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  • Obama says Beck, Limbaugh fuel 'troublesome' political climate

    04/02/2010 12:54:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,610+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/2/2010 | Brett Michael Dykes
    In an interview with Harry Smith on CBS' "Early Show" Friday morning, President Obama called out Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh as purveyors of "vitriol" - creating a climate in which he's called a "socialist" and even a "Nazi." Smith asked the president if he was "aware of the level of enmity that crosses the airwaves and that people have made part of their daily conversation about you." Obama replied, "When you've listened to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck it's pretty apparent." The rancor is "troublesome," he said, but he acknowledged it's also a recurring phenomenon. "Keep in mind that...
  • FBI warns extremist letters may encourage violence

    04/02/2010 6:54:58 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 95 replies · 2,481+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 04/02/2010 | Eileen Sullivan and Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON (AP) A federal intelligence note is warning police that an anti-government group's call to remove dozens of sitting governors may encourage others to act out violently. A group that calls itself the Guardians of the free Republics wants to "restore America" by peacefully dismantling parts of the government, according to its Web site. As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters demanding they leave office within three days or they will be removed, according to an internal intelligence note by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, which was obtained by The Associated Press. Investigators...
  • How many lumps? Obama takes care in sizing up critics in 'tea party' movement

    04/01/2010 12:29:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 645+ views ^ | 3/31/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama stepped carefully when talking for the first time about the conservative tea party movement, acknowledging it has legitimate concerns about federal reach and spending, but he contended the core of the loose anti-government network is "on the fringe." The latest political phenomenon, barely a year old, has leaders on both sides of the political spectrum puzzled. Republicans want to co-opt the passion -- and votes -- of tea party disciples to help them oust Democrats from congressional control in the fall midterm elections, without losing other voters in the process. As for Democrats, they have...
  • Rhetoric and guns [barf alert]

    03/31/2010 7:51:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies · 580+ views
    Chicago Trib ^ | 3-31-10 | Tom Mockaitis
    Sarah Palin's Facebook page features a map of the United States with rifle-scopelike cross hairs on the districts of 20 Democratic members of Congress she wants her followers to take "aim" at in the fall elections. Some people may be taking her literally. The recent arrest of nine militia members underscores the potential connection between provocative speech and ideologically motivated violence. The former-Alaska-governor-turned-conservative-icon has denounced violence: "When we take up our arms, we're talking about our vote." However, Palin and her handlers must understand the lesson taught by King Henry II. Frustrated by Archbishop Thomas Becket's defiance of the royal...
  • New York Times: The Government and the Militia Movement (Here it comes!)

    03/31/2010 5:12:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1,516+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | The Editors
    The F.B.I.s raids against members of a Michigan-based Christian militia over the weekend added to concerns about rising far-right activity across the country. Nine members of the group, called the Hutaree, face sedition and weapons charges in a scheme to kill law enforcement officers to incite an antigovernment revolt. As the government deals with the re-emerging militia movement, what did it learn from the experiences of the 1990s, from the disastrous sieges in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992 and at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Tex., in 1993 to its handling of Oklahoma City bombing case? Jess Walter, author,...
  • Liberals In Vitriol Denial

    03/31/2010 6:13:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 664+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    When the Republicans shocked the liberal media elite by winning back Congress in 1994, they had been demonized for months. But it took the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995 for Bill Clinton and all of his "objective" media devotees to really pull the violence card and smear that mass murder all over Newt Gingrich and conservative Republicans, blaming it on their "anti-government" rhetoric. In 2010, our partisan liberal media aren't waiting for the elections to arrive. An arrest of "Christian militia" activists in southern Michigan led Washington Post columnist (and former reporter) Eugene Robinson to proclaim implausibly on...
  • The Hostility Follies

    03/31/2010 6:50:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 310+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Apparently there's a self-proclaimed militia leader named Mike Vanderboegh who runs an obscure, low-traffic blog out of Pinson, Ala. (population 5,007). Mr. Vanderboegh recently called on his fellow "sons of liberty" to break the windows of Democrats to protest health-care reform. Let's start with the obvious: Vanderboegh is an idiot, and anyone who followed his advice is an idiot, too. These people are buffoons, not just because such tactics help Democrats but because such behavior is simply wrong, reprehensible and clownish. Equally wrong, reprehensible and clownish: the reaction to Vanderboegh and his alleged ilk. The Daily Beast's John Avlon insists...
  • Eugene Robinson: Right-wing rhetoric calibrated to incite

    03/31/2010 8:00:58 AM PDT · by rochester_veteran · 38 replies · 941+ views
    ROCNOW ^ | 3/31/2010 | Eugene Robinson
    The vitriolic, anti-government hate speech that is spewed on talk radio every day and, quite regularly, at Tea Party rallies is calibrated not to inform but to incite.
  • Will defamed Tea Party protesters sue McClatchy Co.? - ALAN KEYES

    03/31/2010 7:07:34 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 13 replies · 540+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | March 31, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    On March 20 William Douglas, a black reporter for the McClatchy news service, claimed that Tea Party protesters, demonstrating against the health takeover legislation, screamed the ‘N’ word at members of the Black Caucus as they passed through the protest sight.  Jack Cashill argues convincingly that the claim was a malicious calumny, later embellished with fabricated details. The report was clearly developed as a weapon for use in a shrewdly calculated and still ongoing campaign to thwart the political effect of the disgusted revulsion rising in response to the Obama faction and the elitist subverters of liberty they serve and...
  • Is this Kristallnacht or the Reichstag Fire?

    03/31/2010 12:13:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,106+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 31, 2010 | Ben Shapiro
    One week after the passage of President Obama's quasi-socialized health care scheme, 54 percent of likely voters support repeal. And according to Frank Rich, each and every one of those voters is a budding Nazi. "How curious that a mob fond of likening President Obama to Hitler knows so little about history that it doesn't recognize its own small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht," Rich writes. "The weapon of choice for vigilante violence at Congressional offices has been a brick hurled through a window. So far." It is Rich, naturally, who knows nothing about history; his ardent support of President Obama blinds...
  • Juan Williams: 'Don't Tread on Me' Flags are 'Timothy McVeigh' Imagery

    03/30/2010 4:19:10 PM PDT · by onyx · 246 replies · 4,614+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Tue, 03/30/2010 - | Matthew Balan
    On Monday's O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, NPR news analyst Juan Williams furthered the left's talking point about the tea party's supposed connection to militias, and even went so far to claim that the Gadsden or "Don't Tread on Me" flags used by the conservative grassroots movement is "the same imagery that was on Timothy McVeigh" Read more and see video HERE.
  • Note to Liberal Elite: It's Not About Race

    03/30/2010 7:05:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 548+ views ^ | March 30, 2010 | David Paul Kuhn
    New York Times columnist Frank Rich argues that opponents of Obama's healthcare legislation are motivated by racism. The Washington Post's Colbert King believes Tea Party activists "forerunners" are Southern segregationists. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution's Cynthia Tucker views racist incidents as a "reflection on the Grand Old Party" overall. We heard the same arguments last September. Liberals were struggling to make sense of the angry town hall meetings. "An overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man," Jimmy Carter said. Days before, the Times' Maureen Dowd concluded that...
  • All Tea Party members are racist? (Vanity)

    03/30/2010 5:13:50 PM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 39 replies · 911+ views
    Vanity | 31 March 2010 | areukiddingme1
    Okie doky, then all liberals are American hating, pot smoking hippies, homos, and un-patriotic. Isnt that a fair comparison? I mean, the liberal movement really got its momentum in the 1960s during the anti-war rallies which were immersed in illegal drug use. They burnt American flags and spit on returning American Soldiers from Viet Nam, that is pretty un-patriotic, and American hating in my book, maybe those of you on the left thought that was patriotic. Unlike the recent events at the Tea Party rally in Washington, DC, there is audio and video of the left spiting on Soldiers and...
  • Al Sharpton Calls Elements of Tea Party Racist; O'Reilly Puts Him Back in His Place

    03/30/2010 1:42:12 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 22 replies · 2,693+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | March 30, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Looks like Al Sharpton still hasn't learned his lesson from the demeaning Tawana Brawley incident from more than 20 years ago. On the O'Reilly Factor, Sharpton opened his big, fat, bigoted mouth (again) and accused elements of the Tea Party of being racist. His accusations centered around a debate based on unverifiable rumors that some members of the Tea Party are racists, mainly based on doubtful footage of a white protester heckling black congressman Emanuel Cleaver as he walked into Congress last week, and also unsubstantiated allegations by black congressman John Lewis that he was called the ever-omnipotent N-word. However,...
  • O'Reilly Tonight: Al Sharpton Claims He Seen the Tea Party Racist Remarks on Video Tape

    03/29/2010 5:51:37 PM PDT · by Son House · 76 replies · 1,925+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor | 3-29-10 | Alias: Son House
    Tonight, Al Sharpton claims he seen a video of where a racist remark was yelled as the Democrats passed through the protesters. O'Reilly tries to bring him back to reality by saying there never was any video that ever showed that. Let Sharpton put up!
  • Video: Ingraham Defending Right-Wing Violence?

    03/29/2010 5:19:49 PM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 14 replies · 998+ views
    Pundit Girl! ^ | 3-29-10 | James
    In case you missed it: Laura Ingraham questions the legitimacy of the Democrats' claims of right-wing driven violence. Laura has a lot of class!