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Gorelick: Obama Should Speak to Militias (Hurl-tastic!)
Main Justice ^ | April 19, 2010 | Ryan J. Reilly

Posted on 04/19/2010 7:19:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick said that President Barack Obama should speak in front of members of the militia movement to calm down rhetoric in the midst of a resurgent anti-government movement.

Gorelick was speaking Friday as part of a panel discussion marking the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing on Monday. On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people. McVeigh, an anti-government extremist who was hoping to spark a revolt against the federal government, was convicted, sentenced to the death penalty and executed on June 11, 2001.

“It is harder to demonize someone who is real and right in front of you,” said Gorelick, now of WilmerHale. “Although it was a long time ago, our experience dealing with militia groups in the aftermath of Oklahoma City was pretty powerful.”

According to Gorelick, after the bombing, the Justice Department asked the FBI to approach militia movements across the country and tell them they could speak out and hold exercises in the woods but that they couldn’t threaten violence against the government. President Bill Clinton also went to Michigan State and spoke to students and members of the militia movement and thanked those who had opposed the bombing.

Gorelick recommended that Obama try a similar approach.

“I see these things as waves, and I believe we’re having another wave right now, it feels that way to me, and I’m hoping there’s something short of a catharsis — which in the case of Oklahoma City and the abortion clinic bombings and others has been death — that will stop that pendulum swing,” said Gorelick.

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The panel discussion is embedded below, the entire video is available on American Progress Action. A transcript of President Bill Clinton’s remarks is available here (PDF).


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billclinton; democrats; gorelick; militias; obama; okbomb; oklahomacity; teaparty
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Is this from a parallel universe?
1 posted on 04/19/2010 7:19:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Earth to Planet Gorelick.....”


2 posted on 04/19/2010 7:20:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does this beotch have ANY credibility with ANYONE anymore?


4 posted on 04/19/2010 7:21:16 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McViegh was a tea party member?


5 posted on 04/19/2010 7:21:40 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick

Isn't she the fool who facilitated the Islamic Attack on Sept 11, 2001 ?

6 posted on 04/19/2010 7:22:32 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gorelick should be behind bars. She is as traitorous as any of the other commie progressives, plus she bilked us taxpayers out of over $100M as part of the fanny-freddie fiasco.


7 posted on 04/19/2010 7:22:40 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who could forget the Gorelick wall...erected to protect the Clintons and ranking democrats from chinagate.

She’s had her finger in fannie mae and pulled out a plum...and sandbagged the 9/11 oommision while representing implicated clients...

Typical Liberal Democrat political soldier.

A true believer...

She aint named GORE LICK for nothing...


8 posted on 04/19/2010 7:22:56 PM PDT by Crim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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Is this the same Gorelick whose malfeasance facilitated the 9/11 attacks?


9 posted on 04/19/2010 7:23:03 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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Is this the same Gorelick whose malfeasance facilitated the 9/11 attacks?


10 posted on 04/19/2010 7:23:18 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her ideas work so well. /sarcasm


11 posted on 04/19/2010 7:23:22 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: bmwcyle

She is a genius. N O T !


12 posted on 04/19/2010 7:24:58 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It is harder to demonize someone who is real and right in front of you,” said Gorelick, now of WilmerHale.

Yet somehow I am sure Obama would still demonize the Tea Party Patriots even after having seen them in front of him. He claimed he didn't notice when, by some projections, a million of us gathered in DC.

13 posted on 04/19/2010 7:25:25 PM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: Dallas59
"McViegh was a tea party member?"

Not only that, he was a FReeper (even though FR hadn't been invented), and a Fox News viewer. /s

14 posted on 04/19/2010 7:25:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2312894/posts?page=242)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was she shouted down? Oops, my bad—that only happens when
non-Marxists like Rove, Coulter and others are speaking.


15 posted on 04/19/2010 7:25:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's 57 militias: armed and dangerous)
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To: Dallas59

I think she should have Bama talk to the militia!!! LOL..Dear God. There’s a whole bunch of criminally stupid people in this administration!!!


16 posted on 04/19/2010 7:27:50 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boo!

I see EXILE for many of these lefty clowns. They need to be afraid, very afraid of JAIL not violence.

17 posted on 04/19/2010 7:28:04 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Isn't she the fool who facilitated the Islamic Attack on Sept 11, 2001 ?

Yes, and never held accountable. Some of the things Obama is doing now to weaken America will probably have a similar effect.

18 posted on 04/19/2010 7:28:16 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, the power of charisma enhanced by his ingenious arguments will win over all opposition to his agenda. (/sarc)


19 posted on 04/19/2010 7:28:24 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, we don’t speak to listen to African Colonials.


20 posted on 04/19/2010 7:28:37 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama has to bring in the likes of Gorelick to do his dirty work?

Man, the guy is in a world of political hurt.

21 posted on 04/19/2010 7:28:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It is harder to demonize someone who is real and right in front of you,”

Like those silly violent racist teabaggers?
22 posted on 04/19/2010 7:30:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: clee1
"Why does this beotch have ANY credibility with ANYONE anymore?"

Must have been her work at Fannie Mae.
23 posted on 04/19/2010 7:30:23 PM PDT by JoSixChip (It's time to embrace the madness! The sooner we default the sooner we can reorganize.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m always in favor of politicians addressing opposing groups. They have a tendency to only speak where they can be assured that they will have an adoring audience. Might help bring them back to reality.


24 posted on 04/19/2010 7:30:50 PM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: clee1

The only credibility she has is with the traitors in the radical left. The woman is a disgrace and should never have been in government.


25 posted on 04/19/2010 7:31:05 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick said that President Barack Obama should speak in front of members of the militia movement...

And just who would that be dearie? I have not yet seen or heard of any 'militia movement'. Got any locations, members, numbers, or perhaps a n-a-m-e. I would think if it was a 'movement' then you would be able to track it? You know, as in moving, growing, advancing...from blah blah blah to blah blah blah....you know?

Or perhaps this is one of those Pelosi 'movements' that has more to do with some kind of latent feeling that erupted between two bent synaptic fibers...from another plane of existence in a time not yet known to the rest of us?

26 posted on 04/19/2010 7:32:27 PM PDT by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It isn't that hard to demonize this...


27 posted on 04/19/2010 7:33:23 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What evidence does Ms. Gorelick offer that the so-called militia movement is ‘resurgent’? They just keep stacking assertion on top of allegation on top of lies. You’d think that this house of cards has got to collapse at some point. I guess that’s what elections are for?


28 posted on 04/19/2010 7:35:59 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m thinking maybe I’ll take this boogeyman lemon and make lemonaid: next time I engage a Gorelick-type in “dialogue” (I live close to a university) I’ll consider a question carefully, something about whether we’re all really closet Nazis or not, you know, take my time, then reply,
“I was thinking that over the other night as I was polishing the feed ramps on my weapons with my Dremel mop ...” and I’ve been practicing my squinty-eyed look too.


29 posted on 04/19/2010 7:38:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's 57 militias: armed and dangerous)
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To: freethinker_for_freedom

Unfortunately Obama seems to want nothing more than to goad opposition into knee jerk reactions. That isn’t the behavior of a sane man.


30 posted on 04/19/2010 7:38:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: clee1

You assume she ever did.


31 posted on 04/19/2010 7:40:56 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Jug Ears could address the militias and the Jerusalem apartment builders at the same time.


32 posted on 04/19/2010 7:41:33 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What she means, of course, is that he speak to the Tea Party, which will then be reported as Obama reaching out to “anti-government forces,” nicely labelling the TP forever.


33 posted on 04/19/2010 7:46:09 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo; bitt; Lady Jag

I’m aghast, though not surprised, that Clinton, Gorelick, and the 0bama Amen Chorus are milking this atrocity/deeply personal tragedy to attempt to discredit the tea party movement. Clinton still is proud his commiseration skills added some luster to his woeful presidency. He didn’t even bother to try to fully solve the crime, as the truth deviated from his convenient script. Had he followed every lead and showed strength, he might have spared us 9/11.

My deepest sympathy to the families of victims of the OKC bombing. I hope this is the last time your loved ones are dishonored in this fashion.


34 posted on 04/19/2010 7:48:36 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Why would the President feel the need to "calm down" organizations necessary for the security of a free state??

35 posted on 04/19/2010 7:52:00 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In reading anything from/about Jamie Gorelick, keep in mind that she was the one who blocked the examination of the computer of the 20th hijacker on 9/11. Then, she was put on the Commission where she covered her own tracks. And that was after she was part of the Fannie Mae financial debacle.

Congressman Billybob

Don't Tread On Me (9/12 photo and poster)"

The Boy Who Talked About Violence

36 posted on 04/19/2010 7:52:11 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.TheseAretheTimes.us)
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The Clintons were never known for having a conscience, why change now!! There's another thread about how Reno threatened him to keep her job!


37 posted on 04/19/2010 8:01:15 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“militia movement”? WTF?


38 posted on 04/19/2010 8:06:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Crim

That pretty much sums it up.


39 posted on 04/19/2010 8:10:47 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jamie Gorlick - architech of the erecting the wall between the FBI and the CIA, enabling catastrophes like 9-11.


40 posted on 04/19/2010 8:11:06 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( 0bama: Our first AINO president)
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To: potlatch

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Illegal Aliens kill thousands of honest Americans every year per the FBI Yearly Crime Reports

Obama wants to “legalize” (give amnesty) to Illegals - 17% of Illegals in the USA have committed violent crimes - charming - huh?

How many honest Americans have militia members killed in each of the last 10 years?

Compare with Illegal Aliens......


41 posted on 04/19/2010 8:11:09 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . I can see the COKEHEADS in the White House from my house . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve
Wonder how they can get that 17% figure when they don't know the actual number of illegals?

We always figure the actual number of illegals in the country is about triple what the government says.

I can tell you that Texas is having trouble getting the hispanics census data.

42 posted on 04/19/2010 8:16:42 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: potlatch

What a recurring nightmare. Your archives are extensive.
Feeling much sorrow and compassion for Oklahomans tonight.


43 posted on 04/19/2010 8:25:14 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

[Feeling much sorrow and compassion for Oklahomans tonight.]

Yes, I know.
Hard to believe but I have 14 thousand graphics in my computer. Hard to find what I want now, lol.


44 posted on 04/19/2010 8:28:55 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do you allow this d*ckhead to speak? She was responsible for 9/11 (separation of the intelligence agencies...)


45 posted on 04/19/2010 8:30:34 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: devolve

But part of Obama’s plans are to build on the takeover of America in response to violence by the right wing. NO VIOLENCE? Then make it up.

That’s right, lie. The PRESS does NOT critically report the left wings lies so why shouldn’t scum like Obama and his supporters lie like there’s no tomorrow?

Every government takeover by radicals is accompanied by lie after lie. Obama lies more than he tells the truth and America is just now beginning to realize this is true.

Oklahoma City was one of Bill Clinton’s biggest lies and he got away with it (at least so far). America will not be pleased once they finally learn the truth about OKC.


46 posted on 04/19/2010 8:35:20 PM PDT by politicianslie (Lying got Obama elected, they don't care what you think, shut up and pay your taxes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ms. Gorelick should be thankful she hasn’t -yet - been locked in a padded cell for the benefit of mankind.

A person who has cause so much damage to so many - really ought to remain silent.


47 posted on 04/19/2010 8:38:30 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: potlatch

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The FBI/DOJ Uniform Crime Reports are based on local LEO management reports

So the 17% of Illegals here in the USA is likely mucho on the low side -

I believe the FBI has a fairly good guestimate of the Illegal Aliens here in the US

Both Republican and democrat administrations deliberately lowball the number of Illegal Aliens here residing in the US

The RINOS and dems say “They have lived here for 40 years - It is time now to ‘LEGALIZE’ them now!”

“AMNESTY” is passe - Honest Americans would never buy it!

Change the words - names - confuse and ram and cram before the dumb voters figure out with 8 million unemployed now because of Obama -

It may just be helped if 12-28 million invading Illegal Aliens are removed from taking the jobs - under the table - wihout paying any payroll deductions like:

FED or State or local Income Taxes, SS, Medicare, and more


48 posted on 04/19/2010 9:00:37 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . I can see the COKEHEADS in the White House from my house . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

[The FBI/DOJ Uniform Crime Reports are based on local LEO management reports]

Yes, I know they try to lie about the number. They are desperate to get a high figure of hispanics through the census count.

Lots of fighting going on on the forum. Talk about Sarah’s thoughts on ‘allowing them a pathway to citizenship’. I have her exact words written somewhere.


49 posted on 04/19/2010 9:12:40 PM PDT by potlatch (~~"Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off. "~~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One of root causes of 9-11 and Fannie Mae collapse, hey bi*tch, stfu.


50 posted on 04/19/2010 9:28:49 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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