Is Romney really this Stupid?

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    Speaking at a dinner hosted by Americans for Prosperity, the former Massachusetts governor said, "Reagan came up with this great thing about the ‘misery index’ and he hung that around Jimmy Carter’s neck and that had a lot to do with Jimmy Carter losing." He added, "Well, we’re going to have to hang the ‘Obama Misery Index’ around his neck."

    Romney went on to say, "I'll tell you, the fact that you've got people in this country really squeezed, with gasoline getting so expensive, with commodities getting so expensive, families are having a hard time making ends meet. So, we're going to have to talk about that, and housing foreclosures and bankruptcies and higher taxation. We're going to hang him, so to speak, metaphorically."

    Metaphorically or not Romney issued a death threat against the POTUS and at minimum should be arrested and charged for this crime. Threatening the President of the United States is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States".

    The United States Attorneys' Manual states that the Terrorism and Violent Crime Section has supervisory authority over Section 871 cases. The prototype for Section 871 was the British Treason Act 1351, which made it a crime to "compass or imagine" the death of the King.

    Convictions under 18 U.S.C. § 871 have been sustained for declaring that "President Wilson ought to be killed. It is a wonder some one has not done it already. If I had an opportunity, I would do it myself."; and for declaring that "Wilson is a wooden-headed son of a bitch. I wish Wilson was in hell, and if I had the power I would put him there." In a later era, a conviction was sustained for displaying posters urging passersby to "hang [President] Roosevelt".

    Threatening the President of the United States is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. The offense is punishable by five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and 3 years of supervised release.
     
  2. Remember, Romneycare and ask why is this guy trying to pretend he is conservative. That is what hangs around his neck like an albatross.

    Seneca
     
  3. Its only a death threat if someone of a sound and reasonable mind believes thats what romney wanted....to hang obama.

    He was obviously making a poor joke and realized so as soon as he said it.
     
  4. Sure, I agree but neither of our opinions matter. The issue is up to a Federal Judge to adjudicate and make a determination. It's a layup for the Dems if they want to eliminate him from a 2012 run.

     
  5. Why would they want to eliminate him? He pretty much guarantees them a win.

     
  6. 377OHMS

    377OHMS

    lol not likely. But keep dreaming.

    Not after the war rhetoric the democrats have employed in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Not after the death threats to republican lawmakers across the country. Not after the incitement to class warfare the Putz-in-Chief evoked recently.

    Obama should be metaphorically hanged by his own deeds and words. Not a thing wrong with that statement.
     
  7. pspr

    pspr

    Much ado about nothing. It's the liberal method, though. Try to stain every republican candidate so none of them look good because the Democrats surely can't win on their record.
     
  8. Its far too easy to forget that four fifths of the fuck-up that we are in was inherited.
     
  9. Ricter

    Ricter

    I know you're not listening, and that is my preference, but what you're saying there is merely politics as usual. Mud slinging.
     
  10. Only complete idiot can believe that crime was committed .
     
    #10     May 1, 2011