Sometimes, stuff like the truths of matters (like how American's vote, and what they actually want) can be met with such accusations by certain leadership in the party.
That said, he did do a form of an apology, as it is clearly out of line, and at least he did that. Correct me if I am not understanding that correctly. So it was out of line, but often many people don't care about the facts, and run with that kind of thing and it sticks. While the apology and obvious wrong is gone with the wind.
A campaign has begun to defend a longtime professor and activist from the frequent attacks of Glenn Beck—and the death threats that the attacks have brought with them.
Frances Fox Piven, a 78-year-old professor and political theorist, has been the subject of harsh criticism by Beck for years. Now, the Center for Constitutional Rights has written a letter to Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News, asking for his "immediate help in stopping false accusations by Glenn Beck that are putting Professor Piven in danger."
"I got e-mails that said, 'Die You C-nt,' and 'May cancer find you soon.' And people are posting my address on the Internet with their messages that are really crude and ugly and violent." In its letter, the Center for Constitutional Rights ran through some of the violent comments that readers of The Blaze have left on articles about Piven. They include:
"Maybe they should burst through the fron door of this arrogant elitist and slit the hateful cow's throat." "We should blow up Piven's office and home." "Big lots is having a rope sale I hear, you buy the rope and I will hang the wench. I will spin her as she hangs." CCR asked Ailes to "order Mr. Beck to cease and desist."
I think if you're European, accused of being a nazi could be the same as being accused of racism in the US because of the differing histories. And then there's always people who like to get off by fanning the flames.
About once a week two individuals spend the day in front of the Birmingham, Michigan, U.S. Post Office exercising their First Amendment rights with large Impeach Obama signs depicting the President with an Adolf Hitler mustache. I'm not sure who they are or who's paying them for their time. They may be remnants of Lyndon LaRouche's campaigns or Michigan TeaTards.
Shameful, and a real-life example of Godwin's Law in action. Godwin's Law states the following: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."
Sure, it isn't a complete takeover of health care... YET.
Just like income tax - it started small and then ballooned into unbelievable percentages.
The first income tax, although unconstitutional at the time (the constitution never stood in the way of Abraham Lincoln's Civil War, nor the "reconstruction" that followed) was ONLY 3% of wages earned.
3% has ballooned into 35%+ (depending on your state).
Sure, health care isn't mandated, nor is it a take over... but give it 50 years.
Well, it's at 35% now, but it's actually "ballooned" much higher than that. In the 1940's and 1950's, there were some very wealthy individuals paying over 90% income tax, with a top bracket rate of up to 94%! If you look at the historical rates over the past 70 years, the current 35% top bracket rate is relatively low.
This is not the first time I see those numbers. Are they for real? Did anybody actually pay at that rate? Isn't this just 'expropriation of the expropriators', by Karl Marx - which probably means the USA became a communist country long ago, in line with the Soviet Union?
Yes, the numbers are real. I don't think many of the rich were actually paying that. The world was much larger then(no electronic banking) I suspect that because hiding money was easier back then, many were.
Democrats and Republicans (people they represent) are the proverbial "house divided against itself" ... One will have to defeat and abolish the existence of the other. American cannot go on like this. The time's approachin'...
Actually, his comparison is apt. He is talking about the use of propaganda and repeating lies to the point they become accepted by the populace as truth. He is NOT saying that the Republicans are engaging in atrocities like the Nazis. He is saying they are engaging in a propaganda technique also used (effectively) by the Nazis.
Good point, Misha. If you say something often enough, forcefully enough, people believe it. Even long after the premise is proved false. I believe (or at least hope) that at this point ALL have been satisfied that the shooter in Tucson was NOT influenced by political rhetoric from Tea Partiers or Sarah Palin's map. He may have heard rhetoric in his head, but we have no idea what that might have been. Many people have read Mein Kampf AND The Communist Manifesto and not ended up shooting people in a Safeway parking lot.
Divisive violently suggestive rhetoric from both sides is wrong.
It is OK to disagree, you don't even have to like people, but promoting violence even indirectly is incorrect. Lying and distorting the truth to win your point is also wrong especially when you are a public servant.
People in Government have all the tools they need to have the facts and there is no excuse for propaganda or distortion.
I am talking about politicians here Billie....elected representatives are saying they are going to repeal Democrats!! Elected representatives are saying they WILL NOT work with this president. Elected representatives scream that they are doing what America wants.....but only 18% want to repaeal this healthcare.
They are doing what a small minority want.....ie a CULT.
Yeah, that whole "The Republicans have to ride in back" really sounds like wanting to work together, doesn't it?
And love, every party does their best to make their opponent a one termer. Not sure how else this whole political thing is supposed to work. Are you actually suggesting that Obama is entitled to two terms?
And,, um, the Dems have had a filibuster proof majority until about a week or two ago...not sure where your gripe is (but then, I never am)
Let me ask you something.....we had 8 years of Bushco, so I pretty much know what it's all about, and why I don't want it.
But you people were protesting Obama before he even took office....what is that about? It's been 2 years, and the whole time you guys have been all about getting him out. Not giving him a chance...not giving US a chance, but just having to have your guys back in as soon as possible.
Do you really think this is what the Founding Fathers meant?
Capitalism is not written into the Constitution. Neither is Democracy. The "Good of all" has many connotations. Do you really think they meant for one party rule to be the way this country functions?
It is actually known that Obama is not a big gun nut. He favors strict laws regarding ownership. Did you feel threatened by that metaphor from him? Did you really think he would bring a gun to a debate?
Tea-partiers, on the other hand, have actually brought guns to debates. Guns to 4th of July parades. Guns to town hall meetings. To me, it was as a means of intimidation. So, if a tea-party candidate had said the same thing Obama did, I would have thought they meant a real gun, versus Obama using it as a metaphor for fighting harder, being stronger.
There is a similarity between the anti-Obama Care propganda and anti-semitic lies spewed by Goebbels and Hitler leading up to World War II. However, the use of the analogy didn't do much to tone the rhetoric down. Not a good idea.
"June 2010, Beck told his audience that Democrats like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi had used progressive revolutionaries to gain power and that the only way to stop them would be to "shoot them in the head."
He used his professor's board, of course, on which he prominantly placed a swastika...alluding to the fact that Obama and Pelosi were Nazi's, I geuss!
Jeff, kudos on the consistency regarding the First Amendment. "Oh No, someone said something I don't like - THEY MUST BE STOPPED!!!" has become a chat in our culture that is very frightening in its scope and it enshrinement in things like university speech codes and sensitivity rules. I trust that people will tune away from those things that they do not want to hear or watch - just as I do MTV or ESPN-Radio.
Funny what people consider "free". Seems hate is free as the wind, but not other things....like, there are 7 words you cannot say on the public airwaves. None of which involve killing anybody.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Indecent material broadcast on Howard Stern's radio show may cost six Clear Channel stations a total of $495,000, the Federal Communication Commission said Thursday, prompting the radio chain to drop Stern's show from six stations.
The FCC voted to fine Clear Channel the maximum amount of $27,500 for each of 18 violations.
"Mr. Stern's show has created a great liability for us and other broadcasters who air it," said John Hogan, president and CEO of Clear Channel Radio, in a news release. "The Congress and the FCC are even beginning to look at revoking station licenses. That's a risk we're just not willing to take."
The Howard Stern show is known for sexually explicit and graphic discussions.
Stern, in a statement posted on his Web site, said he was not surprised by Clear Channel's decision to drop his program and accused the FCC of conducting a "McCarthy-type witch hunt."
"It is pretty shocking that governmental interference into our rights and free speech takes place in the U.S.," Stern said. "It's hard to reconcile this with the 'land of the free' and the 'home of the brave.' "
Free speech? Not for sexually explicit material. Not for 7 swear words. But Ok for strangling, shooting in the head, and sousing gasoline down someone's throat? What the is wrong with this picture?
Oh, and btw, it was a Republican FCC that was doing all this censoring of speech. Funny how all we ever hear about is the Fairness Doctrine, which doesn't even exist anymore.
Anyone care to comment on the censoring of Stern, while allowing Beck free reign?
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