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Aug 27, 2009 17:03 EST
An Idaho Republican gubernatorial hopeful insists he was only joking when he said he'd buy a license to hunt President Barack Obama.
Rex Rammell, a former elk rancher slated to run against incumbent C.L. "Butch" Otter in the May 2010 GOP primary, made the comment at a Republican rally Tuesday in Twin Falls where talk turned to the state's planned wolf hunt, for which hunters must purchase an $11.50 wolf tag.
When an audience member shouted a question about "Obama tags," Rammell responded, "The Obama tags? We'd buy some of those."
Rammell told The Ass
Originally posted by whaaa
Has the office of the President Lost all respect that a gubernatorial hopeful can joke about essentially killing the sitting President.
Originally posted by whaaa
What if some crazy takes that message to heart and actually tries.
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.
Maher: Well, speaking of that, speaking of that, do you run into a lot of people these days who are considering how things have gone with the bloopers and practical jokes the past few years have a lot of buyer’s remorse about how they voted in 2004?
Gov. Steve Beshear, who has remained neutral during the presidential primary and who will serve as a Kentucky superdelegate at the national convention in August, avoided talking about the Democratic candidates by criticizing President Bush.
“When I mention that Democrats are problem solvers, I can think of only one Republican who can be a problem solver — that is Vice President Dick Cheney if he would just take George on a hunting trip,” Beshear said. Cheney accidentally shot fellow quail hunter Harry Whittington in Texas in 2006.
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
Hunting does not necessarily mean to kill. Hunting down the fallacies of this man in DC now is in a sense hunting and with the morons in DC now you really do need a license to even look at their records. Putting a bounty on their political careers is what was meant and not to hunt him down like game! Geesh!
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Why do we demand our Politicians act like Humans, then assault them when they actually do act like Humans? Is it any wonder we have these fake smiling plastic faced robots shouting talking points? We seem to spaz out at the first sign of Humanoid affability.
Making jokes, or serious statements, about assasinating a sitting President are not only wrong, it borders on treason!