If my blogging friends on the right can do so, will one of you please refer to anything similar to this happening when Mr. Bush was president? When we on the Left bring up the fact that the anti-Obama rhetoric on the Right is getting more and more violent, I hear that this was also true when Mr. Bush was president.
That was only a short time ago, so I'm wondering if you will be able to find, somewhere on the net, an organization that warned of bloody gun violence to defeat George Bush, The Nazi. And were Congressional Democrats in attendance at any conferences that threatened violence against the US Government and its president during the Bush Administration, thereby giving it a stamp of legitimacy as happened at this Rightwing gathering where Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was present?
The Right now has ownership and is fully aware of a group that is threatening the overthrow of the US Government and the assassination of its duly elected president.
Someone had better rein in these paranoid, treasonous nutjobs before someone gets hurt.
Right-Wing Conference Tells Activists To Get Their Guns Ready For ‘Bloody Battle’ With Obama The NaziAt the How To Take Back America Conference last weekend, conservative speaker Kitty Werthmann led a workshop called “How to recognize living under Nazis & Communists.” Announcing the panel in a column preceding the conference, talk show host Janet Porter gushed how Werthmann’s description of Austria in the 1930s is a “mirror to America” today — noting “They had Joseph Goebbels; we have Mark Lloyd, the diversity czar.” The room was packed over capacity to hear Werthmann, who grew up as a Christian in Austria and serves as Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum South Dakota President.
During her session, Werthmann went through a litany of examples of how President Obama is like Adolf Hitler. She noted that Hitler, who acted “like an American politician,” was “elected in a 100% Christian nation.” Although she failed to once mention Antisemitism or militarism, Werthmann explained how universal healthcare, an Equal Rights Amendment, and increased taxes were telltale signs of Nazism. Werthmann also warned the audience:
If we had our guns, we would have fought a bloody battle. So, keep your guns, and buy more guns, and buy ammunition. [...] Take back America. Don’t let them take the country into Socialism. And I refer again, Hitler’s party was National Socialism. [...] And that’s what we are having here right now, which is bordering on Marxism.
Before the event, ThinkProgress asked Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), one of several Republican members of Congress also speaking at the conference, to autograph Werthmann’s DVD about National Socialism. She happily obliged.
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