GOP Apologizes For ‘Armed Revolution’ ‘Metaphor’ With Reminder To Shed Blood Of Tyrants

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Where's the goddamn Jell-O salad?Seems ol’ Diddles McGee at the Greene County, Virginia, GOP, has caught some unfriendly fire after his insane ramblings about how we must have “armed revolution” if Obama succeeds at the ballot box. He tried to pull a Wyclef — “When I say gun, I mean my pen and paper” — and claim it was “a metaphor.” A metaphor? Yes! “Armed revolution” is a metaphor for “violent overthrow of the government.” Gah, didn’t any of you get no schoolin’? They will shoot President Obama with a machine gun of VOTES!

But (SADFACE!) the Greene County GOP fired poor Diddles anyway! And then, when they explained how it was not the language they would have used, they reminded us all with great piety of the First Amendment and how it totally protects calls for armed revolution*, and then maybe sort of called for more of the same! Oh you guys! Such kidders!

Via RightWingWatch, here is poor sad Diddles’s initial wackadoo crazy:

“The ultimate task for the people is to remain vigilant and aware ~ that the government, their government is out of control, and this moment, this opportunity, must not be forsaken, must not escape us, for we shall not have any coarse [sic] but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November ~

And here is his enthusiastically punctuated explication of the afore-quoted ill-considered newsletter nonsense, like so:

~ all this rip roar Media hype….. is all about…..being armed with the voices of We the people…..you must arm yourself with a spoken word to be heard ~ just as the founding fathers spoke out during the revolution……So, Yes, arm yourself with many voices for the people and by the people….as your constitution allows….should the vote fail ….this November or at anytime……

~ Being Armed with Your Voices of We The People is The Only Way if Any Vote Should Fail No Matter Who You Vote for ~

” your voice being heard is the best method ”

~ God Bless America ~

And here is what the Greene County GOP’s new chair has to say about all the fol-de-rol! (His bold and italics.)

The Greene County Republican Committee denounces such language and does not subscribe to that thinking. The membership of the GCRC is composed of hard working, law abiding Americans who raise families, pay taxes, generously serve their community and respect the Presidency of the United States. As a editorial comment, it is the musing of one person, not the party.

Such editorial comments are protected by 1st Amendment[*] to the Constitution, as were the controversial comments made by Ted Nugent, Bill Maher, anti-American preacher Jeremiah Wright (‘God damn America.’ – Blames USA for 9/11), disgraced Presidential Czar Van Jones and others.

Perhaps the author was borrowing from Thomas Jefferson who wrote, The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms, is as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. He also wrote, “And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the right of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost over a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

While we believe this election is critical to the direction of the future of this great nation, we do not believe that if the results end up with the re-election of Barack Obama, that will necessitate what the author suggests.

So everybody good?

*Eh, not really. “The Smith Act of 1940 made it a criminal offense for anyone to knowingly or willfully advocate, abet, advise, or teach the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing the Government of the United States or of any State by force or violence, or for anyone to organize any association which teaches, advises, or encourages such an overthrow, or for anyone to become a member of or to affiliate with any such association.”

[GreeneCountyGOP, via RightWingWatch]

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169 comments

  1. actor212

    They will shoot President Obama with a machine gun of VOTES!

    Is that like those T shirt guns at the ballpark? Cuz those hurt!

    1. teebob2000

      No that's a t-shirt cannon.

      The machine gun of votes is much worse, those chads are like shrapnel!!

      1. Lascauxcaveman

        But, when mixed with the blood of tyrants and patriots &cetera makes excellent compost for trees of liberty or tomaters and such.

        (Hey, it's springtime. Who isn't in a gardening mood?)

  2. poorgradstudent

    They really have no idea that the founders would have considered them dangerous and inferior demagogues that needed to be purged from the Republic, do they?

    1. prommie

      The rabble, the Mob that they feared, and tried so hard to prevent its influence in government, in that there Constitution they love so much. Bicameral, much?

    2. FakaktaSouth

      They are the reason we still have the Electoral College and I am starting to understand the whole "the general population will not have access to the information they need to provide an educated vote" – but back then I thought it was because they couldn't read. Now they are just reading what they want things to say and making history up as they go along.

      1. Dildeaux

        Over at my fav wingnut site godfatherpolitics, it was referred to a the "electrical college" yesterday.

    1. tessiee

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  3. smashaduck

    No officer, when I said "I wanna buy some weed" I meant "I wanna buy some bibles." So are you holding or not, cause I really would like some weed about now.

    1. Mittens Howell, III

      In the beginning was the Weed, and the Weed was with God, and the Weed was God

    1. Mittens Howell, III

      Let's see.

      313 million divided by two, minus the non-voters, carry the Fucktards ….. um, lots.

      1. RadioRehab

        Sobering.
        I am so fucking honored my friend. I am going to miss all you fucknuts. Tomorrow is the day, but fuck the addictionology gubmint, I have been clean for ten days.
        Dewey knows.

        1. Tommmcattt

          Yo Brother! Glad you're getting stronger and going back to the awesome dude you really are. Not much to say here other than to remind you that shame, not desire, is the thing that gets you off the path more often than not. I've kicked more than one nasty out of my life, and while I'm by no means an expert (just lucky, I think), I do know that that is a very true thing.

          Be proud of your decision, my friend. While you're at it, remember to be proud of yourself. Facing your own demons is the hardest thing you'll ever do.

        2. Oblios_Cap

          Hang in there and hurry back to us.

          These bastards are making me work too hard and I'm not getting my Wonkette time in.

        3. FraAnima

          Believe it or not, one can still enjoy life sober, with the help of insane communities like Wonkette. I've got 11 years, 9 months, and some odd days sober, though the shit fairy still dumps her load in my back yard occasionally.

          Don't drink, go to meetings, and all that crap that goes against our snark-filled sense of self. Or die drunk/loaded. Both good options!

  4. OneYieldRegular

    Perhaps he has a point, since every time I see some guy talking about his guns, I too think: "metaphor."

  5. FakaktaSouth

    "…for we shall not have any coarse [sic] but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November ~"

    How do you vote about a vote? We should all vote revolution-style against the vote we just took? Shoot up the Electoral College? Shut up and admit you meant we should fight in the streets, you'll look less like a crazy idiot.

  6. BaldarTFlagass

    I think we should have a civil war, but everyone has to use paintball guns. That way, when it's over, everyone will be colored!

  7. Come here a minute

    Whatever you do at the Greene County Republican Committee dinner meeting, do not eat the tyrant-blood-pudding. It tastes like manure.

  8. Generation[redacted]

    you must arm yourself with a spoken word to be heard ~ just as the founding fathers spoke out during the revolution

    I didn't realize George Washington's army defeated the British by shouting at them from behind trees. The more you know!

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      It was the harsh language that ultimately led the effete, mincing Cornwall to ultimately surrender at Yorktown.

      1. Generation[redacted]

        Ah, yes. Ever the student of military history, General Washington employed the same tactic used by the French to defeat King Arthur.

        1. tessiee

          I remember from my Creation History class that Crispus Attucks, who got his nickname because he was burned to a crisp, started the war with the shout heard round the world. Probly cause he was in a lotta pain, hengh?

    2. RedneckMuslin

      Yes, they called them Limeys. Really hurt their feelings. And then we won! USA! USA! USA!

    3. Lascauxcaveman

      Yes, that old Paul Revere and his horse were standing behind a tree shouting "You British red coats aren't going to be taking our guns!"

      And that's how we became Sarah Palin's America.

      1. sullivanst

        That only worked because he had first so startled them with his cries of "You guys are coming! You guys are coming!"

  9. prommie

    Jefferson was quite the young drama queen. The more I read history, I am struck by the fact that in Olden Tymes, men were so fucking sincere and histrionic, like they thought they were walking around in a Shakespeare play all the time, or like they were 13, same thing. Or like William Rivers Pitt.

      1. Lascauxcaveman

        We're all the star of our own internal movie, however trite and sophomoric it may be be.

        (Mine's a 1970's porno.)

        1. prommie

          Sometimes people get all emotional and man they don't act rational, its like they think they're on TV.

          I have fun internally planning the soundtrack to my movie.

    1. Ann_ObeyMe_Money

      This is why young men should never be permitted within the Halls of Power. Everyone knows that's what wise old women are for. Young men are horny and need to get laid A LOT. And THAT's what they should be doing.

      Let me hear one man, young or old, who disagrees with that.

  10. SmutBoffin

    The hilarious thing here is that all of these party apparachiks are chicken hawks. They go around bleating about armed revolution but they really mean that YOU should pick up a gun and fight Kenyan tyranny or whatever.

    They'll be cheering you on from the op-ed pages or whatever, so they TOTALLY got yer back, bro.

  11. Eve8Apples

    What about the Jello salads and the corned beef and cabbage? Can we still have the picnic if we don't invite Diddles?

    1. tessiee

      *hands on hips*
      Now, do you hear yourself?
      What the hell good is a picnic without at least a few diddles?

  12. BaldarTFlagass

    "Being Armed with Your Voices of We The People is The Only Way if Any Vote Should Fail No Matter Who You Vote for ~"

    I think he meant that they should just go down to their local congressperson's town hall meeting and holler and interrupt and be all rude 'n' shit.

    1. Generation[redacted]

      It just shows how far the left has dragged this country when a patriotic republican can advocate armed insurrection.

  13. bobloblawlawblg

    “The Smith Act of 1940 made it a criminal offense for anyone to knowingly or willfully advocate, abet, advise, or teach the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing the Government of the United States or of any State by force or violence, or for anyone to organize any association which teaches, advises, or encourages such an overthrow, or for anyone to become a member of or to affiliate with any such association.”
    To be fair, understanding that jibberjabber would take book-learnin', rather than home-schoolin'. No wonder they haven't understood it, then.

  14. Baconzgood

    THESE FUCKS ARE THE SOREST FUCKING LOSERS! As I tell my co-workers. "Baconz lived with 8 years of Bush (and alot of people didn't because of him), you can live through 8 years of Obama."

    1. SorosBot

      And while Bush was an actual war criminal and violator of the Constitution, the only people I ever heard suggesting violence against the administration were random crazies on the street, not actual Democratic party officials.

      1. Baconzgood

        Republician party officials are random crazies on the street. In fact a dude here that kicks pigions and exposes himself outside the Macy's downtown is our republican primary delegate.

  15. tessiee

    So now that Diddles McGee doesn't have a job to go to, he can spend more time with Hootie McBoob.

  16. Mittens Howell, III

    Aw–who's a sad man? Who's a sad little man? Somebody needs a cuddle, doesn't they. There there, Diddles. Bad lefty peoples go away now.

  17. emberglance

    If a criminal investigation doesn't finish 'em off, a passing-off action from Coca Cola should…

    1. Guppy

      Looking at how Coke breaks up unions down in Mexico, these patriots are going to need their guns.

  18. Callyson

    They would have been better off with the Frothy Mix' machine gun, the one he used to splash Santorum everywhere…

  19. Mittens Howell, III

    I think a rhinoceros should fuck Diddles up the butt with his horn and then they should get married.

    What?? What?? It's just a freakin' metaphor.

  20. SorosBot

    And yet was government overreach for the DOJ to suggest they might wan to investigate fringe right-wing groups that threatened to turn violent.

      1. SorosBot

        And here I thought hippies were only funny to laugh at because of their poor fashion sense, drug use and naivete, not their ideals.

      2. tessiee

        Perhaps if our aim was true, we could get these nuts to STFU.
        Or do we need Oliver [stone]'s Army to get the job done?

  21. Nesnora

    "The Smith Act of 1940 made it a criminal offense for anyone to knowingly or willfully advocate…"**

    **Unless you are a skinhead, radical christian, politician, cop, Glenn Beck or Texas and that guy.

    1. GOPCrusher

      Just another one of those FDR laws that will be repealed by the Rmoney Administration.

  22. chascates

    "The tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of bigots and asshats."

  23. tessiee

    "~ all this rip roar Media hype….. is all about…..being armed with the voices of We the people…..you must arm yourself with a spoken word to be heard ~ just as the founding fathers spoke out during the revolution……So, Yes, arm yourself with many voices for the people and by the people….as your constitution allows….should the vote fail ….this November or at anytime……

    ~ Being Armed with Your Voices of We The People is The Only Way if Any Vote Should Fail No Matter Who You Vote for ~"

    Clearly, forcing the schools to teach Creation Grammar did not work very well.

      1. tessiee

        I suspect that Creation Math is responsible for at lease sometime gril git pragnit.

  24. SoBeach

    "The Greene County Republican Committee denounces such language and does not subscribe to that thinking. "

    Translated: "Christ, Cletus, you're not supposed to write down the kind of stuff we talk about during our meetings/circle jerks. Dog whistles, dumbass, dog whistles. "

  25. Dildeaux

    Diddles firing shows the reach of Obamas Chicago style thuggery, by getting the goopers to terminate one of their own. Thats some wicked azz power right there.

  26. James Michael Curley

    We are reaching a tipping point here. Soon enough enough bat shit crazy republicans will be outed so that those that remain will start to make sense to too many independents. Then enough moderate and progressive democrats will lose so that the remaining republicans can safely go bat shit crazy on everyone.

  27. MissTaken

    ~ Being Armed with Your Voices of We The People is The Only Way if Any Vote Should Fail No Matter Who You Vote for ~

    I voted for Gore in '00 and Kerry in '04. Those votes failed. I will now Be Armed with My Voice of We The People.

    1. SorosBot

      Well your 2000 vote didn't so much fail as get overridden by Katherine Harris and the Supreme Court.

  28. Doktor StrangeZoom

    So, if I understand the argument, "armed revolution" could mean any number of things OTHER than armed revolution… but we also need judges who are strict constructionists who will follow the Constitution to the letter, because its meaning is crystal clear.

  29. metamarcisf

    The second amendment has nothing to do with guns; the founding foreskins were referring to individual voices being heard above the cacophony of tyranny. Where's that joint?

  30. SayItWithWookies

    Well the GCRC could've prevented this from happening entirely if they'd noticed ol' Diddles can't write a complete sentence to save his life. When you let the shrieking morons speak for you, Republicans, it's time to shut up. Or, as a very last resort, find some ideas that appeal to someone besides the shrieking morons.

  31. BaldarTFlagass

    "Armed Revolution" is a metaphor for "Kick Ass Party." example:

    "I had an Armed Revolution this past Saturday at the house before heading up to Austin to see Tom Petty. Rich brought the mushrooms, I supplied the 8-ball of coke, Josh brought the weed, and Kevin brought the tequila. We got totally destroyed."

  32. whiterabid

    George Washington, Constitutional Conservative? Do the goopers know that Washington led a militia to suppress the first tax protest under the Constitution, and that he believed the Constitution contains implied powers? Why, armed with that knowledge, how could the goopers even look at a one dollar bill?

  33. BaldarTFlagass

    I read the article that was linked, the dude real name isn't Diddles, it's PONCH!! Fucking fascist Highway Patrolmen, anyway.

  34. ManchuCandidate

    Wow. It's like the GOPers base is made up of stupid dolts who parrot slogans yet do not understand what conservative means or study US America history.

    FYI, GOPers. The Conservatives in the US America Revolution were called loyalists because they were loyal to the English King. Most if not all them were booted out of US America and sent to Canada City where they hated US America with every fibre (Canada City spelling) of their being.

  35. Fox n Fiends

    Rev. Wright is always misquoted.

    The dude clearly said, "God Damn! America!"

    Just like I say "God Damn! Friday!"

    'n shit.

  36. JustPixelz

    Thomas Jefferson used his "tree of liberty" metaphor before the Constitution was written and ratified. He worried — no doubt — that the weak Articles of Confederation would lead to abuses of power by one of the Several States.

    But look at more of his remarks:

    The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.

    People not well-informed becoming discontented? He foresaw Fox News! The man was a genius.

  37. elburritodeluxe

    I'm more concerned about his tilde abuse than his calls for a violent revolution. ~

  38. sullivanst

    Eh, not really. “The Smith Act of 1940 made it a criminal offense for anyone to knowingly or willfully advocate, abet, advise, or teach the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing the Government of the United States or of any State by force or violence, or for anyone to organize any association which teaches, advises, or encourages such an overthrow, or for anyone to become a member of or to affiliate with any such association.”

    Eh, but really, because SCOTUS in considering Yates v. United States ruled that the Smith Act could not be used to prosecute advocacy of violence unless that advocacy presented a clear and present danger, and then the opinion in Brandenburg vs. Ohio prohibited the encroachment on advocacy of violence by either Federal or State governments unless such advocacy was likely to incite imminent lawless action.

    Also, balls.

    Plus, I love the excuse of "we wouldn't have used that language, but we'd have said basically the exact same fucking thing". Greene County, VA GOP = traitorous ratfuckers.

  39. not that Dewey

    "Anyone who points out that I just called for violent overthrow of the government is the REAL violent overthrower of the government."

    1. Doktor StrangeZoom

      As established in Rubber v. Glue 203 US 355 (1956) and reaffirmed in Smelt It v. Dealt It 498 U.S. 382 (1972)

  40. randcoolcatdaddy

    "The Greene County Republican Committee denounces such language and does not subscribe to that thinking. "

    "Instead we subscribe to "Guns and Metaphors" magazine."

  41. Wonderthing

    These folk are like the lizard people in "V" who let the mask slip. You just know they're waiting for an all-white is all right guy to take over the reins in the WHITE get it WHITE House so they can resume the all night laugh fests, telling "N" jokes without pesky "Politically Correct" –read: "N" lovers– sphincter noses sniffing them out every day.

  42. owhatever

    I think the explanation says it's still okay for us to shoot somebody, as long as we yell words at the same time.

  43. Redgyal

    Eh, not really. “The Smith Act of 1940 made it a criminal offense for anyone to knowingly or willfully advocate, abet, advise, or teach the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing the Government of the United States or of any State by force or violence, or for anyone to organize any association which teaches, advises, or encourages such an overthrow, or for anyone to become a member of or to affiliate with any such association

    I'm going to guess this was written with a certain group in mind and it wasn't the Real Mericuns because thy would never do that.

  44. DahBoner

    I hope this treasonous traitor gets stabbed with a pen in prison, and then paper stuffed in his mouth…

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