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Rand Paul on Political Climate: ‘I really worry someone is going to be killed’

Rand Paul on Political Climate: ‘I really worry someone is going to be killed’

“I fear that there’s going to be an assassination”

https://youtu.be/VWTaOrgcs24

Senator Rand Paul was harassed by anti-Kavanaugh protesters in a D.C. airport last week. His wife Kelley wrote an op-ed for CNN claiming she now sleeps with a loaded weapon at her bedside.

Where is all of this headed? Paul was frank in a recent interview.

Gregg Re of FOX News has the story:

Rand Paul warns of ‘assassination’ peril after Kavanaugh confirmation: ‘I really worry someone is going to be killed’

Following the bitterly partisan, acrimonious confirmation battle over Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., warned in an interview on Tuesday that heated political rhetoric has the potential to turn deadly.

“I fear that there’s going to be an assassination,” Paul told a Kentucky radio show. “I really worry that somebody is going to be killed, and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation … they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence.”

Paul’s wife, Kelley, revealed in a Breitbart News interview on Friday that she sleeps with a “loaded gun by my bed,” has updated her home’s security system and has “deadbolts all around my house.” Kelley also wrote an op-ed published by CNN in which she called on Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., to tone down his rhetoric; in June, Booker suggested his supporters “get up in the face of congresspeople.”

The Kentucky senator reiterated his wife’s criticism on Tuesday. “When people like Cory Booker say get up in their face … What he doesn’t realize is that for every 1,000 persons who want to get up in your face, one of them is going to be unstable enough to commit violence,” Paul said.

You can listen to the audio of the interview below. Just skip to the 9:40 mark:

Kelley Paul recently appeared on FOX News @Night to discuss this issue:

The left has become the dangerous and violent mob Democrats and the media falsely accused the Tea Party of being back in 2010.

Strangely, those voices are nowhere to be found today.

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Somehow I think the Left’s generous and compassionate response to this will be a variation on “Well, if you didn’t make us so angry, you wouldn’t worry about us physically attacking you! So it’s your fault! Hater!”

“Where is all of this headed? Paul was frank in a recent interview.”

….But at least he wasn’t BARNEY Frank, which is nice….

I keep saying that the left is begging for a fight, and they’re not going to like it when they get it.

American Human | October 10, 2018 at 9:43 am

Well you know that the Queen has stated that politics will only be civil when she says it is i.e. when she’s elected President.

they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence

Without penalties, there is no responsibility. Brownshirts suppressing civil rights by violence, intimidation, assault—until somebody goes to jail for these crimes, there’s no responsibility. Perjury under oath—no penalty, and therefore no responsibility. A Congress riddled with fraud and financial shenanigans—no penalty, and therefore no responsibility. An Executive perverting the federal espionage and law-enforcement apparatus to spy on a political opponent—no penalty, and therefore no responsibility.

Pointing out the bloody obvious but doing nothing concrete to combat it is just whining. Government by wet noodle leaves the field free for the new barbarians to run rampant. Nobody will do anything to stop them . . . and they know it.

Bucky Barkingham | October 10, 2018 at 10:30 am

I blame Trump. We didn’t have this problem before he and the Rooshans stole the 2016 election, and then he actually did what he promised.

Well, if Democrats had perfected their intent, and had had better aim, Congressman Steve Scalise would have died last year at that baseball game. And he wouldn’t have been the only one to have been murdered by Democrats if their operative been a better shooter.

    clintack in reply to fscarn. | October 10, 2018 at 11:58 am

    If Steve Scalise had been late to practice that day, or been home with the flu, taking his two armed bodyguards out of the equation, then Senator Rand Paul and a bunch of other Republican congressmen would have been massacred on that baseball field, and we’d be talking about the worst assassination in American history.

JusticeDelivered | October 10, 2018 at 10:43 am

The best way to avoid escalation is to start making leaders of this lives miserable. Since they lack empathy for others, they need to know what it is like to be driven out of public places by mobs.

Another tactic would be to start prosecuting crimes committed against George Zimmerman and a host of other people. Perpetrators were sheltered under Obama, but since such conduct has continued, and since there is an ongoing organized conspiracy to destroy lives, then there should be little trouble with prosecution. Nail ringleaders, start throwing them in jail. Catch them in the gears of the justice system which they so disrespect, and mangle them.

I think the left has been practically begging for someone to assassinate Trump. The plays, the get up the faces comments, the continual lies being told, and the seething undercurrent of rage and hatred that is driving the left because Hillary lost, it all will bring about such pressures to society that violence will be the result.
I believe the left want a civil war. They have been pushing civil unrest for decades. Obama was a community organizer, it was his job to enrage and anger the people in those communities, to fire them up. Riots and protests are the goal of such types. Some of these protestors are being paid, but more than just giving an additional number of people, their underlying job is stir anger and hatred.
It has gotten so bad that families have members who won’t talk to each other, or even hate each other over political stances.
We are in a political period of time where civility means nothing. We have a party that believes bipartisan ideas are those where they have forced the other side to back their ideas. Compromise is, to them, where you cast aside your ideas and agree with me.
The lead up to the Civil War had politics being so bitter the different sides wouldn’t talk, other than to throw hate at each other. We are in that level of acrimony that was experienced then. This time we may be saved only because of there not being a border between areas that would stage it. I think it is only a matter of time till the factions of violence become tired of waiting for the changes they want, and they look to become the catalyst.

    MattMusson in reply to oldgoat36. | October 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    What do you mean practically?

    Don’t forget who has the guns

      Gremlin1974 in reply to Obie1. | October 10, 2018 at 1:36 pm

      Don’t do that, don’t be obtuse and complacent. The other side has guns and it only takes one of them to start a major catastrophe.

      This talk of “civil war” is as bad. I hope everyone realizes that with the first shot fired in that “civil war” we still end up losing the thing we are trying to save, because the US we know will not survive such a conflict a second time.

We have been seeing prosecutions of those directly responsible for harm to people.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/10/senate-doxxer-jackson-cosko-held-without-bond-judge-considers-him-too-dangerous-to-release-video/

The next step is to hold those who incite and pay for that harm.

The culture of violence is a strategy adopted at the highest levels of the Democratic Party.

The first Project Veritas video shows staff admitting Hillary paid for training the homeless, the elderly infirm and the handicapped to start violent fights at Trump rallies as part of a criminal organization of political terrorism.

Rigging the Election – Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies
specific quote at 13:55-14:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuJGHuIkzY&feature=youtu.be&t=9m35s

They justify their calls to violence by engaging in slander amongst themselves.

The culture of violence and slander was so strong in the DNC and Hillary campaign that a person of substance in the campaign had no trouble slandering Republicans generally as *”murderers”* in addition to the sensational racist slur against black Republicans.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/02/project-veritas-big-dem-donor-says-republican-blacks-are-seriously-fed-in-the-head

The latest solicitations for violence are simply a continuation of the failed Clinton campaign strategy.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/10/dem-senator-hirono-on-leftist-mob-violence-against-the-gop-this-is-what-happens-when-you-look-at-white-supremacists-video/

Now we know that our media giants are participating.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/10/shocking-internal-google-docs-prove-their-orwellian-goals-and-desire-to-squash-free-speech/

The unholy combination of cynical politicians and self-righteous social media controllers must be examined. This is not a basis for criminal prosecution unless existing laws have been broken, but should be subject to open and robust debate about the rules governing social media. For example, are they publishers, or utilities? Are they more like newspapers, or telephone companies?

    daniel_ream in reply to Valerie. | October 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    For example, are they publishers, or utilities? Are they more like newspapers, or telephone companies?

    They’re publishers/newspapers. This has never been a debatable point.

I worry less about an assassination attempt on a public figure than I do one of these Mobs cornering the wrong person and puts them in reasonable fear of their life. Some deranged lefty is going to catch a bullet in the ass and then all hell is going to break loose.

    daniel_ream in reply to Gremlin1974. | October 10, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    That’s actually the Alinskyite strategy. Push harder and harder with this “I’m not touching you” strategy until they provoke a violent reaction, and then use that reaction as the excuse to suppress and retaliate.

    People who say things like “our side has all the guns” are ignoring the politicization of the senior military leadership and the militarization of police forces across America. It’s going to be a much closer run thing than the right is anticipating.

I’m sure Steve Scalise agrees. The fascists seem to be alive and well on left, and no form of intimidation is out of bounds. It is a truly scary time in America, and we don’t need people like Hillary and Mad Max trying to stir up the mobs.

Politicians and the media created this climate. I don’t want anyone to get killed … but it wouldn’t surprise me. You can only push people so far.

    Ragspierre in reply to PODKen. | October 10, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    …but it should be added that you can only push people who consent to being pushed to some degree.

    For instance, one can resist The Resistance in a number of ways that are not reactive.

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