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FBI: 30 Governors Threatened By Right-Wing Extremism

GunGuys was forwarded an excellent diary entry from one of our readers.  The piece was written by Brainwrap, from the Daily Kos on April 2nd about the on-going threats of violence to elected officials.

Brainwrap succinctly connects the dots better than any major media outlet.

We're posting the diary entry in full and give a tip of the hat to the Daily Kos community for addressing the fact that a resurgent right-wing movement is trying to erode our system of law and order and replace it with a code of violence -- hence the NRA's ideology.

Progressives simply must stand up and speak out about this extremist movement taking hold in our country.

Brainwrap writes:

Nope, this isn't connected with other threats of violence in any way. Not at all (Detroit News):

Washington -- The FBI is telling police across the country that an anti-government group's call to remove governors from office -- including Jennifer Granholm -- could provoke violence by others.

A group that calls itself the Guardians of the free Republics wants to "restore America" by peacefully dismantling parts of the government, according to its Web site.

As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don't leave office within three days they will be removed, according to an internal intelligence note by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The note was obtained by the Associated Press.

Investigators do not see threats of violence in the group's message, but fear the broad call for removing top state officials could lead others to act out violently.

Really, you think???

No connection to Sean Hannity's "Tim McVeigh wannabe" comment yesterday.

No connection to the rocks and bricks thrown through windows.

No connection to U.S. congressmen being spit upon and having racial & ethnic epithets screamed at them.

No connection to relatives of congressmen having their gas lines being severed.

No connection to people having their cars deliberately rear-ended, repeatedly, when they and their young children are in it, because they have an Obama bumper sticker on it.

No connection to "a thousand little Wacos" being threatened against the Speaker of the House.

No connection to people calling themselves "proud right-wing terrorists".

No connection to Sarah Palin telling people to "reload" while displaying a map of rifle crosshairs centered over Democratic congressional districts.

No connection to "We came unarmed...this time" or "We'll use the bullet box if we fail at the ballot box" signs.

No connection to pictures of Barack Obama depicted as Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin or The Joker.

No connection to Joseph Stack, who deliberately flew his plane into an IRS building and murdered an innocent man.

No connection to the Hutaree terrorist group who was arrested last week for planning to murder dozens of police officers.

None whatsoever, I'm sure.

Update: For those who are still debating whether Sean Hannity was attempting to be sarcastic or not: Perhaps he was, and just botched it badly (I didn't hear any ironic voice inflection, but that's just me).

HOWEVER, I'm sure that it's just a coincidence that the Tea Party's huge, overhyped "Freedom Rally" just happens to be scheduled for April 19.

Let's see, what else happened on April 19?

No connection whatsoever...none at all...


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