Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hey Joe...careful what you say...a rant like that could get you elected President (regarding Joe Walsh's firestorm remarks to Atty Gen Loretta Lynch)

The following from: Truth Revolt
AG Lynch Walks Back Remarks on Anti-Muslim Hate Speech: I Meant 'Deeds, Not Words'
So, back to freedom of speech then?
By Trey Sanchez
Monday morning, Attorney General Loretta Lynch found herself needing to backtrack on her comments last week that seemed to imply that the Department of Justice will come after anyone speaking disparagingly to Muslims.

"Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words," Lynch said at a press conference.

Last week, the attorney general was speaking to a group called Muslim Advocates in Arlington, Virginia, days after the California attack. (Yes, she met with Muslims to console them, not the victims of an Islamic attack.) She complained that the First Amendment allows people to say hateful things and noted that many do so from the safety of their computer keyboard. It's something, she said, the DOJ would "take action" against, especially when that speech "edges towards violence, when we see the potential to lift...that mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric."

This set off a firestorm from conservatives who saw her statement as a direct threat to free speech. One of the most vocal reactions came from former U.S. congressman and radio personality Joe Walsh who addressed Lynch directly for being more concerned about Muslim backlash after the attack. He spoke his mind about Muslims and then taunted her to prosecute him:
Hey Joe, you could run for president with rants like that! ~ Storm'n Norm'n
On another note, you don't suppose Loretta Lynch walked back her remarks after seeing my response to her hate speech: Loretta Lynch an accessory after the fact !

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