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Lawmakers consider new curbs on incendiary speech
thehill.com ^ | 01/10/11 08:52 PM ET | Russell Berman

Posted on 01/11/2011 9:56:35 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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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 Slaughter’s district office last year.

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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.” “I’m 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrat; giffords; incendiaryspeech; lawmakers; reichstagfire
Republican response I was glad to read.

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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 that’s 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. I’ve made my living in politics, and the word ‘targeting’ is not a new word in the political lexicon. That’s just something that is a normal term in how you are going to prioritize your political efforts.”

The Oklahoma Republican added, “I’ve never heard the Tea Party preaching violence; I’ve heard them preaching participation.”

1 posted on 01/11/2011 9:56:43 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
From Hillbuzz=>Drudge Report yanked this story from the Memory Hole…where Leftists in California put up a “Halloween display” depicting Governor Sarah Palin hanging from a roof, execution style, her hands tied behind her back.
2 posted on 01/11/2011 9:59:48 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Buckeye Grad Class of '82)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

A good start would be for them to police themselves.


3 posted on 01/11/2011 10:00:32 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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.


4 posted on 01/11/2011 10:00:40 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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?


5 posted on 01/11/2011 10:02:47 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

My new congressman (Tim Walberg) had this to say.

“It’s better to be free with risks than live in fear,”

No he’s not the greatest speaker but he is a great conservative.


6 posted on 01/11/2011 10:03:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Someone should email that to Clymer. oops I mean Clyburn.


7 posted on 01/11/2011 10:04:14 AM PST by dforest
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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.


8 posted on 01/11/2011 10:05:17 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: cripplecreek

These Congressional morons take silly season to a whole new level.


9 posted on 01/11/2011 10:05:27 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
We need laws that assure present defamation laws apply to public figures.

It's past time the James Clyburns of the Democratic party were prevented from getting away with smearing others with lies.

10 posted on 01/11/2011 10:06:12 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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.


11 posted on 01/11/2011 10:06:25 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Code for; It’s only “incendiary” when it’s not a Democrat saying it.


12 posted on 01/11/2011 10:07:11 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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?


13 posted on 01/11/2011 10:12:47 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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) “.


14 posted on 01/11/2011 10:14:12 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: sodpoodle
We can only hope his "handlers' are exposed in said trial, but I doubt it, they are good at staying backstage.

We do know they had at him during Sept.~Dec..

15 posted on 01/11/2011 10:16:45 AM PST by de.rm (Bang, bang, . . bang. Shhh=Bush, the elder, E. Howard Hunt, LBJ, Mrs, Edgar Hoover)
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To: sodpoodle

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

Slaughter, Louise

???


16 posted on 01/11/2011 10:16:50 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

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.


17 posted on 01/11/2011 10:22:43 AM PST by panthermom
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To: KarlInOhio
Copy and paste this far and wide --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Media and Progressive Democrats Current Tactics

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...

vit·ri·ol/ˈvitrēəl/Noun

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

History of political hate

Assassination Chic – Michelle Malkin; a list of articles regarding the left and the climate of hate:
http://michellemalkin.com/category/unhinged/assassination-chic/

Death of a President – a 2006 film regarding the assassination of President Bush (Wiki page discussing the film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_(2006_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.
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-assassination-of-george-w-bush-a-love-story/1589796

Two links to the Halloween 2008 instance of Sarah Palin being hanged in effigy in West Hollywierd:
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/oct/28/local/me-palineffigy28
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/29/palin.noose/

MoveOn-er Bites Off Protester’s Finger
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/moveon-er-bites-off-protesters-finger-2

Obama Nut Goes Crazy on Tea Party: Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Pa3jhwnJM

SEIU Attack Black Tea Party Patriot and Tampa Town DNC Slaps Man:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFeUhSlHiUQ

Obama “Get in their faces:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxHjjJK3BUk

Obama To Supporters: “Argue with friends and neighbors”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eszcEC4sk0o

Obama: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2006/06/14/obama-if-they-bring-a-knife-to-the-fight-we-bring-a-gun/
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0608/Obama_brings_a _gun_to_a_knife_fight.html

The difference between Surveyor Symbols and Crosshairs: DEMS used Targets, Bush, Palin did not.
http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/01/09/the-difference-between-purveyor-symbols-and-crosshairs/#more-157248

►Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
►Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
►Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m 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: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
►Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
►Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”


18 posted on 01/11/2011 10:28:41 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: GoCards

Soon they will ban the saying, to kill a mockingbird because it represents Obama and the media’s repetitive talking points.


19 posted on 01/11/2011 10:40:00 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
All freedom-loving Americans should be wary of a political party that sets as its primary goal disarming the citizenry, both physically and vocally.
20 posted on 01/11/2011 10:43:30 AM PST by Freedom_Isn't_Free (in fact, it isn't even cheap)
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To: Col Frank Slade

They seem to have forgotten that they are no longer the majority.


21 posted on 01/11/2011 10:50:24 AM PST by giotto
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Bet the kid had 50 violent videos at home....


22 posted on 01/11/2011 10:56:41 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Is this "incendiary speech" going to include lyrics in music?

Black Rappers Call on Blacks to Murder and rape Whites

Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do
23 posted on 01/11/2011 10:59:43 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: Lucky9teen
Is this "incendiary speech" going to include lyrics in music?

Don't you know the difference? Free expression in art is protected by our constitution.

24 posted on 01/11/2011 11:01:27 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I suggest a bill that prohibits any legislative body from passing any law for 90 after such an event. Tincture of time is what's called for at this point, not a bunch of new laws passed by ‘do-something’ lawmakers.
25 posted on 01/11/2011 11:04:49 AM PST by jwparkerjr (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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.

Robert Brady
(Dummy, PA)

(pssst, hey Bob) Have you ever heard or read this:
Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

And genius, whose to determine what 'incite violence' means / constitutes?

Or is it something as simple as my Tagline?
'Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.'
That happens to be a quote from Mark Twain. Soooooo BOB, should we burn all his 'violence inciting' books? I sure hope not as that quote seems to fit YOU to a tee!

And here's a free clue Bob --- Almost ANYTHING spoken or written can 'incite violence' by a CRAZY PERSON. Even saying 'Hello', or 'Good Morning'.

#@$% *&@* $%#@ idiot!

26 posted on 01/11/2011 11:06:45 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Malignant political correctness, and the usual Democrat lowest common denominator response, i.e.:

If someone somewhere eats too much salt, ban all salt.

If someone somewhere misuses a firearm, ban all firearms.

If someone somewhere has a fat child eating a Happy Meal, ban all Happy Meals.

If someone somewhere says something “incendiary” (as defined by effete, metrosexual Democrats), ban all “incendiary” speech.

Nothing screams TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP better than Democrat responses to any perceived “crisis” ...


27 posted on 01/11/2011 11:07:29 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
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.

Isn't it already a crime to communicate a threat against someone . . .anyone . . .like one of us regular folks? I thought so. No need for a special bill - it is already illegal.

28 posted on 01/11/2011 11:15:38 AM PST by BAW (Obama: "If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun.")
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Leftists in California put up a “Halloween display” depicting Governor Sarah Palin

Hey, hey . . that was art. Dunchaknow that art is okay? We must strive to understand what the artist is telling us. //extreme sarc//

29 posted on 01/11/2011 11:18:21 AM PST by BAW (Obama: "If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun.")
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Slaughter has violent connotations.

Perhaps she should changed her name to
Louise Butterflies-Fly-Out-My-Butt-on-a-Warm-Spring-Day.


31 posted on 01/11/2011 11:29:31 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: bert

You're bad.

Oh. Did you allow for windage? ;-)

32 posted on 01/11/2011 11:31:13 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: bert

Exactly what is needed, more political correctness. If we try hard enough we can sanitize our society into perfection but there will be a serious question. Whose idea of perfection will be adopted? I don’t believe people like this “lawmaker”
are the models I wish to choose. It is painfully obvious this man has not thought, in any serious way, about what he is suggesting. He comes from the (wouldn’t it be nice if everyone thought the way I do) school of thought or should I say school of non thought. How can you be a proponent of a free society and free speech and make such claims. Obviously you cannot.


33 posted on 01/11/2011 11:34:20 AM PST by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: rightwingcrazy

What a great analogy! I have always wondered why i get so pi—ed off when someone cuts me off, etc. Now i know. Brilliant.


34 posted on 01/11/2011 11:35:17 AM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: Hotlanta Mike

That’s OK as long as the libs do it.


35 posted on 01/11/2011 11:37:15 AM PST by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

...so somehow banning speech they disagree with will end political assassinations?


36 posted on 01/11/2011 11:37:45 AM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

NObama said : If they bring a knife—we bring a gun.

The loudest comments that are out of line are from the Liberals.


37 posted on 01/11/2011 12:35:45 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The Supreme Court is going to be a very busy place for a few years.

Notice to the elitist politicians: THE BILL OF RIGHTS...THE FIRST AMENDMENT...THE CONSTITUTION

“...or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press,...”


38 posted on 01/11/2011 1:17:04 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (BOYCOTT NEVADA...!!!!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Regrettably, I forgot about that so-called “art” as described by the Left and their often idiotic Liberal friends.


39 posted on 01/11/2011 1:18:35 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: panthermom

I agree. I think we should break away from them IN PEACE and they can have Obama in Ca.


40 posted on 01/11/2011 7:16:20 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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