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.
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.”
"I call it Vera"--Jayne Cobb
I agree with you all--it's a very bad idea for these progressives to start inciting violence like this. They truly do not understand the kind of very civilized but heavily armed citizenry they are up against.
Reminds me of the girls I knew in Junior High. All talk and no action.
'Course the same can't be said for girls today. They're sexually active in the 5th grade, largely. If today's liberals are like today's 5th graders, well.... they may be active but like the kids, they're still inexperienced. That's the difference that will prove to be their doom.
We're not part of a genetic pool that's got "submit" in it.
I guess it's time I switched from Independent back to GOP.
WWA, I ask God's kindest blessings on you and your house. Hopefully, it will not come to arms, but if it does, America is a whole lot better off because you and your fellow vets will be standing shoulder to shoulder against the fascists. I will count myself honored to just hand you reloads and carry your packs...
They had the control and they couldn't get it together before Teddy Kennedy died and Mass elected Scott Brown. Now they're screwed. They blew it.
The only proper use of the words 'fair' and 'fight in the same sentece goes something like this: "There was a fight at the fair."
Dosn't the quote go "If you are in a fair fight your tactics suck."?
My daughter is in 5th grade and she is not sexually active. She has never even held hands with a boy unless you count her 9 year old brother. They still hold hands in the store, walking down the street etc. She has also never had a “boyfriend”.
Obongo the radical Marxist, said while he as at Occidental, that he wanted a revolution. He needs to be careful what he asks for... he is way outnumbered.
who would bring a bat to a gun fight? Idiots