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Fox News: A basket of deplorables!

Posted in politics, stupid people by commorancy on April 28, 2023

Fire EffectsHillary Clinton’s words from the 2016 election have never become more prescient than they are today. Like running into a forest fire, the Republicans and its mouthpiece, Fox News, simply can’t help themselves. Let’s explore.

Fox News and Republicans

These two are now almost synonymous. Joined at the hip, so to speak. Neither can seemingly exist without the other. Meaning, whatever the Republican party does, Fox News falls for hook, line and sinker. Case in point.

With Joe Biden’s recent bid for the 2024 election, Republicans have now stooped to an even lower low point than I have ever seen for any human being on this planet. What low is that exactly? Wishing death upon the President of the United States! How can anyone not consider making a death wish, or more specifically a death threat deplorable? No one should ever wish death upon anyone!! EVER!

Yet, here we are today with Fox News and various other Republicans claiming Joe Biden won’t live through a second term. That’s absolutely sickening. And yes, it’s absolutely deplorable. This is why Hillary Clinton’s words from 2016 have now taken on a brand new prescient meaning when discussing both Fox News and the now Randocity christened Repugnican party.

Wishing Death upon another Human Being?

Who does this? On the one hand, you have the Republicans who claim to uphold the Bible’s values, morals and ethics. On the other hand, they’re now wishing death upon the sitting President of the United States? I can’t even describe how sickening and distasteful this is.

On the heels of mass shootings day in and out and now we have Republicans actively claiming Joe Biden won’t live 5 more years? Yes, that IS wishing death on another human being. It might even be more intentional than that. And yet, you don’t hear the Democrats wishing death on Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis or any other Republican politician. In fact, Joe Biden has consistently railed against political violence. And yet, here we are with these Repugnicans.

Secret Service Investigation of Death Threats

The Secret Service team is supposed to follow up on credible death threats against the President. I would most definitely class these words coming out of the mouths of both Fox News and various Republicans, and in particular Nikki Haley, as death threats against the President of the United States.

Threatening the president of the United States is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, a $100 special assessment, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

Source: Wikipedia

Both Fox News and Nikki Haley need to be extra cautious when making such statements that Joe Biden won’t live through a full second term as President.

If you vote for Joe Biden, you really are counting on a President Harris… because the idea that he would make it until 86 years old… is not something I think is likely.” —Nikki Haley

Joe Biden has had no illnesses to indicate that he is anywhere near death’s doorstep via natural medical causes. Quite the contrary, in fact. He seems quite able, healthy and able to perform his job as President of the United States. He has never proven himself to be compromised in any way, either in health or mental faculties. Yet, here we have Nikki Haley making such comments as if they are truth.

Her words can also be taken in two different ways. The first way is that she may have intended the words to be said in a prophetic manner, possibly predicting his death in advance (sketchy and crass at best). The second way is far more nefarious, one that suggests she and/or the Republicans may choose to have a hand in his demise via exercising political violence. At least, that’s the heavy subtext I’m getting from her words and mannerisms.

President Biden is, at this moment, healthy and well.  Based on this fact alone, Nikki Haley’s statement is not only strange and detestable, I’d actually take her statement to be a credible death threat against the President’s life. Going onto public record and making a credible death threat against a President is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The Republicans have already proven that they’re willing to tamper with elections, tamper with election processes, tamper with the constitution in addition to making false statements. But now, they’re obviously willing to throw out incidental death threats against the President of the United States.

Republicans are going to say, “You’re being alarmist”; that her words weren’t intended that way. Listen carefully to her words again. They were measured, calculating and most of all, have no basis to be said based on Joe Biden’s present health. The only way her words can be interpreted is as a sincere death threat. Looking at Joe Biden’s health right at this very moment, the only way Joe Biden would or could die in the next 5 years is if Nikki Haley had a hand in his demise. This means, Nikki Haley’s words appear to be a credible death threat against the President of the United States.

Holding Your Tongue / Crossing The Line

There are plenty of ways for a candidate to impress upon potential voters the difference in that candidate’s age and Joe Biden’s age without crossing any lines. That’s fine. But, claiming someone (anyone) will be dead within 5 years implies something else is at play… something nefarious and malicious. First we have an insurrection on the Capitol and now we have prospective candidates making death threats?

Death threats are not and should not ever become the new normal in the United States. Unfortunately, as much as Joe Biden wants no political violence, it seems the new Republicans are now hell bent on making that a reality.

Unfortunately, these new Republicans have no qualms at doing, saying or being anything to get votes. Yet, when is it enough to call foul on these people? Death threats are not protected speech under ANY circumstances.

True threats constitute a category of speech — like obscenity, child pornography, fighting words, and the advocacy of imminent lawless action — that is not protected by the First Amendment.

Source: The Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University

Verbally predicting that a person will die within 5 years without having any evidence to support that assertion implies that the person making the statement intends to do harm to that person.

This type of speech is not protected by the First Amendment and it is also considered a credible death threat against the President of the United States (i.e., advocacy of imminent lawless action). Nikki Haley needs some serious help here to avoid the potential legal consequences of her words said against a sitting President.

It doesn’t matter if she’s a possible Presidential candidate. What matters is her threat.

Republicans at a New Low

Worse, news outlets like Fox News have jumped all over Nikki Haley’s threat and are doubling down on these words themselves, also rephrasing her words by, again, claiming Biden’s imminent death within 5 years. These are not innocent words. These are not protected words. Yet, President Biden is letting this all slide?

Where is Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail? What are they doing? Why are they not taking action against Nikki Haley and her words as well as Fox News as a credible threat? If anyone else had said these words, they’d already have been nabbed and locked up as a credible threat to the United States. Yet, we’re again giving politicians a free pass to make death threats? Since when?

Once again, Republicans are firmly showing that they are above the law and that law cannot touch them. Our Democracy is clearly under severe threat BY the Republicans. Nikki Haley’s words prove that the Republicans STILL wish to dismantle everything about American democracy. Will this deplorable Republican crap ever truly end?


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