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It's not just Hillary

You know what? This is just completely unacceptable:

Shame on these people. They are truly a disgrace to America.

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Gee, Jack...Tell us something we don't already know.

I don't know the woman, but I was surprised by Huckabee's remark, I thought he was a decent person.
Thanks for the heads-up.

Don't you just get a gut feeling that someone on the right, whether it is Fox News or some "swift boat" type of group is going to cross the line in such an egregious fashion and say something about Obama so repulsive that it will unite the Dems, and America for that matter, against what has become of the GOP.

I blame Rove and the vast right wing conspiracy that forced Hillary and her friends in the video to this point desperation.

A.B.R. Always Blame Rove

The woman is Liz Trotta, Fox News "analyst." At least for the moment.

When a democratic society fails to honor the contract by which we elect our leaders in peace, and let them govern in peace, and show our approval or disapproval by keeping them or turning them out of office--when the incantation "He is not one of us" dips so far below sanity that we pretend the rules and decencies aren't in force any more--it is more than one person who is harmed. This loose way of talking and thinking of violence hardens us against real responsibility if the violent thing should happen. We are administering shocks to ourselves in advance so as not to be surprised by the actuality. But such preparations are in their very nature corrupt, and corrupting. And they are not less so when used against any person of dignity and estimation, on the public stage, than when they are leveled against an elected official.


Helluva catch with that quote JB. Nice work.

Well, there is this: May 26-27, 2008 -- Another good reason why Fox News should have all of its FCC and other licenses yanked -- Paid commentator on Fox suggests killing Barack Obama; the Hillary Clinton comments are part of something much bigger and uglier and linked to the right-wing media machine.

See, Jack, tsk-tsk'ing that it is "completely unacceptable," "shame" on FUXNews, "truly a disgrace" of America by FUXNews, etc., etc., don't much mean squat, y'know?

Try this: ABOLISH FUXNews. DEMAND the FCC revoke broadcast license of FUXNews. LIARS Larson so proudly he hails FUXNews is his partner. BOYCOTT Cable TV -- Cancel your subscription today. Else YOU ARE FUNDING IT.

Raise HELL. BURY Cable TV since CABLE TV committed suicide -- FUXNews and Cable TV is DEAD.

Cable TV to America democracy: Drop Dead! And give us all your money.

(P.S. At first, when I set my browser for WayneMadsenReport.COM an intercept Bushbutcher virus gave a false on-screen error message that the website was unreachable because my browser did not have authorization clearance. I worked around it to get the link and bring it here, posted above. In case you see glitches trying to click on the link, the crime in progress is fascism, internet jamming, by neo-cons such as LIARS Larson, FUXNews, Bushbutcher, and whoever is sending money to Pay TV on Cable or Satellite Dish.)

I remember a phrase said during the previous President's tenure... "Character isn't important, leadership skills are."

Well, here we are, a decade later, and we have what many wanted, characterless people leading us, in our elected offices, and in every area of our society. People got caught up in the acrimony and accusations, and when they say something which is absolutely wrong they hide behind a smoke screen of deception, finger pointing and denial. TAKE NOTE, it is time to take responsibility for your actions and words.

Character matters.

Thats pretty bad. That woman should be fired. And Huckabee is just an idiot.

Huckabee's quote is not that surprising from someone pandering to the NRA. Apparently it's funny that someone would duck when a gun is pointed in their direction. What a weenie! Stand there and take the bullet like a man! The NRA no longer views guns as powerful tools that require a high degree of responsibility, but instead as toys that should be used to threaten liberals.

Liz Trotta's comment is just appalling. I've never understood why in moments like that the anchor doesn't stop and say, "Liz, I'm sure you didn't mean what you just said." He just laughs off what is probably the most offensive comment of the entire presidential campaign.

Jack is correct, what they both said was "just completely unacceptable".

But Tensquat's suggestions are worthy of only the most unhinged lunatics. (Bury cable TV? Bury CNN?, MSNBC?)

So, did they actively advocate the assassination of Obama? I don't think so. They joked about it, which is still inappropriate.

But what about that vast right wing conspiracy? Were they the ones who created a full length feature film about assassinating GW Bush? Google "bush assassination" and get 438,000 hits.

Hinting at assassination is:

1) "just completely unacceptable"
2) nothing new in American politics
3) practiced equally or more by the left against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld than the right against Obama

A wonderful consideration of the "acceptability" of talking about assassination can be found here:

Wow, Harry, you sound uncomfortable being associated with treason and fascist traitors.

Why squirm and curdle sourpuss if you have no dark guilty thoughts to hide?

Don't you just get a gut feeling that someone on the right, whether it is Fox News or some "swift boat" type of group is going to cross the line in such an egregious fashion and say something about Obama so repulsive that it will unite the Dems, and America for that matter, against what has become of the GOP.

What more should it take? The pitiful part is that this is how a very large segment of America thinks: that it's OK to murder your political enemies or anyone who disagrees with you.

Tenskey: congrats on your last post...Just two paragraphs, one sentence each. And no made up words or variations on Lars Larson's name.

The first example is a person who said "Osama" when she meant "Obama", and then tried to make light of it. She certainly doesn't look like a potential assassin. Ted Kennedy confused the two names not long ago, and I don't recall the Left freaking out then.

The second example was Huckabee trying to make light of an unexplained noise off stage: he promptly apologized for the joke and Obama accepted the apology. If anything, it demonstrates that Huckabee sees Obama as the likely Democratic Nominee (a likely NRA villain), and not as a black man. If Huckabee had been thinking about the racial undertones of (mostly) white (mostly) men pointing guns at a black politician, he wouldn't have joked about it. Notably, according to several observers, the 6,000 NRA members were not amused by the failed attempt at humor. Gun nuts don't joke about pointing guns at people.

"The first example is a person who said "Osama" when she meant "Obama", and then tried to make light of it. She certainly doesn't look like a potential assassin."

So making light of the assassination of the first serious black presidential candidate is OK as long as you don't "look like a potential assassin"?

What would a potential assassin look like, anyway? I assume you work for the secret service since you can tell so well.

"Ted Kennedy confused the two names not long ago, and I don't recall the Left freaking out then."

Maybe because he did not turn the confusion into a joke about assassinating Obama?

"If Huckabee had been thinking about the racial undertones of (mostly) white (mostly) men pointing guns at a black politician, he wouldn't have joked about it."

So it's OK to joke about shooting another candidate with a gun as long as the joker is not motivated by racism? Hm.

You might want to re-assess your estimation of the level of racial undertones in the thought process of a white Arkansan who grew up eating fried squirrel and is now joking about shooting a black presidential candidate with a gun.

If only there were some way to work in a reference to Bush's Karla Faye Tucker impersonation here.


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