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Did Rob Broun handle this correctly?

When asked who was going to shoot Obama, should he have addressed the question or ignore it as he chose to do so as not to bring more attention to it and steer the meeting into an appropriate direction.

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 10:44 AM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Who said what about shooting the President? that gets Secret Service involvement ASAP no matter who said it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • It is hardly surprising that some of Broun’s constituents would be talking about shooting Obama. Out of all of the members Congress, Broun has used perhaps the most vitriolic rhetoric to describe his political opponents, including Obama. He has previously said that Democrats want to take over “all of society,” that the president was spewing "venom” at the State of the Union, that the stimulus and health care laws were going to “kill” the elderly, that clean energy legislation would make southerners die from hyperthermia, and has compared him to Hitler, complete with a claim that the president is secretly assembling a version of the Hitler Youth.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:47 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:48 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I think he did the right thing. If he had answered it then no matter what he said would have been wrong to someone. For me I would have not given that question any attention or an answer. I probably would have rolled my eyes and turned my back to the person asking the question. You cannot control what people are going to ask you, just how you respond. This is now in the secret services hands and I am sure the questioner is having to deal with that.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 10:49 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • It's probably best to ignore the obvious troublemakers. We should all be as stout as Broun in these situations.


    whistling

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:49 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • He did the right thing by ignoring it and moving on.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 10:51 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • He said, "The thing is, I know there's a lot of frustration with this president. We're going to have an election next year. Hopefully, we'll elect somebody that's going to be a conservative, limited-government president that will take a smaller, who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare."


    Looks like he handled it well, reminding the constituent that ELECTIONS are the process....

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:53 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Looks like he handled it well, reminding the constituent that ELECTIONS are the process....


    He also said the President was going to make sountherners DIE ...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:55 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • He has previously said that Democrats want to take over “all of society,” that the president was spewing "venom” at the State of the Union, that the stimulus and health care laws were going to “kill” the elderly, that clean energy legislation would make southerners die from hyperthermia, and has compared him to Hitler, complete with a claim that the president is secretly assembling a version of the Hitler Youth.

    At least he didn't lie.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 10:57 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • He should have vehemently condemned it  It is never acceptable to ignore death threats and violent people.  Ignoring it can be misconstrued

    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 10:57 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

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