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

284 comments Add your comment

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
2:03 pm

by the way… Cindy Sheehan “took over Bush’s ranch town?”

wow. that’s a howler, that is.

@@

February 25th, 2011
2:03 pm

Not in MY presence, they didn’t.

jay, were you at the townhall in Oglethorpe? If not, why comment.

Hindsight is 20/20. Stick a 20 up Broun’s a$$ and a 20 up yours.

Can’t have it both ways. You, yourself, denied any threats had been made against Bush until we proved otherwise.

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February 25th, 2011
2:03 pm

jm:

I hear you.

Jay

February 25th, 2011
2:03 pm

I see, jm and Scout. Forty years ago.

You were making a HISTORICAL reference.

As opposed to. say, more recent right-wing attacks such as those by McVeigh, Eric Rudolph here in Atlanta, the unknown nut out in Spokane, and the repeated bombing attacks against abortion clinics.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
2:04 pm

jm: Nuh-uh. Nissan Leaf. Or Chevy Volt. TAX DEDUCTION ftw!

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
2:05 pm

Nearly all of the gang related arrests in Gwinnett County last year were illegals.

cite, please. Define “nearly all.”

If not, kindly think twice before pulling yet another “fact” out of your butt.

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:05 pm

“we will catch him and eat him like a cake.”

Well. I didn’t know one could do that with protein. Either that, or Besigye is all about flour power…

ok. that was bad.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
2:06 pm

dB: I know you didn’t do that for me, but thank you anyway. I was too disgusted by that to comment back on it.

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:07 pm

Jay

February 25th, 2011
2:08 pm

yeah, i saw that after I posted, jm.

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:08 pm

Adam 2:04 – those work too. I was just going for the top notch good guy – the unsubsidized domestic contender.

jason

February 25th, 2011
2:08 pm

Loughner didn’t even follow the news. He hated the news. Dems used the same targeting maps to target congressional districts that palin used.

Loughner was for kerry in 2004, burned the flag, was for government run health care, was in lefty bands.

I’m not saying loughner was a dem or republican he was an independent. But the rush of the media to blame it on palin and the republicans.

And how the rhetoric caused the tragedy when Loughner according to the people that knew him hated the news and didn’t watch the news. How could rhetoric have caused the shooting if he hated the news.

The media also didn’t pay attention to the fact that Loughner was obsessed about giffords since 2007 and somehow Palin’s map of targeting congressional districts to take back the house was the reason according to the media. The dems have the same maps against republicans. The maps come from companies that both parties use yet the media and the dems ran with it right away.

They use political oppurtunism and smear a party with loughner then they say hey lets talk about civility.

After Reagan the gop didn’t try and score political points like the media did after loughner. They didn’t say lets talk about civility. The talking about civility would be fine but it is more you can’t even call it obamacare as debbie wasserman shultz said. Civility for dems is complete agreement with them. And when I say dems I am talking about the politicians in washington not dems like adam.

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:08 pm

Stands….feel free to go to scangwinnett.com…review for yourself. Keep supporting those thugs…..Great work.

Adam

February 25th, 2011
2:09 pm

I’d say go Ford too, if they had something fully electric. Ford Fusion HYBRID makes good gas mileage over competitors, but not just the Ford Fusion, btw.

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February 25th, 2011
2:09 pm

Headline: “Obama White House names first male Social Secretary”

“The White House has named diplomatic staff member Jeremy Bernard as Thothal Thecretary, the first man to ever hold the job.

Bernard, currently an adviser to the U.S. ambassador to France, has also worked as the White House Liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

He is also the first openly gay man to serve as White House Social Secretary.”

WHAT ???

Adam

February 25th, 2011
2:10 pm

If we all can get past anger and fear for a few minutes, jason, I think that most of us would want to tone it down a bit so we can talk about the issues in a serious and calm way, and have a real debate as opposed to a heated mud throwing contest.

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:10 pm

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February 25th, 2011
2:11 pm

JAY:

You’ll try anything ……….

WRONG !

Being a president’s friend and campaign host makes it CURRENT !

Adam

February 25th, 2011
2:11 pm

jm: mmmmmm, sweet sweet crude….

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:12 pm

Adam 2:09 – yeah, either one is better than a guzzler, hybrid obviously better efficiency wise, but people have to do the payback math, but with more $ gas, the math gets easier by the day.

Jay

February 25th, 2011
2:13 pm

No Scout, you’ve pulled some things here that I could never even conceive of.

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
2:13 pm

Stands….feel free to go to scangwinnett.com…

excuse me, George W., you made the claim, I call bullsh-t, you back it up.

that’s how it works.

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:13 pm

Adam – also, Ford is coming out with a fully electric Ford Focus! Just for you.

never tasted oil, so I can’t testify to how sweet it is :)

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February 25th, 2011
2:13 pm

Jay:

Sure, go back to that time period (mid-60’s forward) and compare the number of “right wing” bombings to “left wing” bombings.

I don’t know the exact figure but I would be interested …………… :o

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:15 pm

Stands….I did….you can read cant you?

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February 25th, 2011
2:16 pm

Jay:

Nice try ………. let’s stick to facts.

Sorry, the president is friends with a terrorist ………… and that is something I “could never have conceived” !

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:16 pm

Scout 2:09 – Obama is obviously angling to lock down the gay vote. He’s in re-election mode big time now. (Hence, punting on the deficit commission and his 2012 budget)

Obama must think the gay vote is a bigger election contingent than I thought it to be.

Jay

February 25th, 2011
2:17 pm

Scout, I’ve listed a string of right-wing bombings. You are free to seek the same from the left. Happy hunting.

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February 25th, 2011
2:17 pm

P.S.

Jay:

Sure, I have made some mistakes here in misqoting a news story or posting something that turned out to be wrong.

And I have “taken the rap” and apologized.

YOU NEVER DO !

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
2:18 pm

Sorry, the president is friends with a terrorist

any politician who’s befriended anyone from Operation Rescue is “friends with a terrorist.” for the record.

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:18 pm

Jay 2:17 – the enviro-terrorists do crop up a fair amount. they don’t bomb though, they just burn things down….

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February 25th, 2011
2:18 pm

3 over a period of about 20 years is a “string”?

That’s interesting.

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:20 pm

Stands….you think someone trying to stop an innocent baby from being murdered is a terrorist? HOLY CRAP!

@@

February 25th, 2011
2:20 pm

At Huffington Post:

“Rep. Paul Broun Asked At Town Hall: ‘Who Is Going To Shoot Obama?’”

First comment?

This story is like ‘bundled software,’ the actual story does not match the headlines. Frankly, it belongs in the National Inquirer.

Kind of embarrassing that jay and Huffington think alike, ain’t it?

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:20 pm

Ok, I heard China evacuated thousands of its citizens a few days ago. Reportedly, we’ve got a couple hundred, of our 6,000 citizens out of Libya so far.

Fact or fiction? If fact, WTF is going on at the state dept?

stands for decibels

February 25th, 2011
2:21 pm

you think someone trying to stop an innocent baby from being murdered is a terrorist

Operation Rescue doesn’t stop babies from being murdered.

They terrorize doctors performing legal procedures. they aid and comfort those who murder them.

and for the record, you lie a lot.

Later, kids.

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:22 pm

Let me see if I get this right.. Democrats believe…

Abortion = Good
ProLife = Bad
Illegal Immigrants = Good
Business Executives = Bad
Higher Taxes = Good
More money in your pocket = Bad
Working for a corporation = Bad
Accepting government hand outs = Good

And the repubs are the crazy ones????

Midori

February 25th, 2011
2:22 pm

You know what, right wingers?

All of your “comparable examples/exhibits” look lame, stupid, desperate and just plain silly. Each of you is falling all over him/herself to come up with some semblance of equality.

You can not defend the indefensible.

As a “lefty” who also hung out on blogs during the “Reign of Terror”, the common prevailing wisdom was that Bush should have been heartily condemned, arrested and tried for crimes against humanity.

No one called for his death – I suppose perhaps in some views that might have been too good for him.

Most of us don’t agree with capital punishment. We leave the blood lusting to your side.

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:23 pm

Stands…you are a coward.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

February 25th, 2011
2:23 pm

There is little question that a typical leftist would have excoriated a senile man who said something stupid. Similarly, a typical conservative would condone [to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like)] the intolerance of a senior citizen. It is a difference of manners.

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:23 pm

Midori……HAHAHAHAHAH OMG HAHAHAHAHAHAHA That really made me laugh out loud!

Midori

February 25th, 2011
2:26 pm

George,

all you are missing is a big ole court jester hat sitting on your head.

Oh, and some oranges to juggle.

Got to have the oranges.

Later, Peeps – it’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood.

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:27 pm

Midori…..GREAT COMMENT! Way to really back up your claims….

Really someone on the left should get a better person to speak in these blogs.

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February 25th, 2011
2:29 pm

Midori:

Look ……………… there goes a terrorist puppy !

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:30 pm

Remember when a US dollar used to be worth more than a Canadian dollar? No more. We’re printing and spending ourselves into poverty. Yipee.

http://www.google.com/finance?hl=en&biw=1848&bih=861&q=CURRENCY:USDCAD&ei=JANoTYXgDIWutwejysjmAw&sa=X&oi=currency_onebox&ct=currency_onebox_chart&resnum=1&ved=0CCUQ5QYwAA

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:30 pm

0311…..I know right!

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:33 pm

Did anyone see this?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/7973649/Gaddafi-Europe-will-turn-black-unless-EU-pays-Libya-4bn-a-year.html

Gaddafi threated to turn Europe black if they did not pay Libya? Forget nuclear weapons we are going to sick the black population on you! OMG hilarious!

Jay

February 25th, 2011
2:35 pm

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:36 pm

Jay….THERE IT IS….compare to BUSH…..God I love that man.

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:37 pm

sidebar – I’ve almost stopped reading the NY Times. The fact that they let a guy lacking any credibility like Krugman proselytize in their paper has just ruined it…. I’ve lost all respect for the grey lady.

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February 25th, 2011
2:37 pm

Very interesting:

January 10, 2011

“Political Violence – Left or Right?”

1) “There have also been several politically oriented bombings/criminal actions including:

•Black Panthers (Leftists)
•Weather Underground (Leftists)
•Army Math Center bombings by Anti War radicals
•Bank robberies by Symbionese Liberation Army (Left wing radical group)
•Oklahoma City by Tim McVeigh (Nazi/Anti-Government)

In reviewing many acts of political violence the major motivation seems to be fame seekers and nut cases. There are many examples of presidential assassins who are progressive, marxist, etc – left leaning.

The violent groups through the 60’s and 70’s were mostly left leaning anti war groups.

It is only recently (Oklahoma City) that there have been serious anti-government led efforts, though Nazism is a left wing philosophy.

There is no real evidence that the right wing in the United States is prone to kill or blow things up for a political end.”

http://www.4yourcountry.org/2011/01/political-violence-left-or-right.html

2) Also found this to be interesting:

FBI report on hate crimes for 2009. Of the 1,575 victims of an anti-religious hate crime:

71.9 percent were victims because of an offender’s anti-Jewish bias.
8.4 percent were victims because of an anti-Islamic bias.

@@

February 25th, 2011
2:39 pm

I give thanks O Lord for Dick Cheney’s Heart, that brave organ which has done its darn-tootin’ best on four separate occasions to do what we can only dream about.

O Lord, give Dick Cheney’s Heart, Our Sacred Secret Weapon, the strength to try one more time! For greater love hath no heart than that it lay down its life to rid the planet of its Number One Human Tumor.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-hendra/a-thanksgiving-prayer-for_b_34780.html

The article goes on and on.

Anyhoo, the comments were so vile, Arianna had to remove ALL of them .

And Bush?

http://monroerising.com/2009/09/10/bush-death-threats-how-quickly-the-democrats-forget/

Nice Guy

February 25th, 2011
2:39 pm

“No one called for his death ”

Riiigggghtt, Midori.

Jay

February 25th, 2011
2:40 pm

In other words, Scout, you’ve come up empty on bombings by fringe leftists in the past 40 years….

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:40 pm

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:41 pm

This (issue) goes way back. the chart only goes back 15 or so years….

Ragnar Danneskjöld

February 25th, 2011
2:42 pm

The good news is that our friends on the left unanimously condemned the video taken at the Common Cause rally, reported by James Taranto:

“That campaign took an even more sinister turn at a Common Cause protest Jan. 30, as we noted Thursday. Participants in the rally were captured on video advocating the assassination of Scalia, Thomas, Thomas’s wife and Chief Justice John Roberts. Two of them explicitly called for Justice Thomas, the court’s only black member, to be lynched. One man also asserted that Fox News president Roger Ailes “should be strung up,” adding: ‘Kill the bastard.’ ”

When I say “friends on the left unanimously condemned,” I don’t mean any leftists actually said anything in condemnation. I just don’t have any friends on the left.

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:43 pm

Jay…..Isnt all of Islam leftist….I mean they want America to fail just as bad as you do right?

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February 25th, 2011
2:44 pm

Well. there you go …………………

Headline: “Radicals bringing campaign for Shariah to White House”

” ‘Islam is the solution and … the perfect system that needs to be implemented’ ”

WASHINGTON – “Three British Islamic activists are planning a pro-Shariah law rally in front of the White House next week, arguing that it is the solution for all of America’s problems.

The March called Shariah-4-America will call on American Muslims to advocate Shariah law, and for Americans to run the country’s business by Shariah.

The Muslim clerics are Anjem Choudary, Abu Izzadeen and Sayful Islam, all of whom have been associated with Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad’s group al-Muhajidoun.”

Maybe the “TeaParty” isn’t so bad after all ???

Ragnar Danneskjöld

February 25th, 2011
2:44 pm

The good news is that our friends on the left unanimously condemned the video taken at the Common Cause rally, reported by James Taranto:

“That campaign took an even more sinister turn at a Common Cause protest Jan. 30, as we noted Thursday. Participants in the rally were captured on video advocating the assassination of Scalia, Thomas, Thomas’s wife and Chief Justice John Roberts. Two of them explicitly called for Justice Thomas, the court’s only black member, to be lynched. One man also asserted that Fox News president Roger Ailes “should be strung up,” adding: ‘Kill the [expletive deleted].’ ”

When I say “friends on the left unanimously condemned,” I don’t mean any leftists actually said anything in condemnation. I just don’t have any friends on the left.

TaxPayer

February 25th, 2011
2:46 pm

Okay. So how many (besides jm) are now against allowing citizens the right to carry firearms to townhall meetings after they were before it or vice versa. And why are politicians so quick to offer up freedom to bear arms in schools and churches but not in the capitol or in the courthouses. I think the Republicans are just a sorry pack of cowards that will say anything for a vote or a buck. Losers.

Lord Help Us

February 25th, 2011
2:47 pm

“Three British Islamic activists…”

There’s your sign…

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:47 pm

Taxpayer…..I am against banning weapons from any location.

@@

February 25th, 2011
2:47 pm

A difference of manners.

There was that elderly on elderly abuse…”I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg”… by Congressman Stark (D).

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February 25th, 2011
2:47 pm

Jay:

“In other words, Scout, you’ve come up empty on bombings by fringe leftists in the past 40 years….”

NOPE !

1) “Nazism is a left wing philosophy” ………….. McVeigh !

2) I forgot to mention all of the left wing eco-terrorists who like to burn things down.

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:48 pm

Lord Help Us….What is your point?

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February 25th, 2011
2:48 pm

Lord Help Us:

” will call on American Muslims”

There’s “your” sign !

Jay

February 25th, 2011
2:48 pm

In other words, Scout, you’ve come up empty on bombings by fringe leftists in the past 40 years….

Mick

February 25th, 2011
2:49 pm

jm

Krugman, the nobel prize winning economist at princeton, why does the right hate him sooo much? Could it be he speaks…..the truth????

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:51 pm

AGAIN JAY….Islam leans left….do you want us to site how many bombings they have done in the name of Allah?

Normal

February 25th, 2011
2:52 pm

GOt into this one late and all I’m going to say is if President Obama’s gone, Joe Biden is next in line…are you sure you want to see President Obama gone? :)

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:52 pm

Ah the land of the absurd. So much spare time, and being summoned into the office tomorrow for more work.

…. labor market improving any day now….

jasper

February 25th, 2011
2:52 pm

So much for the question, what about the answer: No one, He’s shooting himself.

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:53 pm

Mick – his stuff is just hate filled. He’s let his politics blind his economic views…. the guy has come unhinged….

TaxPayer

February 25th, 2011
2:53 pm

It looks like the holier than thou Republicans are once again trying to fall back on their “but you did the same thing” defense. By the way, did Broun remember to sprinkle the door to that meeting room with holy water just in case Obama tried to make a surprise visit. Broun would be in deep trouble if Obama were able to get close to him without him first either driving out the demon in him or at least blocking his advance. Broun’s supporters deserve him. I still think it would be fun to watch all his heavily armed supporter’s reaction if a life-like effigy of Obama were lowered down right in the middle of them while they’re all fired up. hehehe

Jay

February 25th, 2011
2:54 pm

Islam leans left, George?

Wow.

Mick

February 25th, 2011
2:54 pm

Islam leans left??? And people accuse me of trippin….

Ragnar Danneskjöld

February 25th, 2011
2:54 pm

Dear Mick @ 2:49, we don’t hate Enron’s chief economic adviser. We think he is hilarious – sometimes I even think he believes the stuff he writes.

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February 25th, 2011
2:54 pm

Jay @ 2:48

“In other words, Scout, you’ve come up empty on bombings by fringe leftists in the past 40 years….”

NOPE !

1) “Nazism is a left wing philosophy” ………….. McVeigh !

2) I forgot to mention all of the left wing eco-terrorists who like to burn things down.

Normal

February 25th, 2011
2:55 pm

Islam leans left, George?

Wow.

Double Wow!

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:55 pm

Jay….yes no need to say “wow”. They want America to fail just as badly as you do.

Mick

February 25th, 2011
2:56 pm

jm

Very interesting observation, I read him all the time and detect no hate, just common sense economics. Just because you disagree it is not coherent to tag him as a hater, so to speak…

TaxPayer

February 25th, 2011
2:56 pm

There was that elderly on elderly abuse…”I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg”… by Congressman Stark (D).

That’s just outrageous. Refusing to give a Republican a thorough dosing of trickle down! The horror!

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:57 pm

Oh bummer. Really. Parker is leaving Parker-Spitzer. Not a shocker, but I liked the show…..

Spitzer, bad spitzer.

Normal

February 25th, 2011
2:57 pm

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:55 pm

Interesting side step, George…

George W

February 25th, 2011
2:58 pm

Normal….your point?

Mick

February 25th, 2011
2:58 pm

ragnar – oh yes, the mighty ragnar proclaimed on high by the dusty of the blog, outside of that, your views are less than a needle in a haystack and have no credible economic relevance…

Ragnar Danneskjöld

February 25th, 2011
2:59 pm

Dear Mick @ 2:49, as to the Nobel laureate’s truthfulness, funny essay @ online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704803604576077892006683586.html?mod=wsj_share_twitter

jm

February 25th, 2011
2:59 pm

oh hell. devolution back to a bunch of people just yelling at each other….. I guess yelling sells (Jay obviously has taken note) :)

“With the show going in a new direction, it is a good time to move on,” Parker said. “I want to thank the viewers who have been so kind with their comments and support.”

Ken Jautz, CNN executive vice president, said a new program, called “In the Arena,” will begin Monday. Spitzer will remain on that show, which will adopt “an ensemble format with several newsmakers, guests and contributors joining Eliot Spitzer each night.”

Normal

February 25th, 2011
3:00 pm

I wish USinUK was here, but isn’t it true that politically speaking, in Europe what’s “Right” to us is “Left” to them and visa-versa?

Mick

February 25th, 2011
3:01 pm

As much as I disliked the previous president, I never thought it was his desire for america to fail. I don’t think any president wants that, yet there are many tards who believe that kind of right wing lunacy…

jm

February 25th, 2011
3:02 pm

Mick 2:56 – this is the rant of an irrational, disingenuous, insincere, man

“government officials exploiting fiscal crises for fun and profit.” from Paul Krugman.

Normal

February 25th, 2011
3:02 pm

George,
My point? You make a completely irrational remark that you can’t prove as proof that you are not wrong. That’s my point. It’s interesting to me that you would do that…

George W

February 25th, 2011
3:02 pm

Ragnar Danneskjöld

February 25th, 2011
3:02 pm

Dear Mick @ 2:58, for leftists credentials determines everything. If the speaker has credibility with the left, nothing he says, no matter how loony, is objectionable. In contrasts, for conservatives, the argument means everything and the identity of the speaker is meaningless. Some of us are driven by cultism, and others of us are driven by ideas. Different strokes for different folks.

Lord Help Us

February 25th, 2011
3:03 pm

McVeigh was a leftist…Islam leans left…

The crazy keeps getting crazier. Sorry to be blunt, but you guys are just plain stupid…

Mick

February 25th, 2011
3:03 pm

I like some of parker’s columns – she’s ok by me…

ragnar – o learned one, please learn how to post a link-

George W

February 25th, 2011
3:03 pm

Normal…irrational remark? You mean like saying Bush is a war monger that should be tried for war crimes against humanity?

George W

February 25th, 2011
3:04 pm

Lord….great post…you can not come up with any facts on your own so you just start name calling….that is mature.

TaxPayer

February 25th, 2011
3:04 pm

“Nazism is a left wing philosophy”

Here’s one answer I got from Google in response to your claim, Scout:

Don’t let any ignoramus try to tell you that the Nazis must have been left-wing because they had the word “Socialist” in their party name. It was a misnomer. They were trying to coopt the term and get working-man support, and it would only work with idiots. The Nazis were not in the least socialistic. They WERE, however, far right wing. Their anti-intellectual pandering to the alleged superior traditional values of the Volk is evidence enough.

By all means, share some more of your genius with us.