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GOP lawmaker asked about shooting Obama at Town Hall Meeting

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  1. reflexblue

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    I think the chickens have come home to roost. Why didn't this guy denounce the person asking the question then and there?

    Lawmaker condemns question about shooting Obama - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON – A Georgia Republican says he was stunned when a constituent at a town hall meeting asked about assassinating President Barack Obama.

    Rep. Paul Broun, a conservative who has harshly criticized the president, confirmed Friday that he was hosting an event in Oglethorpe County, Ga., on Tuesday when a man asked, "Who's going to shoot Obama?"
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    This is no different than what Massachusetts congressman Mike Capuano (Democrat) said recently,

    “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in solidarity for Wisconsin union members."

    Hey, at least Broun wasn't the one calling for violence like Capuano did.

    Dem Rep to unions: Time to get ?bloody? New Hampshire Journal

    Hopefull they find the guy and question him.
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    Are you on drugs? Are you freaking crazy? Some one asking Who' going to shot the President of the United States is a lot different than a legislator saying something about getting a little bloody during a protest. He never called for anybody to be shot. There is no comparison, so i guess you condone asking "whos going to shoot the POTUS". You no longer have any credibility.
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    In the whacked out world of the right, everything is justified.. whether it be a threat on the Prez life or openly violating the constitution.. very sick individuals..
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    Some people are on drugs Flex...some are on disability and take pain killers and just sit home feeling sorry for themselves, but allow me to digress! But no, I am not on any medications of any kind Flex, thanks for asking.

    Both are examples of stupid people saying stupid things. At least the republican guy had nothing to do with what that guy said while the Capuano was the one what ACTUALLY SAID his idotic comment.

    Too many people are angry and talking violence and it's ALL inexcuseable!

    Wouldn't you agree?
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    Wow...

    Assuming this is as it seems (not saying it isnt or trying to defend it) how much lower as a society and culture can we get? Its things like this that make me think we as a people wont ever find the common ground to dust ourselves off and get back to a "good" place socially/economically etc. We are too filled with hate and mistrust (not to mention, as evidence by this clown, stupidity).

    To PR's point about the Rep from MA. PR, do you honestly feel that what Capuano said even comes close to what this crackpot in GA said? Im not agreeing with or defending what either man said, but it seems like these two statements arent even close to each other on the negative scale. I mean to me, this guy in GA took it to an 11.

    And Darryl, I think there are many people on the right that would disagree whole heartedly with what this person asked on principal alone. Would the asshats that are the prominent names "of the right" currently, maybe not, but i dont feel like many "mainstream" rights would say that what this person asked reflects their beliefs or thoughts, and would condone it outright.

    "...but these go to 11."
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    You cannot say that about the president.
    The person asking the question should be reported.

    I do wonder if reflexblue and darryls would be outraged, if someone said
    this about George Bush when he was president.
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    My point is that Broun had nothing to do with the man's comment, so why associate him with it like he was "in on it"? If someone asked me who was going to shoot the president, I know I wouldn't be guilty of anything. Why is anyone here trying to link Paul Broun to this guy's comment?

    But with Capuano, HE ACTUALLY SAID IT....

    HUGE difference here folks!!
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    BINGO joe!!!

    According to the linked article the Congressman contacted the Secret Service reporting the man to them so they could investigate.

    And I agree with the second point also, althought i wouldnt direct it at flex and darryl speficially. I didnt post here for all of bush's years (and clearly dont post much now), but during his tenure there were some pretty hate filled things lobbed his way too, and no one on the left really came out denoucing it as it was bush. It's either always wrong or its never wrong; Ii side with it is always wrong, regardless of my thoughts of the POTUS.
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    So if Broun reported the guy to the secret service, why is Flex trying to make him out to be someone bad in all this. As far as I can see, Broun did absolutely nothing wrong.
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    Oh PR, I'm not saying Broun had anything to do with it, not even remotely and am in no way trying to link him to it. In fact in the linked article, it says he didnt call him out for it because he felt the question wasnt worthy of response, and instead contacted the Secret Service.

    But in your post it seemed like you brought up Capuano as an example of a D doing something as bad as the R in the GA case. That is all I commenting on, that the two statements, while both dumb, are nowhere near as bad as each other.
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    How about an award-winning film about the assassination of Dubya?
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    Death of a President (2006) - IMDb

    Or a novel discussing the same?

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    Amazon.com: Checkpoint: A Novel (9781400079858): Nicholson Baker: Books
    Checkpoint (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    But only one was spoken by a member of our congress...that's a very, very important point Drew.

    That means only Capuano is guilty of saying something stupid. What he said isn't really defensible.

    "let's get bloody"?? c'mon man!
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    Many Loons and Bush Haters applauded this, the death of a sitting president, anybody that is outraged at Death Threats should watch this f-cking left wing liberal hateful garbage, watch it, imagine the outrage if this was done to Poopsie Woopsie Barack.

    Watch It, this was an award winning film among many "Bush Haters"

    Watch It:
    YouTube - George Bush Get Shot Dead In Front Of Hundreds In Chicago...
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    I dont defend either one PR, they are both dumb things. But to me "let's get bloody" isnt even in the same galaxy as "so....who's gonna shoot the prez?"

    And to your question about flex, i cant speak for him or darryl. my guess as an observer, is flex and darryl lean left, and this would be a situation (ala darryl's statement) where the left can say "see, the right is full of crazies. this guy didnt condemn the statement, so he must agree. anything goes on the right..."
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    I think it's different.

    Calling the Secret Service was the right thing to do. Engaging with him would have been foolish.
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    But the author of the thread made it a point to mention "GOP lawmaker" when the man's party has nothing to do with the comment by the psycho.

    You keep avoiding my point that the Republican did/said nothing wrong, while the Capuano (a democrat) did do something wrong.

    Anyone saying "Let's get bloody" to a crowd of angry union people is bordering upon inciting violence. Thankfully, the union guys weren't as stupid and Capuano in this case.

    Do you agree that Capuano did something wrong while Broun did NOTHING wrong?
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    I was not comparing the "Who's gonna shoot the president" comment to Capuano's "sometimes you have to get bloody" comment. Other than they were both stupid.

    I was also comparing Broun to Capuano. And in this case, Capuano said something stupid, while Broun did not.
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    They (Bush Haters) have all kinds of excuses for this one (art, show biz, freedom of speech, oh it's only a movie etc etc) I posted one on this before I saw yours, can you just imagine the reaction in The Democrat Media if this was also done about Obama, RIOTS all across the country.
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    i have a feeling your talking about yourself here. But again there is no comparison between the two. And again you have no credibility when you post something as ludicous as what you did.
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    Of course Flex made that point, he is a left leaning poster here no? Its rather common place here for posters, both D and R, to attach the other party to some whack job spouting off at the pie hole and basically present the POV "see this is why D/R is bad"

    I stated above that Broun did nothing wrong.

    While i think what Capouano said was dumb and definately a bad choice in words, "inciting violence" is a bit of a stretch in my opinion. Dumb Yes, Inciting a Riot, no.
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    I know you guys like to keep bringing this movie up, i know it didn't win any awards in This country so stop trying to play it like it did and was some block buster hit, because it wasn't. I remember this movie and how it came and went in about a week, were as this talk of obama is an alien communist socialist facist has been playing for THREE YEARS NOW. Just because some clown made a movie that i'm not sure was ever shown in more than a few locations does not give anyone license to continually spout hate speech about a president they don't like.
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    How is this the politicians fault? Why is he somehow at fault for something here? He reported it to the Secret Service. I guess he should have blasted the guy in front of everyone, so that maybe the guy could have taken out a gun and started literally blasting him. People are nuts out there. Why antagonize some lunatic that would openly ask when the president is going to be shot? I wouldn't think, especially with the recent happenings in the news, that someone asking a question like that would be dealing with a full deck. I'd have side stepped as well. It's no different than when you're with a group of people at a dinner or something, and someone says something dumb. You don't blast them, you cringe and change the subject.
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    come on flex, book and movie aside, the leftys, and some mod righties, *****ed about bush for the better part of 8 years.

    I in no way supported W; in fact my first post here in the "Who are we" topic, i stated he was the worst pres ever, that being said, bush was hammered on for all but the first 9 months of his two terms. By that standard Obama has another 5 years to go (potentially). griping about "talk of obama is an alien communist socialist facist" just sounds like sour grapes, cuz apparently it was fine when it was the other guy.
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    This film WASN'T Produced in the United States ofAmerica, its a foreign film. It wasnt' produced or directed by some LT wing liberal in the US. It was a British film that got very limited showing here.
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    Because people look to leaders for guidance, they don't know the answers. They expect people they elect to tell them truth Most of the time, not mislead them. And if he had confronted they guy when he asked the question it would have been ok.
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    Im not talking about the film. All you have to do is scour through the history for this forum for people crapping on bush. NEM back in the day basically lived and breathed doing it.

    Whats good for the goose is good for the gander.
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    So tell me when did you hear politicians call bush a lying traitor for eight years? I didn't happen. And this good for the goose crap (they did it so i can do it it makes it OK) how old are 16-17?
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    This is the only rational post I've read on the subject. I would hope that any congressman, rep, or senator would have reacted similarly in this situation, regardless of affiliation or alignment with the executive threatened. Say nothing in response, deflect the question and redirect the conversation and quietly notify the Secret Service as soon as possible. This was a perfect response and anyone trying to make anything of this on either side is playing politics.

    As you said, in light of recent happenings in AZ, I am sure the Secret Service has coached Congress up on how to handle such situations. Diffuse, deflect, report.
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    Put it this way then, had violence broken out after Capuano's comment, he certainly would have been charged with inciting violence. It was a VERY stupid thing to say.

    Just because a poster leans one way, I don't see it as acceptable to look for things to post about "the other side". For a long, long time, I've written that "left vs. right" is for idiots. Toting the party line is for those who can't think for themselves...in my opinion.

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