Of course they aren't buying it. They actually believe that an armed rebellion might be necessary to take the Socialist Kenyan out of office.
"Is the second American revolution on our doorstep? Nearly half of all Republicans apparently believe it might be necessary, according to a new poll from a New Jersey University.
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind found that 44% of Republican respondents agreed that an “armed revolution” might be needed in the next few years to defend liberties.
The same poll found 18% of Democrats and 27% of independents agreed it could be necessary.
“The differences in views of gun legislation are really a function of differences in what people believe guns are for,” Fairleigh Dickinson political science professor Dan Cassino said in a news release. “If you truly believe an armed revolution is possible in the near future, you need weapons and you’re going to be wary about government efforts to take them away.”
When half of the people in one of the major parties in our country believe that an armed revolution might be necessary to overthrow a legitimately elected government, I think it is safe to say that we have pretty much hit rock bottom as a nation.
There is an NRA convention going on down in Houston, and one of the leaders from the right took the opportunity to declare that the government might have some kind of nefarious plot in the works to tie the right wing to some loser who took his own life at the Houston airport.
"Broadcasting live from Houston last night — the site of this weekend’s annual NRA convention — Glenn Beck offered up his take on Thursday afternoon’s Houston airport suicide: The media should dig deeper, he said, because this could very well be a “setup” akin to the burning of the Reichstag in the lead-up to Nazi Germany.
On Thursday afternoon, an unidentified man reportedly fired a shot from his AR-15 into the ceiling near the ticket counter of Bush International Airport’s Terminal B. When air marshals arrived to confront the suspect, he reportedly pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the head, dying later at a local hospital.
An hour after the incident, Beck told his live audience the story of what had just happened. He cautioned that the “simpletons in the media” might report “this is what Beck said,” and so he made clear that he will first relay the news story and then give his personal opinion on the matter.
After describing the news event, Beck added: “That doesn’t make sense to me.”
“I have been looking and fearing moments like this,” he warned. “If it’s not this one, it will happen in the coming days.”
Beck then indicated that law enforcement sources have told TheBlaze that the unidentified man was an out-of-towner staying at an area hotel, and that his intent was to “take out as many people as possible” in that airport using an AR-15.
“First of all, the idea that this is a coincidence, that this is happening at the airport with the NRA is too much to believe,” he suggested, before imploring “honest journalists” to do their due diligence and “look for these connections,” namely:
“Look for any connections of who this man is and any connections he might have to the uber-left. I believe that, and only because I have been looking for this, I believe this man could fall into the category of somebody who has lost his job, is depressed, etc., etc.Seemingly without any evidence, Beck then imagines a “likely” plot line for what he believes was a depressed man with possible “uber-left” ties committing suicide at the Houston airport:
“Somebody comes in, off to the side, winds him up, says, ‘Oh, you should make a statement.’ I believe that’s probably — I shouldn’t say that — I believe there’s a very good chance that that’s what happened. He then gets to the airport, he then realizes — it’s pretty clarifying I imagine when you kill people — he realizes that’s not who I am. He shoots in the air, drops the AR, the air marshals come, he realizes there’s no way out, he shoots himself.”He continued on to suggest the suicide could be a setup like one particular historical event from Nazi Germany.." [Source]
Yes, just call the president Adolf Hitler, and the shooting at the Houston Airport his own personal Reichstag.
And the hits just keep coming for these NRA folks. They actually elected a president who believes that the South will rise again.
"The NRA has a new president and judging by a speech he made at the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association’s annual meeting last June he could generate some controversy for the gun advocacy group. Jim Porter, previously a lawyer from Alabama, told that crowd that he likes to refer to the Civil War as the “war of Northern Aggression” and called Barack Obama a “fake president” whose entire administration is “anti-freedom.”
Speaking at that event in New York, Porter shared some of the shared history between the NRA and the local NYSRPA. “The NRA was started, 1871, right here in New York state. It was started by some Yankee generals who didn’t like the way my southern boys had the ability to shoot in what we call the “War of Northern Aggression.” Now, y’all might call it the Civil War, but we call it the War of Northern Aggression down south.” He added that the organization remains vital today to train civilians to use firearms so “when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they’re ready to do it." [Source]
All this talk of tyranny and armed revolution did not start until the current Commander- in- Chief took office.
most wanted list.
"But Field, this is different; this woman actually took up arms and shot a police officer to death"
This is true. The wingnuts aren't there just yet. But 47% of them think that Tupac's Godmother might have been on to something.