CNN, Huffington Post Urging Gang-Land Violence Against Political Foes

Who knew?  Elect a black man to the presidency of the United States and now advocating “gangsta” violence against your political foes is kosher?  I heard about this story and had to read the actual quotes for myself.

These aren’t some fringe kooks, well Huffington post maybe, but CNN?? :

“Obama’s critics keep blasting him for Chicago-style politics. So, fine. Channel your inner Al Capone and go gangsta against your foes. Let ‘em know that if they aren’t with you, they are against you, and will pay the price.”  —CNN columnist Roland Martin, “Time for Obama to go ‘gangsta’ on GOP

“You’ve given it your best shot, you’ve tried numerous times to talk with the Republicans, to negotiate, to meet them halfway on every single matter before the American people. But they hate you for many reasons. It’s time you break kneecaps (bold in original). It’s time to destroy the Republican Party. They don’t deserve a seat at the table when all they want to do is score political points by being the Party of No.”  –Huffington Post columnist David Bourgeois , “Obama Better Start Breaking Kneecaps”

…and they call the moms with strollers at tea parties the dangerous home-grown radicals?

Hat tip to

—Beetle Blogger

CNN, Huffington Post Urge Violence Against Republicans



  1. Rosss said,

    March 21, 2010 at 7:44 am

    ” they call the moms with strollers at tea parties the dangerous home-grown radicals”

    And yet there are recent reports of tea partiers on Saturday protesting the health care bill calling Barney Frank a “f*gg*t”, John Lewis a n*gg*r, and knocking on office windows yelling and screaming.

    No you are correct, these stroller moms are very innocent, civil and kind…Give me a break

  2. beetlebabee said,

    March 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

    sorry Rosss, you got the facts wrong again. Here’s video from the event, the crowd was chanting “Kill the bill” not chorused obscenities.

  3. Rosss said,

    March 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    REALLY Beetle. In that video there are multiple groups of people, half of what is being said can not even be heard. No one said they were chanting slurs, but slurs were said. To say that no one said that is absolutely absurd

    And if nothing happened why do all the senators say something did?
    If nothing happened then why are the REPUBLICANS denouncing the tea party’s actions publically?
    If these people are so innocent why are they carrying around slaughter signs?
    Or signs with guns drawn on them that say “If Brown cant stop it, then a Browning will”?

    Good Christian Stroller Moms..yeah right.

  4. beetlebabee said,

    March 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I didn’t realize you were just saying one guy in a crowd of thousands said it. I thought you were claiming that the tea party movement was advocating vulgarity. In the articles being spread around by propagandists they’re claiming it was the whole crowd saying those things.

    And that is obviously false from the video.

    There is a good piece over at the American Thinker blog that evaluates the likelihood of Cleaver’s charge:

    When I heard the accounts of Cleaver, Congressman Lewis and others, I did not necessarily disbelieve them, but I decided to check the source, a piece in the notoriously liberal McClatchy papers by one William Douglas, and I began to see how the record was being twisted. Douglas reported, “said he was a few yards behind Lewis and distinctly heard ‘nigger.’ ‘It was a chorus,’ Cleaver said.”

    “It was a chorus.” Where? Where is the chorus? Furthermore, this would have been picked up in multiple places and plastered far and wide in the Leftist media if there were a shred of evidence. There is not. This is out-and-out media fraud. Can the AP ever be trusted to report the news anymore?

    I find it interesting though that you’d choose this particular comment on this particular thread seeing as the Huffington Post and CNN are not one in a crowd of thousands.

  5. Rosss said,

    March 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    From all news reports I have read (CNN, The Advocate–which is super liberal by your standard) none of them say a chorus…But that there was heckling. Seeing as how Anti-SSMers are willing to crucify the whole movement for a few radicals, turnabout is fair play isnt it?

    And I notice you don’t bother to defend the slaughter signs..or the blatant threatening gun signs that have been photographed. Armed and dangerous stroller moms, it seems.

  6. beetlebabee said,

    March 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    There are not just one, but TWO videos now that have surfaced from right inside the crowd, walking with the congressmen. No evidence of this “heckling”. Nobody there in fact heard it besides the congressman himself, and he called it a chorus. It’s pretty obvious that certain elements in the press were just looking for a good story and jumped the gun on this one without checking their facts, all too happy to believe a false rumor. Police posted at the rally didn’t even hear the “chorus” or “heckling” whichever it supposedly was. Media was there, they didn’t hear it either. Perhaps it’s just one congressman’s attempt at getting some good press. I have to laugh, he actually is quoted as saying he’s not going to press charges against anyone, but there are no charges to be made, no one was cited, no one was even arrested for disturbing the peace. 15 minutes of fame, wasted.

    In the meantime, we have CNN and the Huffington Post openly advocating that the President of the United States act like a “gangsta” to silence his political foes. I’d call that inappropriate, yeah.

  7. Rosss said,

    March 22, 2010 at 7:41 am

    And it wasnt ONE congressman. It was THREE congressman claiming to be heckled. And that crowd was huge. To say that two videos of the event covered everything is wishful thinking.

    Still no comment on those gun signs from the stroller mom crowds, eh? How do you defend those?

  8. beetlebabee said,

    March 22, 2010 at 8:10 am

    The right to bear arms is well known Rosss. Are three liars better than one? The tapes and authorities at the events do not lie. There was no chanting of obscenities.

    As for your equating CNN and other media’s encouragement of violence for coercion, to the people’s right to maintain their liberties by force if necessary, the equation is simply wrong. Government is not to coerce by fear. It is to lead by representation. When the government ceases to lead by representation and begins to lead by coercion, a system of checks and balances provides for peaceful resolution and reformation of the government. If the system fails, and the government still abuses it’s constitutional limitations, the right remains with the people to check that power. That is what is meant by inalienable rights. No government has the moral authority to coerce the people they were set up to defend. The people are the ultimate check on the power of the government, as provided by the constitution.

    No means no. If those mothers and their children are being forced, coerced unlawfully to do things against their inalienable rights, they have the right, and the duty to protect themselves. I think especially in this case, it is appropriate. The people have said no, and the power hungry have not listened or represented the people but have continued ahead repeatedly at the expense of the people. The people have no obligation to sit by while the citizenry is abused.

    Those in power have a process by which they can accomplish political goals. If they cannot accomplish their goals by the process, they are not free to go outside that process in order to impose their will. The process is in place to protect the people, and the people have the right to bear arms in order to ensure that measure of last defense.

  9. beetlebabee said,

    March 22, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I find it especially telling Rosss, that you, who continually advocate for special rights for one section of the community at the expense of all the rest, defend the abuse of power of those you agree with, who happen to be in power, and deny the people any recourse. If you were king, would it be any different?

  10. Quasar said,

    March 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Haha! You Americans are so silly.

    Who here can imagine Obama “going gangsta”? I reckon you’ve got a better chance of seeing Prince Charles headbanging at an AC-DC concert. Or Kevin Rudd drunk off his face in a strip clu- oh wait, bad example.

    Seriously though, a lame metaphor about kneecaps and the word “gangsta” and you’re up in arms about having a [gasp] black man in charge of your country? While, at the same time, ignoring people on “your side” holding placards that explicitly say a certain political “problem” can be solved with a firearm?

    We Aussie have a word for people like that. Actually, we got a whole bunch of words, but I’m not the sort to use ’em on someones blog. So I guess I’ll have to settle for “hypocrite.”

  11. Quasar said,

    March 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    *ahem* Apologies for bad spelling.

  12. beetlebabee said,

    March 22, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “a lame metaphor about kneecaps and the word “gangsta” and you’re up in arms about having a [gasp] black man in charge of your country? “

    Quasar, You missed the point of that line. I don’t care what color people are on the outside, that’s not the point. Would anyone have used this metaphor with George Bush? How about Reagan? Carter? No. All of a sudden, we have a black guy in office and certain elements of society start talking to him as if he’s a gangster in a suit, encouraging him to behave like a gangster in a suit. I am just wondering how many seconds it would be before people started bringing out the torches and yelling “RACIST” if the Wall Street Journal or some conservative rag started spouting this stuff.

    Being from Australia, you might not have the respect for firearms that comes with the territory here. Our founding fathers made sure that the people were the ultimate check and balance on the abuse of power. It is the real court of last resort. Work within the system by all means, but step on the people at your own peril. This isn’t feudalism here. People have rights, including the right to bear arms and defend themselves. You can have whatever law you want in your country, in ours, the right to bear arms has a crucial role in government, for the simple reason that people in power, long for power.

    In America, we have a word for people who won’t stand up to defend their freedom, actually we have lots of words, but the one that I’ll settle for is “slave”.

    Live Free or Die.

  13. Lisa~ said,

    March 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Well said Beetle!!

  14. Quasar said,

    March 23, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    All of a sudden, we have a black guy in office and certain elements of society start talking to him as if he’s a gangster in a suit, encouraging him to behave like a gangster in a suit. I am just wondering how many seconds it would be before people started bringing out the torches and yelling “RACIST” if the Wall Street Journal or some conservative rag started spouting this stuff.

    True, very true. Context is everything, though. CNN and the Huffington post are less formal than the Wall Street Journal: thus a little bit of over-the-top hyperbole in an opinion piece can be reasonably expected. And a republican paper would recieve backlash because it already opposes Obama: such language in that context might well be taken seriously.

    I don’t think anyone thinks the papers in question are deliberately encouraging the president to literally commit grevious bodily harm. The term “breaking kneecaps” in the latter case refers to putting a bit of his power towards keeping the election promises he made.

    Being from Australia, you might not have the respect for firearms that comes with the territory here.

    I’m s***-scared of them, but I don’t have much respect, no. They’re a weapon. They’re designed to kill.

    Your goverment is a democracy. If something that the government does isn’t supported by the American people, they get kicked out and a new lot get brought in. And it would take the support of the population to make any changes to that system. As such, democracy is self-repairing, because the population is overwhelmingly in support of it.

    If the American people agree with you, then Obama’s gone in two and a half years. If they don’t, then I don’t see what right you have to speak on America’s behalf.

    In America, we have a word for people who won’t stand up to defend their freedom, actually we have lots of words, but the one that I’ll settle for is “slave”.

    You are free. So am I, and I have facist-socialist-terrorist health care… sorry, I pay slightly more on my taxes so that people who can’t afford it can get treatment.

    I still believe that being unwilling to condemn a blatent threat of gun violence directed towards the opposition, whilst condemning clearly metaphorical gangsta references, is a touch hypocritical.

  15. beetlebabee said,

    March 24, 2010 at 5:32 am

    CNN is “less formal”? On the contrary. If sentiments from the Huffington post, which we can both agree is “less formal”, if not “fringe kook” are so widespread as to be shared by a mainstream media giant like CNN, there is trouble. Both of these pieces are not only racially offensive, but completely inappropriate. In effect, they’re encouraging the government to overstep it’s bounds, encouraging them to silence their enemies. They’re encouraging the president and congress not to listen to the people of the United States, but to simply ram through whatever they want because, like the mafia, they’re in power, representative government or not. For them to advocate supremacy, tyranny and thugocracy is unconscionable. It actually strikes a chord because this is the course this government is taking. They have just passed an enormous set of bills that we cannot possibly pay for, and that the American people do not want. 3/4ths of the American people were against healthcare. They used every avenue to communicate to their “Representatives” that they didn’t want it. Those “representatives” ignored the people they were elected to represent and did what was in their best interests, instead of what was in the best interests of the people. That is not a democracy. I have no respect for the Huffington Post, but CNN at least ought to know better than to advocate tyranny. It is a dangerous game they are playing, because this piece was not just tongue and cheek. This was a not-so-quiet cheer from an extreme element in our society that is happy to get what they want, no matter the cost to the nation, even if that price is democracy.

    Representative Democracy is the only thing that stands between tyranny and chaos.

  16. beetlebabee said,

    April 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Loved this from Big Government:

    The guy in this video (who looks exactly like Brian Dimarzio) lied to the police in Searchlight Nevada on Saturday, March 27. After an egg was hurled passed Andrew Breitbart’s face and smashed against a bus carrying peaceful, law-abiding tea party members, the police came to investigate. ”They’re throwing eggs and blaming us” he said, to a police officer on the scene. When she looked at Breitbart and his associates, she asked who they were with. ”The Tea Party”, they responded. Without hesitation the police officer said “The Tea Party? You didn’t throw eggs at the bus.”, but our weasel (who looks exactly like Brian Dimarzio) continued his lie and then scurried away.

    Meanwhile, it’s been 12 days now and we still don’t have any evidence that anyone shouted a racial epithet at the Congressional Black Caucus.

  17. Ross said,

    April 3, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Beetle, there’s a video of a protestor spitting on one congressman at the Huffington Post.

    And there’s no way that that is just spit that hit the congressman, because unless the protestor is blind as a bat, there’s no way he could have not seen that huge thing fly out of his mouth. Disgusting behavior if you ask me

  18. beetlebabee said,

    April 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    lol Ross, is that the tripe that passes for news in your world? I’ve seen the video, and it’s obviously unintentional. The video clearly shows no spitting took place other than the fact that the gentlemen was shouting and when you do that sometimes saliva comes out of your mouth. Did you notice that the Capital Police officer standing by Cleaver clearly didn’t interpret the supposed “incident” as an intentional act. No charges have been filed, the video only proves the point. That’s what you call, wag the dog reporting.

    Just what you’d expect from huffpo right?

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