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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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Cuba; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alcapone; cnn; cwii; cwiiping; huffingtonpost; huffpo; nutroots; obama
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1 posted on 02/14/2010 4:33:18 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Looks like the lefties are itching for CW2.


2 posted on 02/14/2010 4:35:33 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: kristinn

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.


3 posted on 02/14/2010 4:35:38 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: kristinn

Come get some....


4 posted on 02/14/2010 4:35:39 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: kristinn

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.


5 posted on 02/14/2010 4:36:00 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: kristinn
Obama and his minions start any violence against Republicans would be like a one legged man starting an ass kicking contest with two legged folks.
6 posted on 02/14/2010 4:37:42 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: kristinn

I’m not going to take the bait and comment. Zero and his thugs are watching and waiting for this.


7 posted on 02/14/2010 4:39:13 PM PST by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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To: kristinn

any physical violence against republicans can now be blamed on cnn/huffington post for inciting physical violence


8 posted on 02/14/2010 4:39:21 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: kristinn

LOL! Idiots! Guess who the strongest proponents of the 2nd amendment happens to be? Get some! LOL


9 posted on 02/14/2010 4:40:51 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: kristinn

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.


10 posted on 02/14/2010 4:41:12 PM PST by ccruse456
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To: kristinn

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.


11 posted on 02/14/2010 4:41:30 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: vetvetdoug

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


12 posted on 02/14/2010 4:41:35 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
Those people have no idea what something like that would unleash.

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.

13 posted on 02/14/2010 4:42:11 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority (As Wichita falls so falls Wichita Falls)
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To: kristinn

"Fair, Unbalanced"

14 posted on 02/14/2010 4:42:26 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Grunthor

“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...


15 posted on 02/14/2010 4:42:59 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: kristinn

Bring it on.


16 posted on 02/14/2010 4:43:36 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn

Bring it on, libtards, bring it on!


17 posted on 02/14/2010 4:45:02 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: kristinn
The lefties are armed with "moral indignation". We're armed with "guns".

It wouldn't be a fair fight. But, if they want it, bring it on.

18 posted on 02/14/2010 4:45:14 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: kristinn
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”

Works for me. If the loony left want a fight, we'd be very, very happy to accommodate them.

19 posted on 02/14/2010 4:45:20 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: kristinn

Bring it


20 posted on 02/14/2010 4:45:44 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (Was "Hussein" a common American Christian name in Hawaii in 1961? Just askin...)
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To: kristinn

oh please... let’s do this. the elitists wouldn’t know what hit them (but i’d gladly describe it to them in detail as it was administered)


21 posted on 02/14/2010 4:46:09 PM PST by sten
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To: kristinn

Do you feel froggy?

Leap!

I’m waiting...


22 posted on 02/14/2010 4:46:26 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: kristinn

Send this to Drudge...this needs to get out to Rush, Beck, Hannity..FoxNews...How crazy these ppl are.


23 posted on 02/14/2010 4:47:39 PM PST by Babsig (Palin/DeMint 2012 (I AM Jim Thompson))
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To: kristinn

right here buttwipes.....come and get some.


24 posted on 02/14/2010 4:48:03 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: kristinn

Those wimps will make a fool out of themselves is about all.


25 posted on 02/14/2010 4:48:10 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: smokingfrog

Like the D-CON salesman says, the only Good Rat is a **** Rat!


26 posted on 02/14/2010 4:49:39 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: kristinn

If the ratio in the Senate was 99:1 Dem vs. Rep. and 434 to 1 in the House, the obaministas would still blame both republicans for not being able to pass their agenda...


27 posted on 02/14/2010 4:49:39 PM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: kristinn

Bring it on, leftards. We won’t start the violence.

But we will finish it.


28 posted on 02/14/2010 4:49:47 PM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: kristinn

Sort of showing their true colors aren’t they. About the time I think they can’t get anymore low they surprise me...Bring it on.


29 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:09 PM PST by hstacey
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Bring it, you F'ing effete elitist snobs...are you sure you can finish what you start?

GtG

30 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:11 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: kristinn

Those comments are just another ‘test’ I think...

A mistake never the less of course, but they are on the record as inciting violence, unprovoked.


31 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:27 PM PST by elpinta (DC, TSA: things that make me puke.)
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To: kristinn

molon labe


32 posted on 02/14/2010 4:50:55 PM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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Good work Kristinn, Attaboy!

DrMike

33 posted on 02/14/2010 4:51:35 PM PST by STD (Islam's the tool of Anti-Christ)
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To: Revelation 911
I know one guy who owns eight M-1 Garands in full working order.

Who knows how many Americans own a 12-Gauge shotgun?

Man, these liberals are nuts!

34 posted on 02/14/2010 4:52:14 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority (As Wichita falls so falls Wichita Falls)
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To: Revelation 911

Silent, deadly, now tale of where it came from.

35 posted on 02/14/2010 4:52:18 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: kristinn

Liberalism has always been about violence. All we are seeing now is disappointment and fear of defeat after the elation of Obamao’s victory. It was hug, hug, kiss, kiss, and join us as we destroy America, but now its about jobs and debt, insane spending, big government and power hungry tyrants. All that change and hope went up like dreams from a crack pipe. They want the revolutionary Obamao, their Hitler or Castro, their Mugabe. The lunatics want bloodshed.


36 posted on 02/14/2010 4:53:45 PM PST by pallis
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To: kristinn

While these threats are actually comical, I do believe without the second amendment we would live in a socialist/communist country.


37 posted on 02/14/2010 4:53:51 PM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: kristinn

Bring it On sissies.

Pray for America


38 posted on 02/14/2010 4:54:33 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: kristinn

I would suggest that Barack Hussein Obama disavow any suggestion of violence as advocated by his supporters. If he lifts one finger in anger and violence, he will see a fury come out of the American public he never dreamed possible. He may think he is Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Osama Bin Laden, etc., but this is America where millions of citizens have paid the supreme price to keep America and her people free. We are not going to let a two bit buffoon, socialist/communist/facist, Muslim, community organizer destroy what so many Americans have paid dearly for. It is time for the Democrat Party to get this anti-American gangster to either resign or they should impeach him.


39 posted on 02/14/2010 4:56:10 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: kristinn

I’m all for it. Anytime they want to start.


40 posted on 02/14/2010 4:57:56 PM PST by sport
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To: kristinn
Don't sink to their level.

41 posted on 02/14/2010 4:58:50 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

I have an SKS so they’ll think I’m a commie.


42 posted on 02/14/2010 5:03:09 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: kristinn

Bring it MFers


43 posted on 02/14/2010 5:03:14 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: kristinn
These idiots have *absolutely* no idea what they're flirting with. I keep saying that I'll be the last on FR to continue to call for a political solution to this increasing mess but I have *no* doubt whatsoever how this will turn out if the left is ignorant and naive enough to incite hot riots or a shooting war.

And, if it came to that, I wouldn't hesitate to barack a few bats over some heads myself, just as a warm-up.

These people are criminally stupid and should be shut up by their own people if they have any sense of self-preservation at all.

Barack, my @ss.

44 posted on 02/14/2010 5:03:58 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: vetvetdoug

with a bus load of soccer players, you mean!


45 posted on 02/14/2010 5:04:34 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: kristinn

I remember the interview with Roger Ailes and Arianna Huffington. Arianna complained to Roger about Glenn Beck and Roger said back to her something like, “Glen speaks better English and he doesn’t call people racists pigs”, referring to what she called Roger in a prior post on her website.


46 posted on 02/14/2010 5:05:13 PM PST by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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To: kristinn

I’m having a hard time believing they mean LITERALLY to break kneecaps. I think its just a euphemism for real dirty politics and possible blackmail. But that’s bad enough.


47 posted on 02/14/2010 5:07:43 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: kristinn
click..click....

click..click....

click..ka wang....(that would be the .308 chambering a round)....

Bring it...beotch!!!!!

LVM is now ready!

and very willing.

48 posted on 02/14/2010 5:07:55 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: kristinn

adveho adepto nonnullus


49 posted on 02/14/2010 5:10:55 PM PST by Shamrock-DW
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To: kristinn
The totally awesome crushing of arianna by Roger Ailes.
50 posted on 02/14/2010 5:13:38 PM PST by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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