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  •  It's a continuance of what's been going on since (20+ / 0-)

    the summer of 2008, when unhinged lunatics, fueled by the likes of Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, and Michael Savage, shot up a Unitarian Church in Kentucky and murdered Bill Gwatey, chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, in his office. It continued with Richard Poplawski, Scott Roeder, James von Bruun, and it continues here today.

    •  That's not entirely clearly written. Bill Gwatney (10+ / 0-)

      has a page at wiki:

      Bill Gwatney (August 26, 1959[3] – August 13, 2008) was an American politician who served as the State Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas.[4] Prior to being State Chair, he was a State Senator for 10 years. He had also been the financial chair for Mike Beebe's run for Governor of Arkansas in 2006. He owned three car dealerships in Pulaski County.[3][5] Gwatney was selected as a superdelegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and was replaced by his widow Rebecca Rankin following his assassination.


      On August 13, 2008, Gwatney was fatally wounded when a man, identified in news reports as Timothy Dale Johnson, 50, entered Democratic Party headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas and shot Gwatney three times. Gwatney was taken to a hospital, but died at 3:59 pm CDT.

      The gunman had said he wanted to speak with Gwatney about volunteering, but sidestepped his assistant when she said he was busy. After the shooting, the gunman fled the scene in his truck and led police on a 30-mile (48 km) chase out of Little Rock. Johnson was fatally shot by police after a PIT maneuver forced him off the road into a field near Sheridan. No motive was discovered, except Johnson quitting his Target job earlier that day.

      Political assassination is SOP for Far Right political organizations.

      Career criminals + Angry White Males + Log Cabin Rethugs + Personality Disorder delusionals + Paid bloggers =EQ= The GOPer Base

      by vets74 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 03:16:11 AM PST

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    •  So, why does Pres Obama appear on O'Reilly's show (4+ / 0-)

      Would it be fair to argue that President Obama is contributing to the problem by agreeing to appear on Racist O'Reilly's show just before the Super Bowl?

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project.

      by PatriciaVa on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 07:03:46 AM PST

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      •  That interview could (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        PatriciaVa, Mr MadAsHell

        be pretty interesting.  I had no intentions of watching it before but I might now.  I'd like to see what BillO has to say for himself.  Hopefully POTUS calls him out in person.

        ~War is Peace~Freedom is Slavery~Ignorance is Strength~ George Orwell "1984"

        by Kristina40 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 08:56:08 AM PST

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