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Did Joe Barton Threaten to Assassinate President Obama?

by: DocJess

Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 12:46:07 PM EST


Joe Barton, the ex-Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wants that position back in the 112th Congress. Because of mushy term limit rules, he needs special dispensation. So he made a Power Point, and sent it around. Here's the 10th slide:

You can view the slide show in its entirety here.

Some may say that this is a veiled threat, others that it's a direct threat and the Secret Service should get involved, and okay, I don't see a third choice because I cannot believe anyone would miss his point. 

A sitting US Congressman (from Texas, of course) wants to shoot the President. 

If this were on a teabag site, posted by an unknown, you can bet the Secret Service would investigate. 

Remember that this is the guy who stood up and defended BP earlier this year. 

This Power Point came out yesterday, and I watched and waited last night and this morning and didn't hear it on any of the shows. It made the Washington Post, but doesn't seem to have traveled much further than that within the main stream media.

Is anyone else as outraged as I that this gets published in a vacuum? And that nothing is done? 

 

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wow! I hope Obama gets the message and demands action, but i doubt he will (0.00 / 0)
I wonder if these idiots ever thought about what would happen to them if they killed or tried to kill Obama? i know the real motivation is to make it seem reasonable to some unstable person who will then try to the act for them, between this and Palin and others putting liberals in the "crosshairs" we need some way to reach out to these people in the same language they use.....

Pshaw (0.00 / 0)
Come on, quit trying to gin up controversy.  It's not a veiled threat, it's just a veiled comparison to Hitler.  Surely we should be used to Republicans comparing Obama to Hitler by now.

eh (0.00 / 0)
Or maybe a veiled comparison to Stalin.  Any inadvertent threat to the president's well-being can be chalked up to the fact that Rep. Barton is a complete moron.

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i disagree! i think it is an intentional lowing of the bar (0.00 / 0)
just like the "baby killer" tags used for abortion providing doctors which encouraged the unstable to murder the docs, and then the establishment said, "oh, we had nothing to do with it" i am certainly Barton would be happy to see some right wing nut kill obama, then he would of course say he had nothing to do with it.


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