Bulletproof Teleprompters

April 12th, 2012

Inspired (in a bad way) by Foster Friess’s flippant comment about future assassination attempts on President Obama.

 

“There are a lot of things that haven’t been hammered at because Rick and Mitt have been going at each other. Now that they have trained their barrels on President Obama, I hope his teleprompters are bulletproof.” — Foster Friess this morning on Lou Dobbs

 

“I think we all have to take responsibility for our actions and our words… I wish that we would all again curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made, understanding that some of the people, the ears that it is falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume. But again, our country is great because our people can say what they think and they believe, but I also think they have to take responsibility for any incitement that they cause.” — Nancy Pelosi

 

The sad thing about what Foster said is that it’s true,

And that it’s something most of us already knew.

 

Republicans know full well that their incitement

Causes lots of extremist excitement.

 

They know that they’re inciting hatred and fear

And that not everyone’s stable who their message might hear.

 

They know that their incessant vitriolic attacks

Risk inciting violent acts.

 

They’re happy to take that risk to prevail,

Whatever cost that may entail.

 

But Foster thinks the whole thing’s a joking matter,

And that’s what with his “joke” is really the matter.

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Here’s the clip of Friess’s statement and subsequent discussion of it on Now.

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Here’s more of Foster’s Lou Dobbs interview.

Here’s the video clip of then-Speaker Pelosi’s statement.

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