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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Republican Sen. Rand Paul said on Tuesday he worries that the current political climate will lead to deadly violence -- including an assassination. ... "I really worry that somebody is going to be killed, and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation, they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence."

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I know, I know. I need to cut Rand some slack. He was clearly referring to an actual person. Someone with a penis...

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-10-10 10:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"When I was at the ball field and Steve Scalise was nearly killed, the guy shooting up the ballfield, and shooting I think five or six people, he was yelling, ‘This is for health care,'"

Earlier, Rand had retweeted Judge Napolitano:

.@Judgenap: Why do we have a Second Amendment? It's not to shoot deer. It's to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!
-- Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 23, 2016

So it turns out Rand thought shooting at the tyrannical government was a great idea, until he realized HE was one of the tyrants.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-10 11:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#2 If you think he was speaking in a literal sense then I have a bridge to sell you.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-10 11:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"If you think he was speaking in a literal sense"

You're joking, right?

Rand thought gun rights were a GREAT idea, until he was the one in the crosshairs. LITERALLY.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-10 11:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

He wasn't advocating literally shooting government officials.

Please remove the partisan hat and put on the reasonable hat, for a moment.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-10 11:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Paul referenced New Jersey Senator Cory Booker- who told his supporters to voice their needs directly to politicians. Paul's wife Kelley recently wrote an Op-Ed on CNN revealing she and her husband face constant threats."

Dr. Ford and her family are still receiving death threats. Rand Paul and the GOP want us to pretend that Trump didn't ratchet up the rhetoric more than any Democrat has.

"Did Donald Trump Encourage Violence at His Rallies?
A viral cartoon accurately presents several quotations by the then-presidential candidate, delivered on the campaign trail in 2015 and 2016."

Answer: True

www.snopes.com

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-10 11:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is it fair to say that the rhetoric on all sides needs to be ratcheted down?

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-10 11:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"He wasn't advocating literally shooting government officials. "

Then WTF was the idea for the retweet?

My point is: it was all fine in theory, but when reality was pointing at HIM, he suddenly had a very different perspective.

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-10-10 11:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Fair enough and thank you for donning your reasonable hat.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-10 12:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Is it fair to say that the rhetoric on all sides needs to be ratcheted down?"

says the bag o dicks who cried "constitutional crisis" every week for eight years

why is it you turds only want to be reasonable when you yourself are not acting totally unreasonable.

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-10-10 12:41 PM | Reply

says the bag o dicks who cried "constitutional crisis" every week for eight years
why is it you turds only want to be reasonable when you yourself are not acting totally unreasonable.

#10 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

Evidence Exhibit #1A

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-10 02:50 PM | Reply

Is it fair to say that the rhetoric on all sides needs to be ratcheted down?

#7 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

No.

Republicans were warned their rhetoric would get people killed. And it did. US House Rep shot in the face. People attacked. People killed. Death threats and Swatting.

The Left shouldn't ratchet down its rhetoric until the Right does. Because if the Left backs down, the Right still won't.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-10 02:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If the right were to ratchet it down, should the left then follow suit?

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-10 03:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If the right were to ratchet it down, should the left then follow suit?

#13 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Yap. That'll happen.

You freaks will stop chanting "LOCK HER UP!!!" At Dear Leader's rallies any day now.

Now it's about Barbara Feinstein.

Me thinks it doesn't matter who it is so long as a woman is behind bars you maniacs will be happy.

#14 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-10-10 03:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Me thinks it doesn't matter who it is so long as a woman is behind bars --- FOR NOTHING --- you maniacs will be happy.

#14 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD AT

Fixed.

#15 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-10-10 03:11 PM | Reply

He wasn't advocating literally shooting government officials.

So when he advocated "shooting at the government when it becomes tyrannical," who did he mean? The army?

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2018-10-10 03:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The army?

#16 | POSTED BY JOE

Be a lot cooler if you said the cops.

#17 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-10-10 03:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Now it's about Barbara Feinstein.

Is she related to Diane Boxer?

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-10 03:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Now it's about Barbara Feinstein.
#14 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

Is she related to Diane Boxer?
#18 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

"They" all 'look alike' to him

#19 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-10 03:38 PM | Reply

"They" all 'look alike' to him

#19 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Oh, right.

I make an honest mistake and you try to lump me in with you and your ilk.

It must be lonely on the wrong side of everything.

#20 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-10-10 03:43 PM | Reply

It wasn't liberals quoting Jefferson about watering the "tree of liberty" a few years ago. Now that they are in power it's amazing how that tree no longer needs any pruning or watering.

#21 | Posted by schmanch at 2018-10-10 03:47 PM | Reply

So when he advocated "shooting at the government when it becomes tyrannical," who did he mean? The army?
#16 | POSTED BY JOE

Yeah, i'm struggling to see how saying (or at least retweeting) "It's to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!" isn't the very the definition of 'literally' saying shoot government officials.

He can claim he didn't mean to be taken literally, but he was literally saying 'shoot at the government.'

Tyranny, always a judgement call.

#22 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-10-10 03:54 PM | Reply

I make an honest mistake
#20 | POSTED BY MRSILENCEDOGOOD

They all look alike to you. I get it. honest mistake.

I mean, you can't be expected to stare at their face.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-10 04:05 PM | Reply

If the right were to ratchet it down, should the left then follow suit?

#13 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Of course.

#24 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-10 04:30 PM | Reply

I mean, you can't be expected to stare at their face.

#23 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Yap.

Send a letter to dear leader. I fully expect a seat on the Supreme Court.

At least a spot in the cabinet.

#25 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-10-10 04:43 PM | Reply

The right is about to lose their collective minds on a coffe cup not saying Merry Christmas on it.

There's no pleasing right wingers. They're an angry mob who have found Trump to lead them.

#26 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-10-10 04:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

"Is it fair to say that the rhetoric on all sides needs to be ratcheted down?" by JJ

Sounds like something Trump would say while he ratchets up right wing violence through his retarded tweets.

White, right wing murder accounts for 74% of that type of violence.

#27 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-10 06:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This week I'm seeing both the elected Republicans and the Conservative pundits in the media all saying pretty much the same thing. We feel guilty for taking even more power from you, but it's your own fault and here's what you can do to start getting some of your power back.

#28 | Posted by JordyPete at 2018-10-11 08:46 AM | Reply

"White, right wing murder accounts for 74% of that type of violence."

Really? Do you have a source for this?

#29 | Posted by JordyPete at 2018-10-11 08:48 AM | Reply

"White, right wing murder accounts for 74% of that type of violence."
Really? Do you have a source for this?

#29 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE

According to the GAO, a non-partisan government agency heralded by Republicans, between September 12, 2001 and December 31, 2016, 225 people were killed by violent extremists in the United States.

119 were killed by radical Islamic extremists. (One attack did killed 48 people so the number of events is smaller)
106 were killed by far-right extremists. In fairness, 8 of these were by black separatists/supremacists. (Yes, only 8)
0 were killed by far-left extremists.

#30 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-11 01:47 PM | Reply

"radical Islamic extremists."

Sounds pretty right-wing to me.

But I guess if you're on the right, those ISIS guys beheading Christians they've dressed up in orange jumpsuits like Gitmo detainees were inspired by Hillary Clinton.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-11 01:59 PM | Reply

Is it fair to say that the rhetoric on all sides needs to be ratcheted down?

#7 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Bullcarp. It may be convenient for your argument to say it, but by no means is it "Fair", and is by no means honest to say.

#32 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-10-11 02:53 PM | Reply

Is it fair to say that the rhetoric on all sides needs to be ratcheted down?
#7 | POSTED BY JEFFJ
Bullcarp. It may be convenient for your argument to say it, but by no means is it "Fair", and is by no means honest to say.

#32 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR

Who could have imagined that someone would take umbrage with a universal call for civility?

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-11 02:56 PM | Reply

Who could have imagined that someone would take umbrage with a universal call for civility?

#33 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Because the side calling for it, Republicans, have no interest in it.

#34 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-11 03:03 PM | Reply

Because the side calling for it, Republicans, have no interest in it.

#34 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Democrats also have no interest in it.

Also, you moved the goalposts? I, as an individual, suggested all sides ratchet it down. Again, I find it strange that anyone would take umbrage with that sentiment.

#35 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-11 03:05 PM | Reply

I'd like to see the Holder's, the oriellys, the Maxine water's, the hannitys, etc all butch up and put their money where their mouths are and go and kick some ass and disrupt stuff.

#36 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-10-11 03:08 PM | Reply

People die because they ration the insulin.

Kids get shot at school.

People die because they can't afford health care.

Migrant children have died in the concentration camps.

People die every day because of the political climate. Unfortunately they're not people who Rand considers people.

#37 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-10-12 03:37 AM | Reply

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