“If I could issue hunting permits, I would officially declare today opening day for liberals. The season would extend through November 2 and have no limits on how many taken as we desperately need to “thin” the herd.” [..]
Okay, I doubt Goehring is seriously advocating that conservatives load up and shoot liberals with actual bullets. He later posts a response, “I intended to include the wording ‘we would use votes and not bullets’ (but) hit the share button by accident before I finished and decided to leave it, thinking it would not be taken in a literal sense. I’m sorry if I confused anyone.”
But really, it’s a poor joke.
Uh, yeah, it's a REALLY poor joke, especially in the light of the actual physical threats against Nancy Pelosi and other Congresspeople. Goehring has since deleted the Facebook entry, but there's a screengrab at the link above of the entry. The CA-11 district is a swing district; the current representative is Democrat Jerry McNerney who succeeded the corrupt Richard Pombo. However, it's currently rated as an R+1 in the upcoming election. Goehring is fighting for the Tea Party primary vote in a fairly crowded slate of six Republicans.
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