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GOP congressman silent while racist Tea Partyer calls for Obama assassination

18 February 2014 General 31 Comments Email This Post Email This Post


by , America blog

Republican Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma was at a Tea Party event with constituents a few weeks ago when a woman went off about how President Obama needed to be killed.

The woman explained some bizarre conspiracy theory about the President “shipping” Muslims into our country through pilots and commercial jets.” She then exlained that, of course, President Obama needs to be executed as an enemy combattant.

All the while, Bridenstine looked on and offered no disagreement, or recognition of the fact that the woman had potentially just committed a crime.

“Obama, he’s not president, as far as I’m concerned, he should be executed, he’s an enemy combatant… the Muslims that he is shipping into our country though pilots and commercial jets… what’s, what this… I can’t tell you, I can’t say, because this is a public place, this guy is a criminal, and nobody’s stopping him.”

RightWingWatch, which discovered the Bridenstine video, has more on the “shipping Muslims” conspiracy. It’s, of course, based on the notion that President Obama is a secret Muslim, and therefore has stealth plans to ship 50 to 100 million Muslims from the Middle East to America, so that he can turn our “Christian” nation into a “Muslim” one.

So, in fact, the woman was being racist too. And not a peep from Rep. Bridenstine.

The event is illustrative of just how taken-over by extremists the GOP has become.  Racism, and overt calls for the President’s death, are all ignored by Republican congressmen who will do anything to curry favor with the fringe that now controls their party.

Two weeks after the event, after facing a lot of criticism for remaining silent, Congressman Bridenstine did what any good Republican would do: He took umbrage at the fact that anyone would be upset at his silence in the face of a call for the assassination of the President:bridenstine-death-threat-obama

Yes, how dare anyone criticize a US congressman for sitting there and not saying a word when a constituent tells them that the President of the United States should be killed.  It’s a sign of how extreme the GOP has become that Bridenstine thinks it’s outrageous that anyone would expect him to counter the woman’s racist, extremist rhetoric.  Even John McCain, during the 2008 campaign, stopped a woman at a campaign event from calling President Obama “an Arab.”  But that was six years ago.  Oh how the party has changed.

Oh, and when you watch the video, listen to Bridenstine closely.  You might be surprised to find out that he’s virulently opposed to gay marriage as well.  (Will the rightwing ever find a “defender of marriage” who doesn’t come across like a BOG?)

Original post: GOP congressman silent while racist Tea Partyer calls for Obama assassination


  1. By not contradicting her, he gives his approval. Let’s see how many give him that approval during his next election. Not the first time in recent history that such such a ridiculous and traitorous (you may or may not feel it’s justified, but there is a federal law against it, nevertheless) claims have gone uncorrected by GOP candidates

  2. This is awful. I’m a Christians, but I have no problems with Muslims or anyone with different beliefs. We are all people.

  3. *Christian

  4. Oh so NOW politicians are responsible for what their supporters say where was all this when Reverend wright was damming America and voting obaba?

  5. Justice For Anza & Her Mother

  6. Rev. Wright spoke truth, thats why they mad. You want to see a racist, scumbag who preaches b.s. for a living…heres the winner of your ‘rev. Wrights a racists’ contest.

  7. This is beyond horrendous.

  8. And surprisingly, when this kind of people come to the country like ours….they come with a new face and lecture us about secularism…. absolutely ridiculous…

  9. That’s what “Tea Partyer” members talk about? How judgmental, narrow-minded, bigoted and hypocritical of you.

  10. I don’t care what Obama’s race is, what religion he is (or if he’s religious at all) and I don’t care whether he’s republican or democrat. He’s just another typical lying dirt-bag politician and a war criminal. He should be behind bars.

  11. Go ahead and try so that the Secret Service can put that dog down for good.

  12. It literally kills me on the inside when people say he’s buddies with Muslims. For the love of God, he kills Muslims!!

  13. #Murrica

  14. Isn’t threatening Obama some sort of federal crime? This guy is despicable.

  15. I can hear Sam Elliott saying this to those two idiots.

  16. I certainly hope the Secret Service is investigating this wacko. I know a lot of people who didn’t like Bush, but I don’t recall ever hearing this kind of rhetoric from them…certainly not to this degree. It’s very troubling.

  17. It’s an indisputable fact that Obama, like most presidents in recent history broke his oath to the Constitution and should therefore be impeached.

  18. Obama and Bush should be cell-mates.

  19. This is the age when all the wackiness comes out of the woodwork!

  20. It’s really the Tea Party that should be rounded up and prosecuted for an illegal attempt to overthrow the United States Government.

  21. Silence implies assent. “GOP congressman silent while racist Tea Partyer calls for Obama assassination.”

  22. Wrong. Study the constitution and the founder’s papers then get back to me on that.

  23. For one thing, Obama has illegally bombed more countries than Bush did.

  24. Why am I even trying to argue with someone who clearly knows nothing about constitutional law…

  25. That’s just wrong. I don’t like a lore of things Obama does, but we must still respect him and the office. No one should die because of disagreement.

  26. Yeah study The Constitution and God and bald eagles more! Duh. You obviously know nothing unless you cry about Obama and stick up for Bush.! Makes perfect sense.

  27. Is the guy in prison? Whites need to realize you’ve screwed America not BLACKS, MUSLIMS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OF COLOR. You keep using OBAMA who is mixed, as the escape goat. How infantile are you people? You never learn.

  28. Every vote counts. Being a good person doesn’t win elections, pandering to the insane and irrational does.

  29. Why isn’t the FBI on his ass?

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