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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:11 PM

Calif. Republican Assembly president: 'The ACLU is a communist organization'

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

As chairwoman of the San Francisco Republican Party, attorney Harmeet Dhillon possesses an unusual background for a GOP leader. The Indian American is a past board member of the American Civil Liberties Union and doesn't focus on the divisive social issues that have alienated the GOP from Californians.

... Yet, in an e-mail blast this week, the California Republican Assembly ripped Dhillon's candidacy, saying, "Having the ACLU sitting with us and speaking on YOUR behalf, is political suicide."

"This is not a personal attack against Harmeet," Celeste Greig, president of the California Republican Assembly, said Tuesday. "The ACLU is a communist organization.

"Do we want somebody who is a member of a communist organization that has sued religious organizations numerous times because they don't like the cross and the Menorah" displayed on public property, Greig said, in explaining why she considers the ACLU - which has no official political affiliation - to be communist.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/joegarofoli/article/S-F-GOP-leader-slammed-by-Republicans-4254447.php

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:13 PM

1. Well then

I guess the Communist are kicking your ass then...

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:13 PM

2. And the Republican Party today is a fascist organization

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:25 PM

3. And a militant domestic right-wing extremist group imo with some of its propagandists

being stochastic terrorists.

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Response to indepat (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:43 PM

7. No worries, the government can now legally murder them with drones and they won't owe

 

any explanation to anyone because there was never a trial or that nasty old burden of proof required.

Because it's the American way! Just think, soon we'll be pushing this form of "democracy" all over the world. Every dictator in every country will be able to "democratically" murder anyone who opposes their regime simply by calling them terrorists



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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:54 PM

9. How many on President Nixon's enemies list would have met their demise through

extra-judicial extermination had Nixon had unlimited power? That's the great danger, egregious abuse of power by liquidating their political enemies, not enemies of the Republic.

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Response to indepat (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:29 PM

10. Agreed. And for all of us who openly participated in OWS. This isn't a good sign of

 

things to come. It's not bad enough that we're now limited to "free speech zones" in this country, but when people who protest are considered enemies, it's just a baby step away from being deemed domestic terrorists and for that we have drones. No trial, no questions asked.

First, it's important to understand the official definition of domestic terrorism in the United States. The ACLU reports that a person is a domestic terrorist if they engage in any "act dangerous to human life" that "appears to be intended to (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping."

Although recent White House action plans claim to be targeting "violent extremism in all its forms," the government itself is clearly guilty of countless "acts dangerous to human life intended to coerce the civilian population, to influence the policy, and to affect the conduct of a government." But that's for another article.

What's more disturbing, is the government's expansion of guilty parties to "terrorist sympathizers." This is where the net gets really large. What exactly constitutes sympathizing with a terrorist? Is questioning the imperial foreign policy and the destruction of civil liberties, sympathizing with the enemy? In the U.S., it seems that if you don't agree with the violence and coercion America commits, then you're an anti-American terrorist sympathizer, as evidenced by peace organizations being added to terror watch lists.


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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:01 PM

14. In this country, domestic right-wing extremist groups are largely free to roam at will

and their hate-mongering propagandists (stochastic terrorists in large part imo) are free to spew hatred which prods some deranged individuals to act out their hatred by massacring crowds of people using legally-acquired military-grade assault weapons. That's o.k. in this country and will likely continue whereas recent history demonstrates peaceful left-wing groups that protest massive Wall Street fraud and abusive practices will be targeted, harassed, pepper-sprayed, and often arrested in an effort coordinated by law enforcement officials at all levels of government. That's the reality of this new American century (PNAC).

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:31 PM

13. Please show us where drones have been used against American citizens on US soil

by US military in an extrajudicial manner. I'll be waiting for a link.

Stop listening to Alex Jones.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:26 PM

4. Demand Republicans speak English only (or provide an accurate translation)

It's one of those situations where the words may sound the same, but the meaning is different, kind of like the way that to the British the phrase "sod off" has nothing to do with landscaping, or Evangelicals who use the word "Christian" when they mean "my particular kind of Christian".

Demand Republicans speak English, not that inFOXicated dialect of theirs.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:38 PM

5. California+Republican=Irrelevant

Just sayin....

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:42 PM

6. Around here, Republicans are something we look for on scavenger hunts.

And this caveman just made it even harder.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:43 PM

8. Do these morons even know what communism is or what the ACLU really does?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:29 PM

11. Do these freaks not have access to a dictionary or encyclopedia so they can look up

little things like the definition of "communism" before opening their pieholes???

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:30 PM

12. Communists?! Time to send out a drone or two!

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