Sean Hannity Advocates Treason
UPDATE: More rightwing incitement to violence. At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC–the movement conservatives that basically run the Republican Party), Samuel Wurzelburger, a.k.a., “Joe-the-Plumber” (who isn’t a licensed plumber, doesn’t pay his taxes, and doesn’t make anywhere NEAR enough $ to buy his own plumbing business as he told Obama and McCain on the campaign trail last Fall) believes some members of Congress should be shot! And this came only a day after former Bush Ambassador to the United Nations (a recess appointment because he couldn’t be confirmed by the U.S. Senate) came to the same CPAC conference and joked that Obama would take the “Iranian threat” more seriously if Chicago was nuked! The violent wingnuts have completely taken over the Republican Party! This is the party of Lincoln? Of Teddy Roosevelt (who took on monopolies and big business)? Of Eisenhower? of Harold Stassen? Chuck Hagel? Mark Hatfield? Good Grief! These nutjobs would freak out the likes of former Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor or even Barry Goldwater! I wonder if they’d even freak out Nixon!
I have to admit that several times during the last 8 Bushyears, I wished there was a NONVIOLENT revolution in this country to restore the Constitution. After all, Bush was SELECTED by a Supreme Court (with several justices appointed by his father) after losing the popular vote AND the voter suppression and fraud in Florida (where his brother was governor). He was never legitimately elected president. And, in ’04, although he narrowly won the popular vote, there was widespread voter fraud and intimidation in Ohio (with Ken Blackwell as OH Sec of State). So, both Bush “elections” were narrowly stolen. But these were daydreams. A nonviolent movement to stop the war and end torture would have been nice, though. (We still need one to keep pushing Obama on the same issues. All politicians tend to backslide and Obama has shown the usual Democratic tendency to worry more about his right flank than his left. )
So, I get it if Republicans are freaked by Obama’s (legitimate, not even close) win. I understand their feelings that their nation has disappeared–I felt the same way. But Fox Noise nutjob Sean Hannity has gone too far. His website is now actively advocating treason and insurrection. I believe in Freedom of the Press, but shouldn’t the FBI be investigating him for inciting treason?
Hannity’s website has a new poll asking “What kind of revolution” his fans prefer: a military coup, armed rebellion, or war for succession? See the evidence here.
There has been a problem with Rightwing talk radio and tv for some time inciting violence against those with whom they disagree. Michael Savage has repeatedly advocated violence against Muslims–without even an FCC warning. Last Spring, Rush Limbaugh (who now wants a summit on why women hate him!), urged McCain supporters to start riots at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO–but backed off when threatened with legal action by the mayor of Denver and the governor of Colorado.
But this is beyond any limits of loyal opposition. This is advocating the violent overthrow of the U.S. government–which is treason by definition.
Call the FBI and the FCC to complain. Then find Hannity’s advertsiers and urge them to drop him. It’s time to stop the free reign of rightwing hatespeech–especially when it incites to violence and now, outright treason.
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