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The Wisconsin GOP's terrible, terrible victimization (Moonbat blames GOP for fearing death threats)
Salon ^ | 3/11/2011 | Ron Legro

Posted on 03/12/2011 9:19:15 AM PST by Qbert

On display once again in the wake of the Wisconsin Republican vote to destroy collective bargaining for public workers: the fetish of self-victimization that conservatives seem to possess in spades.

In the aftermath of their most successful power grab in history, Wisconsin Republicans are in some cases too distracted to feel celebratory; instead, they're feeling assaulted and persecuted. Even when they are the very top of the piggy pile, they perceive themselves at the very bottom of it.

Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald, the Wisconsin Assembly speaker and brother of state Senate leader Scott Fitzgerald (whose father was recently appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to run the Wisconsin State Patrol), actually took the floor yesterday to read aloud from some of the death threat emails he and other legislators say they have received.

Yes, that's right. The biggest issue for some Wisconsin Assembly Republicans after voting to undermine public employee unions? Their own safety. So concerned are they that they attempted to make it a big public issue, in much the way that Richard Nixon and his GOP made anti-war protests...

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But fair-minded observers also need to regard the following additional context:

1. Politicians of all political persuasions and in all circumstances, not just situations as volatile as the Republicans managed to engineer in Wisconsin, frequently receive threats. That's just reality. It is reality for many modern celebrities.

2. Those threats come from a very, very tiny minority of citizens, and are sometimes just empty threats from very angry people who can't control their emotions.

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Yet it is Republicans once again making a big, public, political deal out of all such threats...

(emphasis added)

(Excerpt) Read more at open.salon.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: deaththreats; gagdadbob; moonbats; needsbarfalert; onecosmosblog; violentleft; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
Yes... it's a mental disorder.
1 posted on 03/12/2011 9:19:20 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

What is it called? Libanoia?


2 posted on 03/12/2011 9:22:57 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Qbert

Collective bargaining should not be legal for public worker. I say this pastor talking about the “working poor”—what a lie! Teachers making $100,000.00 and getting pensions and health insurance for free are not the working poor.

Nurses, where there is a shortage, can get GOOD jobs ANYWHERE!

Working poor my eye!


3 posted on 03/12/2011 9:23:30 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Qbert
So, if you threaten a person's life, which is illegal, it's not a big deal if that person is a member of the GOP?

I think this is why I could never be a democrat. I just can't lie to myself and others on a daily basis the way these people do.

4 posted on 03/12/2011 9:24:27 AM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Qbert

A diseased mind indeed


5 posted on 03/12/2011 9:24:51 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: screaminsunshine

“What is it called? Libanoia?”

Or just plain old, modern-day Liberalism.


6 posted on 03/12/2011 9:25:00 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Qbert

>>4. And, ironically, it has rarely been the case that conservatives or Republicans or other authoritarian political figures have been the targets of actual violence. While such incidents are not unknown, mostly it has been liberals and Democrats in the cross hairs actually experiencing threats and even getting injured or killed, from FDR through JFK and Martin Luther King to Rep. Giffords.<<

Yeah, no one ever took a shot at Lincoln, Ford, Reagan...

And did our wittle writer sort of forget to note the suspect who shot at Giffords was a LIBERAL?

(that is to the OP, not you, Q).


7 posted on 03/12/2011 9:26:02 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: Qbert

I wonder if this guy wrote any articles about Palin “targeting” voting districts and, if so, was as sanguine?


8 posted on 03/12/2011 9:26:42 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Volunteer

What a moron. It isn’t even worth looking at stuff like this because I don’t even think half of the Democrats believe it.

That death threat, even though it had atrocious grammar, appeared to be serious. How should they take it?


9 posted on 03/12/2011 9:27:21 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Volunteer

“So, if you threaten a person’s life, which is illegal, it’s not a big deal if that person is a member of the GOP?”

Yep. It’s an offshoot of the same deranged thinking of the Left blaming Palin for defending herself after being accused of inspiring the Loughner shootings. They’re insane...

This is one of the many reasons I support the 2A for self-defense.


10 posted on 03/12/2011 9:30:14 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: freedumb2003

“Yeah, no one ever took a shot at Lincoln, Ford, Reagan...

And did our wittle writer sort of forget to note the suspect who shot at Giffords was a LIBERAL?”

Exactly- thought the same thing as I read. And I can’t forget all the Lefty crazies salivating over the Bush assassination film...


11 posted on 03/12/2011 9:34:15 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Qbert

It’s going to be the Republicans fault if one of them gets hurt or killed. /scarc


12 posted on 03/12/2011 9:34:34 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: Qbert

Yet it is Republicans once again making a big, public, political deal out of all such threats...

Yeah, just like it just a tiny, tiny minority of cops who beat on Rodney King, your liberal role model, remember? Yet that didn’t stop u and ur ilk from showing the video hundreds of times to a worldwide audience, nor rioting afterwards. How many people killed, wounded and how much $$$ property damage?


13 posted on 03/12/2011 9:35:11 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: ReverendJames

>> It’s going to be the Republicans fault if one of them gets hurt or killed. /scarc

Exactly. Like the 11 year old child that was gang raped by the 20 #ers in Texas.


14 posted on 03/12/2011 9:37:08 AM PST by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Qbert

Conservatives tend to protect the life, liberty, and property of all citizens. Liberals are too busy trying to suck the life, liberty, and property of productive citizens to make that effort. It's a matter of priorities, really. There's just not enough hours in a day to do everything, you know. (Yes ... they are a little "touched" as my grandparents would have said.)


15 posted on 03/12/2011 9:41:31 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Yep. Or Keith Olbermann throwing a hissy fit over Hillary Clinton mentioning RFK and Obama in the same sentence in the 2008 primaries.

Or the very existence of the SPLC, which sensationalizes every supposed “right-wing” comment to imply immediate threats of massive violence.


16 posted on 03/12/2011 9:44:23 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Qbert

GOPhobic liberals. They need to go to diversity training.


17 posted on 03/12/2011 9:46:41 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Qbert

Lib spin 101. It’s always the fault of the right, never the rats.


18 posted on 03/12/2011 9:47:19 AM PST by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: freedumb2003

Lincoln was no conservative.


19 posted on 03/12/2011 9:48:05 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: freedumb2003

MLK was a Republican, not a Democrat.

Garbage into a liberal mushhead, garbage out as an idiotorial.


20 posted on 03/12/2011 9:48:27 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: woweeitsme

Stalinist monkeys don’t have to believe in the crap they throw around. It’s merely a smear tactic.


21 posted on 03/12/2011 9:51:13 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Paleo Conservative

>>Lincoln was no conservative.<<

Let’s not rehash the Civil War here. My point is that the author is cherry picking “facts” to make a straw man argument.


22 posted on 03/12/2011 9:51:19 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: Qbert

I’ll note this fools name and never pay his work any attention.


23 posted on 03/12/2011 9:54:21 AM PST by daku
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To: a fool in paradise; freedumb2003
MLK was a Republican, not a Democrat.

But he supported no Republican presidential candidates after 1956.

Also, Jackie Robinson is called a Republican, but didn't support any Republican presidential candidates after 1960. He voted for Nixon in 1960, but publicly supported Humphrey in 1968.

24 posted on 03/12/2011 9:59:18 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: daku

I am growing weary of the “Thugs” who are hiding behind OUR Constitution while promoting their communist agenda.

I am sick of being terrorized by internal and external enemies while the people I elect to office refuse to protect me.

It’s about time we excercise our god given rights and rights befitted upon us by OUR Constitution.


25 posted on 03/12/2011 10:01:37 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: Qbert

Do a little Googling for the author’s name, and it quickly becomes apparent that he’s hip deep in Wisconsin union politics and campaign financing, to the point where he was given immunity against campaign finance related charges in 2001 when the Dems were in charge.

I can only imagine what his reaction would be if his celebrity status as a political writer/activist led to similar threats.


26 posted on 03/12/2011 10:11:57 AM PST by M1911A1
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To: Qbert

When I read this phrase “the fetish of self-victimization” it immediately conjures an image of a trendy idiot, wearing a Marxist beard, who gets a job at Salon because of daddy’s influence. The important point is the university pumps out more crap than a sewage plant.


27 posted on 03/12/2011 10:50:52 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Qbert

It’s OK to threaten conservatives. Ask Alec Baldwin.


28 posted on 03/12/2011 11:04:05 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: M1911A1

“I can only imagine what his reaction would be if his celebrity status as a political writer/activist led to similar threats.”

Good point.


29 posted on 03/12/2011 11:27:54 AM PST by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: freedumb2003
And did our wittle writer sort of forget to note the suspect who shot at Giffords was a LIBERAL?

Or that the assassin who shot JFK was a COMMUNIST?

Or that the assassin who shot RFK was a PALESTINIAN?

This has got me wondering whether any assassination (or attempted assassination) of a political figure in America has been committed by someone who could legitimately be called "right wing" ?

Probably the Left is eager to label James Earl Ray a "right winger." But afaik the politics in that situation were very murky.

30 posted on 03/12/2011 11:29:59 AM PST by shhrubbery!
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To: Qbert

Gee I guess this person would be ok with getting emails telling him how them and their family were going to die in fairly graphic detail? What an idiot and the left seems to have an abundance of them!


31 posted on 03/12/2011 12:09:52 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Volunteer
"I think this is why I could never be a democrat. I just can't lie to myself and others on a daily basis the way these people do.

bttt

The worst lies begin by pulling the wool over one's own eyes, or auto-flimflammery, for then one may transmit lies with an undisturbed conscience.

32 posted on 03/12/2011 1:47:07 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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