Skip to comments.Gorelick: Obama Should Speak to Militias (Hurl-tastic!)
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 couldnt 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 were having another wave right now, it feels that way to me, and Im hoping theres 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.
The panel discussion is embedded below, the entire video is available on American Progress Action. A transcript of President Bill Clintons remarks is available here (PDF).
“Earth to Planet Gorelick.....”
Why does this beotch have ANY credibility with ANYONE anymore?
McViegh was a tea party member?
Isn't she the fool who facilitated the Islamic Attack on Sept 11, 2001 ?
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.
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...
Is this the same Gorelick whose malfeasance facilitated the 9/11 attacks?
Is this the same Gorelick whose malfeasance facilitated the 9/11 attacks?
Her ideas work so well. /sarcasm
She is a genius. N O T !
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.
Not only that, he was a FReeper (even though FR hadn't been invented), and a Fox News viewer. /s
Was she shouted down? Oops, my bad—that only happens when
non-Marxists like Rove, Coulter and others are speaking.
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!!!
I see EXILE for many of these lefty clowns. They need to be afraid, very afraid of JAIL not violence.
Yes, and never held accountable. Some of the things Obama is doing now to weaken America will probably have a similar effect.
Yeah, the power of charisma enhanced by his ingenious arguments will win over all opposition to his agenda. (/sarc)
Sorry, we don’t speak to listen to African Colonials.
Man, the guy is in a world of political hurt.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Unfortunately Obama seems to want nothing more than to goad opposition into knee jerk reactions. That isn’t the behavior of a sane man.
You assume she ever did.
Maybe Jug Ears could address the militias and the Jerusalem apartment builders at the same time.
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.
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.
Why would the President feel the need to "calm down" organizations necessary for the security of a free state??
“militia movement”? WTF?
That pretty much sums it up.
Jamie Gorlick - architech of the erecting the wall between the FBI and the CIA, enabling catastrophes like 9-11.
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......
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.
What a recurring nightmare. Your archives are extensive.
Feeling much sorrow and compassion for Oklahomans tonight.
[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.
Why do you allow this d*ckhead to speak? She was responsible for 9/11 (separation of the intelligence agencies...)
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.
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.
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
[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.
One of root causes of 9-11 and Fannie Mae collapse, hey bi*tch, stfu.