Media Matters: This right-wing frenzy is reminiscent of Dallas 1963

posted at 9:30 pm on September 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

Uh huh. And we all remember what happened when a certain radical right-winger — who defected to the Soviet Union, married a Russian woman, and tried to assassinate a far-right anti-communist American general — got JFK in the crosshairs in Dallas. Why, it reminds me of what happened when radical left-winger Timothy McVeigh finally executed his plot against the Murrah building in Oklahoma City.

Follow the link to Media Matters and you’ll search in vain for any mention of the name of the man who pulled the trigger on November 22, which leads me to believe either (a) Eric Boehlert is a Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist or (b) Eric Boehlert is in the habit of hiding inconvenient facts from his audience, which, if true, makes him a perfectly mainstream Media Matters employee. For the record, I think Kaus is totally right that Glenn Beck should tone down the apocalyptic/coup rhetoric, but that doesn’t give me the right to paint revisionist portraits of the political sympathies of presidential assassins. Evidently the rules are different for the Brock bunch. Um, why?


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I don’t care what the Left thinks and I never get why the Left gets so much coverage, via linking to their articles, here at HA…

CCRWM on September 18, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Yes. And let’s remember that of the 4 Presidents assassinated, 3 were Republican:

1. Abe Lincoln’s assassin was an actor who sided with the South during the Civil War. Back then, they were mostly Democrats.

2. Garfield’s assassin was a lawyer who lived in a commune. Left-wing?

3. McKinley’s assassin was an anarchist. Yes, another lefty.

4. JFK’s assassin was a communist.

Yet the progressives keep touting that tired line that conservatives resort to violence?

yogi41 on September 18, 2009 at 10:20 PM

That about covers it.

Zorro on September 18, 2009 at 10:24 PM

I don’t care what the Left thinks and I never get why the Left gets so much coverage, via linking to their articles, here at HA…

CCRWM on September 18, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Read your Sun Tzu.

Holger on September 18, 2009 at 10:25 PM

Reminiscent of 1963? Oswald was a friggin’ communist. So, Obama is worried about Communists gunning for his hide? Nonsense.

BottomLine5 on September 18, 2009 at 10:26 PM

I would say what I think about Allahpundit, but Hot Air would need to remove my comments.

mobydutch on September 18, 2009 at 10:26 PM

As I remember and as has been documented there were NO protest related arrests during the 912 March on Washington.
NONE.
Compare that to the protests on the left. PERIOD!

Nelsa on September 18, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Who was it that hero-worshipped Lee Harvey Oswald (maybe in their book?); Bill Ayers or Saul Alynsky??

TN Mom on September 18, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Who killed Kennedy is a gotcha question that could be used on leftists.

rob verdi on September 18, 2009 at 10:33 PM

This is getting rediculous. These playground taunts, and smears are best left to the kiddie set in grades k thru 12. Can we grow up, and stop this nonsense, and base it on facts? Perhaps that’s the problem then. They can’t back anything up, so attack mode is set. Well I left the playground years ago, so sticks, and stones. I go with what I believe, and I don’t believe in what they want to do to our country. Period!!!

capejasmine on September 18, 2009 at 10:33 PM

The left needs a reality check, big time.

rob verdi on September 18, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Who was it that hero-worshipped Lee Harvey Oswald (maybe in their book?); Bill Ayers or Saul Alynsky??

TN Mom on September 18, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Who was it that dedicated a book to Sirhan Sirhan ?

macncheez on September 18, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Read your Sun Tzu.

Holger on September 18, 2009 at 10:25 PM

We know them and their tactics why let them demoralize?

CCRWM on September 18, 2009 at 10:37 PM

Who was it that dedicated a book to Sirhan Sirhan ?

macncheez on September 18, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Willaim “FOB.” Ayers.

FOB= Friend of Obama.

Ironic, the New Left are the ones who killed Kennedy in 1963 and took over the Party in ’68.

Holger on September 18, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Geez I was just watching some old lunatic “author” on the History Channel telling me Lincoln was killed because trade dried up in the South on his orders, so it was Canadian based merchants that had Booth rub him out.
Or something like that.
He must be moonlighting at Media Matters

jjshaka on September 18, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Reminiscent of 1963? Oswald was a friggin’ communist. So, Obama is worried about Communists gunning for his hide?

Nonsense.

BottomLine5 on September 18, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Well, that sums things up here better than anything else.

Obama really does think of himself as a martyr. He seems to be relying on some sort of Washington Monuement to Obama The Martyr…which will never, ever be constructed, I dare say.

Or, if it is, it’ll be built in Cuba or Russia. Right on the front lawn of the Obama’s retirement home there. Bay of Pigs seems right.

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 10:39 PM

These dems are just begging — begging — one of their leftist nutjobs to do something violent and prove them right. They are despicable. First, they set up the “there will be blood” narrative, and then they’ll find some idiot to make it happen. And then they’ll blame the president’s critics. Despicable.

Rational Thought on September 18, 2009 at 10:40 PM

Looks like the Race Card is all played out so they are turning up the “if you disagree with obama’s policies, someone will die” card.

Media Matters and Weeper of the House (Pelosi) aren’t just a tiny bit worried about the Fringe Left (Maxine Waters, Van Jones) who boldly speak of Revolution and praise Che Guivera & Castro as ‘heros’??

TN Mom on September 18, 2009 at 10:40 PM

The left needs a reality check, big time.

rob verdi on September 18, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Yes, I am guessing that the Pelosi Performance (feigned tears, she’s “afraid”, eyes wobbling) and this Obama announcement (to his crowd, consider him a martyr because he thinks so of himself) are hardly not coordinated events.

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Media Matters: This right-wing frenzy is reminiscent of Dallas 1963

These people are either morons or psychopaths.

I am old enough to remember a news report after JFK had been shot, but before Lee Marxist Harvey Oswald had been caught, that said it was thought to be 4 members of the John Birch Society that did it. I am sure they were very disappointed.

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 10:41 PM

I mean by that ^^ that they are coordinated events.

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Who was it that dedicated a book to Sirhan Sirhan ?

macncheez on September 18, 2009 at 10:34 PM

I think you are right. It was Sirhan Sirhan and I believe it was Bill Ayers’s book?

TN Mom on September 18, 2009 at 10:42 PM

I am old enough to remember a news report after JFK had been shot, but before Lee Marxist Harvey Oswald had been caught, that said it was thought to be 4 members of the John Birch Society that did it. I am sure they were very disappointed.

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 10:41 PM

I remember the day, too, and it was the few kids of a very Leftwing family newly arrived from elsewhere who were “glad” at the news. The rest of us cried and glared at them.

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 10:42 PM

Those two were Democrats, by the way, who burst out “I’m glad they got him” at the announcement of Kennedy’s demise.

It was an eye-opening experience, all the way around. I remember when they dismissed us from school for that afternoon, I walked home in tears, just sobbing. It was a traumatic event to witness at that young age.

But the lone few who burst out with a cheer at the announcement in school were far Leftwinger children of far Leftwinger, DEMOCRAT, parents.

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Who was it that dedicated a book to Sirhan Sirhan ?

macncheez on September 18, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Willaim “FOB.” Ayers.

FOB= Friend of Obama.

Ironic, the New Left are the ones who killed Kennedy in 1963 and took over the Party in ‘68.

Holger on September 18, 2009 at 10:38 PM

And the Left’s Rule Handbook (“Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky) is dedicated to “lucifer”.

~Imagine that.~

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM

The Left is making a calculated strategy to precondition the public that any heinous act done by anyone that they (and their media accomplices)can paint as right wing will have done it because they were motivated by the dissent of the right and then use this to stifle future dissent.

chromium on September 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Leftist pundits think most Americans (their base even moreso) is ignorant about recent American history and are pretty darn sure that presented with their warped version of past events, you’ll take their word for it. That’s why Eric Boehlert is trying to pull this shullbit: He wants you to think a conservative/Republican/corporatist assassinated Kennedy simply because Kennedy was a Democrat (if he even believes you’ll put that much effort into pondering it) instead of Lee Harvey Oswald, a hardcore capital-C communist.

Even if you don’t buy the “magic bullet” story of the Warren Commission and embrace the Oliver Stone/Executive Action blame-the-evil-righties cinematic depictions and believe Oswald was “a patsy,” he nonetheless was a patsy that fired at least one round at the President of the United States from the Texas School Book Depository.

Also assuming that we’re all ignorant is Nancy Pelosi, who wants you to think that the 1978 assassinations of homosexual Supervisor/martyr Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were due to a powderkeggish atmosphere caused by overheated political rhetoric. In fact, the whole thing happened because their assassin — former Supervisor Dan White — was ill-suited for the rough-and-tumble of S.F. politics. White couldn’t take the blow to his ego when he wasn’t welcomed back to City Hall with open arms after retracting his resignation after only ten months on the Board of Supervisors.

White was an unstable individual, as his actions on that fateful day and subsequent years proved. But Pelosi would have you believe that White went on some sort of anti-gay crusade that caused blood to flow in the streets, when nothing even close to that occurred. I know because I was a teenage news junkie at the time, and my memory is fresher than Pelosi’s, especially considering that Botox has been linked to brain damage.

Here’s a fact that you will probably hear from nobody besides yours truly today: DAN WHITE WAS A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT. He was definitely more traditionally conservative than the Dems of the freewheeling pre-AIDS ’70s that began dominating S.F. politics shortly after the Summer of Love, but Dan White was no right-winger, and if anyone tells you different, give them the Joe Wilson treatment.

For the record: I don’t now and never did buy the “Twinkie Defense” — I think White should have been executed. Ironically, he took care of that himself in 1985, turning his car into a makeshift gas chamber after he was released on parole and couldn’t deal with being a pariah in his hometown.

L.N. Smithee on September 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Democrat Party ObamaCare talking point:

In two week runs:

“Those that oppose ObamaCare:

1. Are racists

2. Will Cause Someone To Die

3. Will Cause Global Warming.

4. Will Cause Global Cooling.

5. Will cause the heart break of psoriasis.

6.Will cause anul seepage & tooth decay.

Jeff from WI on September 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM

anal lol

Jeff from WI on September 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Reminiscent of 1963? Oswald was a friggin’ communist. So, Obama is worried about Communists gunning for his hide? Nonsense.

BottomLine5 on September 18, 2009 at 10:26 PM

Yes, Oswald was a big supporter of Castro, rather like Obama is a big supporter of Zelaya. If Obama had been older he probably would have been a supporter of Castro and he might have beat Oswald to shooting JFK.

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 10:47 PM

ARRRRGH! is ignorant ARE ignorant!

L.N. Smithee on September 18, 2009 at 10:47 PM

Here’s a fact that you will probably hear from nobody besides yours truly today: DAN WHITE WAS A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT. He was definitely more traditionally conservative than the Dems of the freewheeling pre-AIDS ’70s that began dominating S.F. politics shortly after the Summer of Love, but Dan White was no right-winger, and if anyone tells you different, give them the Joe Wilson treatment.

For the record: I don’t now and never did buy the “Twinkie Defense” — I think White should have been executed. Ironically, he took care of that himself in 1985, turning his car into a makeshift gas chamber after he was released on parole and couldn’t deal with being a pariah in his hometown.

L.N. Smithee on September 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Yeah, Pelosi can tearfully remember “the violence” from San Francisco, but in her dementia, she’s forgotten or she’s again lying about, both work, the fact that it was a Leftwing who was violent “back then” as they are now and have continued to be since the ’50′s (here in the U.S. but earlier in Europe).

Pelosi just omitted the fact that White was a Democrat AND he was enraged because of some job/employment fallout (had nothing to do with ‘gayness’) (he’d been promised a job, so he felt, job was not provided, so he ate Twinkies, so he said, and went on his murderous rage).

Same with Tim McVey (Oklahoma Bomber). McVey was a Democrat. The Left continues to TRY to claim he was “a right wing domestic terrorist” but what he was was a Leftwing domestic terrorist.

Same with the crazed Mansons, same with the hippies who went on to rampage like Ayers and wife, same with the unions (Leftwing), etc.

There was that one photo depicted on NBC last week of a closeup of a human carrying an automatic weapon at one of the Townhalls and when the camera panned back (which NBC did not show, they only showed the closeup of the gun on the torso), it was shown to be a Black guy, a Leftwinger…

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 10:51 PM

For the record, I think Kaus is totally right that Glenn Beck should tone down the apocalyptic/coup rhetoric

For the record, I think Kaus is totally wrong and that Glenn Beck should dial up the apocalyptic/coup rhetoric and any damn thing else he can come up with.

Some like it hot and some sweat
When the heat is on
Some feel the heat and decide that
They can´t go on
Some like it hot, but you can´t tell how hot
Til you try
Some like it hot, so please, Glenn Beck, turn up the heat
Til what’s left of the brains of those at “Media Matters” completely fry!

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 10:52 PM

I don’t care what the Left thinks and I never get why the Left gets so much coverage, via linking to their articles, here at HA…

CCRWM on September 18, 2009 at 10:22 PM

I take it that this site is an examination of more “mainstream” (read: lib) news and commentary through a conservative lens, than exclusively news items from conservative sources. Hence the name of the site. ;)

ddrintn on September 18, 2009 at 10:53 PM

Another thing and that is Pelosi herself.

Her father was a Leftwinger of a violent-endorsing kind, big union guy, practiced the old Italian favoritism practice of calling in favors in exchange for favors.

Which Pelosi was quoted not so long ago bragging about, how it is she has kept and still keeps what she calls her “favors box” — she maintains this “box” where she puts a card/note into it when she extends herself to someone else and then she refers to that box in the future when someone else asks her for something, whatever.

Hardly a person engaged in representing anyone but in rewarding herself for works, which are not done in charity, nor in service, not done as job requirements (elected office, it’s what she’s supposed to be doing, work to represent voters), but as FAVORS with expectation that she’ll get a reward back for doing whatever.

Lourdes on September 18, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Jeff from WI on September 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Dems = Jackass

TN Mom on September 18, 2009 at 10:57 PM

I think that those at “Media Matters” are suffering from the delirium tantrums. Somebody better check the ventilation over there.

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 10:59 PM

I think that those at “Media Matters” are suffering from the delirium tantrums. Somebody better check the ventilation over there.

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 10:59 PM

They’re choking on their own vomit, like a lot of lefties are these days.

ddrintn on September 18, 2009 at 11:01 PM

Gee – there certainly was a lot of tension in Dallas in 1963. It was tense because the southern wing of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY was not willing to end Jim Crow laws that denied blacks their civil rights which created a split in the dem party . Kennedy was in Dallas to mend fences for the 1964 election.

Oswald was a far left commie nutbag but he did not kill JFK for political reasons at all. He admired Kennedy because he refused to invade Cuba and because JFK was also pro civil rights. He killed Kennedy to spite the country he hated : America. When the opportunity presented itself he could not resist.

Libtards will never get over the fact that the far left killed JFK.

PS Wasn’t Sirhan Sirhan an illegal palestinian immigrant? I guess that makes him a right winger too?

DeweyWins on September 18, 2009 at 11:04 PM

Glen Beck had a guest host a few months back and this former Fed guy called in. He said they would call this kind of talk ,, I think he said “bottom feeders” or “bringing up the bottom feeders.” Something like that. In other words, they know bad people are out there on the fringe. Some people in certain high positions will use words or take actions to create an environment that bring these nutcases to the surface. Like fish that feed only on the bottom they want them to come to the surface. They entice the nutcases and fringe elements to do something stupid. And then they will use that to their advantage for other purposes. Nothing surprises me.

JellyToast on September 18, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Oswald was a far left commie nutbag but he did not kill JFK for political reasons at all. He admired Kennedy because he refused to invade Cuba and because JFK was also pro civil rights. He killed Kennedy to spite the country he hated : America. When the opportunity presented itself he could not resist.

DeweyWins on September 18, 2009 at 11:04 PM

We will never know for certain, but I think he very likely murdered Kennedy as he felt he was an enemy of Castro (many reports say that Kennedy tried to have Castro assassinated) and killed him because of that. Being a Marxist, I doubt that Oswald was pro civil rights. Marxists are not, even though they may pretend to be.

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 11:09 PM

Obama’s healthcare reform is reminiscent of third-world socialist countries; people die waiting to see a doctor…

TN Mom on September 18, 2009 at 11:14 PM

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 11:09 PM

I agree we will never know but Kennedy was being attacked by the right for being soft on Cuba.

Also – I believe most that knew Oswald confirmed he was indeed pro civil rights.

Jackie Kennedy was appalled that JFK was killed by a ” Silly communist”. A perfect description of LHO.

DeweyWins on September 18, 2009 at 11:15 PM

For the record, I think Kaus is totally right that Glenn Beck should tone down the apocalyptic/coup rhetoric

Who started with the “coup rhetoric”? Van Jones, not Beck.

Armed with scads of video, audio and written evidence from The Van himself, Beck simply pointed out that Jones — like Obama’s former colleagues Ayers & Dohrn — are revolutionary socialists who have long stated their goal of taking the reigns of government and gutting the system as we know it.

While I have my problems with Beck’s demeanor on occasion (as well as his habit of not giving proper credit to his sources), I admire him for presenting facts as they are and not being fearful of being called “extreme,” something that afflicts Bill O’Reilly.

Sometimes, the truth IS “extreme.” When it is, it’s even more important to serve it up straight, no chaser.

L.N. Smithee on September 18, 2009 at 11:18 PM

I wonder if we will ever know what Mr. Brock’s major malfunction is? It must be pretty awful if he has to paint every horrid person that has ever existed as a Republican or closet right winger.

Cindy Munford on September 18, 2009 at 11:22 PM

Not to worry Alla, Beck and the rest of the logical thinkers will soon be silenced by our pusillanimous dictator. I just love B-O, don’t you?

david kumbera on September 18, 2009 at 11:22 PM

OR it was Lyndon Johnson and the GOVERNMENT is you buy Jim Garrison/Oliver Stone view.

I don’t. I’m a Oswald-alone guy myself. So, I buy it was an unhinged communist. But even if it wasn’t: progressive LBJ and GOVERNMENT did more people in than Dallas, whatever the state.

Dumb, just dumb…and dumb… did I mention dumb?

Axeman on September 18, 2009 at 11:22 PM

Manchester discovered that in a wealthy Dallas suburb, when told that President Kennedy had been murdered in their city, the students in a fourth-grade class burst into applause.

Because everyone knows that all wealthy fourth graders are baby-eating right wing conservative Republicans who hate Democrat(sic) Presidents and are happy when they are murdered in their city.

Onus on September 18, 2009 at 11:25 PM

The good old days of frenzy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV7GSff4fIA

macncheez on September 18, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Question: Any planned leftist march (counter) to DC? Any that we know? If so, are tea partiers done or will (or would) counter-march against these groups.

I ask because we are a familiar group, very fun, creative, we take kids and pets, and tell it like it is. I have enjoyed to the max all the sights, signs and above all the knowledge and how people have learned their basic Constitutional rights.

I don’t watch the alphabet networks, so if anything comes up, please post it and keep heads up. Like Glenn Beck says, too many things happening too fast to follow. I still insist Obama will not last full term he will be impeached. Too many skeletons in his closet. He’d have to pull a Chavez (have you see vids of that today?)

Been to Venezuela twice before this mayhem and I shook my head when he came in as a lamb claiming to be a changed man, blah blah blah…now there is ONE NEWS OUTLET reporting things like they are and Chavez is attacking them to try and take over the TV news station; that or the theory around is that he is pretending to keep it open as to reflect freedom of expression (my arse!)

How many concessions to terrorist countries, bend over, grab his knees and take it? What are we to do? Go Mormon as for food storage and ammo or go primal-get that 2nd Ammendment to work? Last night I taught my son about curfews-the real deal.

ProudPalinFan on September 18, 2009 at 11:27 PM

This right-wing frenzy is reminiscent of Dallas 1963

Jeez! How long before we hear that the Tea Party crowd probably cheered when they heard about the black guy getting drug behind a pickup in Jasper Tx.?

conservnut on September 18, 2009 at 11:28 PM

I agree we will never know but Kennedy was being attacked by the right for being soft on Cuba.

DeweyWins on September 18, 2009 at 11:15 PM

He wasn’t listening to them. He was listening to the leftists who thought that Kennedy was too hard on Castro.

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 11:29 PM

If Obama had been older he probably would have been a supporter of Castro and he might have beat Oswald to shooting JFK.

MB4 on September 18, 2009 at 10:47 PM

Obama’s mom was taking Russian lessons at the same time Oswald was. The family seemed to be progressively moving itself out of US jurisdiction, just like Oswald did, and hoped to do again after his return from the USSR.

Someone like Ann Dunham could be very useful to the Russians in South East Asia during the mid to late 1960′s. She seems to have taken a hiatus from her education to be there during the entire Vietnam War, but maybe it was perfectly innocent.

Buddahpundit on September 18, 2009 at 11:35 PM

For the record, I think Kaus is totally right that Glenn Beck should tone down the apocalyptic/coup rhetoric,

Huh?

progressoverpeace on September 18, 2009 at 11:38 PM

So, Allah- you’re afraid of Beck’s supposed “apocalyptic rhetoric”. Is that why you’re hiding on Twitter the last few days, too?

I_C on September 18, 2009 at 11:48 PM

Let’s see, Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley were all republicans murdered by anarchists/leftists. Kennedy, a democrat, murdered by a communist. Martin L King Jr, murdered by a democrat and the FBI. RFK was murdered by an islamic extremist. Nanzi is only wishing that a right wing nut job will cause violence but history says it will be a far leftists.

micmac on September 19, 2009 at 12:10 AM

This is over the top nutty. Even for Media Matters.

SoulGlo on September 19, 2009 at 12:14 AM

micmac on September 19, 2009 at 12:10 AM

Spot on. I think the left is suffering from buyers remorse and realizing their blank slate candidate is incapable of taking them to the top of the mount.

red131 on September 19, 2009 at 12:17 AM

I would say what I think about Allahpundit, but Hot Air would need to remove my comments.

mobydutch on September 18, 2009 at 10:26 PMI would say what I think about Allahpundit, but Hot Air would need to remove my comments.

mobydutch on September 18, 2009 at 10:26 PM

+1

bill30097 on September 19, 2009 at 12:31 AM

Hey what about RFK? I read his assassin was a Palestinian peed off about his support of the Six Day War. Possibly put up to it by the elder Onassis. Wheels within wheels, who knows?

Fortunata on September 19, 2009 at 12:36 AM

I’m not worried about Obama getting shot. I’m convinced he has some disease that’ll kill him. RELEASE YOUR FULL MEDICAL RECORDS, OBAMA!

SouthernGent on September 19, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Will someone please remind the author that, for the most part, conservatives don’t assassinate people, liberals do. Lee Harvey Oswald was a Left Wing Communist who deserted from the Armed Forces and went to the Soviet Union and married a Russian girl. He lived there for a few years but didn’t like it and came back to the U.S.

If he really wants to watch people, watch the left. The left are the ones that, when they feel they’ve been let down, start getting crazy.

The people that say this have no clue. Pelosi has no clue. The problem is that most of the hateful rhetoric is still coming from the left. It’s the left that’s accusing people of being racists, just because they oppose Obama’s policies. It’s the left that said Bush hated black people and was responsible for New Orleans after Katrina. It’s the left that said Bush Lied and People Died. This is all hate speech and it’s a far cry from Obama=Socialism.

bflat879 on September 19, 2009 at 12:58 AM

Everyone knows Mick Jagger killed the Kennedys and tried to implicate the rest of us. He admitted it in Sympathy for the Devil.

Christien on September 19, 2009 at 1:21 AM

. . . leads me to believe either (a) Eric Boehlert is a Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist or (b) Eric Boehlert is in the habit of hiding inconvenient facts from his audience . . .

Or (c) Eric Boehler is a drooling, mucus covered idiot.

Pelayo on September 19, 2009 at 1:35 AM

Or (c) Eric Boehler is a drooling, mucus covered idiot.

Pelayo on September 19, 2009 at 1:35 AM

You have just insulted all drooling, mucus covered idiots. And I am pretty sure there is racism in there somewhere.

Holger on September 19, 2009 at 1:40 AM

Evidently the rules are different for the Brock bunch. Um, why?

Because Liart and the Webmistress don’t give a rat’s patudy about Gird and Falk?

Face it, folks, Paksennarion really can’t call light.

Limerick on September 19, 2009 at 1:53 AM

What is the matter with these leftists? Are they insane?

StevefromMKE on September 18, 2009 at 10:02 PM

I remember reading about Stalin, thinking “Why didn’t someone put a bullet into his brain and say, “Let’s get back to Farming”. Yet millions starved or were shot by Stalin. The same with Pol Pot or any of them. People seem forever dedicated to the idea that things will get better, or that they must cling to the “system” while bodies are shoveled into mass graves. The Jews in the Camps kept thinking that if they just cooperated, things will get better.

Citizens, I don’t think things will get better, not for a long while. I think this is just beginning of a very bad time in our Nations history.

Frankly, we were overdue. This Country has had a long run of hands off leadership. Now Illegal immigration, gangs, the Socialist movement in our Courts, Government, Society has reached a crossroad and we can’t ignore it any more.

I must say, that every other country has met this threat and failed the test. I know, America is unique, America is different. Let us hope we do not fail.

GunRunner on September 19, 2009 at 1:57 AM

I think the left wants Obama to become a Martyr while the narrative is salvageable. They are just projecting assassination fantasies onto us.

jhffmn on September 19, 2009 at 2:04 AM

They are just projecting assassination fantasies onto us.

jhffmn on September 19, 2009 at 2:04 AM

No, that is how they perceive us. We are spiders, snakes, shadows under the bed. Pavlov’s Dog is the model for every American PSD.

Limerick on September 19, 2009 at 2:08 AM

1. Turning farm rich valley in California into a desert to save a minnow.

2. Selling out Eastern Europe and Israel to appease Russia.

3. Tripling America’s debt and condemning future generations with crippling economics.

4. Enabling ACORN to turn the whole country into a Chicago ward.

5. Supplying economic aid to Gaza terrorists (but not California farmers.)

6. Supplying economic aid to Wall Street, union goons and ACORN thugs (but not small businesses or California farmers.)

7. Proposing a healthcare plan that will turn the US into a Guatemala north.

TO CRITISIZE AND BE CALLED A RACIST!!!! PRICELESS!

Griz on September 19, 2009 at 2:08 AM

Oh, and Fox should give Glenn another hour.

When they say organize, organize, organize.

We should be saying communicate, communicate, comunicate.

Griz on September 19, 2009 at 2:11 AM

This is very frightening for three reasons

1. Suppose someone did try to hurt or even kill the president

How much you want to bet the LEFTIST news media
would immidiatly be clamoring for a RIGHT wingers head

2, Talk like this is dangerous because it could start a race war (and that would tear america apart)

3. but my worst fear is some LEFTISTS working with
the news media does indeed hurt Obama in order to BLAME the Right wing / conservatives

By doing this the left wants to start a race war
so they can then declare martial law and then Sieze all GUNS
and ARREST all who oppose the democrats.

This is so crazy i think constantly that they wouldnt DARE
stoop to this level would they?

But the silence i feel is all too uncomfortable
because the answer i know is (Oh yes they will)..
I am really afraid for our country

and i even with my sheer disgust with the left and my hatred opf the TRAITORS in CONGRESS and the DEMOCRAT PARTY

I am willing to give my life to ensure a race war is not started by either the democrats or other wealthy Liberal TRAITORS

veteranoutrage on September 19, 2009 at 2:34 AM

1. Turning farm rich valley in California into a desert to save a minnow.

My hunch is that GE has plans to use that California land (Fresno Valley area, longtime agricultural bed for the state and nation) for “Green Jobs” (i.e., solar fields, etc.).

The Left is using the water-deprivation to drive people off the area, without regard for the suffering of hundreds of thousands if not millions of Americans in the process.

Lourdes on September 19, 2009 at 2:42 AM

Ask yourself why Obama has to have a “Water Czar”.

Lourdes on September 19, 2009 at 2:42 AM

1. Turning farm rich valley in California into a desert to save a minnow.

My hunch is that GE has plans to use that California land (Fresno Valley area, longtime agricultural bed for the state and nation) for “Green Jobs” (i.e., solar fields, etc.).

The Left is using the water-deprivation to drive people off the area, without regard for the suffering of hundreds of thousands if not millions of Americans in the process.

Lourdes on September 19, 2009 at 2:42 AM

And it’s added incentive for-to-be brutish and insensitive in that process because most of those farmers are “White people”.

Lourdes on September 19, 2009 at 2:43 AM

This is very frightening for three reasons

1. Suppose someone did try to hurt or even kill the president

How much you want to bet the LEFTIST news media
would immidiatly be clamoring for a RIGHT wingers head

Agreed. This whole sudden-martyr-misty-eyed-teary-fear thing going on by Obama, Pelosi and other Democrats seems entirely too well rehearsed and coordinated to be individual freaking out. It suggests a plan to setup a very large portion of the American voting population in order to justify creepy political plans. And, when they’re on the downside as the Left most certainly is now, they’re using desperate measures to attempt to defame any political opposition.

Lourdes on September 19, 2009 at 2:46 AM

Anybody who thinks that right wingers killed JFK for being a pacifist, ought to read the speeck JFK was to give at the Dallas Trade Mart on the day he was killed. In it JFK BRAGS about increasing the USA’ nuclear arsenal.

As for his brother, he was killed by a disgruntled Palestinian for voicing support of the sale of military a/c to Israel.

Lou Budvis on September 19, 2009 at 3:23 AM

Everyone knows Mick Jagger killed the Kennedys and tried to implicate the rest of us. He admitted it in Sympathy for the Devil.

Christien on September 19, 2009 at 1:21 AM

Brilliant! LOL

Lou Budvis on September 19, 2009 at 3:25 AM

Media Matters is Hillary’s lap dog. Add to this stuff all the co-ordinated “violence” spin by the usual leftist sources, and you can just feel the coming gun grab. Nothing that ever is universally spun by the left is without purpose. I suspect they know are going to have to ake all their moves quickly -before 2010 elections- because the giant is stting up and yawning right now. If it wakes up completly, they’re toast, and they kinow it.

Don L on September 19, 2009 at 4:10 AM

I was in elementary school when JFK was assassinated. I remember that the radio was on and my mother was attending to clothing that was hanging on the line. I heard the announcement of the assassination and yes we were shocked over this announcement. I have a memory of seeing some footage of the funeral… what I also remember is Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested, and then on the way to the court he was likewise assassinated by Jack Ruby (another hit man)

After dealing with a Truther, the Northwoods Project was brought to my attention. The idiot seemed to think that this had something to do with GWB and that GWB had implemented some plan. Balderdash. The CIA had developed a plan during the JFK era and that plan was to cause an incident on American soil so that the USA could go to war with Cuba. I take it that JFK objected to the plan. The documents of this plan – the Northwoods Project_ were released from the Kennedy archives in 1997.

Here is what I think, that Lee Harvey Oswald was hired to be a hit man (by Cuba? one possibility) and it could be that it was a hit organized by the CIA in an attempt to create that diversion…. this is pure speculation and does not mean that I believe such an idea….

It would seem that Oliver Stone is one of those who could not accept the facts as they played out at the time… especially if a left wing person was involved.

maggieo on September 19, 2009 at 4:58 AM

I think there is no rational reason for the Left’s tactics, so you have to wonder if it comes from a more sinister principality. Ayers has allegience to Lucifer, in his dedication of some book, and I don’t think it’s that far a stretch to assume all the leftists have sold their souls. Let’s have some Faith in God and acknowledge that nothing, nothing, happens that He doesn’t allow. I think Obama is undoing the Democrats and showing how dangerous and lethal they really are. Seems like God’s plan is working out just fine!!

gina4 on September 19, 2009 at 4:58 AM

But the number of times these people bring this up, you would think they were hoping he would get assassinated.

Hope on September 19, 2009 at 5:24 AM

So what is new? These idiots spent years yapping about Nazis and clown posses and Bushitler and Cheney the war criminal.

Now they have just decided to go after half the population rather than settling on the Republicans, the scary right wingers are anyone who does not give them what they want..

Tom Wolfe’s motto, “Fascism is always descending on the United States, but somehow it keeps landing in Europe”

If these folks have their way it might finally make landfall right here.

Terrye on September 19, 2009 at 5:51 AM

Follow the link to Media Matters and you’ll search in vain for any mention of the name of the man who pulled the trigger on November 22, which leads me to believe either (a) Eric Boehlert is a Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist or (b) Eric Boehlert is in the habit of hiding inconvenient facts from his audience, which, if true, makes him a perfectly mainstream Media Matters employee.

Part of those two is the attempt to silence critcism of Obama by playing up assassination fears, but another — really, realy creep part — is that even going back to the primary season last year, there’s a certain segment on the left that has harbored Obama assassination fantasies, where they are finally able to implement their wished-for crackdown on the right as the result of his death.

The scary part is if you take this leftist fantasy far enough, the more Obama’s numbers drop and the less able he is to get his programs to be supported by the American public, the more likely it is that some whackjob on the left will fantasize that the president is more helpful to their cause as a martyr than he is in the Oval Office. It’s really the 21st Century version of Charles Manson’s race war theory, and probably something that keeps Secret Service officials awake at night as much as any possible right-wing assassination plot people like Boehlert or Nancy Pelosi are trotting out.

jon1979 on September 19, 2009 at 6:07 AM

If Obama and his liberal groups are worried about violence and Assassination, they need look no further than their own support group.

It is the liberals who have spent the last 8 years yelling and screaming about killing Presidents and Vice-Presidents,media matters and their friends in the press chose to ignore it.It was “Patriotic dissent”.

It is Obama who has political supporters and guidance from people like Ayers/Dohren,the marxist domestic terrorist from the weather underground whose group killed cops and committed over 20 bombings in America.

It is Obama who appoints admitted communist, 9/11 truthers,cop killer supporters and self addressed revolutionary (creator of STORM Van Jones)
into his Czar circle.

It is the democrats that that have bitten off fingers,beaten down black men in the street while yelling racial slurs(then applied for workman’s comp ),and beating on elderly and handicapped people just because they had a different opinion than they did,not conservatives.


If the liberals are so worried about violence coming out of the political spectrum, they need look no further than the closest mirror.

Baxter Greene on September 19, 2009 at 6:12 AM

Sounds like the Leftists are seeking a martyr. I guess since the death of “Uncle Teddy” gained them no traction for the advancements of their ideology and in securing their political power and wealth, they are trying to encourage the emotionally disturbed to try something on a grander scale.

Sick.

For the record, most of those who voted for Nixon were shocked and saddened by the murder of JFK.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 19, 2009 at 6:54 AM

These dems are just begging — begging — one of their leftist nutjobs to do something violent and prove them right. They are despicable. First, they set up the “there will be blood” narrative, and then they’ll find some idiot to make it happen. And then they’ll blame the president’s critics. Despicable.

Rational Thought on September 18, 2009 at 10:40 PM

Makes a certain kind of twisted sense from their point of view. Obama’s presidency is shaping up to be a disaster of epic proportions. If he were to be martyred, they could re-write the narrative, a la Camelot, and spin a new myth about how he was on the brink of turning everything around and leading us all into a new age of sunlight and roses and candy canes, until he was brutally cut down by some right-wing zealot (inspired by Glenn Beck, naturally) who couldn’t stand the thought of seeing Obama’s Lefty policies succeeding on such a grand scale.

Of course, history shows that it’s more likely to be a Lefty radical who actually does the deed, but since the Left writes the textbooks and controls the MSM, they’ll just “revise” those pesky, inconvenient facts — like Maureen Dowd’s adding the imaginary “boy” insult to Joe Wilson’s remark. The fact that the assassin was a registered Democrat and long-time ACORN worker won’t matter; what counts is that he was subliminally programmed by Glenn Beck to kill the president . . . or some other such unproveable nonsense.

AZCoyote on September 19, 2009 at 7:34 AM

Let’s talk about the poverty and violence that the progressive left has inflicted on the weakest of their constituents in particular and society in general with their statist social engineering projects.

Media Matters and their ilk will never address that, only exploit it. The hypocrisy of these slugs is astounding.

hillbillyjim on September 19, 2009 at 7:44 AM

has have

hillbillyjim on September 19, 2009 at 7:46 AM

(a) Eric Boehlert is a Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist or (b) Eric Boehlert is in the habit of hiding inconvenient facts from his audience, which, if true, makes him a perfectly mainstream Media Matters employee.

Or (c) Eric Boehlert is a well indoctrinated product of Government Schools and has no idea who Lee Harvey Oswald really was. In short, he’s an ignoramus.

RadClown on September 19, 2009 at 7:55 AM

Obama will fake his own death/assassination attempt in October.

Rush – “Don’t….doubt me.”

Coronagold on September 19, 2009 at 8:12 AM

Media Matters spelled 1994 wrong.

marklmail on September 19, 2009 at 8:21 AM

So Media Matters is expecting a Marxist to assassinate the President?

ronnyraygun on September 19, 2009 at 9:03 AM

Allah

Why are you and Ed giving Media Matters any attention at all? Bored?

Dr Evil on September 19, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Beck needs to keep doing what he’s doing.

artist on September 19, 2009 at 9:31 AM

These people are either morons or psychopaths.

One of Obama’s false choices?

karl9000 on September 19, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Eric Boehlert probably wasn’t around in 1963 and got his info from his high school history book. There were a lot of Kennedy policies people didn’t like, but it took an unhinged misfit who couldn’t adjust to adult life in our world or Russia’s to do the unthinkable. I don’t know if we’ll ever really find out who or if a group was behind it. There was no atmosphere as it is today. We the people are angry and disgusted at the government as a whole and not one person in particular. It’s all about the policies.

Kissmygrits on September 19, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Follow the link to Media Matters…

No thanks. I’ll take your word on this one.

forest on September 19, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Anyone who recycles that myth about the schoolkids applauding outs himself as a liar. The kids were dismissed from school, and were happy about that. Fourth graders barely even know who the president is.

Besides that, my husband was there. He was a high schooler in Fort Worth, and his school walked down to the parade route to see the president. They were excited to see it even though they had along walk to and from the motorcade route. Not long after they returned to the school, they learned that Kennedy had been killed in Dallas. They were horrified, and these were white teenagers in conservative Cowtown, adjacent to Dallas.

juliesa on September 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Ayers has allegience to Lucifer, in his dedication of some book, and I don’t think it’s that far a stretch to assume all the leftists have sold their souls.

gina4 on September 19, 2009 at 4:58 AM

When making accusations as heavy as this, you need to be accurate.

It was not Ayers who dedicated a book to Satan, it Saul Alinsky, the author of Rules for Radicals. Alinsky wrote “Lest we forget at least an over the shoulder acknowledgement of the very first radical, from all our legends, mythology, and history … the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom … Lucifer.”

OTOH, Ayers co-wrote Prairie Fire, the manifesto of the Weather Underground, which was dedicated to a long list of self-styled revolutionaries and so-called political prisoners, including confessed RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan.

L.N. Smithee on September 19, 2009 at 10:16 AM

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