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Are Democrats The Latest Anti-Semite Hate Group Promoting Violence

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    Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 … th-threat/

    An arrest has been made in a death threat against a Jewish Republican Congressman by a pro-Obama supporter. Obviously all the Democrats must be just like this guy, anti-Semite haters. I mean it makes sense right, since all the Tea Party Protesters are obviously racist even though there's been no evidence of any threats of violence, or racist speech, or any arrests of any Tea Party members.

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lame.

    2. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      SOMEONE CALLED CONGRESSMAN EMANUEL LEWIS A "N@#$#R" ON THE CAPITOL STEPS.  ANOTHER CONGRESSMAN WAS SPIT ON WHILE ON THESE SAME STEPS AT THE SAME TIME. SO IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN ANYTHING BUT A PLANNED RIGHT WING NUT ATTACK ON DEMOCRATS.  YOU TOP NUT RIGHT NOW; SARAH PALIN, IS SHOWING PICTURES OF DEMOCRATS IN CROSS HAIRS. AT THE TEA PARTY KLAN RALLYS; PICTURES AND COMMENTS BY THE THE PEOPLE THERE ARE FILL WITH HATE VIOLENCE AND RACISM. THE HATE SHOWN BY RIGHT WING NUTS FAR EXCEED ANY ONE INSTANCE YOU CAN COME UP WITH.

    3. AdsenseStrategies profile image71
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 6 years ago in reply to this
  2. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 6 years ago

    I look forward to the day when you wake up and create a POSITIVE thread on Hubpages, instead of this trend you have, Poppa Blues.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It'll never happen.

    2. donotfear profile image90
      donotfearposted 6 years ago in reply to this


      I recognize the sarcasm in poppa's post. But I don't see it as bad.

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        Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks DNF! The left doesn't like the truth. They'll talk about civil rights, and discrimination, and tolerance until they are confronted with their own discrimination and intolerance, then they just get nasty! They want to paint the Tea Party with a broad brush of racism and the promotion of violence simply because they oppose their views on freedom and small government.

        1. William R. Wilson profile image60
          William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this



          LOL. This is wonderful irony. You started this thread with the supposed intention of pointing out how the tea partiers are wrongly painted as all racists and violent. "Don't stereotype me bro, we're not all racist and violent!" LOL. Then you go and say "Everyone on the left is intolerant blah blah blah."

          Look, I hold socialist views on some things, and anarchist views on other things.  I agree with libertarians on some things and I agree with republicans on some things. 

          If you sincerely want to stop the name calling and accusations and division, don't go name calling and accusing everyone who voted for Obama of hating freedom.

          Again:  where are the public condemnations from the Tea Party of Sarah Palin for using violent rhetoric on her facebook page?  Where's the public statements against Ted Nugent for his statements about Obama? 

          It's not just some individuals within the movement.  It's the leaders of the movement who are using this rhetoric. 

          If you don't want to be called a racist kook, don't hang out with racist kooks.

          1. William R. Wilson profile image60
            William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And I should say that Gamergirl is probably handling this the best of anyone here.  We need more conversations and less name calling, and that includes me.

            But if you go around saying "the left" (which you define as all democrats) "hates freedom" then you're not going to have a very productive conversation.

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            Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I didn't say everyone on the left was intolerant, i said "they" as in generally speaking are hypocrites when it comes to the freedoms they purport to espouse, like free speech for example like when those Canadian students threatened Coulter and she had to cancel her speech.
            The left is tolerant of lots of things, abortion, gays, etc. which is fine, I don't have a problem with it but the rhetoric against the tea parties is over the line referring to them as "teabaggers" and painting the whole movement as racist and violent, is like saying all Muslims are terrorists and all blacks are criminals, it's absurd!
            Oh and Palin did not show congressman in cross hairs! What nonsense! Did you go to her facebook page? I did! It was a map of the USA with certain congressional districts in crosshairs to indicate they are targeted districts come election day certainly not a promotion of violence!

            1. William R. Wilson profile image60
              William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              you said:

              "The left doesn't like the truth. They'll talk about civil rights, and discrimination, and tolerance until they are confronted with their own discrimination and intolerance, then they just get nasty... they oppose their views on freedom and small government."

              Then gamergirl asked: 

              "Without using derogatory or accusatory language, can you please explain to me what you believe to be the "left"?"

              and you said:

              "Sure the democrats"

              So, it seems to me you said pretty clearly that democrats (oh, maybe half the country) don't like the truth and oppose freedom. 

              Ok, so you were only speaking in general, not about every single individual?  Fair enough.  Then when someone calls the teabaggers racist because there are racist signs at the protests and the teabaggers shout racist slurs at a black Congressman, don't complain about it.  Because we're not calling all teabaggers racist, only, in general, the people who aren't mad at the teabaggers for being so overtly racist.

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                Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Well when I said the democrats it was an over simplification to illustrate my views, I should have said mainly democrats.

                Anyway it's more complicated then the way you present it. Many folks that are registered democrats or support them do so because they are the beneficiary of the "free stuff" the dems hand out, or they are young and indoctrinated by our public education system, or they just never learned about the constitution. When I said the democrats I was referring to the politician that are members of that party. They know full well they are socialists.

          3. donotfear profile image90
            donotfearposted 6 years ago in reply to this


            It was meant as a sarcasm. To show how far one side goes, the other does the same. I got it. I get it. But I'm not letting left, right, or middle offend me outwardly.

        2. donotfear profile image90
          donotfearposted 6 years ago in reply to this


          YEP. I see it.

    3. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      these threads do nothing but promote division.

      1. LiamBean profile image88
        LiamBeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'd say, considering the usual responses from both sides, that this is exactly what Poppa Blues and his cohort Sab Oh, intend.

        Kudos boys!

        Bet you don't get a cushy multi-million dollar contract like Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck though.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image91
          rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I guess so, on one of these threads there's a comment regarding 'wisdom comes with age' while he was degrading a younger poster for his opposing views. there's nothing wise in condescension. age does not = wisdom. I know young people that can give a very intelligent debate on national and global issues without attacking the other person. I don't see much of that here in these kind of threads.  that's why I choose to stay out of them.

          1. LiamBean profile image88
            LiamBeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sometimes age means senility. Not that I'm attributing that problem to either Poppa Blues or Sab Oh.

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        Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I disagree! (What a surprise!) smile The division is already there. What these threads do, I hope, is help each side understand the other side as well as the faults of their own arguments.
        People shouldn't take it personal. I know I don't.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image91
          rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          did you ever see the movie, The Great Debaters?  I think it's a great example of impassioned political debate. what happens here is not what I would consider debate.  but it can be entertaining at times as long as people aren't being callous. wink
          I do recommend the movie if you haven't seen it.

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            Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I haven't seen it and I'm surprised because I see just about every movie that comes out. It sounds like one I'd love, but my wife will hate it! big_smile

            1. rebekahELLE profile image91
              rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              well, you will love it, and so will your wife. smile it is based on a true story and is very inspiring.

              'A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.'

              1. Sab Oh profile image61
                Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I was going to watch that movie but then I noticed that 'Watcing Paint Dry' was on at the same time and I had to go with the one that seemed more interesting.

                1. rebekahELLE profile image91
                  rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I have to go now, but hey, if you're in education, you will love this movie.

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    I never thought I would see my country divided in this way.


    I know the American people are Patriotic on both sides.

    I do not for one second think that citizens on the left want to engage in violence against their fellow countrymen.  Nor do I think that citizens on the right want such a confrontation.

    There are people on both sides who are fed up with Washington in general and are now getting their voices heard.

    I think the left views the protests as being against them.  It is not Or maybe they think it is against their President.  It is not.

    It is the system as a whole.  Corruption needs to end.  Corporate and bank control of our country needs to end.

    If Obama loses in 2012 and a republican gets in office this in no way changes the system.

    The govt needs to be accountable to the people at every level.  From multi trillion dollar debt to janitors in our school system stealing supplies.

    We need to hold our employee's to higher standards.

    The only reason we have to deal with a corrupt system is because we do.

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The most sensible thing I've read so far today Arthur!

      (Gamergirl a close second.)

    2. politicsdaylee profile image60
      politicsdayleeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with Will Great post!

    3. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Very reasonable post there, Arthur.

    4. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good points Arthur. People better remember we are not the bad guys the 545 crooks on Capitol Hill are ! And we better start working together ! United we stand. Divided we fall. And we are falling !

      1. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think things are too bad yet Tony.  We are nowhere near where we were during the Depression.  And back in the early 90s the Militia groups were running around in their camo PJs too (something about democratic presidents seems to bring the nuts out of the woodwork). 

        I hardly think the passage of the healthcare bill will bring about mass insurrection. 

        My prediction is that things will gradually get better (relative to the past two years).  We may never again achieve the power and wealth of the post WW2 years but this recession is easing. 

        However, the whole planet is in for a crappy ride this century I think.  Global warming, rising population, peak oil, overfishing of the oceans - these are the really scary things.

        1. tony0724 profile image59
          tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I was refering to the division of American citizens and their Ideologies William. These forums are a prime example of the lack of civil discourse and the ugly differences we the people have with each other. Meanwhile the crooks in Washington do business as usual while we are at each others throats !

          1. AdsenseStrategies profile image71
            AdsenseStrategiesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Truer words, indeed.

          2. Ralph Deeds profile image69
            Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Tony, I don't disagree. We should be more civil. However, compared to some other discussion forums this one is almost a Sunday school.

  4. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 6 years ago

    I really should write that hub I've got cooking in my brain about Anarcho-Minimalism.  ;-)

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes you should.  Forums are a big waste of time! 

      Yet here I am...

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    Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago

    The post was tongue in cheek, sorry of you didn't get it! Of course the notion is absurd, but no more so then claiming the Tea Party Protesters are racist promoters of violence. Yet the media and many here want to paint the Tea Party with the broad brush of racism, this even though there hasn't been a single arrest nor has the claims of disparaging racist statements hurled at representatives in the capitol been confirmed, in spite of the fact that there clearly were witnesses including uniformed security present.
    The left, and the media have behaved unfairly in reporting this story and it's time they own up to the absurdity of their claims!

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story/Te … UsmDg.cspx

      http://rawstory.com/2009/2009/11/tea-pa … i-germany/

      http://www.atlargely.com/atlargely/2010 … hreat.html   (he also had a grenade launcher, among other things)



      watch this video - listen closely about 1:35.

      http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/03/20/9 … sters.html

      Racists signs at Tea Party events:

      http://www.mediaite.com/online/tea-part … word-sign/

      violent signs at tea party event:

      http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/20/code-red-gun/

      Why are you still defending these people Poppa?

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        Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not a single arrest for violence. I can't view the video now but I have yet to see proof of the claims on even the liberal media. Again, you pick out a couple of signs and apply your judgement to an entire group of people, so how is that different than me doing the same to the democrats based on the video of the death threat of Cantor by the guy that admitted to firing a bullet through his window? Seems to me you have a double standard.

        1. William R. Wilson profile image60
          William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          My question is, why don't the teapartiers speak out against people like Ted Nugent, when he holds up a machine gun and says "Obama suck on this".

          Why don't the tea partiers denounce Sarah Palin for saying "It's time to reload" and when she has pictures of democratic representatives with crosshairs on them? 

          Why don't the tea partiers, as a group, make sure that those protesters who have violent or racist signs are excluded?  Destroy their signs, or at the very least don't let them protest with you.  Make the racists stand in their own little group?

          My point is, racist and violent rhetoric comes from all over the right wing side of the aisle.  Sure there are lefty nutjobs but I never saw a single racist or violent sign at any antiwar or anti Bush protests I've been to. 

          And while there are people on the left who call for violence, the democratic mainstream is not using violent rhetoric.

          1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
            Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Those are all good questions. Those behind the Tea Party and the GOP will reap the whirlwind they are encouraging.

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            Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Really Mr. Wilson you've never seen a violent sign at an anti Bush protest?

            I have already posted pictures of the violence at leftists protests so I won't do it again.

            I must say the Tea Party organizations have spoken out against the violence, but you won't see that reported of the left wing media that you watch like Democracy Now and such. I can send you copies of email I receive from the Tea Party movement calling for peaceful and respectful protest because let's face it they don't want their brand soiled.

            The question is who gains from soiling their brand? Hmmm... would that be the democrats? The democrats are trembling in fear from the rising tide of grass roots rejection of their socialist agenda. They will do anything to discredit and disparage that movement and they have from the beginning. They have apparently convinced a number of folks that the movement is full of racist haters, yourself included!

            "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
            Thomas Jefferson

          3. Sab Oh profile image61
            Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            "Sure there are lefty nutjobs but I never saw a single racist or violent sign at any antiwar or anti Bush protests I've been to.  "

            You weren't looking for them.

            1. donotfear profile image90
              donotfearposted 6 years ago in reply to this


              They are everywhere, in every political party, every race, every denomination. Not just one........

    2. politicsdaylee profile image60
      politicsdayleeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like the tea party, we have radicals on both sides my solution is go vote.
      violence begets violence.....

      1. politicsdaylee profile image60
        politicsdayleeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I like the tea party because, It seems they stand for more freedom and less taxes..

    3. LiamBean profile image88
      LiamBeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      When you come out swinging and "hit" a number of people in the process it's hardly a "tongue in cheek" post.

      But I would never use the word subtle in the same sentence with your handle.

      Read the link. Crazy people don't have a political party unless it's one they've formed themselves...and all those voices they hear.

  6. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    And I thought Cantor had made this stuff up - according to some of our uber liberal friends.

    I abhor violence and threats. What I don't understand, however, is how so many of the anti-violence group were mute when groups were holding signs that said "Save America - Kill Bush." And what about the movie made about assassinating Bush? Can you imagine the reaction if there was a movie about assasinating Obama????

    Both sides need to chill! Debate peacefully and vote!

  7. Danny R Hand profile image60
    Danny R Handposted 6 years ago

    What gets me is that BOTH parties, by use of party indoctrination and propaganda have pitted the American citizens against each other. And now through thier retoric they are inciting more aggressive(even violent) behavoir. When are we as citizens going to wake up! Even George Washington recognized way back when that a two party system would be detrimental. Yet here we are with a two party system, at each others throats because we don't dare to absolve these two parties. WHY?

  8. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I actually think they like dividing us because it decreases our power as citizens. Imagine if it were an "us against them" scenario!!

    1. Danny R Hand profile image60
      Danny R Handposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It should be.

  9. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 6 years ago

    Poppa Blues,

    Without using derogatory or accusatory language, can you please explain to me what you believe to be the "left"?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sure the democrats.

  10. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 6 years ago

    Is that all?  I mean, is there more to it than that?  Or is the entire smearing of people, within and outside of the government payroll, the "leftist, socialist, Marxist, Communist" -ist parade solely based on political party?

    I'm trying to understand your personal definition of what makes a person a "leftist."

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well I didn't want to hurt your feelings! Of course it's more complicated than that because everyone is different and will have slightly different views, but in general those that think the constitution doesn't apply any longer because it's old, those that believe larger government is the answer to our problems, those that think the government should be the entity that decides what is best for the "common good" and is the sole decider of what powers are theirs, and those that believe that the majority rules and the individual doesn't matter. That's the left, the socialist, Marxist, left.

  11. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 6 years ago

    Thank you for providing that broader explanation of your perception of what the left means. smile

    And see, you only insulted people who believe that way at the very, very end. tongue

    The problem I see is that both sides have issues that are wrong in dealing with the millions and millions of people in the United States.  But that, I think, is a topic for a different thread.  smile

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would hope no one was insulted by that post! Why would they be? If you are a Marxist then you shouldn't be ashamed to be called one. If you believe in the same things a socialist believes then why would that label offend?
      These aren't meant to be insults but merely labels that define a person's philosophy.

      Perhaps you're not a US citizen and you don't understand the constitution or the role of the federal government. Think of the US as a collection of 50 sovereign countries that formed a bureaucracy to handle certain tasks common to all the states, like national defense, international trade, and foreign relations. Not imagine that entity unilaterally expanding the scope of it's powers without the consent of the parties that formed it. That's the US government today.

  12. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 6 years ago

    *chuckles*

    I am a US citizen, a veteran, and something of an anarch (favoring minimalist government, and anarchistic capitalism.)

    However, I also believe that the buzz words, the labels, have in and of themselves become slurs when used in political debate.  I think that people use them when perceiving situations through their own blinders to imply negative things and illicit negative reaction toward their verbal opponent.

    I agree that the government has grown too large, has gotten way too far out of hand, and that it's up to the American people to change things - either by breaking down the system that has plagued us for decades, or by reforming the system to provide for the majority, while allowing the individual to thrive.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hardly consider referring to someone as a socialist name calling or a slur. Okay it's more hyperbole from me but it's an accurate description of those in favor of wealth distribution by the government. Even Howard Dean referred to the Health Care bill as wealth re-distribution, which is a socialist concept and one that believes that bill should have been passed believes in socialism and is therefore a socialist, and that's forgetting that the government doesn't even have the constitutional authority to pass such a law. So if someone is insulted by the label, I'm sorry, but it is what it is.

      1. Friendlyword profile image60
        Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'll ask this question for the tenth time.(with no answer again I bet).

        What Company has this Country has taken over and now controls and distributes it's money?

        ...  I dont hear you!!!!

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          http://www.pygtk.org/articles/cairo-pygtk-widgets/clock.gif

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          Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The Federal Reserve

          1. Friendlyword profile image60
            Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            For Real...
            The Federal Reserve is a company like Delta Airlines or Domino Sugar?

            Give me a few companies like that...tic...tok...

            1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
              Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this



              The Federal Reserve is a private bank who knows who owns and controls them.

              Saying the Federal Reserve is not a private company is like saying that Federal Express is part of the govt.

  13. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 6 years ago

    Shhhh William.  You'll ruin my carefully cultivated forum troll street cred.  tongue

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      TPAM is a positive influence in these forums....

      oops, wrong thread

  14. Ralph Deeds profile image69
    Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago

    From Harper's

    President Barack Obama signed a
    health-care reform bill that will extend coverage to 32
    million uninsured Americans. "This is a big fucking deal,"
    said Vice President Joe Biden. Republican lawmakers, not
    one of whom voted to pass the law, were outraged. Corey
    Poitier, a Florida GOP candidate for Congress, compared
    Obama to a Little Rascal: "Listen up, Buckwheat. This is
    not how it is done!" Poitier, who is black, defended the
    remark. "People love Buckwheat," he said, then looked at
    his palms to prove he wasn't racist. "This isn't a spray
    tan. This is real." Sarah Palin urged her supporters to
    act, Tweeting "Don't retreat, instead--RELOAD!" A propane
    line was cut at the house of Representative Tom
    Perriello's (D., Va.) brother after right-wing bloggers
    mistakenly identified the home as that of the congressman;
    a coffin was left in front of Representative Russ
    Carnahan's (D., Mo.) house; a Minnesota congresswoman
    received a letter containing an unwrapped condom and
    reading, "Betty McCollum, you've been dry fucked by the
    liberal party"; and an anonymous caller told the
    anti-abortion Representative Bart Stupak (D., Mich.), "I
    hope you bleed out your ass, got cancer and die, you
    motherfucker." A Texas newborn with a heart defect was
    denied health insurance because of his pre-existing
    condition.

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ralph stop being so intolerant and nasty!

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        and truthful, Ralph.. stop it!

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image69
        Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry! But I didn't say I agreed with Harper's.

        1. Doug Hughes profile image60
          Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I trust you will stop quoting those intolerant socialist hate magazines.

  15. William R. Wilson profile image60
    William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago

    I got this in my email today. Sums up a lot of what's coming from the right:

    quoted:

    Just over a week ago, Tea Party protestors hurled racial and homophobic slurs and spat at members of Congress.1  That was followed by a rash of vandalism and death threats targeting Democratic members of Congress.2

    Republicans have done almost nothing to tamp down this dangerous atmosphere and have even egged the protesters on. And when the Republican National Committee was asked to endorse a bi-partisan “civility” statement that would send a message to the protesters, they refused.3

    It's time to demand that Republican leaders stop turning a blind eye to violence and hate before it gets out of control and someone gets hurt.  Please click below to add your voice, and please ask your friends and family to do the same:

    http://act.colorofchange.org/go/126?id= … 1F&t=4


    Since the passage of health care reform last week, at least 10 members of Congress have received threats and requested additional police presence.4  Windows and doors were smashed at several representatives' offices, and a gas line was cut at what vandals thought was the house of Congressman Tom Perriello.5  One office had to be evacuated when it received a threatening letter filled with an unidentified white powder.6

    Meanwhile, some Republicans have tried to justify the vandalism or blame Democrats for inviting it on themselves,7,8 and others have escalated their use of violent rhetoric. Sarah Palin told her supporters "Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!", and published a map with cross-hairs over the districts of some Democrats who voted for health care reform.9  RNC Chairman Michael Steele said  "let's start getting Nancy [Pelosi] ready for the firing line this November."10

    Last Saturday's protest and this week's past events are just the most recent example of the intolerance and hate coming from right-wing extremists this past year. At times it's been instigated by Republican leaders. When not, it's usually condoned and seen as part of a strategy to score politically. Either way, it's completely unacceptable and has to stop.

    We're calling on RNC Chair Michael Steele, House Minority Leader John Boehner, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to publicly do two simple things:

       1. Unequivocally condemn bigotry and hate among their supporters, and make clear that those who embrace it have no place in their party.
           
       2. Make clear that they will not tolerate fear-mongering and coded appeals to racism from officials in the Republican party, at any level.

    The Tea Party movement has been marked by racially inflammatory and violent outbursts since its inception a year ago.11 GOP leaders are trying to pass off last weekend's assaults on Congressmen Lewis, Cleaver, Clyburn and Frank as isolated incidents. But when so-called "isolated incidents" crop up again and again, a pattern starts to emerge. The examples are numerous

    At rallies held to protest tax day last year, Tea Partiers carried signs that announced "Obama's Plan: White Slavery," "The American Taxpayers are the Jews for Obama's Oven," and "Guns Tomorrow!"12 The Republican National Committee had endorsed the rallies, and RNC Chairman Michael Steele encouraged Tea Partiers to send a "virtual tea bag" to President Obama and Democratic Congressional leadership.13 After reports of the fear-mongering signs surfaced, Steele did nothing to distance his party from the lunatic fringe. He has even gone so far as to say that if he didn't have his current position, he'd be "out there with the tea partiers."14 Some Republican governors even planned a "Tea Party 2.0" for the following month in an effort to build on the rallies' momentum.15

    The Tea Party's venomous rhetoric picked up steam over the summer, when angry mobs flooded town hall meetings legislators had organized as sites for rational, civil debate on health care reform. After one meeting in Atlanta, a swastika was painted on the office of Congressman David Scott (D-GA), who had also received a flier addressed to "nigga David Scott."16 Some protesters showed up at town hall meetings carrying guns, including at least one man who was armed at an event where the President was speaking.17 Again, Republicans responded to these tactics with silence, doing nothing to denounce them.

    Similarly, there was no public outcry from Republican leadership when Mark Williams, a leader of the Tea Party movement, was exposed for having described the President as "an Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug and a racist in chief" on his blog.18 Instead, members of the GOP continued to show up to and endorse Tea Party rallies. And as recently as Sunday -- the day that the historic health care bill passed the House -- Republican members of the House riled up the same Tea Party crowd that had earlier harassed their fellow members with hate and bigotry.

    Despite all of this, Republican leaders have courted the Tea Party movement while methodically supporting, exacerbating and exploiting their fear and anger for cynical political ends.19

    1. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      More objective truth!!! This has to STOP!

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    Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago

    More left wing propaganda Mr. Wilson.

    1. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The hypocrisy is shameless

      1. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Isn't it though?

        1. Sab Oh profile image61
          Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          YES, it is.

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            Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Words matter! Look at how that email is worded, it's designed to solicit a point of view and it's effective. I'm not saying that the right doesn't engage in the same tactics, they do, but one has to be able to look passed the rhetoric and glean the truth. You simply can't accept things as facts because someone in an email wrote it as though it were.
            Bottom line is the left will believe what fits their ideology as will the right, and the left ideology is for big government wealth redistribution, socialism. So why do they get upset when I refer to them as socialists, when that is indeed what they are?

            1. William R. Wilson profile image60
              William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes it is designed to make people act. 

              But the underlying facts remain:  tea party protesters have held racist and violent signs - examples of which I have provided here.  The teabaggers shouted a racial epithet at black members of congress - evidence of which I provided here. 

              The leaders of the movement are engaged in violent rhetoric - evidence of which I have provided. 

              The republican party has not distanced themselves from this violent and racist rhetoric.

              So, those are the facts, stripped of emotional language. 

              LOL and I'm a hypocrite?

              1. Sab Oh profile image61
                Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                YES

                1. William R. Wilson profile image60
                  William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Ok then. 

                  Explain how?

                  1. Doug Hughes profile image60
                    Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    YOu forgot to mention at a bullet - hit a window at Eric Cantor's office. It didn't have enough velocity to go THROUGH the window (it landed outside the window) and the direction (downward) led police to believe it was randomlay fired ito the air. (It may have been a VERY good bank shot off a passing cloud) But my not mentioning the broken window, which  had nothing to do with violence against Canor, you totally biased the evidence. Damn factual lefty!

  17. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago

    "Are Democrats The Latest Anti-Semite Hate Group Promoting Violence"

    Is Poppa Blues The Latest Hysterical, Paranoid Right-Winger Promoting Discord on the Hubpages Forums

    [Insert paragraph full of distortions, misrepresentations, and blatant denial of reality to bolster title worded as a question but meant as a conclusion.]

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are the perfect illustration of the left, accusing me of promoting discord when all I'm promoting is discussion. The only problem with my posts is you don't like them and you prefer I just shut up. Sorry, it's not going to happen.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!  You really don't get how the tone of your "question" doesn't promote discussion?  And just because I point that out to you doesn't mean I want you to shut up.  Keep talking, Poppa, but don't be surprised if people call you on your insincere efforts.

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          Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Insincere? How do you explain your knowledge of my motives? Do you really expect anyone to believe you know what's in my heart?

          Anyway, if you read my posts would would learn the the premise I began with isn't something I believe but a sarcastic view of the left's logic that the Tea Party Protesters are all haters that promote violence. In other words the left is highlighting the extreme and painting the whole movement with a broad brush to marginalize and discredit the true believers in freedom.

          1. William R. Wilson profile image60
            William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Right, because anyone who supports Obama or votes democratic is just a socialist who hates freedom, as you've explained earlier in this thread.

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              Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              As long as the democrats and Obama support socialist ideas like wealth redistribution then yes I agree with your statement.

          2. PrettyPanther profile image85
            PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            The only thing I know of you is what you write here, and whether you believe it or not, the way you word your posts makes your intent crystal clear and does not "promote discussion," which is what you claim you want to do.

            I understood your OP, and I met your sarcasm with more sarcasm.  You shouldn't be surprised by that.

  18. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    One quick read and the picture is clear, the liberal dems start trouble and then cry foul when they get a dose of their own medicine. They exagerate every little instance that they can eek out some exploitation from. The dems lack of morals and a sense of decency only make them less believable and trustworthy. The dems and liberals need to climb out of the filth and clean-up their act.

    Hey Poppa just remember they're day is coming and it will be a hard fall. They better think twice before they resort to violence because they will lose badly and lose any gain they've made in the last 100yrs. You dems and liberals need to get back in line with the rest of us and show the compassion to your fellows citizens that you always scream about.

    Just a thought.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We love you, too, Sneako.  :-)

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        sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, I was in my political rant, I still like you all just not so hot on some of the politics.smile

  19. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    # Are Democrats The Latest Anti-Semite Hate Group Promoting Violence.


    No intention here! lol

  20. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    President Obama said yesterday that he knows all of the tea-party people are not fringe lunatics. He said the majority of them are good Americans who have legitimate concerns.
    Now where do you suppose he got THAT idea? Stalin? Lenin? Marx? Hitler?
    NO--that is just the kind of man Obama is.
    And I'm real glad he's our president right now.
    Maybe the Republicans in office who are suppose to be grown-ups can follow the president's lead here....

    How many times does he have to extend his hand  before they take it?

  21. William R. Wilson profile image60
    William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago
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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes the Coffee party was started by Anna Parks a ex Obama employee. Need I say anything more? It's another attempt to organize against the majority of Americans and push a leftist socialist agenda. For some reason these people think it will be easier to swallow with a little coffee.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL.  So you'd rather hang out with the guys who shout 'n*****" and carry racist and violent signs than sit down and have a conversation over a cup of coffee? 

        The coffee party has this on the front page of their website:

        "As a member or supporter of the Coffee Party, I pledge to conduct myself in a way that is civil, honest, and respectful toward people with whom I disagree. I value people from different cultures, I value people with different ideas, and I value and cherish the democratic process."

        What a bunch of leftist haters!

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          Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Mr. Wilson, you keep making things up. No one shouted the "n" word at anyone. Now please stop generalizing and lumping a whole group in with some fringe elements, is exactly like the discrimination you claim to detest.

          1. William R. Wilson profile image60
            William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Did you ever watch the video I posted yesterday?  You can hear it at the beginning and at 1:35.  So please stop calling me a liar.

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              Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Well if you have the video I suggest you send it to a reputable news organization because it seems none of them can find one.

              Perhaps you got it from one of those OFA propaganda websites? Lot's of things can be done with digital editing. The clips I saw of the congressman walking up the stairs of the capital clearly showed people taping the exchange on their cell phones and capital security was right by his side, yet no one was arrested, there is no testimony by the witnesses that were there, the congressman himself has yet to go on camera and answer questions regarding the incident, no one has questioned the security guard that was right there, or the man that was doing the shouting. Don't you wonder why? No! You prefer to believe your left wing altered video from your propaganda site instead of using your brain. You are a sheep being lead by the lies of the liberal left. You just accept whatever you're told. That's fine, every movement needs their minions to march lock step with the crowd and salute their leader.

            2. PrettyPanther profile image85
              PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              William, don't you know those are leftist "plants"?  Probably funded by George Soros to make the Tea Party look bad.  This discussion has already occurred several times.  You obviously haven't been paying attention.

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                Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Exactly! smile

              2. William R. Wilson profile image60
                William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I'd like to get paid by George Soros to make the tea party look bad.  Where do I get in line?

                1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
                  Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Open Society Fellowship
                  The Open Society Fellowship enables innovative professionals—including journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners—to work on projects that inspire meaningful public debate, shape public policy, and generate intellectual ferment within the Open Society Institute.

                  From http://www.soros.org/grants/application … 2&y=13

                  inspire meaningful public debate, shape public policy, and generate intellectual ferment within the Open Society Institute

                  This should work

                  1. William R. Wilson profile image60
                    William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    LOL thank you Arthur!

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              Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I played the video but for some reason the sound quality wasn't good enough for me to hear it. However, let's suppose it happened, is it right for you to assume that all the people there are racist based on one incident? You don't even know how the word was used or in what context. That word is used affectionately among some blacks, could a black person in the crowd have shouted "Yes, Rep emanuel he's my nigga!"?

              Fact is I don't know and you don't know. Nobody knows, but based on someone hearing the word you wish you ascribe racism to half the country! Hence my reason for this post. Using your logic then I can assume all the democrats to be jew haters because of the death threat on Cantore and his family.

              1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
                prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Thank you POPPA< Gotta HUG you! MWA!!!

              2. William R. Wilson profile image60
                William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Except for the signs that I've also posted and which are all over the internet. 

                Every teaparty protester is not racist.  But there are lots of racists in the tea party, as evinced by the signs:

                http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archi … arties.php

                http://www.progressnowcolorado.org/page … st/al/CZxt

                etc. etc.

    2. Arthur Fontes profile image90
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes a George Soros funded through shady channels grassroot movement supporting a strong centralized govt.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Turn off the Alex Jones for about a month, bra.

        1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
          Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          http://voices.kansascity.com/node/8360

          Just because I enjoy Alex's Documentaries does not mean I am a mindless drone.

          I enjoy Michael Moore's documentaries as well.

          1. William R. Wilson profile image60
            William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Michael Moore is not perfect either. 

            Anyway, that link you posted doesn't show any link to George Soros.  It just says that the founder was involved in supporting Obama.

            How many Tea Party activists do you think were involved with the McCain campaign or the Republican party?

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        Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm afraid most people on the left don't realize exactly how evil Soros is!

        The guy made most of his money shorting the dollar, it's in his interest to see America fail and promoting America's destruction is making him richer!

  22. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 6 years ago

    The most positive thing I got from the tea party racism vids was just how shocked and shaken the black democratic speakers looked as they left. They obviously aren't used to that kind of abuse. Things have moved on from the times that it was common place.

  23. Sab Oh profile image61
    Sab Ohposted 6 years ago

    It seems there are deluded dems who honestly think they are pure and good and all others are evil, racist, violent, ignorant, etc. despite any and all evidence to the contrary.

    I guess it helps them sleep at night. Well, that and all the pot.

    Hypocites

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL.

      1. Sab Oh profile image61
        Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Is that a 'yes'?

        1. William R. Wilson profile image60
          William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You still haven't explained how I'm a hypocrite - you called me one yesterday, remember?

          1. Sab Oh profile image61
            Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You demonstrated it yesterday and again today. I expect you will demonstrate it again tomorrow.

            1. William R. Wilson profile image60
              William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ooh cryptic.  Posting from work? Is that why you can't actually type a substantive answer with evidence?

              1. Sab Oh profile image61
                Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Gosh, if only thead after thread and post after post hadn't already been written on this I might find a way to express myself!

                Don't be 'cute.' We've been over this a million times.

                The exercise of threats, violence, racism, sexism, bribery, theft, etc. when commited by liberals can only be isolated incidents (or shamelessly and dishonestly denied, apologized for, and spun over), but when anything of that sort is carried out by 'the impure' who have not embraced liberal politics it must be a sign of some dire historic trend that proves everything any liberal decides it should.

                Hypocrisy.

                Don't waste my time again, you can read.

                1. William R. Wilson profile image60
                  William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                  Wait. So where are the racist signs from the Obama supporters? Where are the cheers from mainstream media figures when supposedly left wing nutjobs threaten violence? Why do Glenn Beck and the Republican party get a free pass? I like how you called me, specifically, a hypocrite but you haven't pointed to anything that I specifically did.  It's just "liberals" who are hypocrites, right?

                  1. Sab Oh profile image61
                    Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    There have been dozens of posts in the past weeks enumerating examples of unacceptable behaviors and hateful sentiments from liberals. Go read them if you really care to.

  24. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Well, it pisses me off that we have to BE HERE again!
    This is what I will remember about the tea-parties....nigger/faggot/baby-killer.

    Nice legacy. And completely ruined anything valid you may have to say. IMO


    Good going money-bags media-machine. You got rich but at what expense?

    Boycott Fox.
    Boycott talk-radio.
    Until they decide to join the human race....IMO

    1. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Will you boycott CNN? ABC? NBC? CBS? MSNBC? The New York Times? Hollywoood? Those folks make a lot of money off political partisanship and the manipulation of people like you.

      Or is this just more hypocrisy?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's what you will remember? Then I guess you have a very selective memory.

  25. Padrino profile image60
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    Not sure why anybody wastes their time arguing with these zealots, they are going to be defeated in November and will never understand why.

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You talking about me or Poppa and Sab?

      1. Padrino profile image60
        Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Don't you have an unnamed source to pass off as fact?

        1. William R. Wilson profile image60
          William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LOL still stuck on that?  Why don't you go do a little research for yourself?  I posted some things in this thread to get you started.  Y'know, videos of people shouting "n####!" at a black congressperson, pictures of racist and violent signs, etc.... 

          O wait, I guess it's all a communist conspiracy to make the gun toting Hutaree militia teabaggers look bad hmm?

          1. Padrino profile image60
            Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I don't need to check your links I just bought the latest National Enquirer.

  26. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    What's the matter? Can't handle the rage against YOU?
    I told you already...you are not the only ones who are angry.
    Been angry for a lot longer too.

  27. Padrino profile image60
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    An unnamed source has told CNN that Barack Obama is really a 12 year old suffering from dementia, film at 11!

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome!  The truth is finally coming out.

      I think they got his age wrong though.....
      But the rest certainly rings true.

      1. Padrino profile image60
        Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The age is correct it was confirmed by an unnamed source!

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Okay.  That should be plenty of proof for CNN! 
          Or Rachel Madwoman...er Maddow.  haha

          1. Padrino profile image60
            Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            An unnamed source has confirmed that Rachel Maddow is actually bigfoot shaved down and taught to speak.

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              Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Haahhhhaaaaaa; love it!

            2. Sab Oh profile image61
              Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Not shaved down enough

  28. Padrino profile image60
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    An unnamed source has confirmed to CNN that all of the Tea party members are zombies wanting to eat your brain.

  29. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    "An unnamed source has told CNN that Barack Obama is really a 12 year old suffering from dementia, film at 11!"

    This would have been labeled anti-American traitorous speech had you used it against Bush.
    What gives you the right to say it now?

    You have no respect for this president. Why is it suddenly "Patriotic" to be this way?

    1. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "You have no respect for this president."

      You finally got something right!

      1. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        So if you're against the president you must be against the troops Padrino. 

        That means you're for the terrorists! 

        You know there's a legal term for those who give aid and comfort to the enemy.

        1. Padrino profile image60
          Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Do you have an unnamed source to back that up?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why? Wasn't it patriotic when the left spoke out against Bush, calling for his death and calling him a nazi, hanging him in effigy! All that was fine, free speech and all that's the American way, suddenly...not so much! The hypocritical left!

      1. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this



        But it was the same people on the right who were calling us traitors for protesting who are now protesting.  If I'm a traitor for protesting and disagreeing with the president, then you are too. 

        Or else, I am not a traitor and you aren't either. 

        Which is it? 

        And if I'm not a traitor for protesting Bush, why do you align yourself with those who called me one?  Beck, Limbaugh, Savage, and many others?

    3. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "This would have been labeled anti-American traitorous speech had you used it against Bush."


      Talk about selective memory...


      Selective memory is at the heart of earnest hypocrisy

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      Madame Xposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4480080522_c197f5da9d_o.jpg

      1. LiamBean profile image88
        LiamBeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Good lord! A pasty white guy, dressed like a milk-man in the fifties, with male pattern baldness and a reedy goatee is representative of a Real American?

        So Real Americans have to look like vampire geeks?

        Who knew!

        1. Sab Oh profile image61
          Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Is that a racist comment from the left?

          1. LiamBean profile image88
            LiamBeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Being a pasty white guy myself, but with the good sense NOT to grow a reedy goatee, wear a white suit, or strut my male pattern baldness...NO.

            1. Sab Oh profile image61
              Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sure sounds like it.

              1. LiamBean profile image88
                LiamBeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Well it would to you wouldn't it?

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          Madame Xposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Real Americans don't "have to" look like anything. Try sticking to the point - or is that too difficult for you. I'll try posting only the picture next time, since the words seemed to have been beyond your ability to grasp the point smile

  30. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    You are missing my point.
    When Democrats were protesting Bush, we were called America hating traitors. By you.

    So, are YOU now an America hating traitor?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't call anyone an American hating traitor. Though I would question why you want to give rights to foreigners captured on the battlefield in the fight for freedom and at the same time want to take my freedom away.

      1. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not so concerned about the rights of the terrorists as I am about the slippery slope.  If the administration get get wiretaps without a warrant, supposedly to spy on "terrorists", what is there to stop them from getting a wiretap on me because I am a political opponent?

        Many antiwar groups were infiltrated and spied on by the FBI.  There have to be checks on the power of the government - don't you agree?  Defining someone as an enemy combatant is convenient when they look different and speak a different language - what about when you start defining American citizens as such? 

        Jose Padilla, an American citizen, was imprisoned for years  without charges or access to a lawyer.  Regardless of his guilt or innocence, all American citizens have a right to fair treatment and trial.  Otherwise, what's to stop Bush, or Obama, from rounding up all his political enemies?

        Requiring you to buy health insurance is a far cry from wiretapping your phone or putting you in prison.

        1. Padrino profile image60
          Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "Many antiwar groups were infiltrated and spied on by the FBI."

          The KKK was infiltrated as well, where is your outrage for that?

          1. William R. Wilson profile image60
            William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            LOL and you are outraged that they were?

            1. Padrino profile image60
              Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Again, where was your outrage?

              1. William R. Wilson profile image60
                William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I went to a few KKK rallies to protest them a few years ago. 

                They are not peaceful or nonviolent.  Quite the contrary.  They called for violence in their speeches.  I was threatened with death and they attempted to follow me home. 

                No, I'm not outraged that law enforcement watches them closely.  But I guess you are?

                1. Padrino profile image60
                  Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  0 credibility!

                  1. William R. Wilson profile image60
                    William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    LOL this from the guy who's defending the KKK. 

                    Nice.

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          Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Really? Is it? The government will now be collecting YOUR medical data. The IRS will now be monitoring whether or not you have insurance. The government under the Patriot act which your buddy Obama voted for, extended, and expanded already can monitor all of your data transmissions. The government owns banks, is in charge of all school loans, and owns GM. Soon it will be the overseer of all the financial transactions, it will control the pay of CEO's at banks and insurance companies and brokerages. It will tell us what to eat, it will monitor our energy usage, on and on! Now read the constitution and see the "limited" powers granted to it and tell me again how we don't have to worry under Obama!

          1. Padrino profile image60
            Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            But, but, he cares about us!

        3. Sab Oh profile image61
          Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "I'm not so concerned about the rights of the terrorists as I am about the slippery slope. "


          But when the 'slippery slope' argument is referred to in regards to obama's attempts to turn the country sharply leftward toward socialism it is discredited.

          More hypocrisy

        4. Sab Oh profile image61
          Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "Requiring you to buy health insurance is a far cry from wiretapping your phone or putting you in prison."

          Yeah, wiretapping and imprisonment are generally reserved for criminals, whereas the unconstitutional requirement of private citizens to purchase something will be applied to every citizen.

          A far cry...

        5. Sab Oh profile image61
          Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "There have to be checks on the power of the government - don't you agree? "


          Like checks on the unlimited interpretation of the Commerce Clause - don't you agree?

  31. Padrino profile image60
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    "You know there's a legal term for those who give aid and comfort to the enemy."

    Yes, they call him Mr President now.

    1. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!!!

  32. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    These forums will be less entertaining when TK gets a job.

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

  33. mikelong profile image81
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    I don't see how those are in any way comparable Padrino...

    I am only encouraged that the government has infiltrated and gone after the KKK, AB, and other such groups....I don't understand why anyone, except their supporters, would be outraged....

    They deserve this treatment..

    1. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How very hypocritical of you, this is why you/Doug/ and the unnamed source guy have 0 credibility!

  34. mikelong profile image81
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    Of course.....I have no credibilty because, unlike you, I believe violent hate groups should be monitored......

    Hypocritical? 

    Hardly...find the words I have written that demonstrate this....

    You don't determine what credible is....maybe for yourself, but fortunately others make their own decisions..

    I'll let you defend the KKK and Aryan Brotherhood.....in the meantime I will speak out and work against them....

    What side are you on?

    1. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      " I believe violent hate groups should be monitored......"


      All of them?

  35. mikelong profile image81
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    You don't want to know what these guys are up to Padrino, or who they are?

    I do.  And I think that our nation has a right/duty to know....

    http://britandgrit.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/bnp_lyndamiller_kkk.jpg

    1. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Its pretty well documented what they are up to, didn't you get the memo?

  36. Padrino profile image60
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    You have 0 credibility because you are for BOTH infiltrating and not infiltrating a particular group. You can't have it both ways, I don't expect you to understand that because you are a zealot for your cause.

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Um no. 

      Infiltrating and spying on political groups that do not profess violence or use violent methods is quite different from spying on a domestic terrorist organization like the KKK. 

      It's like the difference between infiltrating a recreational motorcycle club and the Hell's Angels.

      1. Padrino profile image60
        Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And how would you know unless you infiltrated those groups?

        You just don't make any sense.

        1. William R. Wilson profile image60
          William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          So are you calling for more the government to have more power?  Maybe they should put a wiretap on your phone, just to be sure you're not up to something....

          1. Padrino profile image60
            Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You jump from one ridiculous premise to the next, critical thinking skills can be your friend if you let it.

            1. William R. Wilson profile image60
              William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              LOL - you're the one who said the government needed to spy on and infiltrate groups that aren't committing crimes, just to be sure they aren't up to something.  If that's logical, then they need to wiretap everyone don't they?

              1. Padrino profile image60
                Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I never said any such thing, could you point to where I said that or are you just going to continue this and hope whoever reads it believes you?

                The latter I'm guessing given your track record for debate!

                1. William R. Wilson profile image60
                  William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  How's that?

                  1. Padrino profile image60
                    Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    That's a question not a statement, that's why there is a question mark!

                    Wow, that one escaped you huh?

  37. mikelong profile image81
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    Which memo was this?  Did you give a special briefing of some kind?

    What are they doing right now?  Tell me....you evidently know...

    I think I can find alot of them in the Tea Party camp....while I definitely know that they will not be in support of the president in any way.....

    I wonder who this guy is......and who's political campaigns he'll be supporting.... 

    Would he and the KKK be voting the same way?

    He seems less interested in raising the status of others, and more concerned with becoming something that he knows to exist very well......selective treatment of people based on race....the "niggar" class was an American creation after all, and not a "naturally occuring" grouping of people...

    Are you Sab in another form?

    http://hiphopwired.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/niggar-sign-tea-party.jpg

    1. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are clearly incapable of seeing that you can't have selective enforcement of laws, your idea is to infiltrate one group but not another because they happen to hold your view. You are the epitome of a hypocrite!

      And no I'm not Sab/TK/Tex or any other person that that you may think can be made to look bad!

    2. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "....while I definitely know that they will not be in support of the president in any way....."

      No, you do not know that.

    3. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Would he and the KKK be voting the same way?"

      You obviously can't know that from that photo. And what the heck is the obsession with the kkk with you anyway? From reading your posts you'd think they were hanging out on every street corner. More shoehorning of a pet topic?

  38. Padrino profile image60
    Padrinoposted 6 years ago

    I guess you're trying to produce that statement? Without an unnamed source you seem to be lost.

  39. mikelong profile image81
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    Padrino....are you trying to say that selective enforcement of law is not practiced in the United States?

    Really?

    Cite your sources please....don't end up epitomizing that thing you claim to call you against....

    And then you must also be stating that the use of unofficial codes and standards enforcing selective treatment of people in the United States isn't real.....

    Cite your sources please........

    With every post you leave, I see a pattern emerging that is much like Sab/TK.....how many different "faces" do you have?

    What do you think William, is this a possibility in your opinion?

    1. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      0 credibility!

      Why even bother?

    2. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Funny how Sab hasn't posted since Padrino got started.

  40. mikelong profile image81
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    Cite your sources.......

    Live up to your own hype....

    or rather, show yourself to be the real hypocrite...

    Thank your Padrino/Sab/Tk for your ongoing ridiculousness....

    1. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Zero!

      Bye now.

    2. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I will say this, how does saying that using selective enforcement of laws being advocated by you mean I have to provide proof that selective enforcement of laws is not occurring?

      Its a little weird that you would ask me to disprove what I said was occurring.

  41. profile image0
    zampanoposted 6 years ago

    all you need is love !

  42. mikelong profile image81
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    It figures that, when cornered to live up to his own expectations, that someone with no integrity would run away...


    I'm off to work to work with youth that Padrino's/Tk's/Sab's philosophies would forget...turning a blind shoulder to his (a different way to view the trinity I suppose) own contribution to this situation...


    Maybe you are not Sab/TK Padrino....but I am watching closely...

    1. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "but I am watching closely..."

      Not close enough apparently!

    2. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "I'm off to work to work with youth that Sab's philosophies would forget..."

      That is offensive, false, self-righteous BS and I'll thank you to keep such ridiculous assumptions to yourself young man.

  43. Doug Hughes profile image60
    Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago

    Padrino

    The religious right-wing kooks are part of your team.

    The Oklahome bombers in Clintons term were on your team.

    The wackjob who flew a plane into an IRS building last month - YOUR TEAM, again.

    The wingnut who was shot to death at the Pentagon last month in another attack - from guys on YOUR TEAM....

    There's a pattern here, and you have to go WAY back in history to find anything like it on the left, and where you do, you won't find any sympathy for violence from me... But you are defending these people indirectly and trying desparately to paint those of us on the left as being like these fruitcakes.

    We are looking for a united front from Sarah Palin right down to the rank-and-file republican to renounce violence and embrace democracy... Why is that so hard?

    1. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My team? They were independents?

  44. mikelong profile image81
    mikelongposted 6 years ago

    If I am committing acts, or connected to a group that has committed acts of criminality, like the KKK, government supervision is something that I believe (I am hoping at least) we can all agree upon...

    Am I wrong here?

    Looking at the "investigating" that led up to the tragedy and Kent State University.....were government actions "infiltrating" and "battling" these student protesters justified?

    I don't think so....

    The government used bullets...with ordered, controlled shots to put down university students.......but where is the same treatment for the Klan?

    Greensboro....

    Be back later...off to work.

    1. Padrino profile image60
      Padrinoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "If I am committing acts, or connected to a group that has committed acts of criminality, like the KKK, government supervision is something that I believe (I am hoping at least) we can all agree upon..."


      Do you mean groups like the Black Panthers or the weathermen? You don't seem to grasp that their a leftist groups that advocate violence. In your and Williams mind only Right wing groups are violent, history doesn't agree!

      H Y P O C R I T I C A L

      Anything else you would like to debate?

      1. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Did I ever say that? 

        I like how you make things up that I never said and then argue against them.

  45. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    So it's a go then? Any one who says something disrespecting the president is an America hating traitor?

    Guess what goes around comes around....good.
    And if ever a republican wins a seat, or an election, there is no obligation to do anything but obstruct them in anything they try to do?
    Got it.
    Thanx for the clarification, now go stand in front of a soldier why don't ya?
    Oh, and if any of your kid's die and you want to know why, like Mrs. Sheehan, just get the f outta here, you publicity seeking Chavez loving imbecile!

    "Do onto others as you would have them do onto you".....no problemo.

    1. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "So it's a go then? Any one who says something disrespecting the president is an America hating traitor?"

      That was never "a go." Switch to decaf.

  46. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    Wow, The voice of reason.

  47. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    You switch to Olbermann!

    Your Fox guys all espouse the theory I've been talking about....
    Until now that is.

    So, it goes like this: If you like Republicans, you're a true American.
    If you speak out against Republicans, you're an America hating traitor.

    If you like Democrats, you're a socialist loving Marxist, and a fascist Hitlerite too...all at the same time!
    If you speak out against Democrats, you're only doing your patriotic civic duty.

    The world according to right-wing nuts.

    To their dying DAY, they will never admit they are wrong...about ANYTHING!

    How is it over there in La La Land?

    1. profile image0
      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, that's not exactly correct! I think Grover Cleveland, a democrat, was a great President, far greater than FDR. He knew the constitution and the intent of the founders and he respected his oath of office to uphold the constitution. I hated Nixon, and I wasn't a big Bush fan, I never voted for him, and I'm NOT a republican.

      What I am for is freedom, less government, constitutional government, fiscally responsible government, that serves the function it was created for to protect individual liberty, to be a counter balance to the supreme power of the states, and to promote prosperity, and personal responsibility.

      Why do you on the left view these ideas as bad or evil? Why are you against them?

    2. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "You switch to Olbermann!"

      Why?


      " If you like Republicans, you're a true American.
      If you speak out against Republicans, you're an America hating traitor"

      If that's what you think you need to reevaluate.


      "Because you want to force women to have a baby by order of the state."

      Who ever said that?


      "Because you don't like pot, but love tobacco."

      Who said that? In any case, one of those is illegal.


      "Because you force Stern out,  but allow Limbaugh total domination."

      That's nonsense no matter how many times you repeat it.


      "Because you allow business free reign with no accountability..."

      That has never been the case. Nice emoting though...

      "Becaue you want gun-toting angry people to threaten the president"

      Who ever said that?!

      Listen carefully: DECAF

  48. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Because you want to force women to have a baby by order of the state.
    Because you are against two human beings who love each other having the benefit of marriage...because they are gay.
    Because you don't like pot, but love tobacco.
    Because you force Stern out,  but allow Limbaugh total domination.
    Because you allow business free reign with no accountability...calling it free-market.
    Becaue you want gun-toting angry people to threaten the president, while arresting someone for wearing a t-shirt.

    Because you don't practice what you preach.

    1. profile image0
      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Where did you ever get those ideas????

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        From you Poppa Blues. This is what you have been calling for.

        Gosh you right wingers are good at fooling yourselves. Guess that is why the majority voted you out in the last election. Having watched the government grow and grow...

        Still - at least some good has come out of it. I understand there will soon be free health care for poor people. That has got to be a good thing.

      2. William R. Wilson profile image60
        William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It seems like you support the people who use those ideas to get votes/listeners/attention.

        Here's two things to think about:

        http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/thegaggl … -wing.aspx

        and look at this image:

        http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/v … ght-world/

        1. profile image0
          Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You really need to expand your reading horizons! The SPLC is itself a hate group! Newsweek is clearly a leftist periodical that presents only one side.
          You want radicals that spew hate, you need not go passed the Obama administration, with guys like Bill Ayers, and Jeff Jones, unrepentant weather underground members accused of bombings, and the Reverend Wright and others...Do you really want to go there?

          1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
            Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            "Some have contended that -- through incidents like Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst where he called the president a liar during a joint session of Congress, and the one where members of our party cheered hecklers in the public gallery during last week's debate, and that thing where Rep. Randy Neugebauer yelled 'baby killer!' and that comment by Rep. John Boehner that Rep. Steve Driehaus 'may be a dead man' because of his vote -- we have contributed to a coarsening of political discourse that made this tragedy (which we strongly condemn) entirely predictable.

            "Some have gone so far as to suggest that the Tea Party patriots who have led the charge against the socialistic/communistic/tyrannical/satanic health care bill are themselves a graver threat to the nation than the legislation they oppose.

            "By attempting to focus the nation's attention on all these isolated incidents, left-wing Democrats and their allies in the media seek to divert us from what should be the real story here. Namely, the fact that we in the Republican Party are working nonstop to repeal this monstrous/disgusting/demonic/diabolical bill. We are also inventing a time machine.

            "As this important work goes on, we are proud to have the able assistance of the patriotic Americans in the Tea Party movement. Some have suggested that the Republican Party, the party of Reagan and Lincoln, should be ashamed of its close affiliation with these patriots. We reject that idea.

            "Indeed, if our critics know nothing else about us after this long and rancorous debate, they should know this: We have no shame."

            LEONARD PITTS JR

  49. profile image0
    Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago

    Because you want to force women to have a baby by order of the state.

    This just isn't true, abortion is legal in most states as far as I know though there is and should be a time limit. Do you really want to be able to abort a child right up until the time the mother is in labor?
    By the way, this is such a hypocritical argument because apparently you have no problem forcing people to buy insurance. What about their "right to choose"?

    Because you are against two human beings who love each other having the benefit of marriage...because they are gay.

    Again, that's not true. I don't care what anyone else does with their life as long as they don't interfere in mine.

    Because you don't like pot, but love tobacco.
    Not true! I'm an ex smoker of both tobacco and pot. I'm actually for legalization of ALL drugs. I believe people should have a right to destroy themselves if that's their wish, as long as they don't do it on my lawn.


    Because you force Stern out,  but allow Limbaugh total domination.

    I have NO idea what this is about! Who is forcing Stern out? This is probably more about business than about the right or left. Do you think the Government should FORCE stations to carry Stern even if he has an audience so small it's not profitable? Should then anyone that wants a radio program be allowed to have one? Can I have one?

    Because you allow business free reign with no accountability...calling it free-market.

    Again this just isn't true. Insurance for example is the most regulated business in the country. I believe over regulation is the reason we are losing our manufacturing base. That and regulations that keep unions in the workplace. Business are leaving in droves to escape the costs associated with these issues.

    Because you want gun-toting angry people to threaten the president, while arresting someone for wearing a t-shirt.

    Now you're just ranting! I don't want anyone to threaten the president, and I sure could care less what tee shirt you wear or even if you want to walk around naked! Feel free!

  50. profile image0
    Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago

    I'll agree with you there! Politicians have no shame, and that's important to remember, right or left, for them it's all about power and control, which is why I laugh at those on the left that actually believe MORE government is a good idea!

    "Government is FORCE" - George Washington

 
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