from "blood libel" to "pogrom"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jan 15 15:38:19 UTC 2011

Thank you, Dave.  Those were the statements I vaguely remembered.

And Angle having lost the vote, has she moved on to her backup remedt?


At 1/15/2011 07:23 AM, Dave Wilton wrote:
>These are the two most explicit calls for violence that I've been able to
>find. Note that Angle does not actually call for violence, only providing
>analysis that it would be likely if the Tea Party candidates did not win.
>Sharron Angle, Republican candidate for US Senator from Nevada, said in an
>interview (date of interview unknown, reported on 16 June 2010) said, "And
>you know, I'm hoping that we're not getting to Second Amendment remedies. I
>hope the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems."
>And the Reno Gazette Journal reported on 30 May 2010 that Angle said, "We're
>called as Americans to be vigilant to protect our liberty," she said in a
>recent interview. "At some point in each of our lives, we're called to
>service to defend and protect our Constitution. [...?] What is a little bit
>disconcerting and concerning is the inability for sporting goods stores to
>keep ammunition in stock," she said. "That tells me the nation is arming.
>What are they arming for if it isn't that they are so distrustful of their
>government? They're afraid they'll have to fight for their liberty in more
>Second Amendment kinds of ways? [...?] That's why I look at this as almost
>an imperative. If we don't win at the ballot box, what will be the next
>step?" (There may be elisions in what she said. The way the quote is
>presented in the article, it's not clear whether this is a continuous,
>complete statement.)
>And Joyce Kaufman, right-wing radio-show host and staffer for a Republican
>candidate said at a rally on 3 July 2010, " I am convinced the most
>important thing the Founding Fathers did to ensure me my First Amendment
>rights was they gave me a Second Amendment. And if ballots don't work,
>bullets will." (quote is right at
>the 6:00 min mark)
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>And what do we say about the Republican candidate in last fall's
>elections who said (and I'm paraphrasing), if you don't like the
>other side, look to the Second Amendment?  (Read about in an on-line
>article or blog by a New York Times reporter earlier this
>week.)  Cross-hairs may be metaphoric, but I suspect the NRA doesn't
>say that about guns.
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