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    Shotgun-toting US Senate candidate invites voters to go "RINO hunting"



    In Ad, Shotgun-Toting Greitens Asks Voters to Go ‘RINO Hunting’
    A right-wing Senate candidate accompanies a squad of heavily armed men as they storm a home looking for ‘Republicans in name only.’
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/20/u...s-rino-ad.html
    [via: https://archive.ph/yTRlB]
    Alan Feuer (20 June 2022)

    Eric Greitens, a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in Missouri, released a violent new political advertisement on Monday showing himself racking a shotgun and accompanying a team of men armed with assault rifles as they stormed — SWAT team-style — into a home in search of “RINOs,” or Republicans in name only.

    “Join the MAGA crew,” Mr. Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, declares in the ad. “Get a RINO hunting permit. There’s no bagging limit, no tagging limit, and it doesn’t expire until we save our country.”

    The ad by Mr. Greitens was just the latest but perhaps most menacing in a long line of Republican campaign ads featuring firearms and seeking to equate hard-core conservatism with the use of deadly weapons.

    It was posted online less than a week after the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol showed how threats by former President Donald J. Trump against his own vice president, Mike Pence, had helped to instigate the mob attack on the building.

    During a hearing by the committee on Thursday, J. Michael Luttig, a former federal judge widely respected by conservatives, suggested that Mr. Trump and his allies posed a “clear and present danger to American democracy.”

    The use of violent rhetoric has steadily increased in Republican circles in recent months as threats and aggressive imagery have become more commonplace in community meeting rooms, congressional offices and on the campaign trail.

    While much of the violent speech and image-making by Republicans has been aimed at Democrats, some of it, as in Mr. Greitens’s ad, has been focused on fellow party members thought to be insufficiently conservative.

    On Sunday, Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois and a member of the Jan. 6 committee, published a letter addressed to his wife from someone who had threatened to execute the couple.

    By midafternoon on Monday, Twitter had hidden Mr. Greitens’ new ad behind a warning saying that it violated rules about “abusive behavior.” Facebook removed the ad altogether.

    Mr. Greitens’s campaign made no apologies for it, however. “If anyone doesn’t get the metaphor, they are either lying or dumb,” said Dylan Johnson, the campaign manager.

    The ad by Mr. Greitens, a former Missouri governor, comes as his campaign for Senate has stumbled following lurid allegations of blackmail, sexual misconduct and child abuse. In March, Mr. Greitens’s former wife, Sheena Greitens, accused him of abusive behavior, including an incident she recounted that loosened one of their son’s teeth. A number of Republicans, including Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, called on Mr. Greitens then to quit the race.

    Mr. Greitens has sought an endorsement from Mr. Trump, so far without success. His campaign chair is Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of Donald Trump Jr.

    Experts have warned that violent rhetoric can often result in actual physical violence.

    “When individuals feel more confident and legitimate in voicing violent sentiments, it can encourage others to feel more confident in making actual violence easier,” said Robert Pape, who studies political violence at the University of Chicago. “Unfortunately, this is a self-reinforcing spiral.”

    Some Republicans criticized Mr. Greitens for posting the ad

    “Every Republican should denounce this sick and dangerous ad from Eric Greitens,” Barbara Comstock, a former Republican congresswoman from Virginia, said on Monday. “This is just a taste of the ‘clear and present danger’ that Judge Luttig talked about last week.”



    US Senate candidate from Missouri Eric Greitens released an ad on Monday
    https://rumble.com/v195ufp-us-senate...on-monday.html

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    Violation of Rule#25.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Violation of Rule#25.
    Did they break a bong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Did they break a bong?
    never buying glass again...
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    Experts have warned that violent rhetoric can often result in actual physical violence.
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    The RINO hunting should get to a point where the RINOs will be an endangered species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Did they break a bong?
    rule #25, Making Threats

    Did Hole Time for that, even though it never happened.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    i'm surprised it was that far down the list
    Do something Danke

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    Video of heavily armed agents raiding a home? That is so dangerous, except when it is CNN filming a Republican home being raided for political reasons by the leftist, DNC controlled authorities.

    The fantasy is dangerous, the reality is just another day.
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    Well it's about time someone made a real threat to these people in government. I wish we would get a lot of ex special forces types who have put their lives on the line for this country in congress to go after Nancy and her gang. They need some real snipers breathing down their necks. Vote hard Missouri...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Did they break a bong?
    Spilled a beer. Rookie maneuver.

    We're being governed ruled by a geriatric Alzheimer patient/puppet whose strings are being pulled by an elitist oligarchy who believe they can manage the world... imagine the utter maniacal, sociopathic hubris!

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    Next time use footage of Rhinos for added deniability.

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    I live in Missouri and I must admit that Greitens is a bit of a puzzlement.

    I despise his background and resume, and I didn't vote for him. However, he wasn't all that terrible when he was governor. It might have been that he didn't have enough time to get around to do the full terrible stuff.

    Perhaps he has developed a new, eye-opening view of law enforcement and the court system. Let us hope.

    It is not an automatic disqualifier for me, but Greitens is a member of the tribe, however I have not heard the usual line from him. Once again, perhaps he just hasn't had time to come around to it.

    Greitens defeated two very good candidates for governor last time around with his navy seal bs. He called up one of his elderly opponents and threatened to assault him. Boobus loved it and elected him.

    There are 21 people running in the R primary. The presumed other frontrunners are Schmitt and Hartzler. Schmitt has done some good things, but he rubs me the wrong way. Hartzler is a typical female republican who gravitates to the neocon agenda although she did vote against the Ukrainian aid package.

    I don't know what to do with my meaningless vote.



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