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Adam Wood
01-11-2011, 11:09 AM
They're not happy (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3577734).



Goblinmonger (1000+ posts) Tue Jan-11-11 08:33 AM
Original message
There was plenty of "death" rhetoric aimed at Bush during his presidency



http://www.binscorner.com/pages/d/death-threats-against...

I'm not saying Palin isn't an idiot. I'm not saying that the rhetoric of violence doesn't need to be stopped. But we really need to stop the "we don't do this" stuff because Repubs DO remember things, you know.

And I know, these aren't politicians saying it, but we can't just deny this didn't happen or we are just as bad as they are.

I'm ready to be flamed.
Oh dear. We mustn't let reality intrude on a good, ol' fashion hate-fest already in progress.



Octafish (1000+ posts) Tue Jan-11-11 08:35 AM
Response to Original message
1. Not on DU

I did call for the investigation, arrest, trial and imprisonment of the guy -- based on the record.
ORLY?



Nye Bevan (1000+ posts) Tue Jan-11-11 09:06 AM
Response to Reply #1
36. Skinner actually got a visit from the Secret Service because of posts threatening Bush.

Edited on Tue Jan-11-11 09:07 AM by Nye Bevan
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x2487403

The reason you rarely see violent rhetoric on DU is that the mods do such a good job deleting those posts before most people get to see them.
OOPS!

KittyWampus (1000+ posts) Tue Jan-11-11 08:36 AM
Response to Original message
2. Some schmuck on a street corner carrying an over the top sign doesn't equate with

mainstream, corporate-sponsored and politician-endorsed hate mongers on the radio and on the tv and on the political trail.

el_bryanto (1000+ posts) Tue Jan-11-11 08:40 AM
Response to Reply #2
6. 100% true

There isn't an equivalency. Obviously I feel we could use more moderate language around here, but we aren't the equivelant of the hatred spread by Glenn Beck or a Sean Hannity. We don't have their megaphone.

BryantYou have Randi Rhodes (http://books.google.com/books?id=yBVQBhSn0AEC&pg=PA162&lpg=PA162&dq=randi+rhodes+bush+gun+sounds&source=bl&ots=BqzbgZOiz3&sig=zb5nuB7OzlSIu_mT8AA036xO2do&hl=en&ei=H3QsTbv-FcKclgfp0r2ICw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=randi%20rhodes%20bush%20gun%20sounds&f=false) and Nina Totenberg:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7msrF1V4NeY

Just for starters. And you've got elected Democrats wishing Palin had died in the Ted Stevens plane crash (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/12/new-hampshire-democrat-apologizes-palin-death-wish/).



Nah. It's the dangerous Reich-wing rhetoric that must have caused this.

Loons. Every one of them.

ralph wiggum
01-11-2011, 11:31 AM
I'm guessing that Skinner has gotten quite friendly with the Secret Service agents who visit him on a regular basis. He even knows how they take their coffee.

NJCardFan
01-11-2011, 11:36 AM
Wait a minute. Some nut holding a sign isn't equal to what's being said on talk radio? Um, Jared Loughner is that very nut holding a sign on a street corner geniuses. Those are the ones who carry out these acts.