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Monday, October 13, 2008

“You have to assume that a whole bunch of Republicans are racists.”

posted by on October 13 at 8:52 AM

Conservative shill J.P. Freire said that on MSNBC, and he does have a point. Based on their actions, we really do have to assume that a whole bunch of Republicans are racists. The latest outrage:


Conservative blogger “”The Libertarian Conservative” created the above ad (click on it for a large version), and he says he’s only “doing exactly what the left is doing to Sarah Palin.” Yeah—remember how we lynched Sarah Palin? Good times. The bigoted blogger adds…

We’re at war folks, and I intend to fight this war until my dying breath. We’re at war against terrorists that want to destroy this country and everything it stands for and we are war against godless liberals who hate the very values and freedoms that this Nation was founded upon.

Well, the bigot blogger showed some restraint—he called lynching Obama “The Fucking Solution,” and not “The Final Solution.” Wouldn’t want to alienate those Jewish voters that McCain is gonna need in Florida.

Via—and more at—Pam’s House Blend.

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Yep, gotta love them good ole' Amurkin values: racism, bigotry, xenophobia, white privilege, stupidity, hatred, and the irrational fear of everything and anyone who doesn't look, act, and think exactly like we do.

Posted by COMTE | October 13, 2008 9:06 AM

He can wrap himself in the First Amendment all he wants, but this is hate-crime material, pure & simple.

Posted by SL | October 13, 2008 9:12 AM

I know that political speech, and even hate speech, is protected under those shreds of the First Amendment that Bush & Cheney haven't wiped their asses with, but doesn't this cross the line into something criminal?

Posted by Murgen | October 13, 2008 9:12 AM

But I bet he has a wonderful singing voice.

Posted by jackie treehorn | October 13, 2008 9:23 AM

I hate freedom. Don't you just hate freedom?

Hey, let's all vote for Obama so there won't be any more freedom!

Posted by sepiolida | October 13, 2008 9:26 AM

Pah. Minor, second-rate blogger throws out knowingly offensive and hateful ad, respected high-readership blogger bites. See how that works?

Posted by Garth | October 13, 2008 9:28 AM

@5, freedom is cool, death threats aren't.

Posted by SL | October 13, 2008 9:29 AM

You could perhaps criminalize this under some sort of "conspiring to incite violence" charge, but I really don't think it's probable that Obama would be assassinated via lynching. It's perfectly protected speech, and rightfully so, and all the more reason to avoid people who call themselves Libertarian Conservatives even more than everyone already should.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | October 13, 2008 9:30 AM

Somebody send this guy a KKK application. He's got the right stuff.

Posted by David Duke | October 13, 2008 9:32 AM

I'll be glad when they go into the wilderness for the next 40 years.

Won't miss them.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 13, 2008 9:33 AM

Although, I'm getting quite sick of this tit for tat policy we've had this election season, where the Left supposedly crosses the line, and the right immediately goes twice the distance and calls it fair play.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | October 13, 2008 9:34 AM

Isn't that illegal? I thought that any threat like that was...

Posted by Jeremy from Seattle | October 13, 2008 9:35 AM

This kind of stuff is gold.

Elections are won & lost with the middle. The more the right wingers get out there - the more they expose themselves as the small minded hateful people we all know them to be the better.

Posted by DavidC | October 13, 2008 9:42 AM

"We’re at war folks, and I intend to fight this war until my dying breath."

That breath can't come soon enough.

Posted by T | October 13, 2008 9:44 AM

@13, that's why my immediate suspicion is that this is a plant. If I was looking to boost McCain by discrediting Obama, I wouldn't attack Obama; I'd attack McCain in as over the top, ridiculous fashion as possible. And vice versa. That looks like the work of an unhinged Obama fan, not a McCain kook.

Posted by Fnarf | October 13, 2008 9:47 AM

I'm all for free speech for jackasses, but I hope the Secret Service is investigating this. This looks like a death threat to me, and there's a reason they're supposed to investigate even threats that appear frivelous.

Posted by Beguine | October 13, 2008 9:49 AM

Fnarf, that site has been running for a while, purportedly 2006, but I didn't verify that. It would be an awfully well set up maneuver.

It's interesting to note that the guy has apparently been unemployed since 2005. What's the point of being a republican if you're unemployed? Is he waiting for someone to give him bootstraps so that he can pull himself up by them?

Posted by Chris in Tampa | October 13, 2008 9:57 AM

Do these people know what "the party of Lincoln" means?

My father, who lives in FL, is voting for Obama. This is the first time since 1960 that he has voted Dem.

Posted by MrEddieFather | October 13, 2008 10:00 AM

There is a fundamental problem with this post. If you read the picture, this nut job wants us all to kill ourselves, NOT lynch Obama.

Posted by Kile | October 13, 2008 10:04 AM

I'm pretty sure I saw a Law & Order episode where McCoy got some racist fuck convicted of attempted murder for some crap like this. Any lawyers out there?

Posted by Raven | October 13, 2008 10:19 AM

I hope that the Secret Service pays this bigot a visit. The moronic right-wing bloglydytes are the real threat to this country. Their hate speech and violent threats against Obama are criminal. They are a bunch of cowards hiding behind keyboards. (check our the ignorant idiots and "Red County" if you want a laugh)

Posted by V | October 13, 2008 10:22 AM

Well, you have to admit, Republicans have made ignorance more fashionable.

Posted by Vince | October 13, 2008 10:31 AM

Isn't this from "How to Get the Secret Service to Visit Your House and Arrest Your Ass"?

Posted by Schweighsr | October 13, 2008 10:33 AM

@19 - That's true if you read the fine print. But, a picture of a black man next to a picture of a noose is pretty suggestive.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 13, 2008 10:49 AM

"What's the point of being a republican if you're unemployed? Is he waiting for someone to give him bootstraps so that he can pull himself up by them?"

You made me laugh. Thanks.

Posted by Lesley | October 13, 2008 10:56 AM

@19 do you really think that the image of a noose next to obama with the caption 'the fucking solution' isn't intended to suggest, regardless of the fine print, that obama ought to be killed? even if we make the generous assumption that the asshole who made this is ignorant of the loaded history that an image like this would naturally conger up, it's still a noose and a guys face. come on dude.

Posted by douglas | October 13, 2008 11:21 AM

"We’re at war folks, and I intend to fight this war until my dying breath."

I love how Conservatives like to make everything into a comic book battle of good v. evil. Maniacal narcissism and a child's moral perspective are definite positives for leadership.

Posted by Parsnip | October 13, 2008 11:32 AM

@24 and 26

I agree. This guy is definitely a racist bastard filled with bastard sauce. I also agree looking at the image without the text makes it look like a kkk call to arms. However, I think Dan saying this blogger "called lynching Obama “The Fucking Solution” is a bit of a misstatement. Dan read the picture, he knew there was another meaning intended and he posted ignoring that part of the text entirely.

The picture is bad enough as is, there is no need for Dan to take bits of the text out of context to exaggerate the situation to make it worse.

Posted by Kile | October 13, 2008 11:42 AM

People like him scare me. Why is everything a "War" with them?

Posted by sizzle | October 13, 2008 11:57 AM

@27; That is one of the best quote's I have read all day.

Posted by Original Monique | October 13, 2008 12:02 PM

Wait a minute. You're saying Dan Savage exaggerates and misrepresents things?

Posted by w7ngman | October 13, 2008 12:16 PM

I don't support lynching, but I believe Barack Hussein Obama and his pro Muslim, pro-Marxist, pro-homosexual dream must be stopped by any means necessary.

He is anti-American.
He is a racist.
He is corrupt.
He is a communist sympathizer (Jerome Corsi's excellent book "The Obama Nation" details this).
He is anti-family.

That's all you need to know.

Posted by Lord Basil | October 13, 2008 12:25 PM

One can only hope, pray, plead, beg, that the bigoted Republicans will FLEE the country when Obama steps into the White House. Of course unlike progressive freedom loving Left wingers, Canada will NOT welcome the bigots.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 13, 2008 12:29 PM

You are anti-American.
You are a racist.
And you are quite obviously corrupt.
As I believe I've told you before, fuck off.

Posted by clarity | October 13, 2008 12:31 PM

@ 31 w7ngman
I think Dan Savage does a great job in most cases, just not this one. Sorry I can't jump on your bandwagon.

Posted by Kile | October 13, 2008 12:36 PM

It would be nice to see the blogger's name and address added to the picture.

Posted by Ptizelov | October 13, 2008 1:21 PM

oh how I hate when they throw around the founding principle crap. Their views are so distorted.

Posted by anthony | October 13, 2008 2:01 PM

Hey Lord Basil: Troll much?

Posted by Malcolm In Sydney | October 13, 2008 3:43 PM

I think Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)- - should go after these racists. The SPLC strategy has been to hit the racists where it REALLY hurts -- their pocketbook. Here's what they do - "Okay all you hatemongers encouraging others to racially motivated violence and then hiding behind the 1st Amendment? Go right ahead. Just know when you do it, we will take you to civil court and go after all your organizations assets, and your individual assets too." Dees did it to the KKK back in the 80s and Tom Metzger and his Aryan Nation in the 90s. He won millions of dollars for the families of people lynched by the scumbags who were encouraged to do so by these white supremacist groups. The groups argued they weren't directly involved in the crimes so not responsible. The civil courts disagreed and said if you send out the rallying cry and encourage others to commit hate crimes, YOU ARE JUST AS RESPONSIBLE AS THE PERPETRATORS. Does this mean these racist groups freedom of speech was curtailed? No. It just means they finally have to take responsibility when they choose to say what they do. It may be a overused cliche, but you just can't shout "fire" in a crowded theater for the hell of it and then claim 1st Amendment protects you when people are hurt in the stampede. Does this strategy stop people from being racists? Unfortunately no, but if groups know they might lose lots of money, it makes them think twice before advertising their hate. And that is what is really important - stopping the spread of their attempts to indoctrinate others, especially young people. I just hope to God they don't succeed in getting some wackos to go after Obama. That website is truly disturbing. I sincerely hope the Secret Service is already knocking on the door of those who posted this shit.

Posted by Jennifer | October 13, 2008 4:35 PM

Who cares what Palin's future-gunshot-son-in-law thinks about Obama? Palin's beliefs aren't even effective within her own family. What makes her think I believe she can be effective with the full Congress or presidents of other countries? Obviously her daughter was out looking for the love that she wasn't getting from her too-occupied, too self-centered, career Mom. (P.S. There's nothing wrong with a mother having a career, but when the female child YOU brought into the world is having challenges, it is the Mom's responsibility to be there for her - not push her own disabled son onto the daughter!)

Posted by Mixed Marriage | October 13, 2008 7:22 PM

Holy shit. Takes a lot to shock me, but. . .

Posted by violet_dagrinder | October 13, 2008 11:29 PM

22 days and counting. How low can it go?

Posted by butterw | October 14, 2008 2:41 PM

until the left makes a video portraying sarah palin running for her life while a Wolf shoots at her from a helicopter and then hangs her bloody carcass from said helicopter and flys over south chicago ... it's different

Posted by SFN8tiv | October 14, 2008 10:45 PM

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