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Wed May 16, 2018, 12:16 PM

Hey, remember when they said Obama was making "death panels"?

Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial candidate Christopher Barnett apparently made repugnant comments over the weekend advocating euthanasia for poor and disabled people who are unable to support themselves — but he now argues that the remarks were fraudulently made in his name.

The issue first erupted when a series of posts and comments raised the disturbing ideas on Barnett's campaign Facebook page. The remarks have since been removed, but several outlets and others documented them before they were taken down.

The comments came in reply to an initial poll posted on the page asking: “Should a person be required to apply for 2 jobs a week if receiving Food stamps and take any job offered to them to gain employment and if they refuse, they lose their food stamps?”

In reply to some of the comments, Barnett's account wrote, "The ones who are disabled and can’t work…why are we required to keep them up? Sorry but euthanasia is cheaper and doesn’t make everyone a slave to the Government.”

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/oklahoma-gop-candidate-denies-advocating-euthanasia-poor-and-disabled-people

And as for him being "hacked"? Why hasn't he filed a police report? Why did he wait to say he was hacked only after the media caught onto this? Why is he blaming hackers... and Facebook for "trying to sway another election"?

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Reply Hey, remember when they said Obama was making "death panels"? (Original post)
ck4829 May 2018 OP
Ohiogal May 2018 #1
louis-t May 2018 #2
ck4829 May 2018 #4
VOX May 2018 #7
Lint Head May 2018 #3
ck4829 May 2018 #5
Lint Head May 2018 #6

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:45 PM

1. I guess some Republicans

Would be only too happy to turn us into Nazi Germany.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:24 PM

2. Repugs feel it is their duty to punish people.

Killing is not out of the realm of things that give repugs pleasure.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:27 PM

4. Exactly.

Conservatives are always trying to find new ways to make it harder to escape poverty and to make it hurt even more being in poverty... and then they turn around and say it's part of some divine plan why the poor are suffering.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:24 PM

7. "If God didn't want them sheared, He would not have made them sheep."

Vintage movie line spoken by Eli Wallach’s steal-from-the-poor bandit in “The Magnificent Seven” (after Kurosawa’s film of the same name).

It’s reflective of the killer-Republican mentality. Ever notice that movie villains usually are greed-and-backstabbing, double-dealing Republican types?

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:26 PM

3. I think it's just a despicable trial balloon. To see what people's response would be

Apparently the response was not good and he's having to eat his bigoted words.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #3)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:44 PM

5. Doesn't sound like he has a lot of conviction then

"I'm going to throw out shocking ideas and see what sticks!"
- Something you'd see from an internet troll, not a gubernatorial candidate. Well... should anyway.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #5)

Wed May 16, 2018, 04:12 PM

6. Sounds like something from a troll that lives under a rock.

I no longer trust anyone who is a Republican. I think they're all bigoted liars.

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