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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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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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