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Republican Congressman Threatens Democrat with Death

  1. AnnCee profile image70
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    A Wisconsin Democrat Assemblyman turned to a Republican Assemblywoman in the middle of a legislative session Friday and said, "You are f--king dead."

    Despite the following report from the Northwestern at 12:53 PM Monday, no major media outlet other than Fox News has covered this disgusting story:


    Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, called Rep. Michelle Litjens, R-Winneconne, Monday morning to apologize for his comments that Litjens described as containing an obscenity and the words you're dead. Last week, he accepted responsibility for being issued an ordinance violation for visiting a massage parlor in Appleton that was the subject of a prostitution sting.

    The Daily Caller's Jeff Poor on Monday linked to the website of Wisconsin's Newsradio 620 WTMJ which judging by the first comment reported as early as 10:43 AM:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … bMBl0oF1-Q



    Last Friday.... after the Assembly voted to engross the Budget Repair Bill, Hintz turned to a female colleague, Rep. Michelle Litjens and said: "You are F***king dead!"

    In this post-Gabrielle Giffords world, with calls for a new civility, a man that was just busted in the middle of a prostitution sting says "You are f--king dead" to a woman on the floor of the Wisconsin assembly, and America's media couldn't care less.

    Despite this being reported no later than 10:43 AM, a Google news search identified that apart from Wisconsin outlets, only Fox and conservative websites thought this was at all newsworthy.

    As of 12:30 AM Tuesday, according to LexisNexis, no major news outlets reported this event. Closed-caption records for ABC's "World News," CBS's "Evening News," and NBC's "Night News" also found no coverage of this issue.

    Imagine for a moment Hintz was a Republican and Litjens a Democrat.

    This likely would have been the lead story for all three broadcast evening news programs as well as the focus of every hour of reporting on CNN and MSNBC with calls for Hintz's resignation.

    But much like what happened at ABC's town hall meeting when a survivor of the Giffords shootings said "You are dead" to a Tea Party leader in the audience, our media clearly don't care when liberals publicly threaten conservatives.

    Now this standard extends to a male Democrat elected official vulgarly assaulting a female Republican on an Assembly floor.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-shepp … -king-dead

    1. lady_love158 profile image57
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      More of that new civility from the left! I'm sure that's what Obama was talking about when he said public workers shouldn't be reviled or denigrated.

      1. John Holden profile image59
        John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        But the thread title is Republican threatens Democrat with death smile

        1. AnnCee profile image70
          AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I thought you and your pals might find it more to your liking.


          So what do you think?  Approve?  Disapprove?   Not sure?  Don't know?  Don't care?

          Should the media cover it?

          1. Flightkeeper profile image71
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            That's a good "Gotcha!" AnnCee.

          2. John Holden profile image59
            John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Aw, you did it just to amuse little old me smile

            Now if you could find something that said all democrats, rather than a democrat, then I might be impressed but one sad man doesn't cut the mustard really does it?
            After all, I'm sure there are republican who on occasion you would rather just shut up.

            1. weholdthesetruths profile image61
              weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Nope.   I don't want to shut anyone up.   I have principles.

              1. John Holden profile image59
                John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                ?I'm not trying to shut anybody up and I too have principles, so what?

                1. weholdthesetruths profile image61
                  weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I find no evidence of you having any principles.   Especially the part where you speak dishonestly.

                  1. John Holden profile image59
                    John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Where do I speak dishonestly?

        2. Aficionada profile image86
          Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Would you even have read it otherwise?

          1. John Holden profile image59
            John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, I read what is written and not what I'd like to be written.

    2. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The Left's getting a habit of gettin' bolder and meaner in tone and words, aren't they?!

      1. AnnCee profile image70
        AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I read a comment on another board in response to this threatening behavior that I thought was quite good.

        Reply 2 - Posted by: Lazy Shooter, 3/1/2011 10:01:59 AM     (No. 7408349)

        http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=599463

        I think that's true.   

        But like GOOD Muslims who don't speak out against violent jihad,

        and like GOOD teachers who don't speak out against union thuggery,

        GOOD Democrats cannot be distinguished from the Communists who

        have taken over their party.

        THE GOOD MUST SPEAK UP.  THAT'S WHAT THE TEA PARTY IS, GOOD PEOPLE SPEAKING UP.   AND IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

    3. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Dam....he beat me to it!!
      And at least he apologized. STILL waiting for an apology from Palin and Beck and Limbaugh and the lot of Fox and hate radio to apologize. They dont have the balls.

      1. AnnCee profile image70
        AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Apologize for what?  Your fantasies about reality?

  2. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    I think you are correct on this one, AnnCee. I admit to being "duped" by the reversed title. Shows how conditioned I am!

    Having admitted that, here's the caveat.

    What is missing here is the context for his statement. Is it possible the Republican Assemblywoman said something provocative to the Democrat?

    I must also point out that visiting a massage parlor that is the subject of a prostitution sting is not exactly the same as being caught in the middle of a sting. Is it?

    1. lady_love158 profile image57
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lol!! Shameless!! The left always will justify their actions no matter how wrong! How shout the lefty protestor in WI that spit on the child with a sign... oh and she was supporting the protestors! These people are vile!

    2. AnnCee profile image70
      AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Provocative?   Well she was the handiest demon Republican.




      http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/ … |FRONTPAGE

      1. John Holden profile image59
        John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Puts a whole different slant on it doesn't it! Thanks for the clarification Ann Cee.

    3. weholdthesetruths profile image61
      weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Defending the worst, no matter what, seeking to excuse absolutely inexcusable behavior still, aren't we?   

      Must keep the party in power, must keep the party in power, must keep the party in power...   Is that printed all over your walls, repeated on every speaker in the house, and run though every monitor and tv?   

      Or do you just do it because that's who you are?

  3. Aficionada profile image86
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I agree that it's important to know the context, and I know that there's far more than I have heard.  But I did hear her on the radio yesterday.  What I recall sounded like her greatest offense was in supporting the process of "engrossing" the bill (not sure I'm using the term correctly).

    The most interesting part was that she said she had decided not to say anything publicly about Hintz's rudeness and obscenity.  He did not make any apology to her until someone else leaked the story and it came out in the press three days after it happened. So, the apology was politically motivated, not motivated by any sincere feeling of regret.

 
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