Skip to comments.Lawmakers consider new curbs on incendiary speech
Posted on 01/11/2011 9:56:35 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Several leading House Democrats blamed the inflammatory rhetoric for contributing to the Tucson massacre, while Republicans denounced criticism of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) following the tragedy.
One lawmaker, Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.), has said he would introduce a bill to make it a crime to threaten or incite violence against a federal official.
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) suggested the Federal Communications Commission was not working anymore, adding she would look at ways to better police language on the airwaves. A brick was thrown through a window of Slaughters district office last year.
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) urged Republicans to change the name of the repeal bill, which is titled the Repeal the Job-Killing Healthcare Law Act. Im not suggesting that the name of that one piece of legislation somehow led to the horror of this weekend but is it really necessary to put the word killing in the title of a major piece of legislation? Pingree wrote on The Huffington Post website.
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The GOP leadership declined an official comment, but a Republican aide said it sounds like Congresswoman Pingree is trying to politicize the tragedy, and thats a shame.
Republicans pushed pack against the suggestion that their rhetoric had in any way contributed to the Tucson tragedy, and they pointed out that Democrats were just as guilty of relying on violent metaphors and imagery.
Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.), a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, blamed the media for pointing fingers at Palin and the Tea Party over their use of targets on Democrats.
This attack on Sarah Palin is outrageous, he said in an interview. Give me a break. Ive made my living in politics, and the word targeting is not a new word in the political lexicon. Thats just something that is a normal term in how you are going to prioritize your political efforts.
The Oklahoma Republican added, Ive never heard the Tea Party preaching violence; Ive heard them preaching participation.
A good start would be for them to police themselves.
OMG. This is ALL insane, “job killing bill” if we dont come to our senses soon we are in a hell of alot of trouble.
How many of these politicians and media outlets have spent the past few days basically accusing their opponents of murder?
That’s not incendiary at all is it?
My new congressman (Tim Walberg) had this to say.
Its better to be free with risks than live in fear,
No he’s not the greatest speaker but he is a great conservative.
Someone should email that to Clymer. oops I mean Clyburn.
I wonder when they’ll get all those directional arrows I see flying by me on traffic signs and on streets. Surely their violent imagery contributes to the road rage problem in this country.
These Congressional morons take silly season to a whole new level.
It's past time the James Clyburns of the Democratic party were prevented from getting away with smearing others with lies.
The incident has nothing to do with speech. Absolutely NADA ZERO ZIP. The “Vitriol” promotion should make anyone with a functioning logic center in the brain realize this. It was created out of whole cloth from Democrat Central. I bet the Sheriff got a call and a fax from Crat central before the Press Conference. I doubt he came up with the Vitriol Rant on his own. The MSM and all Democrat Politicians are under one central propaganda control operation. The Communist Party. It is so transparent. Many Democrat voters are simple Dupes who pay not attention and just listen to the Democrat Media. Most are not even interested in politics.
Code for; It’s only “incendiary” when it’s not a Democrat saying it.
Am I the only one struck by the overwhelming irony of all these speech restrictions being proposed to “honor” Representative Giffords who read the first amendment when the Constitution was read before the House?
Is the shooter being given a legal defense?
“Yes Judge, In all fairness, I felt it my patriotic duty to kill a few fellow citizens and do my part to balance the vitriol being spewed by Rush Limbaugh with the common decency being promoted by Chris Matthews, Michael Moore, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Andrea Mitchell, Bob Beckel, Jon Stewart, Paul Krugman........(ad nauseum) “.
We do know they had at him during Sept.~Dec..
On Hannity last night Beckel actually called out the libs for their stupid antics. I fell over.
So, does Louise Slaughter’s name show up on the ballots as
I really think it is time to go our separate ways. Our political divide is not about a difference of opinion but a difference in culture that has become ingrained. Even our own Declaration of Independence acknowledges the fact that things can change over time. It does not have to be a bloody mess like the Civil War. You would think it would be mutual. I don’t understand how Liberals can be happy living amongst bigots, racists, stupid ignorant people just as I am extremely frustrated by living amongst people who don’t think the Constitution is the source of our strength as a country. Which is worse, having our reactionary government take away everything day in and day out so that they can control what we think and say now? This is really nuts!!! I don’t want to leave this country, I love it. But...I can’t live where my life is controlled from my speech to my light bulbs. Our ancestors left to find freedom...it seems we have come full circle.
They are obviously trying to kill FOUR birds with one stone; regarding the tragic shootings in Arizona.
As soon as they could the democrats called for a bill passage trying to accomplish 1 and 2- shown below.
1-► Massive Gun banning (They could try to confiscate every gun in America; crazy people will still find a means to kill)
2-►Silencing political opposition- media and the DNC progressive democrats making all opposing thoughts and speech (but they're own) defined as...
Cruel and bitter criticism.
3-►Trying to Demonize the Tea Party, Palin, Rush,the GOP
4-►Trying to utilize a tragedy to campaign for Obama in 2012 and they're agenda
Assassination Chic Michelle Malkin; a list of articles regarding the left and the climate of hate:
Death of a President a 2006 film regarding the assassination of President Bush (Wiki page discussing the film)
The Assassination of George W. Bush a Love Story: the Amazon page of a novel published in 2007 and this is the synopsis of the sick novel full of comments.
Two links to the Halloween 2008 instance of Sarah Palin being hanged in effigy in West Hollywierd:
MoveOn-er Bites Off Protesters Finger
Obama Nut Goes Crazy on Tea Party: Youtube:
SEIU Attack Black Tea Party Patriot and Tampa Town DNC Slaps Man:
Obama Get in their faces:
Obama To Supporters: Argue with friends and neighbors
Obama: If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun
The difference between Surveyor Symbols and Crosshairs: DEMS used Targets, Bush, Palin did not.
►Obama: They Bring a Knife
We Bring a Gun
►Obama to His Followers: Get in Their Faces!
►Obama on ACORN Mobs: I dont want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! Im angry!
►Obama to His Mercenary Army: Hit Back Twice As Hard
►Obama on the private sector: We talk to these folks so I know whose ass to kick.
►Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean hand to hand combat
►Obama to lib supporters: Its time to Fight for it.
►Obama to Latino supporters: Punish your enemies.
►Obama to democrats: Im itching for a fight.
Soon they will ban the saying, to kill a mockingbird because it represents Obama and the media’s repetitive talking points.
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