Obama Encouraged Crowd To Bring Guns To Knife Fights

In 2008, Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama encouraged violence at a campaign rally in Philadelphia, PA. Obama dangerously told the crowd that if Republicans bring a knife to a fight, then Democrats should bring a gun. Was the candidate encouraging his audience of followers to kill other people over a simple difference in party politics? As this video shows, CNN host Jake Tapper brushed off the violent threat as an “allusion to a movie quote” that everyone should know and therefore politicians can flippantly say threatening comments without condemnation, political fallout or severe repercussions. On the other hand, a host on the Fox News Channel (second video down) seemed a bit more appalled.

Posted in Mark Truppner.