Skip to comments.Top Liberal News Sites CNN and Huffington Post Urge Violence Against Republicans
Posted on 02/14/2010 4:33:18 PM PST by kristinnEdited 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...
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.
Wow, that looks like a deadly weapon to me!
IMHO, 'cause God is watching over us.
Keep praying for America. Pray four times a day.
I just checked. Both articles are still up. I blew the link to the CNN article somehow and have asked that it be corrected.
One link worked for me the other is now at:
Hey, where'd ya go?
And I am itching for the pu—ies to throw the first punch...
I'm tired of all this piddling around.
Bring it, Arianna baby!
We’re ready for you.
Disgusting, violent, bast**d wastrels! The libs know no bounds. All I have to say is “bring it on”.
Bring it on!
I must of read the same book you did!
The Mosin Nagant will be here next week.
I assume you meant the War of Northern Aggression 2.
and buy weapons.
“Surely the Obama administration does not countenance violence against their domestic political opponents.”
With non-vetted, non-Congressionally approved ‘czars’?
LOL! That was entertaining.
Let ‘em bring it on, might as well git er done and over with.
Good point - Drudge needs to run with this...
Yea, I’m sure the libs want to go down this road.
If that's the case let me be the first:
Liberal thugs will be their assault in groups of 20 or more on lone seniors in wheel chairs and then cry victimhood.
Yeah, sure, it’s all the Republicans’ fault. Nevermind that the Democrats have huge majorities in both houses. Liberalism is a mental disorder.
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 ;-)
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.
Really scary people. God, please protect America.
Some lib want to kick my ass? Well, by golly, I just happen to have it with me......
Cute! Love the video...love men being men...you can have the metrosexual whimp!
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.
Bring it on.... I’ve had enough.
While you can still see to aim?
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.
They haven't cleaned up that snake-pit, yet?
my point ZACKLY! LOL
Bush was excoriated for using the “with us or against us” policy regarding terrorism from people like Martin!
Nope. Same as it ever was.
Ridiculous shenanigans, shameful really.
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.
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.
If they start anything with me, I will use necessary force to stop them. Could be a bad year to be a liberal.
A baseball bat with Barack’s (Obama) name on it? Isn’t that sort of, er, ambiguous?
.......presstitutes and polidiots won’t like who gets shot first.
Mark my words - when they start the violence (and they will), they will get their wish. There'll be plenty of bloodshed. Theirs.
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.”