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Dem Congressman Threatens to Nuke the US

#1 Post by Spock » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:04 pm

I think it is cute how Leftists just automatically assume that the military would be on their side in any type of civil war situation.

Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell after getting some blowback on a gun confiscation scheme posted on Twitter.

>>>"And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities."<<<<

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#2 Post by BackInTex » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:05 am

Crickets from the left. They must all be in agreement with him.
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#3 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:04 pm

BackInTex wrote:Crickets from the left. They must all be in agreement with him.
The quote doesn't appear to match the thread's title. Perhaps someone would care to provide a link. --Bob
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#4 Post by silvercamaro » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:31 pm

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BackInTex wrote:Crickets from the left. They must all be in agreement with him.
The quote doesn't appear to match the thread's title. Perhaps someone would care to provide a link. --Bob
Although I did not save the link, Mr. Google provided one (of many) by looking up the Congressman's name. I had been curious about what state he was from. I was not surprised by the answer.
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#5 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:09 pm

silvercamaro wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
BackInTex wrote:Crickets from the left. They must all be in agreement with him.
The quote doesn't appear to match the thread's title. Perhaps someone would care to provide a link. --Bob
Although I did not save the link, Mr. Google provided one (of many) by looking up the Congressman's name. I had been curious about what state he was from. I was not surprised by the answer.
If Spock wants a substantive response, I'm sure he'll be happy to provide a link so that we can review the statement in context and respond meaningfully. If not, and if no one else cares to, then this isn't important enough to me to bother. --Bob
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#6 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:14 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
silvercamaro wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:The quote doesn't appear to match the thread's title. Perhaps someone would care to provide a link. --Bob
Although I did not save the link, Mr. Google provided one (of many) by looking up the Congressman's name. I had been curious about what state he was from. I was not surprised by the answer.
If Spock wants a substantive response, I'm sure he'll be happy to provide a link so that we can review the statement in context and respond meaningfully. If not, and if no one else cares to, then this isn't important enough to me to bother. --Bob
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#7 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:20 pm

Here's what Snopes has to say:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/eric- ... ers-nukes/

Interesting the number of times that conservatives are quick to claim that things are jokes that are a lot better thought out than this one offhand comment by the new Congressman.
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#8 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:56 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:Here's what Snopes has to say:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/eric- ... ers-nukes/

Interesting the number of times that conservatives are quick to claim that things are jokes that are a lot better thought out than this one offhand comment by the new Congressman.
Gosh. Perhaps he should rein back his impetuosity. Snort
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#9 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:29 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:Here's what Snopes has to say:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/eric- ... ers-nukes/

Interesting the number of times that conservatives are quick to claim that things are jokes that are a lot better thought out than this one offhand comment by the new Congressman.
I wouldn't call Rep. Swalwell a "new" Congressman. He just got reelected to 4th term, having taken the seat from fellow Democrat (and 10-term incumbent) Pete Stark. --Bob
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#10 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:43 pm

On the other hand, it doesn't look like this guy was kidding even a little bit. I'm waiting for his constituents to say that he doesn't speak for them by removing him from his position as County GOP Chair. --Bob
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#11 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:52 pm

Bob78164 wrote:On the other hand, it doesn't look like this guy was kidding even a little bit. I'm waiting for his constituents to say that he doesn't speak for them by removing him from his position as County GOP Chair. --Bob
Ooh. Whataboutism! Where's BJ?
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#12 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:26 pm

Bob78164 wrote:On the other hand, it doesn't look like this guy was kidding even a little bit. I'm waiting for his constituents to say that he doesn't speak for them by removing him from his position as County GOP Chair. --Bob
You see, Bob, most Republicans (the adults) understand that their representatives may have some beliefs that differ from their own; they don't all feel the need to demand their representatives kowtow to their every whim, or be threatened with a recall.
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#13 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:34 pm

tlynn78 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:On the other hand, it doesn't look like this guy was kidding even a little bit. I'm waiting for his constituents to say that he doesn't speak for them by removing him from his position as County GOP Chair. --Bob
You see, Bob, most Republicans (the adults) understand that their representatives may have some beliefs that differ from their own; they don't all feel the need to demand their representatives kowtow to their every whim, or be threatened with a recall.
If you're comfortable with someone willing to express those thoughts representing the Republican Party, then you're helping to prove my point. --Bob
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#14 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:46 pm

Beebs52 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:On the other hand, it doesn't look like this guy was kidding even a little bit. I'm waiting for his constituents to say that he doesn't speak for them by removing him from his position as County GOP Chair. --Bob
Ooh. Whataboutism! Where's BJ?
It's not whataboutism because I'm not changing the subject as a way to avoid reacting to Rep. Swalwell's comment. I'm fine with what Rep. Swalwell wrote. Construing his words as a threat to nuke the United States is, to say the least, risible.

Having directly answered this question, I'm moving on to another and more appropriate target of outrage. --Bob
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#15 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:59 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
tlynn78 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:On the other hand, it doesn't look like this guy was kidding even a little bit. I'm waiting for his constituents to say that he doesn't speak for them by removing him from his position as County GOP Chair. --Bob
You see, Bob, most Republicans (the adults) understand that their representatives may have some beliefs that differ from their own; they don't all feel the need to demand their representatives kowtow to their every whim, or be threatened with a recall.
If you're comfortable with someone willing to express those thoughts representing the Republican Party, then you're helping to prove my point. --Bob
So do you believe you agree with every opinion voiced by every individual representing the Democrat party, everywhere? Or, if you disagree, their voice should be silenced?
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#16 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:04 pm

tlynn78 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
tlynn78 wrote:
You see, Bob, most Republicans (the adults) understand that their representatives may have some beliefs that differ from their own; they don't all feel the need to demand their representatives kowtow to their every whim, or be threatened with a recall.
If you're comfortable with someone willing to express those thoughts representing the Republican Party, then you're helping to prove my point. --Bob
So do you believe you agree with every opinion voiced by every individual representing the Democrat party, everywhere? Or, if you disagree, their voice should be silenced?
I believe someone who expresses thoughts that inappropriate should be removed from a position of authority. If the Party declines to do so, it is effectively endorsing the view.

As a Republican elected official, are you saying that someone who expresses those views about the fires that rendered hundreds of Californians (including Marley's family) homeless deserves to keep a position as Chair of a county Republican Party? --Bob
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#17 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:05 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Beebs52 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:On the other hand, it doesn't look like this guy was kidding even a little bit. I'm waiting for his constituents to say that he doesn't speak for them by removing him from his position as County GOP Chair. --Bob
Ooh. Whataboutism! Where's BJ?
It's not whataboutism because I'm not changing the subject as a way to avoid reacting to Rep. Swalwell's comment. I'm fine with what Rep. Swalwell wrote. Construing his words as a threat to nuke the United States is, to say the least, risible.

Having directly answered this question, I'm moving on to another and more appropriate target of outrage. --Bob
You can't change parameters at your whim. By posting what you consider a crazy statement in rebuttal to what you don't consider crazy you, like, sound very Californian. And whatabouty.
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#18 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:10 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Beebs52 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:On the other hand, it doesn't look like this guy was kidding even a little bit. I'm waiting for his constituents to say that he doesn't speak for them by removing him from his position as County GOP Chair. --Bob
Ooh. Whataboutism! Where's BJ?
It's not whataboutism because I'm not changing the subject as a way to avoid reacting to Rep. Swalwell's comment. I'm fine with what Rep. Swalwell wrote. Construing his words as a threat to nuke the United States is, to say the least, risible.

Having directly answered this question, I'm moving on to another and more appropriate target of outrage. --Bob

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#19 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:15 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
tlynn78 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:If you're comfortable with someone willing to express those thoughts representing the Republican Party, then you're helping to prove my point. --Bob
So do you believe you agree with every opinion voiced by every individual representing the Democrat party, everywhere? Or, if you disagree, their voice should be silenced?
I believe someone who expresses thoughts that inappropriate should be removed from a position of authority. If the Party declines to do so, it is effectively endorsing the view.

As a Republican elected official, are you saying that someone who expresses those views about the fires that rendered hundreds of Californians (including Marley's family) homeless deserves to keep a position as Chair of a county Republican Party? --Bob
As a person, I'm saying I don't feel the need to have people either agree with me 100% or be silenced. I guess that's why I'm a Republican. I'm okay with that. Ftr, I think that guy is dead wrong about this particular issue. I have no idea how effective or ineffective he might be in his position, and since he's not in my district, and I'm not the thought police, it's not my direct problem.
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#20 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:10 pm

tlynn78 wrote: I don't feel the need to have people either agree with me 100% or be silenced. I guess that's why I'm a Republican.
Talk about risible comments. The Republican party does not tolerate any deviation from the Trump line.
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#21 Post by tlynn78 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:05 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
tlynn78 wrote: I don't feel the need to have people either agree with me 100% or be silenced. I guess that's why I'm a Republican.
Talk about risible comments. The Republican party does not tolerate any deviation from the Trump line.

lol- bless your heart.
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#22 Post by jarnon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:39 am

Rep. Swalwell hasn't been a Bored favorite. Here's the other post about him:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56426&p=554237#p554237

He's done no better in the presidential race:
Eric Swalwell becomes first Democrat to drop out of 2020 race

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