(2:00PM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)
Progressives are very reluctant to talk about the possibility of Obama’s assassination, they don’t even want to think about it. Well we’d better start thinking about it, we’d better start talking about it, we’d better start doing something about it, because right wing talk radio thugs are inciting assassination, they’re inciting it every day, they are not only inciting violence against the government and the President of the United States, they are glorifying it, they are sanctifying it as a moral obligation, as a patriotic duty. They are telling the rabid RePug base that violence against the government is justified, that President Obama is the enemy, that he’s a tyrant, that he must be stopped.
These talk radio thugs aren’t directly inciting assassination, but they don’t have to. When they compare Obama to Hitler, when they condemn him as a fascist, when they denounce him as a tyrant and brand him a traitor, kill him is the message being sent and received, kill him is the message being heard and acted upon. Assassination threats against President Obama have increased 400 per cent. He is being threatened with assassination 30 times a day, 300 times a month, and the number of threats is increasing as the incitement escalates and the reaction intensifies and the compulsion to kill him spreads like a plague through the batshit insane Republican base.
What else do progressives have to see before they call this what it is?
I don’t have to see any more of it, I’ve seen more than enough to call this what it is.
RePug politicians are complicit in this. Boehner, Bachmann, Gingrich, Palin, and Coburn have all praised inciters of violence and gun-packing townhall thugs as “patriotic Americans” who love their country and will not allow it to be destroyed. They aren’t the only ones, the list of RePug politicians directly or indirectly involved in inciting it keeps getting longer and longer, and the corporate media is inciting more of it by portraying threats against the government and the President of the United States as “legitimate anger”. They are escalating it by rewarding townhall gunmen and fringe extremists with national television time to denounce Obama and Democrats as fascists, they are desensitizing Americans to these outrages and conditioning them to accept whatever outrages are coming next.
Rachel Slajda at TPM reports . . .
12 people were carrying guns, including at least one semi-automatic assault rifle, outside a building where President Obama was speaking on Monday. The man spotted carrying the assault rifle and a pistol, who gave his name only as “Chris”, was asked why he was armed. “Because I can do it,” he said. “In Arizona, I still have some freedoms.”
Yes, the freedom to be a delusional tool of the corporate killers of democracy, the freedom to strut around with his guns so other delusional freaks will strut around with their guns at Obama’s next event, so even more will bring guns the next time and the time after that, so intimidation and threats of violence will destroy what’s left of American democracy, so the crazed right can finish what it started on November 22, 1963.
lawsch.uga.edu . . .
During his presidency, right-wingers utterly detested President John F. Kennedy; extreme right-wingers hated Kennedy with a venomous, malignant ferocity bordering on insanity. Because he was a liberal and pro-civil rights, right-wingers–particularly, the segregationists and racists, the opponents of civil rights, the states-righters, the free enterprise loonies, the wealthy ultra-conservatives, the religious bigots, the anti-Castro Cubans, the U.N. haters, and the lunatic fringe anti-Communists-all regarded JFK as dangerous, destructive, and downright traitorous.
In 1963, the RePug base hated President Kennedy with a venomous, malignant ferocity bordering on insanity. In 2009, the RePug base hates President Obama with a venomous, malignant ferocity bordering on insanity.
batocchio . . .
To the conservative, right-wing base, Obama is both a socialist and a fascist, and simultaneously a weak appeaser to foreign rulers but a ruthless dictator domestically. For the right-wing, only Republican politicians have legitimacy. The diehard right-wingers view Obama as a dangerous usurper, a liberal, black, Muslim, foreign-born, socialist, fascist, trying to take their guns, trying to kill grandma, trying to put conservatives in camps, trying to give the unworthy health care.
Right wing hatred of President Kennedy was intense, but right wing hatred of President Obama is even more intense, and it’s escalating. This targeting of Obama isn’t just happening, it’s being orchestrated, it’s being incited every day by thousands of talk radio thugs, it’s being broadcast on national television, it’s being condoned by the corporate media, it’s being portrayed as legitimate, it’s leading to another Dallas, it’s leading to another assassination, that’s the RePug agenda, that’s their intention, that’s what this is all about.
If progressives don’t call this what it is, no one will. We can no longer limit our response to expressions of general concern, couched in euphemisms, when the assassination of the President of the United States is being brazenly incited through slanders so vile and inflammatory that their intent and purpose can only be to incite an assassin to kill him.