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It is time for the Democrats AND Republicans to reject Idaho gubernatorial hopeful Rex Rammell’s candidacy for any office now and forever!
From a good friend of mine, with whom I agree,
“As a concerned citizen I have had it. I would like to know at what point does the FBI take threats against the President seriously. The recent comments by a prominent Republican politician in Idaho, Rex Rammel, about taking a hunting license out on President Obama are beyond the pale. A weak apology afterwards does not undo the harm of fanning the hatred of the extremely vocal right wing in this country. This event is only one of many that have been reported in recent months.
Events like this one, coupled with the now frequent appearance of people at Obama events with loaded weapons are surely a warning sign to law enforcement officers that we have a potentially serious problem at hand. It appears that the leaders of the Republican Party, for political reasons, are not interested in suppressing this type of behavior that could easily be called treason. Surely, threatening the life of the President is still treasonous and illegal.
I would like to know what the criteria is for the FBI’s decision on when to pursue a person for making public comments that threaten the President. I will be forwarding this email to my Senators (Lincoln and Pryor AR) and my congressman (Snyder AR) for their comments as well.
I have had enough of this over the last two months. I want to know what my country is doing to stem this kind of dangerous behavior and protect our President. I look forward to hearing from you on this vital matter.”
“UPDATE 8/28: Idaho gubernatorial hopeful Rex Rammell has refused to apologize Friday for his joke about hunting Obama, saying in a statement, "Anyone who understands the law, knows I was just joking, because Idaho has no jurisdiction to issue hunting tags in Washington, D.C."
His comments were universally condemned by fellow Idaho Republicans. "Rex Rammell's comments are in very poor taste and should not have been said," said Sen. Mike Crapo. "I disagree often with the President and his policies. But the comment was totally unacceptable and should not have been made," said Sen. Mike Risch. Rep. Mike Simpson and former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt also offered harsh rebukes. ”
Originally posted to PeaceVet on Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 02:18 PM PDT.