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  •  Wisconsin Republican Chairman: "Execute 'Obama'" (16+ / 0-)

    Surely it was just a slip of the tongue, right?

    All three times?

    According to Huffington Post, Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, was holding a conference call to discuss Sen. Russ Feingold, and seemed to be having a hard time getting his political entities correct.  Rather than referring to terrorist "Osama Bin Lauden," Priebus said "Obama."

    Repeatedly.

    Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Wisconsin GOP, referred to the "execution" of Obama three separate times during a recent media conference call.

    Asked by reporters on how Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson would feel on these issues, Priebus surmised that he (Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson) would also favor the execution of "Obama."

    "My guess is he (Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson) would believe that Obama should be executed and he oughta be treated as a war criminal," Priebus explained.

    So, to sum this up: Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, wants to "execute Obama".

    And he thinks that Wisconsin Senate Candidate Republican Ron Johnson  would also favor the execution of "Obama."

    Oh, and speaking of Republican Ron Johnson...

    Why did Wisconsin Republican Senate Candidate Ron Johnson testify Against child sexual abuse victims?

    Link to the Execute Obama article.

    •  Good point, Greg. (5+ / 0-)

      That Priebus guy really chaps my ass. :)

      Also, thank you, Keith! Heh.

      •  Priebus, like other GOP, find much humor (2+ / 0-)
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        in envisioning deadly demises for those they oppose.  They are not afraid to finger paint their talking points in brilliant boogie man colors. Such speech themes may be prone to real trouble if we end up with a Governor eager to sign (instead of veto--twice already) concealed handgun carry.  I'm certain Priebus, et al, may be surprised to learn how many blue folks might take up concealed carry along with the expected red folks.  The romance of being wild west self-reliant frontier folk showing rootin tootin well armed bravado is still a factor here.

        When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

        by antirove on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 12:04:26 AM PDT

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    •  There's too much of that from Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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      Greg in TN

      Even Wisconsin Public Radio had a guest (Jo Eglehoff) on who said the current administration was a "cancer that must be removed."  She snuck it in at the end of the hour so it wasn't challenged by the host or the Dem. guest.
      The thing that has changed the most since I moved here 36 yr ago is the strength and size of fundamentalist churches.  The Catholics and WI Ev Lutherans were always reactionary but have become much more vocal and there are tons of new megachurches which, IMHO, are more political than religious.  Madison's bishop is a smart operative who has moved the diocese back to the 1940's and is a real political player.  I think the religious involvement has been enough to tip purple to red.

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