It took all of ten minutes to find this information on the Internet using Google so you can imagine how easy it would be for any experienced newspaper reporter to do the same thing if they wanted to. But they don't because the big thing right now is capitalizing on the shooting in Tuscon, Arizona of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and placing the blame on conservatives. If one believes the only news there is is what you see on television or read in the newspaper then you will remain perpetually ignorant. The fact of the matter is that public threats to kill Republican Presidents have been going on for years and the news media for the most part has ignored them. And you won't hear anyone reminding you about those threats in any stories connected to the Arizona shooting they are trying to blame on Sarah Palin. Here is the documented proof of those threats against President George Bush along with photos picked up from various sources but there is one notable source that has compiled dozens of such cases that are just too large to fully cover. That is the web site Zombietime and they have not only the photos and the stories but the referenced sources. In a posting on the Zombietime web site on August 19, 2009 entitled Death Threats Against Bush at Protests Ignored for Years here are some notable examples.
San Francisco anti-war rally 3-18-2007
Two different pictures of the same sign saying “Bush — the only dope worth shooting,” at the March 15, 2008 anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
(Source: photo on the left from Ringo’s Pictures; photo on the right reposted on michellemalkin.com.)
Here is a car with a Pro Obama sign along with a Hang Bush bumper sticker.
(Photo by Last Mohican.)
As far as I can tell, no one was ever stopped or investigated by the Secret Service for displaying this bumper sticker. Compare that to what happened to a man in Oklahoma on February 12, who had a sign in his car saying “Abort Obama Not the Unborn” — which not only caused the police to pull him over and confiscate the sign, but which eventually led to the Secret Service searching his house looking for evidence that he was a threat to the president. Double standard? You decide.
Wider-angle shot showing the bumper sticker above in context, with a pro-Obama sticker on the same car, proving that the sticker was displayed by a Bush detractor, not a supporter. (Photo by Last Mohican.)
The picture above shows John Kerry as he was being interviewed by Bill Maher in October of 2006 on the HBO show Real Time. As can be seen in this video exclusively on the ongoodmove blog, starting at about one minute into the clip Kerry says what can only be interpreted as a threat to kill Bush:Maher: You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone.
Kerry: Or, I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.
Full transcript of the interview here.
Was John Kerry ever questioned or investigated for making a threat against Bush? No.
(Source: National Review.)
“I mean right now, I could kill George Bush, no problem. No, I don’t mean that. I mean — how could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that.”
You can hear the audiotape of her threat on Breitbart.TV. Despite the fact that threatening to kill the president is a crime, the Secret Service refused to question her or detain her; according to the Dallas Morning News, “Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren in Washington declined to comment, but a Dallas agent said Ms. Williams had not been questioned and there were no plans to do so.” However, the people who emailed the conference in anger about her threats — they were the ones investigated: “Conference organizers reported that a Dallas police detective was working with hotel security to review about 40 hateful e-mails received in response to Ms. Williams’ speech.”
Earlier, Betty Williams said essentially the same thing in a speech in Australia on July 24, 2006, proving that this was not just a slip of the tongue but something she thinks about frequently:
“I have a very hard time with this word ‘non-violence,’ because I don’t believe that I am non-violent…. Right now, I would love to kill George Bush…. I don’t know how I ever got a Nobel Peace Prize, because when I see children die the anger in me is just beyond belief.”
Was Betty Williams ever questioned or investigated for making a threat against Bush? No.
(Source: wikipedia.) On July 24, 2006, while delivering a speech at the Earth Dialogue forums, Williams told school children at the Brisbane City Hall, "I have a very hard time with this word 'non-violence,' because I don't believe that I am non-violent." Decrying the deaths of innocent children in wartime, she went on to say,
"Right now, I would love to kill George Bush. I don't know how I ever got a Nobel Peace Prize, because when I see children die the anger in me is just beyond belief. It's our duty as human beings, whatever age we are, to become the protectors of human life."
In a keynote speech at the International Women's Peace Conference on July 11, 2007, Ms. Williams told a crowd of about 1,000: "Right now, I could kill George Bush," she said at the Adam's Mark Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas, Texas. "No, I don't mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that.". Williams later apologized for the remarks
There are so many more examples of prominent leftists that have made public statements about bringing violence against Republicans. Here are a few more.
Recent Left Wing Threats of Violence (Let's Document Them)
03/25/10 | Reaganesque
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 1:29:08 PM by Reaganesque
Let's document here the numerous death threats the Left has made against us and right-wing politicians.
A few that come to my mind immediately:
The movie "Death of a President" (2006) by British film makers Gabriel Range and Simon Finch
Cindy Sheehan's Book: "Peace Mom" in which she fantasizes about going back in time and killing the infant George W. Bush.
Alec Baldwin's suggestion on the David Letterman show that Henry Hyde and his family should be dragged into the street and stoned to death.
Nicholson Baker's " Checkpoint," a novella conversation between two people about the advisability of assassinating Bush.
"Kill Bush" t-shirt on sale at CafePress.
nasty anti-Tom Delay t-shirt being hawked at Cafe Press. The shirt urged the GOP congressman to commit suicide. Sold by artist Christopher Godwin, the product has now been removed (though you can still see it on Cafe Press’s search engine complete with the caption “We can dream, can’t we?”).
Not to worry. There are plenty of other hate-filled, liberal knick-knacks and apparel items still on sale.
Or this bright yellow “Kill Bush” t-shirt splattered with blood:
Everybody Wants To Kill Bush
4/24/2007, 7:08 pm
A lesson in instant gratification went bad when a New York high-school freshman's remark about assassinating President Bush earned him a visit from the Secret Service, prompting a loud outcry from the educational community. "I don't know where this President is taking our country if a student can no longer openly express his idealistic aspirations and make a difference," says English teacher who oversaw the publication of the student magazine that printed the boy's statement. The comment about shooting the president to become "a national hero" appeared under a section titled, "How long does it take to live?" in which students answered questions of how they would spend their last 24 hours alive before attempting to assassinate George Bush.
"It was a normal training exercise in instant gratification," the school principal told us in his office at the Educational Complex in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. "It is part of the curriculum aimed at purging the students' minds of all traces of the bourgeois concept of delayed rewards, and teaching them about the importance of instant gratification. Let us not forget that the epitome of instant gratification is the act of martyrdom by a Palestinian suicide bomber who only needs to push a button once to get a free one-way ticket to Paradise. As responsible educators, we don't want to put any wrong ideas in our student's heads about the possibility of them surviving such a heroic act."
"Isn't killing Bush a good thing?" argue Irving's schoolmates in their friend's defense. "Isn't Bush a capitalist criminal that stole oil from the Middle East and unleashed global warming on Iraq, leaving the impoverished locals to blow themselves up from heat and exhaustion? Well, who would we rather believe - you or our professionally trained teachers?"
The consensus among the students and the faculty is that the "controversial" kill-Bush remark was "not a big deal" and that the simple-minded 14-year-old honestly and correctly reiterated the meaning of what they had learned in class: (1) this country is not worth living in or dying for, (2) Bush is the worst president, which is why (3) he must be killed, and (4) killing anyone is OK if it serves the Greater Good™.
"Kill Bush" video game as reported on MSNBC video from July 16, 2008.
Imagine what an experienced journalist could find if they wanted to present a balanced news story and report the truth. Unfortunately the leftists in America choose, instead, to capitalize on tragedy to further their hidden agendas. Liberal anti-gun advocates are already planning to introduce legislation to curb the sales of cartridge magazines with large capacities with the hope of creating some hysteria of this incident to push for gun control. No one in the news media has asked the question about how an unemployed person like Jared Lee Loughner was able to get the $500 to buy his Glock 9mm pistol or the large amount of ammunition he obviously used to practice with it. There has been many suggestions from conservative bloggers that Jared Lee Loughner was obsessed with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords long before Sarah Palin identified certain Democrats that the Tea Party needed to campaign against. But all of those little details would just stand in the way of the left-wing news media's anti-conservative rhetoric.
Postscript: Somebody named Roachenatorer just posted this video on YouTube showing the number of warped people who are posting messages to kill Sarah Palin. They must all be peace-loving Democrats expressing their pent-up anger because no liberals are ever really violent. I found this today on Bare Naked Islam with the following great intro:
“Can somebody please shoot Sarah Palin?” and other tweet threats from the Left
There must be at least 100 Twitter messages here alone that say this and worse…all of them inspired by the likes of Keith Olbermann, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Anderson Cooper, Mike Malloy, Bill Maher, and the rest of the left wing loons.
“If you see something, say something,” advises Janet Napolitano. OK, I saw something and I’m saying something, and it’s all right here on public Twitter accounts. Now what are you going to do about it, Janet?
Good question, and now that you have seen it will you tell Homeland Security about it?
Left Wing American Jared Loughner types want Sarah Palin assassinated.