broun, he has a habit of saying really idiotic things himself:

On November 10, 2008, one week after the 2008 presidential election, Broun drew national attention when he criticized then-President-elect Barack Obama’s call for a civilian national service corps, suggesting that Obama might use it to establish a Marxist dictatorship.

The following day, November 11, Broun seemingly backed away from his statements, saying on WGAC radio, “I regret putting it that way…”

In an interview with Sirius XM radio host Pete Dominick, Broun said “I don’t know” when asked if President Obama was a US citizen or a Christian. He also said that he did know Obama was a socialist, and said “America has to stand up and decide if we want to be a socialist nation or if we’re going to be a free nation.” During President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address, Broun tweeted that “Mr. President, you don’t believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism.”

So to Jay’s point, I contend that the louts in the 10th have exactly the clown they want and adore…

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:27 pm

To Jay Bookman: Please correct your story. Broun didn’t dignify the question and went on to take another question that is when he responded to the second question with his frustration with the president.

Broun didn’t respond to the first question saying he was shocked and had his office contact the secret service. He had other people to worry about at the town hall and didn’t want to create a scene.

AP just ran a wire story with the same false reporting. Brown’s frustration quote is responding after another question. To falsely report about a story like this without all the facts is not responsible journalism.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:27 pm

““there’s a lot of frustration with this president,” he even seemed to sympathize with the sentiment”

um, duh. there is. (a lot of frustration with Obama)

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February 25th, 2011
1:28 pm

Jay:

I would truly hope that he was so stunned by the question that he just psychologially “stuttered” and went on.

For the record:

1) There are “direct” threats ………….. “I am going to shoot so and so”

2) There are “indirect” threats ………… “If so and so doesn’t do “whatever” I am going to shoot him”

3) Then there is sometimes abhorrent but “free” speech ………. “Who is going to shoot “so and so?”

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:29 pm

Broun’s spokeswoman contacted slate with the corrected story. Why in the world Jay Bookman didn’t you get the facts straight and contact his spokeswoman before running a false story.

Joe Cool

February 25th, 2011
1:29 pm

Dont Worry, Secret Service Will Be Or Has Been In Touch w/ The Idiot Who Said This.

He Wasnt “Stunned”. He Hears That All The Time Out There In Oglethorpe County, Thats Why It Took Him This Long To Condem It.

A Shocking Question To Him Would Have Been Something Like, “Can I Poke My Finger In Your Wifes ________”! LOL! Now That Would Have “Stunned” Him. And Im Sure He Would Have Immediately Have Condemmed That And Had That Man Removed.

But, In Oglethorpe County, That’s TEA Talk.

SwamiDave

February 25th, 2011
1:29 pm

Gee. A Liberal US Representative (Capuano) giving a speech to union supporters tells them that is it “necessary to get out in the streets and get a little bloody” to a rousing cheer from the crowd. After the story was made public nationally, he made an apology.

So in Jay-land, the response of US Rep a Paul Broun to a CITIZEN at a town hall rally -is- an issue to discuss, but the threatening remarks BY a current US Representative is STILL not!

Ah – our daily dose of liberal hypocrisy manufacturing issues (by transference) where none issue and ignoring actual issues since they cast the perpetual poor light on your comrades.

-SD

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:30 pm

*facepalm*

When you feel like you can say something like this and have no consequences from it, THAT is how you know we have gone so far with the rhetoric that people actually BELIEVE that they are RIGHT to think this way.

Mick

February 25th, 2011
1:30 pm

jm

There is a lot of frustration with the house also, when are they going to tackle the jobs?

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February 25th, 2011
1:30 pm

jm:

He may get an interview by the USSS, if he volunteers to do so, but what he said is NOT a criminal offense.

However, he will be “of record” with the USSS for any future remarks, etc.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:30 pm

“To falsely report about a story like this without all the facts is not responsible journalism.”

Journalism went down the tubes 30 years ago, after gaining a slight modicum of respect post muck-raking era.

However…. if Broun gets threats, then Jay will just be contributing to the elevation of heated rhetoric and should feel at least partly responsible.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:31 pm

I also like how people focus on one person saying “get a little bloody” as though it means the EXACT SAME THING and has the EXACT SAME IMPACT as saying things like “shoot the President.”

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
1:31 pm

Eyewitnesses at the event — including Blake Aued of the Athens Banner-Herald, who initially reported the story, say that Broun chuckled at the question before responding:

But Jay, i’m sure it was NERVOUS chuckling. so we have to give this guy the benefit of the doubt and never say anything very harsh about his puttering around all this time, because I’m sure he has a real good heart, this Broun character.

because if you don’t you’re obviously an anti-southren bigot.

Did I get all that right, chums?

Peadawg

February 25th, 2011
1:31 pm

“Broun chuckled at the question ” – I wonder if he chuckled as in, “you’ve got to be kidding me!” or “seriously?” or “really?” or “come on man!”.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:32 pm

Mick 1:30 – call your representative. or, read the newspaper. they’re trying to pass a goverment spending reduction plan that will help grow the economy. but the POTUS, and currently, mainly Reid are stopping it from passing.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:32 pm

jm: However…. if Broun gets threats, then Jay will just be contributing to the elevation of heated rhetoric and should feel at least partly responsible

How do you figure that? Because he is saying what the man said was wrong and that a condemnation should have come sooner? How is that even remotely putting him in a responsibility camp for people making threats against the guy?

larry

February 25th, 2011
1:33 pm

So to Jay’s point, I contend that the louts in the 10th have exactly the clown they want and adore…

I hope that i am on the record that i didnt vote for this clown

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:33 pm

Obama calls his opponents enemies and in the 2008 campaign said he brings a gun to a fight.

Dem rep Capuano the other day called for the protestors to get bloodied.

Dem rep Paul Kanjorski called for governor rick scott to be taken against a wall and bloodied.

Obama never got up went rev wright was railing against america.

There was never a civility debate when Reagan was shot. Conservatives didn’t use it to score political points.

We will have a democratic president from now to eternity with this one sided media in this country. Some democracy when 85 percent of the reporters are rooting for one party.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:34 pm

jm: call your representative. or, read the newspaper. they’re trying to pass a goverment spending reduction plan that will help grow the economy

You mean the one that even Goldman Sachs says would reduce economic growth?

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:35 pm

Dem rep Paul Kanjorski called for governor rick scott to be put up against a wall and shot.

Jay Bookman said nothing. The media said nothing.

There is a huge double standard in this country. A movie was made about assassinating Bush.

The media is out to make sure Obama gets 6 supreme court justice picks. We will have the obama supreme court for the next 35 years.

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
1:35 pm

I’d like to argue that the people of Georgia’s 10th District deserve better, but

What they deserve to be represented by an undocumented-immigrant lesbian Muslim from the Socialist Worker’s Party for the next sixteen or so years, but life is rarely fair that way.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:35 pm

Adam 1:32 – no, my main point is if Jay got his facts wrong, he should feel partly responsible.

AmVet

February 25th, 2011
1:35 pm

Spin it how you will, that this supposed leader didn’t say to that scumbag, “What’s wrong with you?” or something along those lines is pretty inexcusable.

He simply didn’t want to upset his bloodlusting base, I suppose…

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:36 pm

There was never a civility debate when Reagan was shot. Conservatives didn’t use it to score political points.

Ok right here I’m going to point out a HUGE difference that you’re going to probably disagree with, but it’s true regardless. There were VERY FEW people who CHEERED this publicly. People in general, a grand majority, did NOT support the assassination attempt. However, you now see people TODAY calling for people to shoot the president. This guy is not the first. And THAT is the reason we need to have a civility debate NOW as opposed to then.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:36 pm

Adam 1:34 – yep, that’s the one.

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February 25th, 2011
1:36 pm

jm:

Also keep in mind that these same words (although totally inappropriate this time) have been used in editorials, books and movie scripts.

It’s all in the context and intent.

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:37 pm

Secret service already spoke to the person. They say the case was closed. And how did they speak to him so fast because Broun did the responsible thing and contacted them right away. Yet the leftist media is still bashing him.

The secret service says it was a 75 year old elderly man who knows his joke was in poor taste and the case is closed.

Del

February 25th, 2011
1:37 pm

Adam, gun shot wounds do produce a considerable amount of blood. Capuano could have been advocating bloody violence in including the use of firearms. Maybe he should have been brought in for questioning.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:38 pm

adam 1:36 – we don’t need a civility debate. we need a debate on the profligate government spending. and then we need an election. (2012)

Mick

February 25th, 2011
1:38 pm

jm

How does a reduction plan that cuts jobs grow the economy? What kind of math gets you addition by subtraction?

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:39 pm

there are days when one wishes we had a parliamentary system so we wouldn’t have to wait 2 more freakin years to toss out an awful president….. constitutional amendment?

or, impeachment….

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:39 pm

Del: Punching someone in the nose a few times can cause blood too. So can a scratch, or dragging someone’s knuckles or knees on the concrete. That is what I would call ” a little bloody.” Getting shot, unless it nicks you, I would call getting ” A LOT bloody.” There is a difference and you’re just using this one guy’s statement as though he was talking about using guns. There’s no evidence to support using guns in that instance.

On the other hand, if you say to “shoot” someone, it’s pretty clear you don’t mean with fists or at the ballot box.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:40 pm

Joe Cool

February 25th, 2011
1:40 pm

“The secret service says it was a 75 year old elderly man who knows his joke was in poor taste and the case is closed.”

I Bet He Has A FORD Pick-Up Too.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:41 pm

Mick 1:38 – the kind that says constantly increasing government spending does not cause economic growth but rather causes economic collapse.

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February 25th, 2011
1:41 pm

Jason:

Yes. And there’s more.

One could even argue which is worse …………. what the citizen said hopefully “in jest” or what the President said and “meant” given that he is “supposed” to be the leader of our country and above all of that rhetoric.

“I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
“Don’t you think we’re not keeping score, brother?”
“Bring it on”
“Get ready for hand-to-hand combat with your fellow Americans”
“I want all Americans to get in each others’ faces!”
“You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun”
“Republicans are our enemies”
“Hit back twice as hard.”
“We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick. “
Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
“It’s time to fight for it.”
Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
“I’m itching for a fight.”
“They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back”

President Barak Obama

Misty Fyed

February 25th, 2011
1:41 pm

Jay, we know you aren’t going to like this guy no matter what he does. It seems a bit over the top to condemn the guy for what he didn’t say. That’s a dangerous standard to set.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:41 pm

jm: If we could have THAT debate reasonably, instead of with a bunch of hateful BS, then let’s have that debate. And it’s not like we can’t have a civility debate at the same time. Just how long do you think it will take to come up with some solutions? We’re 2 years away from the next election. If we start talking now maybe we can solve some problems BEFORE that time.

That is, of course, unless solving problems is against SOME politician’s vested interest in power grabs in the next election, and the next and the next and the next….

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February 25th, 2011
1:42 pm

Joe Cool:

It was never opened.

Peadawg

February 25th, 2011
1:42 pm

the official in question can choose to challenge such statements or, by silence, ignore the nutjob and not give the nutjob the time of day

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:42 pm

To Adam the left called for bush to be killed all the time. Did you see the violence they called at his inauguration. Did you see the hitler signs against him at the RNC convention in 2004 in new york.

The left called for bush to be killed all the time. Rev Wright was leading the charge with hate speech and Obama said nothing. Rev Wright said U.S was responbile for 9/11 and Obama excused him and stayed there.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:44 pm

Adam – google “chambliss and warner”

Misty Fyed

February 25th, 2011
1:45 pm

But Jason, didn’t the liberal leadership condemn those statements? Wait..no I guess they didn’t. I’m sure the AJC condemned it though. Right?

Del

February 25th, 2011
1:45 pm

Adam, we don’t know what was going through Capuano’s head and what he really meant by getting bloody anymore than we do about this 76 year old man. Shouldn’t Capuano have been investigated as to what kind of violence he was trying to incite?

Jay

February 25th, 2011
1:45 pm

Really Jason? “The left” called for Bush to be killed?

Not in MY presence, they didn’t.

Stonethrower

February 25th, 2011
1:45 pm

I see the cons are out in force to justify the comments.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:46 pm

jason: I never said it’s just against Obama. The reason we need to have the civility debate is because uncivil and angry minds have taken hold and made things worse all around. We should have been having this debate when this all started. Advocating assassination is NOT COOL no matter which president is in office.

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:46 pm

To Adam:

Al Franken joked about al queda killing Bush at the 2004 rnc convention and the dems made Al Franken a senator for the 60th vote to take over health care. you can see the video on youtube.

The media said nothing about franken. When the left was out of power the media let the dems say anything and cheered them on.

Ed Schultz another guy the dems wanted to run in south dakota has said crazy stuff.

There is huge hypocrisy how on one hand the media can endorse franken and then talk about civility.

George W

February 25th, 2011
1:47 pm

I dont agree with the Obama administration at all. However there should never be a call to violence. Especially against the POTUS.

Jay

February 25th, 2011
1:47 pm

And Mysty, if you can find an episode in which a Democratic official heard a suggestion to kill Bush and did nothing, please post it. Again, people can say stupid things. People of all viewpoints can say stupid things. But if you’re in a position of responsibility and you hear someone say something so dangerous in a public setting, you have an obligation to challenge it.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:48 pm

Well the Lubbock guy wasn’t going after Jimmy Carter…..

George W

February 25th, 2011
1:48 pm

JASON…..GREAT POINT!

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:49 pm

Del: It’s not equivalent to advocating for assassination of a specific person, let alone the president. Sure, investigate him. But don’t think the hammer should come down worse or the same amount on him versus someone saying to shoot the president. Even if it was Bush we were talking about, it’s way worse to say that than to say “get a little bloody.”

Misty Fyed

February 25th, 2011
1:49 pm

The problem I see with this call for civility is that it only counts when we have a democrat for president. When a republican is in office; not so much.

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
1:49 pm

To Adam the left called for bush to be killed all the time

eh, I hung out on plenty of dirty [bleep]ing hippy blogs during the darkest days of the Reign of Error. between 2003-2006, whenever anyone even mused on the desirability of seeing GWB’s involuntary departure from this mortal coil, someone would simply point out that if you get rid of the monkey, you just get the organ grinder (Cheney) running things.

bad plan, that.

Jay

February 25th, 2011
1:49 pm

John Lewis got a little bloody too, as I recall.

Del

February 25th, 2011
1:50 pm

Off Topic, good news…Said Musa was released from an Afghan prison and is safely out of the country.

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:50 pm

Keith olbermann during the 2008 campaign when he was rooting on Obama said hillary should be taken into a room and done something and not allowed to walk out.

The media didn’t slam olbermann at the time while if limbaugh ever said something like that it would be huge news. I’m just saying there is a huge double standard.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:50 pm

Misty: Methinks you’re not getting what I’m trying to say. The call for civility should be happening anyway. An attempt to say that it’s only in the Democrat’s interests to have civility is an excuse to keep on being hateful, imo. I’d be making the same argument no matter who was in office. YOu don’t shoot the president. You just don’t.

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February 25th, 2011
1:51 pm

“Really Jason? “The left” called for Bush to be killed?”

Trust me Jay …………… it happens all the time. No one is exempt !

Misty Fyed

February 25th, 2011
1:51 pm

Jay,
I would try to google it to find the incident…but somehow I don’t want to enter those specific search terms… It may trigger an unwanted interview.

Peadawg

February 25th, 2011
1:51 pm

“I see the cons are out in force to justify the comments.” – Nobody’s justifying what the guy said. We’re just wondering where were these calls to “challenge it” (like Jay said) were when Obama was spouting off or when Bush was President. Hypocrisy at is finest is in full force today. Everyone enjoy your Friday afternoons!!

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:52 pm

jason: There may be a double standard in both camps, to different degrees on different subjects. But that does not mean everyone thinks like that.

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February 25th, 2011
1:52 pm

P.S.

Keep in mind the guy arrested yesterday (although Muslim and supposedly not a practicing Democrat) was out to kill Former President Bush.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:52 pm

Misty Fyed – well, look at this way. Yes, there’s hypocrisy. However…. I think the gun ownership rate among Conservatives is probably higher than among Liberals. If someone goes overboard, its a bit higher risk…. all that said, liberals and terrorists apparently find it easy enough to get a hold of their weapon of choice which seems to be bombs.

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February 25th, 2011
1:53 pm

Misty Fyed:

HA ! HA !

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:53 pm

Jay 1:49 – John Lewis was a great leader of the civil rights movement. He’s been a crummy Congressman.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:53 pm

jm: I admit, it’s news to me that liberals use a lot of bombs. What are you basing that on?

Misty Fyed

February 25th, 2011
1:54 pm

Adam,
We don’t disagree and I do not doubt your intentions… I just remember the democrat rhetoric under Bush and find it disingenuous for them to complain now.

Saying what that guy said was just stupid. I heard today he was interviewed by the USSS.

Jay

February 25th, 2011
1:54 pm

yeah, jm, like that liberal Tim McVeigh.

Or that liberal in Spokane who left the bomb along the MLK day parade route.

Liberals like those….

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February 25th, 2011
1:55 pm

Misty Fyed

February 25th, 2011
1:49 pm

Truer words were never spoken !

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
1:55 pm

Not in MY presence, they didn’t.

Jay, you used to have Atrios’ blog in your links list. Presumably you used to hang out there a bit, at least, between 2003-2006, when the anger against GWB was arguably at its zenith.

There was one regular–I won’t repeat his name, although his moniker evoked a famous folk singer’s instrument–whose over-the-top apocalyptic rantings got him banned. And Atrios hardly ever bans ANYONE.

figured you might remember, is the reason I brought it up.

Anyway folks, sure, we got angry, we experienced a lot of helplessness and despair, but really and truly, i never remember any talk of some violent overthrow of the government, mostly just musings about how awful it might get is the craziest Bush supporters didn’t take kindly to a regime change here at home. (and I must say, they weren’t all that far off in their predictions.)

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:55 pm

You had the obama administration’s ambassador to mexico tell the mexican government what was happening in arizona was apartheid. That’s real civility there. They then sued the sheriff and sued the state. They stopped a program with 65 agencies of arresting illegals on misdomenoers saying it would violate their civil rights

The media should be watching the people in power but even when you have dems in power they check the opposition.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:56 pm

Jay, you should probably just be happy the House is elected every 2 years. Otherwise, I imagine the Tea Party would be marching on Washington and we might be having our own regime change about now.

Peadawg

February 25th, 2011
1:57 pm

” i never remember” – of course not :roll:

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February 25th, 2011
1:57 pm

Jay @ 1:54

Or Obama’s friend …….. you know ……….. the one whose house Obama started his campaign in?

He knew a lot about bombs too.

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:57 pm

Jay 1:54 – I was think more along the lines of Bill Ayers….

George W

February 25th, 2011
1:57 pm

Jason….trust me dude you preach the truth….but they are not going to listen. They are not for America they are for creating a new America through CHANGE that they all believe in through Obozo.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
1:57 pm

jason: What does the arizona/illegals thing have to do with guns and violence?

jm

February 25th, 2011
1:58 pm

Jay 1:54 – but ok, crackpots of all stripes like bombs. point conceded

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:58 pm

Dem politicians blog on dailykos whose leader and blog site is completely uncivil.

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February 25th, 2011
1:59 pm

Jay:

Just my opinion but can we have a new thread ?

jason

February 25th, 2011
1:59 pm

Cindy Sheehan and the media in summer of 2005 took over bush’s ranch town and there was a lot of uncivil rhetoric.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
2:00 pm

jason: People call for violence and shooting and all that. This should be proof to you that even though a vocal number of people say the same thing, that doesn’t make it right. I hope you recognize that this cannot be ascribed to most reasonable people, or to MOST democrats, MOST liberals, or MOST conservatives etc.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
2:00 pm

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:00 pm

Scout 1:59 – not 4pm yet…. I think we’re probably going to be tortured with this one until then.

Or we can go back to the “Beverly Hall is pretty much a fraud” thread. Education is a much more productive topic than an Oglethorpe crackpot.

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:01 pm

Adam….illegals in the country have a lot to do about everything. Nearly all of the gang related arrests in Gwinnett County last year were illegals. Do you not think they illegally carry guns?

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
2:01 pm

wow, jason, you’re remembering all this, this… incivility against poor, misunderstook Chimpy McWarHard-on like it was yesterday.

heh.

And thanks for reminding me of Cindy Sheehan, the lady your side referred to as “the bitch in the ditch.” Boy, GWB did a bang-up job of diffusing that situation, didn’t he?

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February 25th, 2011
2:02 pm

AND WE THINK IT’S BAD HERE?

Headline: “Uganda’s president says he’ll ‘eat’ challenger”

KAMPALA, Uganda — “Uganda’s recently re-elected president says he will “eat” his challenger who disputed poll results and called for peaceful protests.

President Yoweri Museveni said Friday of Kizza Besigye, who took 26 percent to place second in last week’s poll: “we will catch him and eat him like a cake.”

Jimmy62

February 25th, 2011
2:02 pm

Can you prove this old man wasn’t just some liberal trying to make Broun look bad?

And when are you going to condemn the signs in Wisconsin that show crosshairs over a picture of Scott Walker?

Oh wait, you’ll never do that, because it’s just fine when it’s liberals doing it. Violence rhetoric and BusHitler signs are just fine for liberals. It’s only when the right gets in to the game that you get upset. Of course it’s much more noticeable from the right for two reasons. One, there’s a lot less of it from the right, so individual incidents have more significance. And two, the mostly left wing press refuses to report on it when lefties do it. Hell, a Dem Rep in Wisconsin said that he thinks the protesters should “get a little bloody.” But Jay will never condemn that, or if he does it’s only because someone like me pushes him to. He sure won’t bring it up on his own.

Hypocrisy, thy name is liberal.

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:03 pm

Buy a Ford Fusion. Oil is going to get pricey $$$. Big money big money….