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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:18 PM
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Slaughter On Violence And Threats: GOP 'Fanning The Flames With Coded Rhetoric'
http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/slaugh...

It's more disturbing to me that Republican leadership has not condemned these attacks and instead appears to be fanning the flames with coded rhetoric. Michael Steele, the head of the national Republican party, said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be put on "the firing line." Sarah Palin said "don't retreat - reload." And House Minority Leader John Boehner said that a Democratic member of Congress who supported health care reform would be a "dead man."

This comes on the heels of an obscene display over the weekend, when one protestor outside the Capitol spit on one member of Congress, another used an obscenity against one of our members and shouters in the gallery who interrupted the floor debate were applauded by Republican congressmen. These displays have coarsened the debate, inflamed tensions and contributed to an increase in incivility."
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:20 PM
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1. I don't see how it's "coded" language
Seems like a pretty unambiguous incitement to violence.

K/R
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:22 PM
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2. Thom was talking about DeMint's "break Obama" comment.
And how South Carolina was a center of slave breaking for hundreds of years. Now, read this:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:28 PM
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4. Ah. That makes more sense.
Certainly the Right is very fond of dog whistle rhetoric.

If someone gets hurt in all of this, I'd say that all of the Repub assholes are guilty of criminal conspiracy.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:00 PM
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11. These @ssholes do it ALL the time.
I didn't really notice it very much until Armageddon Spice started holding her klan rallies. Seriously, it's surprising no one has gotten hurt yet.
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:25 PM
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3. This escalation of violent rhetoric is disturbing, the rightwing is clearly
calling for violence against progressives.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:11 PM
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12. I've said it for years: they want us all DEAD.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:28 PM
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5. How can RepubliCONS say..
That we are fighting terrorist throughout the bush years when they are terrorists themselves. Who will they fight their wars they say we aren't REAL AMERICANS...
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theothersnippywshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:30 PM
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6. The party of Lincoln has become the party of John Wilkes Booth. n/t
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:33 PM
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7. Palin's rhetoric would be swiftly dealt with in Germany today
there's a good reason why they don't tolerate people like her. Just read history... she's a psychopath.
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:36 PM
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8. Can't wait to see her have her day. She is the ringleader of the fear and hate campaign.
She'll stir the fear and hatred and encourage division in our country just so she can have attention and money. That's just crazy.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:40 PM
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9. Fascists never have happy endings... throughout history they always lose
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:47 PM
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10. The "Pray for Obama"
meme is a good example of this. I've seen "Pray for Obama: PSALM 109:8" on bumper stickers in my town.

PSALM 109:8: "Let his days be few; and let another take his office."

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