Tuesday, August 18, 2009

(R-GA) Rep. Gingrey Encourages Guns at Town Halls

I've said this before, but would these same Republicans have argued that it was okay for Muslim Americans to carry guns to places where president Bush was appearing?

I mean, does anyone seriously believe that they would have been okay with that?

This is insanity. Mark Smith is now arguing that, if Obama wants to talk to "real Americans", then he has to be prepared to talk to citizens carrying semi-automatic weapons. So now "real Americans" are people who carry semi-automatic weapons.


And weren't people arrested at McCain events for holding signs which said "McCain = Bush". Or, at Bush events for refusing to go into Free Speech zones.

Protesters who refuse to go to the free speech zone are often arrested and charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and/or resisting arrest. A seldom-used federal law making it unlawful to "willfully and knowingly to enter or remain in ... any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area of a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting" has also been invoked.

These same Republicans supported Bush when he invoked these arcane laws for his own safety, and yet now they argue that Obama must face people with semi-automatic weapons if he wants to talk to "real Americans"?

Their hypocrisy literally knows no bounds.

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