October 13, 2013

I guess Larry Klayman couldn't wait until November 16, his own self-imposed deadline date for the President to "voluntarily" leave the White House, because he showed up at today's wingnut soireé, demanding that President Obama "put the Koran down" and "come out with his hands up."

This isn't new for Klayman, whose reputation stretches all the way back to the Clinton years. But in recent months, he's been ramping up the rhetoric and stoking up those people who want a reason to believe that President Obama does not hold his office legitimately.

In July, he called for the military to overthrow him.

In September, he vowed to force the "evil tyrant Obama" from office by November 16th. Then he slid the date to November 19th.

Just last week, he sadly announced that he believed violent revolution was imminent.

He used the very same language today that he used in mid-September, except then he added some rhetorical flourishes:

“[Obama] will finally know that his time has come to leave his perverted, Islamic concept of Mecca, our nation's hallowed capital,” Klayman concludes. “I do not advocate violence, but it is time we show Obama that we mean business. He would be well advised to ride off into his Islamic sunset, link up with 72 virgins and party on at his expense – not ours!”

Klayman's funding comes from billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who has some serious legal problems right now. Adelson seems to have no problem with this kind of dangerous and violent rhetoric from Klayman, especially if it means he can duck federal charges.

I realize Klayman is only one in a long line of lunatics, but his rhetoric is particularly eliminationist, and dangerous. At what point does freedom of speech become sedition?

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