August 31, 2009

What Kind of "Man of God" is This?

I said several weeks ago that I thought carrying firearms to political events was needlessly provocative and counterproductive; now I find out that the man who carried the Bushmaster Carbon-15 rifle wants President Obama to die, and belongs to a fringe storefront church where the pastor proudly reiterates the same message. Lovely.

Charles has the video, which is utterly indefensible.

I think Barack Obama is an arrogant, incompetent ideologue. I disagree with almost every political position he holds and many moral positions as well. I think his Presidency will do far more harm to this country and to this world than good.

That said, we should be hoping that he ends up making the right decisions despite his incompetence and foolishness, or that at a minimum, that the makes mistakes that we can learn from and rectify.

Wishing death upon him—especially something as agonizing as cancer—is not the wish of a true follower of Christ's teaching, and to hear a so-called pastor praying for that makes me wonder if it is Christ he actually serves.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 31, 2009 09:05 PM

Just lovely - another twisted "religious" nut for the liz-tards to foam at the mouth over. I'm sure CJ is just eating that up. I will not click the link to find out. I'm not giving him any more traffic.

Posted by: Diogenes Online at August 31, 2009 09:36 PM

If there's any positive to all of this it's the fact that this very sick individual has been identified and will now be under constant scrutiny.

Like you, I disagree with almost everything liberals stand for and will speak out with strong language, if necessary. However, this goes far beyond the pale. Very sick person he.

Posted by: Dell at August 31, 2009 09:42 PM

I guess these guys are true Christians like the 100% NARAL Kennedy was a true Catholic.

Posted by: Pinandpuller at September 1, 2009 01:12 AM

As much as I disagree with Obama about everything, he is still my President. I do not wish him any form of harm or injury. He was duly elected and is now my President. Instead, and I expect I will hear about this, it is God that will deal with the President. He puts up and takes down leaders as He sees fit. Obama, like all others, will eventually be judged by God and have to give an answer to all his actions.

Besides, on a lighter note, if something did happen to our President, then it would be Joe Biden (and if both are gone, guess who we have?)

Posted by: David at September 1, 2009 05:26 AM

Fringe is as fringe does. Yawn. He's no less Christian than Obama, and just another opinion among the masses. I can't give a flying fig about Charles Johnson, he's revealed himself as an anti religious bigot to the core.

Let me know when Bushmaster man commits an illegal act. Maybe then he can share a cell with William Ayers.

Oh, wait...

Guess he'll have to occupy his cell all alone.

Posted by: ThomasD at September 1, 2009 09:48 AM

If you paid a little closer attention, you would know that Obama is not an ideologue. He's a pragmatist who will sacrifice his own positions in favor of consensus. He's still trying to get bi-partisan agreements on bills after being consistently stiffed by the Republicans.

You might compare this with Bush, who really was an ideologue and didn't waste any energy trying to get democratic votes.

I don't mean to suggest that Obama isn't liberal, or that you should accept his positions. I just think you weaken your argument when you assert things which are not so.

Posted by: Eye5600 at September 1, 2009 10:32 AM

Well the man does have a right to his opinion, though I think stooping to the level of liberals is not a good thing.

As for Eye5600, Obama and the Dems do not seek bi-partisan legislation, they seek Republican endorsement (and thus a share of the blame) of their polices. Nothing more.

None of the major bills have had any Republican input while drafting them and any Republican amendments get rejected or overturned later on.

For the most part neither party really gives a rat's rear end about the people who put them in office.

Posted by: Scott at September 1, 2009 10:42 AM

Scott, what do you mean "stooping to the level of the liberals"? I've known liberals to call for Bush's impeachment but not his death; and certainly not from a pulpit. In this country it's typically conservatives who use violence.

Posted by: cavalier at September 1, 2009 12:17 PM

Good post Bob.

Lots of BDS in your comments, but good post.

Oh, and y'all may want to actually look up the definition for ideologue.

Posted by: Gus Bailey at September 1, 2009 12:54 PM

"I've known liberals to call for Bush's impeachment but not his death"--

Well, then you don't know very much about Liberals. I've personally had them tell me that they want to kill Bush, kill all Republicans, kill everyone that voted for the invasion of Iraq, draft Bush's daughters so they'll be killed, and to kill everyone at Fox news.

Now you know.

Posted by: brando at September 1, 2009 01:26 PM

Cavalier you mean to tell me you missed the liberals hoping for Bush & Cheney's (especially Cheney) deaths? Bush not so often as Cheney but it was there.

Evey time Cheney went into the hospital the left exploded with hopes he'd die of something. Exactly what the AZ minister is doing here.

On the flip side lets actually examine this for a minute. The idea of Biden or Pelosi as PotUS is truly terrifying (why do you think Hillary is so far down the succession line) and I hope nothing does happen to Obama. I don't wish ill on others, its bad karma and unchristian to boot.

Now from their point of view they believe that Obama's death would stop his agenda, I disagree with this but more on that later. A "natural" death via an act of God does three things, in their minds it affirms God's sheltering hand over America, it prevents the need for violence (either in the form of revolution or an Oswald), and it leaves the Left with nobody to vilify, prosecute, or attack. Thus they pray for an act of God.

I believe however that Biden/Pelosi/Reid would get a lot of legislation passed on sympathy, just like happened after JFK was killed, and just like they are trying with TK's death.

No, it is far better for Obama to be disgraced and ineffective. To have his own party afraid to side with him in fear of losing their seats in the next election than for the Left to use him as a rallying point or martyr.

Posted by: Scott at September 1, 2009 01:59 PM

This pastor hated Bush as well.

Posted by: Sumo at September 1, 2009 06:54 PM

What does Obama call Joe Biden?

Better protection than the Secret Service!

Posted by: Brad at September 2, 2009 05:37 AM

My God said he will take revenge and our job is to turn it over to him.I believe he will as he always does take care of all, just give it to him and go on.

Posted by: Chris at September 2, 2009 06:53 PM

Oops! If MSNBC covers this, they'll have to edit the video so it only shows him from the neck down.

Seriously, though -- I have no problem whatsoever with federal authorities keeping an eye on this Biblically illiterate fool. Having already brought a weapon to the exterior of an Obama appearance, Broughton had the chance to say that he didn't want to see the President assassinated and refused to do so.

At least the stupid "Reverend" said he wanted him to die a natural death from cancer. Cooler liberal heads will contrast "I hate him and want him to die" with Rush Limbaugh's simple hope that Obama fails in his drive to "fundamentally transform the United States of America." But it seems almost all liberals nowadays shampoo with 92 octane Head & Shoulders and light up a cigarette.

Posted by: L.N. Smithee at September 3, 2009 01:28 PM

@Cavalier: "I've known liberals to call for Bush's impeachment but not his death ..."

If I'm parsing your probably intentionally misleading sentence correctly, you are aware of liberals you don't PERSONALLY know who have called for his death, right?

It's certainly hard to believe you missed eight years of; ranting, raving, articles, art, books, comics and movies wishing for, CALLING for, even outright portraying, his death.

If you DID miss it all, you have one of the worst cases of liberal-blinders I've seen.

Posted by: DoorHold at September 6, 2009 01:54 PM