Another Republican Threatens President's Life

Mike O’Neal, the Republican Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives sent the following email to his caucus about President Obama quoting Psalm 109 — a “prayer for the death of a leader”:

Let his days be few; and let another take his office

May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.

May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.

May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.

I trust the Secret Service is investigating. Remember when the Republicans used to gripe about how it was unpatriotic to undermine the commander-in-chief while troops were at war? I wonder where threatening the life of the president falls in that equation.

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  • http://twitter.com/emiliana Emiliana Chavez

    Just wrong on so many levels.

    • GlassBull

      Also sad on so many levels.

  • GoneRouge

    i tweeted this topic a couple days ago . as for the secret service, they are on twitter where anyone can inform them of this.

  • ArrogantDemon

    Gotta love those who call themselves good Christians who then pull crap like this, gotta love it………

    I think I’ll say a prayer for him, to return the favor

  • http://phydeauxpseaks.blogspot.com Bob Rutledge

    IOKITPIAIKSFN*

    It’s OK If The President Is An Islamo Kenyan Socialist Fascist N*****

    • D_C_Wilson

      I wish they would just use the N-word and get it over with. It’s what they’re dying to do anyway.

      • http://phydeauxpseaks.blogspot.com Bob Rutledge

        I agree. Get the hate totally out in the open. But it will only happen by mistake… I just hope there’s a plethora of recording instruments running when it does.

  • http://doran.pacifist.net/ Doran

    Please click on the link and read more of the details. This is apparently a popular quote, to the point of appearing on bumper stickers in some parts of this great nation of ours.

    Read O’Neal’s comments about this passage and tell me how he’s not wishing for the President’s death. Framing it as “tongue in cheek” only shows how casually they wish ill upon Obama.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    I’m trying really, really hard to find counter-examples of Dem fans at large being as two-faced as GOP fans at large, doing and saying the precise opposite during a Democratic presidency of whatever they said and did during a Republican presidency, and vice-versa. GOP fans love to proclaim that this or that political behavior is right or wrong, good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable, as an absolute and immutable rule and fundamental inviolable principle, but as soon as the shoe is on the other foot…..

    I’m not contesting the fact that political partisans of all stripes have different levels of tolerance for words and actions of, and directed at, politicians belonging to the party they tend to vote for versus the one they don’t. It’s not two-faced or hypocritical to give those you did or would vote for the benefit of the doubt while subjecting those you didn’t or wouldn’t to cynicism, skepticism and heightened scrutiny. I get that; that’s fine. But it is two-faced and hypocritical to declare, when the guy you voted for is in office, that it is absolutely, utterly and in all circumstances completely unacceptable and wrong to “criticize” the President while “the troops are in harm’s way,” and then do exactly that as soon as someone from the opposite party takes over. And it’s also two-faced, hypocritical, and incredibly infantile to justify doing so by saying, “Well, you guys said bad things about my guy, so it’s OK for me to say bad things about your guy even though I’m violating my own rule, which I’m not actually violating anyway because what I’m saying is valid criticism.”

    [This reminds me of O'Reilly's lame justification for his Nazi references; "Nazi references are always out-of-bounds, but the Nazi references I made were OK because the comparison was accurate."]

    When and how have Dem fans, in the aggregate, been this two-faced? I know a lot of liberals are not as up-in-arms as others about the continuation of some Bush-era anti-terrorism policies, but I haven’t seen or heard the kind of rhetorical reversals on the policies themselves; i.e., no one on the Left™ is accusing those who disapprove of “hating America” or “undermining the troops” or saying that it’s out-of-bounds to criticize the President on this topic lest we “aid and comfort The Terrorists™.” When have Democrats acted one way while in power (e.g., wrecking a balanced budget, creating massive new federal bureaucracies and entitlements and un-fixable long-term deficits) and then based their whole party platform on the precise opposite while out of power?

  • Robert Scalzi

    the only good teapublican is a ….. wait there are no good teapublicans, being civil and honest gets you kicked out of the party. May he and his have misery for the rest of their days

  • holyreality

    Well, he certainly qualifies as, “any person”, now we know President Obama promised not to implement the NDAA to squash bugs like this one.

    What worries me is a GOP cowboy wannabe who will implement the NDAA to squash a similar bug in the inevitable GOP/cowboy victory sometime after our trusty boyscout leaves office.

    Inconsequential bugs can fester all they want, it is when the bug gets the power, look out.

  • eljefejeff

    the highest ranking republican in Kansas, big surprise

  • Scopedog

    Stinkin’ horse manure-smelling cockroach….

    Honestly….have they no fucking shame?

  • http://twitter.com/bubblegenius Bubble Genius

    Assuming these people represent themselves as devout Christians, they cannot possibly say they were joking. They believe in the power of prayer, so the act of praying for the President’s death is sedition, at best. They want to fill privatized prisons? Throw these fuckers with their bumper stickers quoting this psalm into the slammer.

    • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

      They’re saving all the unoccupied cells for the pot smokers.

      • http://phydeauxpseaks.blogspot.com Bob Rutledge

        And Teh Brown Peoples.

        • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

          agreed. :)

  • http://www.osborneink.com OsborneInk

    The term for this phenomenon (asking God to kill someone) is “imprecatory prayer.” That sounds like something in the Dungeons & Dragons spell manual, which is about right.