This was published in the Benton County, Arkansas Republican Party's official newsletter:
Part of me feels that this betrayal deserves a quick implementation of my 2nd amendment rights to remove a threat domestic. Because no matter how much one group says it is inevitable to start down the road to socialism it isn’t as long as we use our creativity and energy to creating solutions that don’t take us that way. And it is NEVER wrong to simply stand up against an option, even though the other existing options may not be optimal either, especially when there is still time. And 2015 would have been time, especially if we had simply passed legislation that said “Arkansas will NOT be forced into implementation of Obamacare or any socialized health care or Medicaid reform at least until the end of the 2015 legislative session.” Not even an outright nullification, just buying time.PoliticsUSA is reporting that Chris Nogy, the husband of Benton County, Arkansas Republican Party secretary Leah Nogy, wrote that in the county party's official newsletter.
I don’t feel the same way about the Democrats as bullet backstops as I do about the Republicans who joined them. The Democrats were doing what their party told them they had to do because they were elected to do that job. We wailed and cried and threw up our hands every time the Democrat socialist Governor driven Senate and House rammed through things that we knew were dangerous, but that was the fact of the elections. Make no mistake, Arkansas is no less Democrat than it was before, it is just a lot less Obama, and we as Republicans had only one chance. That chance was to keep Obamacare from being implemented. The Democrat citizens were willing to stomach a few pro-life and pro-gun laws for us successfully keeping Obamacare out of the state, and we could have maintained our favorable status by doing just that. But now the Dems are furious because they get pro-life, pro-gun, and Obamacare under our majority, the Republicans are furious because they get Obamacare because of their own, we will NOT win in 2014, and our hope of making things better evaporated with the vote of a handful of last-minute turncoats.
To put Nogy's words another way, he called for Republican members of the Arkansas General Assembly who voted for expanding Medicaid in Arkansas to be shot. It's absolutely disgusting that a county-level political party organization would even remotely consider publishing a piece like that in its official newsletter.
It's perfectly acceptable to criticize a member of one's own political party when he or she disagrees with him or her, in fact, I've been a vocal critic of President Obama and many other Democrats for not being progressive enough. However, issuing death threats to those who don't tow their party's line, and using their party's official resources to do so, is flatly unacceptable, and that's what Chris Nogy did by using the Benton County, Arkansas Republican Party's official newsletter to call for pro-Medicaid expansion Republicans in the Arkansas General Assembly to be shot.