Saturday, June 24, 2017


David, in a slew of comments on my post discussing the consequences of over the top political rhetoric (following the Scalise shooting), argued #1 Scalise 'got his due' and #2 inflammatory rhetoric was mainly the preserve of the 'Rethuglican' right.

Looks like 'our' David has a fellow traveler with the removal from office of Phil Montag, a Nebraska State Democratic Party official, after he was caught on tape saying he's "glad" House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got shot and further, that he wishes Scalise was "dead".    In his defense Montag said his words were taken out of context ... some context.   Clearly his peers weren't impressed.

Congrats to the Nebraska State Democratic Party for doing the right thing ... David should take notice but I suspect he won't.


David said...

Vet, I argued Scalise "got his due", not as a cheering for the shooting, but pointing out that if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. Scalise is a long time opponent of any form of gun control, including mandatory background checks and denying weapons of mass destruction to people with a mental illness.

Other countries manage to have sensible gun control laws, the US seems incapable.

inflammatory rhetoric was mainly the preserve of the 'Rethuglican' right.

Yep, and I stand by that comment.

I did not see Hilary Clinton on the campaign trail yelling "lock him up", nor did she appear to encourage her supporters to violently eject people from her campaign rallies. That was the preserve of the Orange Cheeto.

I will applogise if I am wrong, but I don't recall you condemning Sarah Palin's campaign adds showing Democrats with targets on them. And I don't recall seeing similar from the Left.

Again, I will aplogise if I am wrong, but I don't recall you showing the same level of outrage when Gabby Giffords was shot.

It is because of gun fondlers such as Scalise that about 1,300 US children under the age of 17 die from gun-related injuries per year, a government study has found.

Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found that guns seriously wounded about 5,800 children each year.

Anonymous said...

Your a very sick man David , very sick

EH of D

David said...

EH of D, I have been called far worse by people I respect far more, but thanks for your input, I'll treat it with the respect it deserves. (flush)

The Veteran said...

David ... I called for the reigning in of political rhetoric from ALL sides of the political divide. YOU came across as #1 condoning it (provided it was directed at Republicans) and #2 tried to make out it was mainly a Republican trait.

Sorry, you've lost the plot. EH of D (and others, including my good friend Egbut) was right in calling you out.

Anonymous said...

Why are we we so concerned/enthralled/interested in US politics and try to spin similarities with our own politics when none exist.

The fact that the republican base is usually country based or blue collar workers whereas the Democrats thrive in heavily populated areas and are usually wealthier and better educated is the polar opposite to the voting base of NZ or UK.

I find that barbaric gun laws lead to barbaric behaviour and yes, that is a republican trait. Read the inflammatory language from the NRA.

So just to dumb it down a bit....Democrat = National and Republican = Labour.

Lord Egbut

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... your last line will have a number of commentators here choking on their muesli. Not sure I disagree with you.