Wisconsin Dem assemblyman to GOP colleague: “You are f***ing dead”

posted at 6:22 pm on February 28, 2011 by Allahpundit

The only person in America who’s had a more interesting week than this guy is Charlie Sheen. Last Monday, he was the left’s new hero for his bravura, screeching, truth-to-power grandstanding on the Wisconsin assembly floor. The next day, local police revealed that he’d recently been cited in connection with a prostitution sting on a massage parlor. Fast forward a few more days to the big vote on Walker’s budget bill, annnnnnd

“After the vote to engross, he turns to a female conservative Republican, who is also from the Oshkosh area, looks at her and says, ‘You are f—ing dead,’” Sykes said. “He didn’t say ‘f—ing,’ he said the whole thing. He says to a female colleague, ‘You are f—ing dead.’”

That’s from radio host Charlie Sykes, allegedly relaying what he’d been told by GOP Rep. Michelle Litjens. How do we know she’s telling the truth? Well, without specifying as to why, Hintz apparently felt the need to apologize to her this afternoon:

Rep. Gordon Hintz, D Oshkosh, apologized to Rep. Michelle Litjens, R-Winneconne, for shouting out an obscenity that included the words “you’re dead” that Litjens and other witnesses heard in the chaotic scene after Republicans approved the bill.

Litjens said she accepted the apology, but has asked the Assembly leadership to discipline Hintz.

“Everyone was exhausted. We were on the floor 58 hours. (But) there is still no excuse for his comment,” Litjens said…

Hintz Monday said he called Litjens to apologize but said he could not “confirm that quote.”

There’s no evidence that anyone in the visitor’s gallery heard him, but the lesson of the Tucson shooting is that a crank doesn’t actually have to hear a politician’s heated rhetoric to be somehow influenced by it. So feel free to blame Hintz for every jackass move made by a protester recently.

Via the Daily Caller, here’s Sykes recounting what Litjens told him. Exit question: Are we sure the Republicans in the Wisconsin senate are standing firm on passing Walker’s bill once the fleebaggers come home? According to Greg Sargent and several other reporters, at least one GOPer is ready to cave and vote no.


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REP Litjens should now be deputized by the US Marshalls and issued a CCW and trained to use it well.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

I’ll have to take off my Husker sweatshirt and put on my red ruby slippers.

yoda on February 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM

What part of KS? Greater KC Tea Party exists but needs more oomph.

alwaysfiredup on February 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Just for kicks, I did some Google news searches of “Michelle Litjens Hintz”, and it looks like this story is getting massive media coverage.

Yes, I’m kidding. A few local papers, some conservative blogs, FNC and a couple others.

forest on February 28, 2011 at 7:23 PM

What part of KS? Greater KC Tea Party exists but needs more oomph.

alwaysfiredup on February 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

alwaysfiredup: On the western side….way over in Finney County. If they don’t have a Tea Party now, they’ll have one when I get there.

yoda on February 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM

forest on February 28, 2011 at 7:23 PM

you had me there for a sec. Kidding aside, pretty republican women that are threatened with death aren’t important to the MSM. I guess its up to guys like us to get the word out with our lil’ 4×6 white box here on HotAir, FWIW.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I wonder if crr6 and ernesto are going to show up in this thread? Bifidis won’t, he’s already flushed himself today.

I didn’t think so either. The cognitive dissonance would create destructive harmonics in their skulls.

JeffWeimer on February 28, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Bifidis aka

Progressivism always triumphs. [ bifidis on February 24, 2011 at 1:48 PM]

Has already flushed herself today? And I missed it, bummer.

Chip on February 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM

did bifidis get banned?

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Seriously has the level of nastiness from left not hit a level that is just incredible? Have the major networks ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN etc etc even addressed it?

CWforFreedom on February 28, 2011 at 7:42 PM

He’s another Rep. Muammar Capuano (Thug-MA) who called for some bloodletting out on the streets.

wraithby on February 28, 2011 at 7:46 PM

If this guy votes no can you imagine the sh*t storm he will endure? Oh baby! But this is old news about Schulz and his lame ass offer to compromise.

crazywater on February 28, 2011 at 7:47 PM

we have lots of work to do for 2012.

yoda on February 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM

No kidding.

OmahaConservative on February 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Midas on February 28, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Because I thought somebody from WI might know…obviously you don’t so disregard…you off your meds?

d1carter on February 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I wonder if crr6 and ernesto are going to show up in this thread?

JeffWeimer on February 28, 2011 at 7:07 PM

The Commerce Clause, in conjunction with the Necessary and Proper Clause, allows Democrats to make death threats against Republicans.

There’s no there, there.

/crr6

malclave on February 28, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Who would have guessed that Rep. Gordon Hintz, D Oshkosh, was an fan of Sarah Palin.

Koa on February 28, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Clear death threat, made in public, to an elected official.

File charges. Now. It won’t stop until there are consequences for their actions, be they Dem politicians or union goons. They need to be held accountable and prosecuted. All of them.

And the same goes for anyone on the right that behave that way. If that ever happens.

iurockhead on February 28, 2011 at 8:44 PM

did bifidis get banned?

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Maybe HA got a shot of an antibiotic.

slickwillie2001 on February 28, 2011 at 8:48 PM

In the whole time the protests have been going on there, with the nasty, vicious bile being spewed by the Left, brave Obama who so courageously called for a new tone of civility in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting has only spoken out against union employees being demonised.

That’s not leadership, it’s rank partisan hypocrisy and the GOP should be running attack ads against him now to hammer him on speaking about civility (when civility had nothing to do with the shooting and everyone knew it) then and remaining silent now when protests aided by his own campaign group are being decidedly uncivil- and about this threat against a GOP woman.

Jay Mac on February 28, 2011 at 8:53 PM

He should be fired and arrested for threatening. Period.

KMC1 on February 28, 2011 at 9:15 PM

What he did was at the very least assault.

IowaWoman on March 1, 2011 at 1:21 AM

…republican women that are threatened with death aren’t important to the MSM…

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM

What bothers me is that this act of assault is being ignored by law enforcement, not to mention a legislative body sworn to uphold the law.

Lourdes on March 1, 2011 at 2:20 AM

…republican women that are threatened with death aren’t important to the MSM…

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM

What bothers me is that this act of assault is being ignored by law enforcement, not to mention a legislative body sworn to uphold the law.

Lourdes on March 1, 2011 at 2:21 AM

Clear death threat, made in public, to an elected official.

File charges. Now. It won’t stop until there are consequences for their actions, be they Dem politicians or union goons. They need to be held accountable and prosecuted. All of them.

And the same goes for anyone on the right that behave that way. If that ever happens.

iurockhead on February 28, 2011 at 8:44 PM


I agree.

Lourdes on March 1, 2011 at 2:22 AM

the lesson of the Tucson shooting is that a crank doesn’t actually have to hear a politician’s heated rhetoric to be somehow influenced by it. So feel free to blame Hintz for every jackass move made by a protester recently.

i suggest we attach the ann coulter creme brulee rule, which posits that albeit distasteful jokes about poisoning opponents’ food can travel backwards through space-time and influence cranks to mail white powder. by this token, we may make Gordon Hintz responsible for clay duke’s florida school board shooting.

eh on March 1, 2011 at 2:30 AM

Why does Walker not split the bill and pass the non financial part? What am I missing here?

d1carter on February 28, 2011 at 6:26 PM

From what I’ve read, the totality of the bill is required in order for any part of it “to work”…in other words, the collective bargaining issue has to be curtailed if the financial aspects are to happen.

Lourdes on March 1, 2011 at 2:43 AM

Clear death threat, made in public, to an elected official.

iurockhead on February 28, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Disagree. It’s a death WISH not threat. Threat would be actionable, wish just shows what a piece of trash, personally, Gordon Hintz, employed by Public Administration Associates, LLC, is.

The wish just shows a typical leftist piece of garbage, owned by mere ideas, with nothing to lash back with, then wishing death towards an ideological opponent.

MNHawk on March 1, 2011 at 7:52 AM

OmahaConservative on February 28, 2011 at 7:03 PM

She’s an NRA member. Next time Litjens is sitting next to Hintz she should be thumbing a copy of “American Rifleman”.

She looks at the mag then looks speculatively at Hintz…looks back at the mag…looks at Hintz…and see how he reacts.

Bishop on February 28, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Make sure it is an article on vermin guns.

Slowburn on March 1, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Hey DemocRATs, you lost the election. Now enjoy the crow you & your man-child president have cooked.
Do you need any hot sauce or honey before we cram this bill down your throats?
Watching the labor right now is like watching stuck pigs, it really is fun.

mmcnamer1 on March 1, 2011 at 8:31 AM

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides national leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Currently, OVW administers two formula grant program and 17 discretionary grant programs, which were established under VAWA and subsequent legislation. Since its inception, OVW has awarded nearly $4 billion in grants and cooperative agreements, and has launched a multifaceted approach to implementing VAWA. By forging state, local, and tribal partnerships among police, prosecutors, victim advocates, health care providers, faith leaders, and others, OVW grant programs help provide victims with the protection and services they need to pursue safe and healthy lives, while simultaneously enabling communities to hold offenders accountable for their violence.

http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/

Unless you are a Democrat threatening to kill a Republican woman, then it’s okay.

Roy Rogers on March 1, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Oshkosh My Gosh

maverick muse on March 1, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Clear death threat, made in public, to an elected official.

File charges. Now.

Absolutely! This guy’s actions are above the pale and he needs to be arrested to show that you can’t make death threats without consequences!!

EasyEight on March 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM

When are any of these commies going to pay for their physical attacks or verbal threats against people? Can you even imagine how the news would be going if this were Republicans doing any of this? By the way, Fox News needs to send bodyguards out with their reporters for protection against assault. Tobin needs to file charges, but I’m sure the coward ran away. They should not be able to get away with this, but they are. I, for one, am tired of it, and the lawbreakers that are camping out in the WI building. Can’t the police arrest these people? They keep doing it because they get by with it. Do you think you or I could get by with defying the law?

silvernana on March 1, 2011 at 12:12 PM

They keep doing it because they get by with it. Do you think you or I could get by with defying the law?

silvernana on March 1, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Only if you are a minority liberal Democrat.

Roy Rogers on March 1, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Just for kicks, I did some Google news searches of “Michelle Litjens Hintz”, and it looks like this story is getting massive media coverage.

Yes, I’m kidding. A few local papers, some conservative blogs, FNC and a couple others.

forest on February 28, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Yeah…you’re kidding all right. I googled “Gordon Hintz ‘You are fucking dead!’” and didn’t get a single newspaper of any kind or a single network or local news station. Nothing but conservative-ish blogs.

This story is invisible, protected from distribution by the Democrat-controlled MSM.

Jaibones on March 1, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Yeah…you’re kidding all right. I googled “Gordon Hintz ‘You are fucking dead!’” and didn’t get a single newspaper of any kind or a single network or local news station. Nothing but conservative-ish blogs.

This story is invisible, protected from distribution by the Democrat-controlled MSM.

Jaibones on March 1, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Yeah. And YouTube comes up dry, too.

I guess threatening women with violence is now acceptable practice.

Badger State Dave on March 2, 2011 at 2:50 AM

Hintz used the “D-word” with Representative Litjens, and every single one of the Americans has allowed him to go on living and thriving.

Kralizec on March 3, 2011 at 11:05 AM

The story has made it to Wikipedia, so there’s also that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Hintz

Kralizec on March 3, 2011 at 11:15 AM

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