Obama: If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun

OBAMA FLASHBACK:  “If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun”

(Note:   Since the terrorist attack in Arizona by radical leftist Jew, Jared Lee Loughner, Congressional Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA) has threatened to introduce a bill against “incendiary” speech “to make it a crime to threaten or incite violence against a federal official.” We can only imagine how such a law would be used to fill prisons with political prisoners.  Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) warned “she would look at ways to better police language on the airwaves”, further destroying the right to free speech and free thought.  It is ironic that when a leftist commits mass murder, leftist politicians stoop so low to accuse the right of causing murder and then threaten to further censorship of free speech, speech which, incidentally did not cause the violence.   Leftist use of threatening language and horrifically violent images–murdering children, even [!]–is swept under the rug.  Even the right say the cause of the violence is mental illness, which is amazing given they know the killer is yet another murdering communist. How, then, do leftist politicians explain their own President?   –Admin.)

Authored by Amy Chozic, 2008 Election

Mobster wisdom tells us never to bring a knife to a gun fight. But what does political wisdom say about bringing a gun to a knife fight?

That’s exactly what Barack Obama said he would do to counter Republican attacks “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

The comment drew some laughs and applause. But it also struck a chord with his Republican rival. John McCain’s campaign immediately accused the Democratic candidate of playing the politics of fear. They also mentioned that Obama said he would use a gun that would be illegal under Obama’s plans to cut down on illegal firearms.

“Barack Obama’s call for ‘new politics’ is officially over. In just 24 hours, Barack Obama attacked one of America’s pioneering women CEOs, rejected a series of joint bipartisan town halls, and said that if there’s a political knife fight, he’d bring a gun,” McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said in a statement.

Obama made the comment in the context of warning donors that the general election campaign against McCain could get ugly. “They’re going to try to scare people. They’re going to try to say that ‘that Obama is a scary guy,’” he said. A supporter yelled out a deep accented “Don’t give in!”

“I won’t but that sounded pretty scary. You’re a tough guy,” Obama said.

Original Source: WSJ in 2008

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