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Top Liberal News Sites CNN and Huffington Post Urge Violence Against Republicans
Sunday, February 14, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 02/14/2010 4:33:18 PM PST by kristinn

Edited on 02/14/2010 6:19:16 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Two of the most popular liberal news sites are calling for violence against Republicans for obstructing the radical agenda of Barack Obama.

CNN and Huffington Post have each published op-eds this week by regular contributors with headlines that explicitly call for Barack Obama to use violent gangland tactics against his political opponents.

CNN published a column by Roland Martin on February 11 with the headline, Time for Obama to go 'gangsta' on GOP.

Martin concluded the article with a plea for Obama to emulate the violent tactics of the Prohibition-era Chicago mob boss Al Capone.

Obama's critics keep blasting him for Chicago-style politics. So, fine. Channel your inner Al Capone and go gangsta against your foes. Let 'em know that if they aren't with you, they are against you, and will pay the price.

The Huffington Post followed-up with their own call for gangland violence against Republicans with the publication on February 14 of a column by David Bourgeois with the title, Obama Better Start Breaking Kneecaps.

Bourgeois concludes his article with this call for gangland violence.

You've given it your best shot, you've tried numerous times to talk with the Republicans, to negotiate, to meet them halfway on every single matter before the American people. But they hate you for many reasons. It's time you break kneecaps (bold in original). It's time to destroy the Republican Party. They don't deserve a seat at the table when all they want to do is score political points by being the Party of No.

In case the message wasn't clear, Huffington Post illustrated the call to violence with a wooden baseball bat with Obama's first name on it in large letters.

Huffington Post publisher Arianna Huffington recently excoriated Fox News chief Roger Ailes for allegedly provocative rhetoric by Fox host Glenn Beck.

HUFFINGTON: Well, Roger, it's not a question of picking a fight. And aren't you concerned about the language that Glenn Beck is using, which is, after all, inciting the American people? There is a lot of suffering out there, as you know, and when he talks about people being slaughtered, about who is going to be the next in the killing spree...

SNIP

It's not about the word police. It's about something deeper. It's about the fact that there is a tradition as the historian Richard Hofstetter said, in American politics, of the paranoid style. And the paranoid style is dangerous when there is real pain out there.

Ailes defended Beck, saying he was accurately talking about the governments of Hitler and Stalin.

Violent rhetoric such as that espoused by CNN and the Huffington Post is usually found in the bowels of Internet discussion forums, not as sanctioned op-ed headlines on news sites with White House press passes.

CNN and Huffington Post would be well-advised to retract the calls to violence and issue apologies to Republicans before Obama supporters are incited by their violent rhetoric and start going gangsta and break kneecaps of Republicans.

If they won't do that of their own volition, then White House press secretary Robert Gibbs should shame them into doing so. Surely the Obama administration does not countenance violence against their domestic political opponents.


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To: kristinn

Wow, that looks like a deadly weapon to me!


101 posted on 02/14/2010 6:09:59 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Clintonfatigued

thanks, bfl


102 posted on 02/14/2010 6:10:44 PM PST by neverdem
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To: Felis_irritable
You know, I think it’s pathetic that they basically own 2 branches of the federal government, they can’t get their socialist agenda through

IMHO, 'cause God is watching over us.

Keep praying for America. Pray four times a day.

103 posted on 02/14/2010 6:14:07 PM PST by upchuck (The horse is in the pasture. The barn door is wide-open. Obama wants to know who made the hinges.)
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To: massmike

I just checked. Both articles are still up. I blew the link to the CNN article somehow and have asked that it be corrected.


104 posted on 02/14/2010 6:17:33 PM PST by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: massmike

One link worked for me the other is now at:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/02/09/martin.obama.republicans/index.html?iref=allsearch


105 posted on 02/14/2010 6:18:00 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: USAF70
Now that pic was worth a big ol' smile!

Tag....your it!

Hey, where'd ya go?

106 posted on 02/14/2010 6:18:56 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: chris_bdba

Thanks


107 posted on 02/14/2010 6:22:10 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Grunthor

And I am itching for the pu—ies to throw the first punch...


108 posted on 02/14/2010 6:23:47 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Grunthor
If they are feeling froggy, let 'em jump. We'll gig 'em...

I'm tired of all this piddling around.

109 posted on 02/14/2010 6:24:41 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III, Oathkeeper)
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To: kristinn

Bring it, Arianna baby!

We’re ready for you.


110 posted on 02/14/2010 6:24:51 PM PST by Palladin ("We are the loyal opposition"~~Sarah Palin)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Disgusting, violent, bast**d wastrels! The libs know no bounds. All I have to say is “bring it on”.


111 posted on 02/14/2010 6:25:51 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: kristinn
Top Liberal News Sites CNN and Huffington Post Urge Violence Against Republicans

Bring it on!

112 posted on 02/14/2010 6:28:51 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: TStro
SKS, Saiga 308, Saiga 12 (one more on the way - very cool weapon), Ithaca pump 20, Ruger 22LR, 9mm, .40, .380......

I must of read the same book you did!

The Mosin Nagant will be here next week.

113 posted on 02/14/2010 6:29:08 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: Grunthor
Looks like the lefties are itching for CW2.

I assume you meant the War of Northern Aggression 2.

114 posted on 02/14/2010 6:29:23 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Grunthor; Eaker; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; ApesForEvolution; aragorn; archy; ArmedSkeptic; ...
"Looks like the lefties are itching for CW2."

CW2 Ping


115 posted on 02/14/2010 6:32:35 PM PST by Travis McGee (----www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com----)
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To: kristinn
Top Liberal News Sites CNN and Huffington Post Urge Violence Against Republicans

The posters of those sites must be the right-wing nuts that Janet Napolitano was warning us about last year.
116 posted on 02/14/2010 6:36:35 PM PST by adorno
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To: upchuck
Pray four times a day.

and buy weapons.

117 posted on 02/14/2010 6:36:39 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: kristinn

“Surely the Obama administration does not countenance violence against their domestic political opponents.”

With non-vetted, non-Congressionally approved ‘czars’?


118 posted on 02/14/2010 6:40:15 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: TOneocon
The totally awesome crushing of arianna by Roger Ailes.

LOL! That was entertaining.

119 posted on 02/14/2010 6:44:37 PM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: kristinn; Travis McGee

Let ‘em bring it on, might as well git er done and over with.


120 posted on 02/14/2010 6:46:37 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Good point - Drudge needs to run with this...


121 posted on 02/14/2010 6:50:30 PM PST by GOPJ (Nobody likes to be lectured by those claiming superior wisdom but lacking common sense - - Hanson)
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To: kristinn

Yea, I’m sure the libs want to go down this road.


122 posted on 02/14/2010 6:51:10 PM PST by oflyboy ("History is philosophy taught with examples." - Lord Bolingbroke)
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To: mylife

LOL


123 posted on 02/14/2010 6:53:14 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: TOneocon
Zero and his thugs are watching and waiting for this.

If that's the case let me be the first:

FUBO!

124 posted on 02/14/2010 6:54:08 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: USAF70

Just DAMN!!


125 posted on 02/14/2010 6:56:01 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: kristinn

Liberal thugs will be their assault in groups of 20 or more on lone seniors in wheel chairs and then cry victimhood.


126 posted on 02/14/2010 6:56:58 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: kristinn

Yeah, sure, it’s all the Republicans’ fault. Nevermind that the Democrats have huge majorities in both houses. Liberalism is a mental disorder.


127 posted on 02/14/2010 6:57:54 PM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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To: Dead Corpse

The vast majority of left wing liberals are cowards. I figure I have been threatened by 10, and only one ever had the balls to step outside. One nose later, he was done ;-)


128 posted on 02/14/2010 6:59:40 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: kristinn

Bring it, lefties. I’m right here in Delaware County, PA. Just make sure that you bring a LOT of friends, because your minions in Chester won’t be enough. Our ammo stockpile exceeds the entire population.

And then some.


129 posted on 02/14/2010 7:00:01 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: kristinn

Really scary people. God, please protect America.


130 posted on 02/14/2010 7:00:13 PM PST by AmericaUnite
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To: kristinn

Some lib want to kick my ass? Well, by golly, I just happen to have it with me......


131 posted on 02/14/2010 7:06:41 PM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Pray for Obama,Psalms109:8)
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To: Wildbill22

Cute! Love the video...love men being men...you can have the metrosexual whimp!


132 posted on 02/14/2010 7:16:14 PM PST by caww
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To: Travis McGee
I fought so my children could be free and live in peace.

My youngest son died serving in the USMC in Iraq trying to do the same thing.

I will gladly give my life and worldly goods to defeat those that would try to take the freedoms God has given us.

I want my grandchildren to know peace.

I'm old and will sell my life dearly to protect my family.

Words cannot express the anger I feel at this moment.

I KNOW I'm not the only old vet that feels this way.

133 posted on 02/14/2010 7:17:08 PM PST by WhirlwindAttack (Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life)
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To: kristinn

Bring it on.... I’ve had enough.


134 posted on 02/14/2010 7:22:37 PM PST by The Mayor (People who follow Christ lead others in the right direction)
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To: Lazamataz
Please, let it happen while I am still young.

While you can still see to aim?

135 posted on 02/14/2010 7:23:52 PM PST by thulldud
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To: kristinn

Lib/RATS must be having nightmares now worrying that they have overplayed their hand and may be headed for the dust bin of history. (Which they are.) But don’t rest easy. Hep them all ya can.


136 posted on 02/14/2010 7:34:21 PM PST by Waco (Wanna buy an FBI file,,,See Hillary, she's got 900 of them.)
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To: Travis McGee
where...

Where will we draw the line?

When will we say enough??

What will finally provoke spontaneous direction action???

137 posted on 02/14/2010 7:39:40 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Windcatcher
Just make sure that you bring a LOT of friends, because your minions in Chester won’t be enough.

They haven't cleaned up that snake-pit, yet?

138 posted on 02/14/2010 7:40:21 PM PST by papertyger
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To: USAF70

my point ZACKLY! LOL


139 posted on 02/14/2010 7:43:02 PM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: kristinn

Bush was excoriated for using the “with us or against us” policy regarding terrorism from people like Martin!


140 posted on 02/14/2010 7:43:43 PM PST by kcvl
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To: papertyger

Nope. Same as it ever was.


141 posted on 02/14/2010 7:45:01 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: kristinn
Yawn...last time I checked the Democrats had the majority in both houses. Republicans are not Obama’s biggest problem, lol.

Ridiculous shenanigans, shameful really.

142 posted on 02/14/2010 7:46:05 PM PST by khnyny (Our government is becoming "The Committee of Public Safety")
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To: 4rcane

I think that’s called a “hate crime”. Waiting patiently for the first demoncrap with any B@ll$. Guess i will be waiting for a while.


143 posted on 02/14/2010 7:48:57 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: kcvl
Bush was excoriated for using the “with us or against us” policy regarding terrorism from people like Martin!

The difference is that Bush's context was a war. But Martin's context was politics.

And, as every liberal knows, politics is a more life-and-death situation than a war.

144 posted on 02/14/2010 7:51:27 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: kristinn

If they start anything with me, I will use necessary force to stop them. Could be a bad year to be a liberal.


145 posted on 02/14/2010 8:00:44 PM PST by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success)
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To: kristinn

A baseball bat with Barack’s (Obama) name on it? Isn’t that sort of, er, ambiguous?


146 posted on 02/14/2010 8:02:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Travis McGee

.......presstitutes and polidiots won’t like who gets shot first.


147 posted on 02/14/2010 8:03:20 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: TOneocon

Ping


148 posted on 02/14/2010 8:03:46 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: pallis
The lunatics want bloodshed.

Mark my words - when they start the violence (and they will), they will get their wish. There'll be plenty of bloodshed. Theirs.

149 posted on 02/14/2010 8:06:13 PM PST by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success)
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To: meyer

Was watching the Olympics and they broke for local news. Channel 10 talking heads are going on about Mayor Nutter’s “Spread the Love” campaign trying to attract people into Philly so they can spend money.

I’m tempted to drop them an email, something to the effect of, “The only way I would cross the county line into that hellhole of ethnic, ‘diverse’, gangbangers who see attacking people of my tint as a sport would be with two or more pistols, a minimum of 50 rounds of ammo, and kevlar body armor — and only then because I had to rescue someone who had broken down and needed an armed escort out.”


150 posted on 02/14/2010 8:16:18 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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