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.
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)
Do you feel froggy?
Send this to Drudge...this needs to get out to Rush, Beck, Hannity..FoxNews...How crazy these ppl are.
right here buttwipes.....come and get some.
Those wimps will make a fool out of themselves is about all.
Like the D-CON salesman says, the only Good Rat is a **** Rat!
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...
Bring it on, leftards. We won’t start the violence.
But we will finish it.
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.
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.
Who knows how many Americans own a 12-Gauge shotgun?
Man, these liberals are nuts!
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.
While these threats are actually comical, I do believe without the second amendment we would live in a socialist/communist country.
Bring it On sissies.
Pray for America
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.
I’m all for it. Anytime they want to start.
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