****Update: Thanks, saysuncle for the link! Those visiting from there might read the comments section in this thread for my views about guns; I am not against them as the blogger who directed you here so inaccurately portrayed. This post also recognized the fact that the picture was originally from a left-wing source-- at least that's what the Secret Service told me when I talked to them yesterday AM.****
After the outrage over the Post cartoon from last week, Alan Keyes had the nerve (there's not a strong enough word to describe his actions) to say more hate-filled, violence-inciting things about our president.
I'm not wasting my blog space posting the youtube video with Keyes' lies and insanity. And he's still on about Obama not being a US citizen.
Makes my blood boil every time I hear about it.
Secondly and more importantly, the free republic (dot com) is a website that is slowly sowing the seeds of a presidential assassination. Yes, you read that right.
***And let me say this to anyone who wants to minimize this or make excuses for these rightwing domestic terrorists-- your comments will be deleted. This post is not open for debate.***
Comments, yes. Debate, no.
If anyone reading this has any doubt as to the violent image the online GOP is fomenting for itself, here's proof.
This is that group of folks in their own words.
I've left the links intact; feel free to read them if you don't care about losing your breakfast or lunch.
Here's an excerpt from one of the escalating threads responding to Keyes' lunatic, fringe rants:
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We need to be perfectly clear that by “stopping” him we mean using political means to stop his political agenda.
Clearly, we must educate those round us as to the true nature of the crisis and problem so that the people themselves can begin the turn-around with the elections of 2010 and sweep into full effect in 2012.
I believe that is exactly what Keys [sic] is trying to help do...and he speaks the truth in so doiung [sic].
why do you feel the need to “make that perfectly clear”? Where has anyone suggested otherwise?
Political means are covered by The Three Boxes:
The soap box
The ballot box
The cartridge box
When all else fails, vote from the rooftops. (Somebody else will have to post the appropriate picture.) [emphasis in the original]
Then here's the picture someone posted:
This isn't free speech; this is a threat against our president and our politicians. That gun looks illegal, too.
This pissed me off so much, I called the local office of the Secret Service and reported it. The agent I spoke to said they were aware of this organization and that they (and those who post there) had been investigated before. "We're aware of them and their activities" the agent said.
Apparently, this picture is an old one from a left-wing group during the Bush years, the agent told me. It's getting recycled and used by right-wing extremists now that Obama is in office.
I'd feel the same way if I had known about this when Bush was president.
Here's a particularly scary reply, so riddled with lies and misinformation:
We’ve got a civil war brewing on our border that will bring millions of refugees to America. Our borders are still being ignored. Zero has ACORN using anarchist tactics to sieze homes now. He’s deliberately causing the collapse of our entire economy. We’re importing muslims at an alarming rate. Zero is totally erratic in his foreign policy dealings. And Last but not least he seems to want to enrage the American public.
Now more than ever, we must stay vigilant of the blogosphere. These crazies are armed, pissed, and ready for civil war. I for one, am not going to sit idly by and let them accomplish their radical agenda.
Completely. Totally. Crazy.