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Burton takes some heat for 'shooting' remark {CA Democratic Party chairman}
Inside Bay Area ^ | 4/29/11 | Steven Harmon

Posted on 04/29/2011 3:52:02 PM PDT by SmithL

SACRAMENTO -- Republicans are criticizing John Burton, the state Democratic Party chairman, for suggesting Gov. Jerry Brown "try shooting" a Republican to convince them to vote for taxes.

In an interview with Bay Area News Group, Burton said Brown "can try shooting somebody and tell the next guy, 'You don't want that to happen to you, you better step up and vote.' ... What's Jerry going to do unless he took out a gun?"

The comment, made on the eve of the state party's convention kickoff, went over the line, said Mark Standriff, communications director for the state GOP.

"Is it open season on Reeps now?" Standriff asked in a tweet.

"Having a salty reputation is no excuse for poor judgment," Standriff later said in an interview. "I'd ask him for an apology but frankly all I'd expect in return was a well-directed expletive."

The California GOP, Standriff added, is making it "our mission to travel the state with open and civil discourse and we'd hope we'd get the same from the other side. To have this happen doesn't seem to be advancing civil discourse."

Conservative radio talk show host Eric Hogue asked in his own tweet: "Is this rhetoric unbecoming of a party chair?"

Sensitivity over violence-laden political remarks has come under scrutiny since the assassination attempt of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, that many believe was incited by heated political rhetoric.

(Excerpt) Read more at insidebayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bloat; civility; cw2; dncbrownshirts; doublestandard; dupnic; dupnik; electionviolence; goldenstate; newtone; rat; sheriffdupnik; taxandspend; thugthevote; vitriol
Burton will end up blaming the Tea Party, and everyone will buy into it.
1 posted on 04/29/2011 3:52:10 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

As another FReeper said on another thread: “If it wasn’t for double standards the Democrat party would have no standards at all.”


2 posted on 04/29/2011 3:58:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: SmithL

New Civility ping...


3 posted on 04/29/2011 4:02:49 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (PAVE THE PLANET!!)
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To: SmithL

oh, brother! Are there any Democrats in office over the intelligence age of nine? Too many Republicans are included in that question, I might add!

but I forgot. They don’t teach manners, ethics (except for situational ethics) or civics in schools any more!
There are no absolutes. And mediocrity is favored over excellence. It does not bode well for the future, does it?


4 posted on 04/29/2011 4:06:53 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: SmithL

At least the California Republicans have enough spine to block the tax increases. They are not listening to the “starving children” bull crap. The leader of the Republicans in Sacramento said “We are not here to talk about tax increases.” I wish John Boehner would take a lesson.


5 posted on 04/29/2011 4:17:51 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SmithL
Sensitivity over violence-laden political remarks has come under scrutiny since the assassination attempt of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, that many believe was incited by heated political rhetoric.

"Many" being defined as leftards who hear only what they want to hear. No serious observer thinks the Giffords shooting had anything to do with 'heated political rhetoric'.

6 posted on 04/29/2011 4:21:09 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: BenLurkin

7 posted on 04/29/2011 4:22:27 PM PDT 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: SmithL

“Republicans are criticizing John Burton, the state Democratic Party chairman, for suggesting Gov. Jerry Brown “try shooting” a Republican to convince them to vote for taxes.”

Gee-—I didn’t see this reported in the mainstream media./s


8 posted on 04/29/2011 4:32:48 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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They tried to crucify Palin over “Blood Libel” and this a$$hole threatens to shoot republicans for votes... he should be attacked by the left with more ferocity than they attacked Palin with. Being dims... they will probably give him and administration position.

LLS

9 posted on 04/29/2011 5:01:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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They tried to crucify Palin over “Blood Libel” and this a$$hole threatens to shoot republicans for votes... he should be attacked by the left with more ferocity than they attacked Palin with. Being dims... they will probably give him an administration position.

LLS

10 posted on 04/29/2011 5:01:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: SmithL
When the head of a party suggests members of the opposition be shot, that's gotta' be taken as a real threat.

People who have to go to work near this Burton character should GO ARMED. He's a killer FUR SHUR!

11 posted on 04/29/2011 5:04:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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What has Sheriff Dupnik said about this Jared Loughner wanna be?


12 posted on 04/29/2011 5:07:10 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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If Burton has a family they should be taken into protective custody and hidden from this man in a distant and unknown location.


13 posted on 04/29/2011 5:07:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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I don’t get it... why does the Cal Dims need Pub votes on taxes? Just so they don’t get the whole blame when the state defaults?

Pubs are in a small minority and have no real power.


14 posted on 04/29/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT by hattend (How much do you have to invest in the future before you've spent it and no longer have one? - Steyn)
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To: SmithL

The county sheriff must hold Burton for Psych eval.


15 posted on 04/29/2011 5:10:24 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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Currently if you search for ( burton california ) it's the number four Burton thread.

Kind of weird. You usually wouldn't expect that kind of polling so soon when a Democrat threatens to have the Governor kill Republicans.

This story has big heavy legs.

16 posted on 04/29/2011 5:13:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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Go ahead, shoot a Republican! Then they will be justified when they shoot back in self defense.


17 posted on 04/29/2011 5:13:50 PM PDT by reg45
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To: SmithL
Burton was part of the San Francisco liberal takeover of California politics that started in the late 60's thru the 70's and 80's. Boxer, Feinstein, Pelosi, Burton, Willie Brown...like cockroaches, they have infested the state.

Burton is entering geezerhoodom, so he is relegated to shooting off his mouth nowadays.

18 posted on 04/29/2011 5:17:56 PM PDT by muleskinner
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The Rats can pass a budget with a simple majority, but it takes a 2/3 majority to raise taxes. Thus, the only budget they can pass is an all-cuts one, and they are unable and/or unwilling to do that.

Rats in the Legislature claim they can put tax increases on the ballot with a simple majority, but Governor Moonbeam has said he won’t do that. That theory hasn’t been tested in court, and he wants the appearance of bipartisanship, otherwise the taxes are doomed to fail.


19 posted on 04/29/2011 7:35:27 PM PDT by SmithL (No one puts the func in dysfunctional like the California Legislature)
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Everyone will buy into it because Republicans are too stupid to keep the pin in Burton. They should be demanding he resign and they should be doing all they can to get his head on a pike.


20 posted on 04/29/2011 10:23:43 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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Article was moved and the only links I can find is:

http://jacksonville.pointslocal.com/news/2011/04/30/jacksonville/303887/burton-takes-some-heat-for-shooting-remark


21 posted on 11/14/2011 8:55:08 AM PST by NoLibZone (Sexual Harassment:men touching themselves while wearing only jock straps,gyrating on a parade float)
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