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.
Looks like the lefties are itching for CW2.
There are a lot of armed Republicans in this country. They had better make sure they are prepared for when the Communists decide to throw us all against a wall.
Come get some....
CNN and HuffPo are like the Monday morning turds that the janitor has to clean out of the sandbox from all the dogs playing in it over the weekend.
I’m not going to take the bait and comment. Zero and his thugs are watching and waiting for this.
any physical violence against republicans can now be blamed on cnn/huffington post for inciting physical violence
LOL! Idiots! Guess who the strongest proponents of the 2nd amendment happens to be? Get some! LOL
All in line with the Marxist theory. This is who Barry was talking to when mentioning his “civilian defense force.” If you haven’t armed yourself by now, I don’t know what you’re waiting for.
Liberals are idiots. They aren’t worried about conservatives being armed, because they believe that since they are “in charge” the police and military are theirs to direct.
They are in for a rude surprise if they ever push it to violence.
it would be especially entertaining to see what manner of neat weaponry my red necked knuckle dragging, religion clinging compadres pull from their closets to counter that silly assed baseball bat
They'd better think twice before they call down the thunder.
Those who would "Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war," should confine those sentiments to the plays of Shakespeare where they belong.
“Two of the most popular liberal news sites are calling for violence against Republicans for obstructing the radical agenda of Barack Obama.”
“Looks like the lefties are itching for CW2.”
We need a divorce from those people. We can not co-exist with them. It’s time to go. I hope that we can split peacefully. If not...
Bring it on.
Bring it on, libtards, bring it on!
It wouldn't be a fair fight. But, if they want it, bring it on.
Works for me. If the loony left want a fight, we'd be very, very happy to accommodate them.