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Democrat Congressional Candidate says Trump and Osama bin Laden “have a tremendous amount in common”

Democrat Congressional Candidate says Trump and Osama bin Laden “have a tremendous amount in common”

“In many ways—and I don’t mean to sound overly, I don’t know, hyperbolic on this—Trump and Osama Bin Laden have a tremendous amount in common”

Is there a Godwin’s Law, but for bin Laden? If not, there should be.

Illinois Democrat Congressional candidate Sean Casten was caught on tape suggesting President Trump and terrorist Osama bin Laden have a lot in common.

Casten is running against Republican Rep. Peter Roskam.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained audio of Casten making the terrorist comparison. It was recorded during a February meeting with voters.

Democratic congressional hopeful Sean Casten said he thought President Donald Trump had a “tremendous amount in common” with al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, the man responsible for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.

“In many ways—and I don’t mean to sound overly, I don’t know, hyperbolic on this—Trump and Osama Bin Laden have a tremendous amount in common,” Casten said, according to audio of a February meeting with voters that was obtained by the Free Beacon and can be heard below.

Casten, a “clean energy entrepreneur” who emerged on top of a tight primary in Illinois’ sixth district in March, made the bizarre comparison after he was asked by a voter for his plans to advance gun-control legislation if he were elected. The comment was part of Casten’s explanation that gun-control opponents, whom he appears to be comparing to al Qaeda supporters, are what will keep gun-control legislation from advancing to the House floor.

“They have both figured out how to use the bully pulpit to activate marginalized young men,” Casten said. “Every demagogue has done this—find a group of angry people and give them something to be angry at.”

You can listen to the audio on the Free Beacon’s site by clicking here.


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DieJustAsHappy | August 30, 2018 at 7:08 pm

They just can’t help themselves. Speak disparagingly about President Trump and drag through the mud those who voted for him. Moreover, if there’a an angry group who is angry not about something but someone, it’s the loony left.

How sick the left has become. Let them move to Venezuela and re-do paradise, instead of trying to bring the nation down for the rest of us.

Enough of these corrupt people: they’re literally trying to destroy our way of life for profit.

I’m definitely not angry. I’m rather happy. Thank you Donald Trump.

casualobserver | August 30, 2018 at 7:29 pm

Yeah – clearly what he meant was you can smell those Second Amendment believers in every Walmart…’s a shame they can’t put on shoes and get some dental work and join the smart people with good hearts…

Going on Twitter is not the equivalent of highjacking airplanes full of passengers and crashing them into buildings.

Wait; I thought Trump was Hitler!
It’s so hard to keep up with these things.

    LeftWingLock in reply to HamiltonNJ. | August 30, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    If you would take the time to read Daily Kos, youwould understand that Trump = Hitler on Mon / Tues / Wed / Fri / Sun. On Thursday, Trump = OBL. On Saturday, Trump is the devil incarnate. It’s all very organized.

That’s it, keep doubling down on that disastrous decision by Bill and Hillary Clinton to run a character assassination campaign instead of talking about the issues. It will work just as well as it did the last time.

And the left believe that they are not insane. They fully believe the crap they are pedaling these days. Of course they had practice when Bush was President, so full derangement wasn’t all that far off.

I don’t want to sound hyperbolic, but the Democrats and the Khmer Rouge have a lot in common.

This is the same group that can’t decide which gender they are or how to split up the committees unless you self declare or something? Re open the insane asylums, we need them more than ever.

Democrats on Saturday adopted new language to allow gender self-identification in the party’s rules and charter.

The move came during the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) summer meeting in Chicago and adds language inclusive to gender nonbinary individuals. Under the new rules and charter, DNC committees that were once required to be divided equally among women and men must now account for members who don’t identify with either gender, CNN reported.

New and standing committees “shall be as equally divided as practicable between men and women (determined by gender self-identification) meaning that the variance between men and women in the group cannot exceed one (1),” the rule states according to CNN.

DNC Chairman Tom Perez told CNN in a statement that the rule change was meant to enforce a greater aura of inclusiveness within the Democratic Party.

“At the root of our diverse party is a commitment to inclusion and opportunity,” Perez told CNN.

“By adopting this amendment, the Democratic National Committee is ensuring every Democrat feels welcome and embraced for who they are. This action reaffirms our solidarity with the LGBTQ community and challenges governments, employers, and organizations across the country to do the same.”

    Milhouse in reply to 4fun. | August 31, 2018 at 1:47 am

    New and standing committees “shall be as equally divided as practicable between men and women (determined by gender self-identification) meaning that the variance between men and women in the group cannot exceed one (1),” the rule states according to CNN.

    In NY poll workers are supposed to work in teams of two: one Democrat and one Republican. But there aren’t enough Republicans, so some Democrats are assigned to play identify as Republican that day. Seems to me they could work their committees the same way. “Oh dear, we all seem to be men. OK, you, you, and you, for the duration of this meeting you’re women. Next meeting you can be men and we four will be women.” Or, even more simply, “All seven of us are now non-binary, so the variation between men and women on the committee is zero.”

    n.n in reply to 4fun. | August 31, 2018 at 2:09 am

    Sex, male and female, is binary. Gendered attributes, masculine and feminine, respectively, physical and mental attributes, including sexual orientation, are dependent on sex. Significant deviations are recorded in the transgender spectrum includes homosexuals, bisexuals, transvestites, crossovers, etc.

      malclave in reply to n.n. | August 31, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Sex isn’t always binary. There have been significant periods of my life where sex could be expressed as the square root of -1.


made the bizarre comparison after he was asked by a voter for his plans to advance gun-control legislation if he were elected.

What he seems to be saying, in a fuzzy “don’t-blame-me” sort of way, is no, he has no plans to crawl up on the gun-control cross.

I served in the Navy with people who actually did have to survive under dictators. One of my favorite persons was a child of the boat people.

A pause is necessary. I need to point out that I’m not the only one who served. I’m afraid I sometimes come across as if I’m the only one who ever defended the country, all by his lonesome.

We nicknamed her Low Westwoman. It was a play on words, on her name. She not only didn’t mind the nickname, she was proud of it. When all four foot and change of her would stand on a chair just so she could shout down a leftist all I could do was stand back in awe.

Point being I used to visit college towns where the perfessors would drive around in their Maseratis with their “I’m afraid of George Bush” bumper stickers and if you really were afraid of George Bush not only wouldn’t you put the bumper sticker on your luxury car. It wouldn’t even have been printed.

I know Poles and Russians who can attest to what I am saying. I am forever humbled and honored to have served with Low Westwoman. If Trump were the dictator they claim he is they would be trembling in fear and shutting up. Look to Cuba. If Trump were the dictator they claim he is, they’d be turning ancient Chevy trucks into life rafts to escape.

Not putting bumper stickers on their cars bragging about how brave they are confronting some non-existent threat.

    Arminius in reply to Arminius. | August 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Low Westwoman was and is of Vietnamese ancestry, if that wasn’t clear.

    Edward in reply to Arminius. | August 31, 2018 at 10:17 am

    US Army Staff Sergeant (SSG) in Germany ’64 who had been a member of the Hitler Jugend. A Ukrainian (nationalized American) who claimed to have fought on three sides in WW II:
    Teenage Ukrainian Partisan “runner” captured by the Red Army;
    Offered death or the Red Army, he chose the latter, fought against the Wehrmacht in the Red Army. Captured by the Wehrmacht and interned as a POW, offered the opportunity to join the Wehrmacht in a unit made up of Ukrainians, he decided anything to get out of the Stalag. Posted to the Western front, captured by the US Army and interned for the rest of the war. Met him in DC when he was in an Army Reserve PSYOP unit.

If Trump is “literally” Hitler, that would make Pence “literally” Heinrich Himmler. Can anyone imagine a similar scene in 1936 Berlin?

    Edward in reply to Arminius. | August 31, 2018 at 10:36 am

    No, Himmler would be Jeff Sessions*. Pence would be Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess (Deputy Führer was a Party position and Hess was succeeded by his Deputy Martin Bormann – officially Party Secretary) or more accurately he would be Hermann Göring Vice-Chancellor of Germany.

    * I made myself laugh at that pairing.

Sean Casten and Geobbels have a lot in common.

Remember that time Osama Bin Laden brought Kim Jong Un to the table, put sanctions on Iran, stood up to Syria? Yeah, the comparison makes perfect sense.

you have to understand, the Democrats are fantastic at projection. if they accuse someone of doing something you almost be guaranteed to be thinking of/ or doing it

I think the new Godwin’s law should be “racist, homophobic, misogynist.” As soon as a liberal starts to lose an argument, they accuse the other person of being RHM so as to negate anything the other person has to say. Hopefully a huge settlement in the Oberlin case will take the “R” out of that equation.

This is the old “Hitler wore pants” argument. Anything Hitler did is bad. Hitler wore pants, therefore we should not.

Yes, it’s perfectly true that Trump has a lot of things in common with bin Laden. So does every human being. But these are not the things that made him bad.

Jew or White privilege. Check.
Redistributive change and other monopolies and practices. Check.
Diversity (i.e. color judgments) or deny individual dignity. Check.
Political congruence or selective exclusion. Check.
Deny life deemed unworthy (e.g. selective-child), inconvenient (e.g. selective-child), or profitable (e.g. recycled-child). Check.

Every once in a while I go to a liberal news site and read the comments to the articles. It is beyond amazing the level of hate, paranoia, and outright fantasy, exhibited by many of these people. The claims they believe to be facts do not even begin to come close to anything in the real world. In forums such as this one we argue over interpretations, misunderstandings and such, that are based in the real world, but the Left refuses to argue over anything for to them it is a certainty that Trump does all sorts of horrific things. (If Trump says it’s raining cats and dogs, they use this as proof positive he is a liar for dogs and cats are not falling from the sky.) The degree to which they are out of touch is very scary. To them, Trump is indeed OBL and worse for this is what they hear and read on a daily basis from their news media and such.

Casten is a doofus.

Come on voters: stop monkeying around.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to | August 31, 2018 at 7:35 am

    It sounds to me like you are ape-ing another campaign.

    But, spend freely. Don’t be niggardly with those campaign congtributions. Just make sure the campaign manager says your funding is in the black

Bitterlyclinging | August 31, 2018 at 8:57 am

“Something in common?”
Except that Osama bin Laden, and Buraq Hussein Obama, too, hated the United States. President DJT feels exactly the opposite.

This fother mucker needs a good ass whipping.

Elect me and I’ll build more mental institutions to house these loons.