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Mon Aug 22, 2022, 01:25 PM

A Republican candidate is facing backlash after 'joking' Garland should be executed

New York Republican and congressional candidate Carl Paladino reportedly said in a recent interview that Attorney General Merrick Garland should be executed. Then Paladino walked it all back, claiming he was just making a lil’ jokey joke.

Just your standard quip about murdering America’s top law enforcement officer.

For over a week now, conservatives have been raging over their dear leader, ex-President Donald Trump, having his estate searched by the FBI. Recent reports pointing to Trump’s improper — and potentially nefarious — possession of classified information should have quieted these concerns. Instead, Trump-loving Republicans are doubling down and turning to threats and fear-mongering in lieu of valid defenses for his actions.

Paladino, who has been endorsed by the third-highest-ranking House Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, said during an interview with Breitbart last weekend that he thinks Garland “probably should be executed,” The Associated Press reported.

https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/reidout-blog/new-york-republican-jokes-merrick-garland-executed-rcna43903

This awhole again?

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Reply A Republican candidate is facing backlash after 'joking' Garland should be executed (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Aug 2022 OP
usonian Aug 2022 #1
CatWoman Aug 2022 #2
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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2022, 01:51 PM

1. The orange creep gave "permission" for all kinds of hate speech and violence.

This has crossed the Rubicon of acceptability, and it appears that extremism is the norm, if not the entire purpose of the GQP party. I am reminded of Barry Goldwater, and the impression of extremism he cultivated. You know the result, and I have posted about this.

Since death threats are criminal acts, there will be some if not entire accountability for these.

Combined with the horribly criminal mishandling/theft of classified material, perhaps including the outright sale of it, there hopefully will be accountability, in the ballot box and perhaps in the courts for this stain on the country.

Cults suffer losses at the fringe when people feel a revulsion or betrayal stronger than the attraction of cult identity. The purpose of “flooding the zone with $hit” is to obscure plain facts. But facts are coming out.

As noted in “Every Accusation is a Confession”
https://democraticunderground.com/100216777247
People eventually realize that the spite and harm they wish on others is likely to be applied to themselves when their Fuhrer has no more use for them. That realization often comes too late.

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Mon Aug 22, 2022, 01:52 PM

2. It's about time

I'm sick of these cretins mouthing off and threatening DOJ officials.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2022, 02:20 PM

3. Seems to me

that the FBI might want to pay Mr. Paladino a little visit. Kinda remind him to watch his mouth.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2022, 02:44 PM

4. He probably just won his primary race, which takes place tomorrow.

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