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08/28/2009 05:09 AM ID: 80427 Permalink   

GOP Leader: License to Hunt Obama


Rex Rammell (R-ID), who is going to run in the May 2010 primary, has said he was just joking when he said that he would buy a license to hunt President Obama. Rammell made the comment at a Republican rally in Twin Falls, Idaho.

The crowd was talking about a new program for wolf hunting where hunters must buy a wolf tag for $11.50. A person asked Rammell a question about “Obama Tags” and Rammell responded, “The Obama Tags? We’d buy some of those.”

The Associated Press contacted Rammell on Thursday and he said “I was just being sarcastic and see no reason to apologize for the comment.”

    WebReporter: willyshawker Show Calling Card      
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the F is wrong with people making comments like this
  by: willyshawker     08/28/2009 05:30 AM     
willy tags? I'd buy some of those! LOL :)
  by: N3T_K1LLA     08/28/2009 05:32 AM     
  by: willyshawker     08/28/2009 05:43 AM     
  You Shoot Him  
You clean him.
  by: ichi     08/28/2009 05:55 AM     
This guy isn't a GOP leader, he's an elk rancher who is going to run for office next year (Well, after that comment, probably not anymore).

What a dumbass. They just can't be content to sit back and let Obama bring himself down, they have to constantly say and do things like this that make sane people shake their heads.
  by: YuSaKu     08/28/2009 06:01 AM     
They have always been saying shit like this and the other stuff we have been seeing i.e. Great White Hope or the Cambridge cops with the Jungle Monkey comment. The only difference is we are in a now society where information is flying at us faster than we are expecting and this douchebags are getting caught and called on it.

I mean if we lowly serfs ever said hey is it open season to hunt politicians we would be labeled a Terrorist and a danger to society.

This is why I am encouraging everyone I know or talk to even on here to run for your local seats or even your state seats. Mayor, councilmembers, alderman's, House of Representitives, state senate go for it.

We simple serfs really need to start putting common sense out in the open again and take the seats away from these lifer's that jump from seat to seat and talk about war chests and $1,500 a plate dinners. Instead have local BBQ's if the weather is good with a bring a dish, or meetings in local buildings during cold or rainy weather and encourage the citizens to participate either by showing up or emailing, calling, snail mailing concerns. Then do the best to see if their concerns can be dealt with. We need to take it back and do it the right way.

Go to the Retirement homes and talk with the elderly voters, go to the hoods and actually speak to the people to find out their concerns. Encourage them to show up at the monthly city or town meetings with their problems and each council/alderman have a meeting at least once a month just for the people in their wards.

We are all talking and bitching so why not dedicate a few hours a month to be pro-active and be a part of the community after all they are OUR communities, not the council/aldermans playgrounds or the House of Reps and the state senate.

I'm have decided that I am going to take a run for it next year and if I lose this time, there will be another election in 2 years for the spot. If each of us even on here did that..especially the ones that want to see each 'side' working with each other.

And for the few that are so outspoken about the US and such and how they could do better etc etc then I encourage each of you to become a US citizen and when you are and the time has passed where you legally can run for office and change things then go for it. Or support someone you know that is doing it here. If you can't actually get involved then your words and actions are no better then the one's you bitch about(not you specifically willy) and I am going to start calling them on it if they can't get up and do it and rather whine behind a monitor.
  by: TaraB     08/28/2009 06:01 AM     
I was thinking about possibily running for a local gig around my area. Just dont know how to really get it started
  by: willyshawker     08/28/2009 08:24 AM     
Make a list of things that you would like see changed, try to make most pretty realistic I mean change the whole way politics works can't be done in a day ;-)

Attend some upcoming meetings, see who your council member is and if they are already doing a good job. Obtain a copy of the city by-laws. If they have playbacks of their meetings or the minutes will be posted online or available at the library usually.

Find out from the city or town clerk what is needed to run, for council here I believe it is 50 valid voters in your ward. Attend some other local meetings, many wards have their own little monthly meet and greets. Once you have and actually while you are getting the valid votes(if you need 50 try to get 75 to make sure there are enough valid signatures. You usually get some that are either best intentioned or sometimes the other persons friends or cheer section.)ask the people what matters to them, what they would like to see change. Compare it with your list and you can make notes like say Jones Street Mr Pony said he would like more free city parking or more disabled parking spots near the courthouse.

Things like that.
  by: TaraB     08/28/2009 11:29 AM     
I can't BELIEVE he got AWAY with saying that!
  by: rutgers   08/28/2009 12:46 PM     
  OK, whats the problem with this?  
Im assuming starting in 2010 this guy is going to be challenging Obama or he eventually will once all the starter stuff is done.

I mean if it was say a ping pong champion that was target practicing and someone said they were doing really well and they replied they were pretending it was their biggest oppenent they were shooting, would that be bad? Would it just be a joke?

Is this just 'cus he is black? Is it just something else being blown out of proportion, yet again? Arent we allowed to make any sort of jokes in this PC whiter than white society ... oh crap I think Im being racist saying that too, call the police!

If not, someone please explain it to me.
  by: AccessG     08/28/2009 12:55 PM     
  I love Free Speech  
It allows people like this to show who they really are, and completely f-ck themselves politically.

  by: NicPre     08/28/2009 02:56 PM     
I agree that this has been blown out of proportion, but if you're going to be PC about it, then you have to be PC about everything. I remember Obama's comment about putting lipstick on a pig, and the huge commotion (esp. from the Republicans), about sexism and direct attacks on Palin.
As I say, I don't see this as any form of news, and I'm not a fan of PC, but you can't just switch it on and off when you feel like it.
  by: agnaram   08/28/2009 02:58 PM     
You're preaching to the choir. I helped Obama run and it was a very stressful and rewarding choice.

I passed out information door to door, gave rides to ALL voters who wanted them, including 5 senior citizens who needed them and were voting McCain. I went to town hall meetings, register-to-vote meetings, met with lawyers who were standing by on election day to ensure everyone got a fair chance to vote, and argued - intensely - with a lot of Republicans, most of which either called me a baby killer, communist, or simply got upset and called me much worse.

I was there when our local Republican headquarters passed out food stamps with our (now) President's face on them, and all along the Democratic Party acted polite, courteous, and very professional.

It was crazy stressful but well worth it. I could only imagine what running for an office would be like.

But in 2010 and 2012, I will be more than happy to help Democrats stay in office. If that means going back to that stressful life, then so be it.

  by: NicPre     08/28/2009 03:02 PM     
  By the way  
Did I mention I waited 11 hours, and went through the Secret Service so that I could stand 10' away from Obama while he was giving his speech in Missouri? One of the best days of my life. Got to see the whole family, and it was awesome.

Also spoke to the Secret Service, they were really cool - gotta love that job.

  by: NicPre     08/28/2009 03:04 PM     
  The Most Dangerous Game  
Release the hounds!
... and i may or may not be referring to politics. :p
  by: calilac     08/28/2009 04:27 PM     
  What if he said "bush tags"?  
Surely that would have made people equally angry yes?
  by: skittlesloli   08/28/2009 05:01 PM     
  What I foudn more disturbing  
was the fact that they sell licenses to hunt wolfs. What is wrong with these people!!!!
Only in the USA :-(
  by: Flutje   08/28/2009 05:18 PM     
there are good reasons for wolf hunting. if there aer too many wolves- they will literally decimate a deer population if left uncontrolled.. then next year theye have five times as many pups, and then they dont have enough food sources for their population, they begin to starve, and thats when attacks on people are at a heighten risk.

and when we have too many deer, yes, you can beleeivev it, the quota set for wolf hunting is lowered to keep their population at the nessessary levels to keep the deer population in check.

or they just die anyway but they'll die on the roads causing car accidents. and if you want to resort to some peta philosophical bullshit you can save it. I wont be told an animals life is more valuable than a humans.

Its againsst my programming as a human.

Animals were put on this earth for the dominanent species to eat.. why else woould they taste soooo good?

  by: thedeeder   08/28/2009 06:17 PM     
Good show, couldnt agree more.

Thats us up to like ... 6 ... for the amount of people that actually understand.

If you take the Wraith for example, they decimated the human population and attacked even the Ancients. Now they have to hibernate for hundreds of years at a time so they can maintain their numbers.
  by: AccessG     08/28/2009 07:01 PM     
Very well said. Wolves aren't hunted for their meat, I wouldn't think. That would be equivalent to eating the family dog. But You are very right that I value my life and the lives of my family, and also my property, over the lives of some animals living in the forest. If a wolf-tag is going to keep one from trying to maul my 10-year-old, or keep it from jumping out in front of me on the highway and trashing my car, then hand me a gun, and we'll go hunting together.

And every nut that says that we don't need guns anymore should be left in the wilderness sometime without one. At least after a bear or a wolf eats him, we wont' have to hear any more of his sniveling. Not everyone wants to live in a city, where the only thing to shoot is other people.
  by: TheIdiotUpstairs   08/28/2009 07:05 PM     
  This guy's campaign  
is off to a great start.
  by: barryman9001   08/28/2009 07:22 PM     
  @ Pre  
That is so cool that you got to be near Obama and all of the work you have done. I am glad you commented on here, because I think Willy would really be interested in the 'guts' of campaigning.

The first person I ever 'worked' for was the late Congressman Carp Pursell(R), yes everyone saw the R correctly. Congressman Pursell was a good man and a belssing for his district. He did what was right, not just what was popular. I remember back then I was so nervous the first day I showed up at the campagn office, I wasn't sure what to expect. Me and other teens from the ages of 13-18 were working phone lines, labeling envelopes(by hand this was the dark ages) and I ended up being made line leader because I had pretty handwriting :-p Carl paid us by having soda and a HUGE Pizza party election day. We all got to be at the office all day away from school since we were getting credits and it was to see what our hard work ended up being.

Carl died earlier this summer and it brok my heart. He would throw BBQ parties and he himself would eb at the grill or other politicians like Nick Smith another R who started out with good intentions but changed when he left state politics and took over carls old job.

As the years went by I ended up being in charge of the volunteers when I worked for people on both sides of the aisle. I did do many walks, but my talent was best used in the office. I ran a few smaller City Council campaigns and worked for the Mayors campaigns for more time than I can remember. I did meet him when he was 18 and I was 13, his father was a politician too, a D who again was a great man. The only reason he retired was term limits.

I really do value the process and think that anyone that volunteers is a super person. We had people that would bring in their vans to help the elderly or disabled get to the polls. If someone couldn't we would explain the Absentee process to them.

I still to this day will have yard signs in my yard, and if I can do anything from home I will. Maybe once I get the final answer to this back BS I could again work in one of their offices or hell maybe run myself :-p

I really think everyone should work for a campaign at least once it gives a new perspective to the process I think.
  by: TaraB     08/28/2009 10:49 PM     
Yes I would have been just as upset. Bush has done so many things wrong, but as I mentioned on the Ted thread he doesn't deserve to be assassinated, he deserves to be tried for his crimes if anything.

The one thing I should have added to my reply to nic Pre is that the thing I hate about the political machine anymore is the outright nasty, mean and harmful attitide that is allowed to go on unchecked other than by angry citizens. These men and women need to grow up, put their big kid undies on and run honest and clean campaigns. If one of the opponants get nasty they need to stay above that mud and if they reply do it with class. I don't see it happening anytime soon, but it is a wish.
  by: TaraB     08/28/2009 10:52 PM     
I'm glad to hear that.

I disagree with what he said but I give the man kudos for not backing down.

Whenever I said something wrong and tried to appologize my grandmother would say "Save your sob stories, you're not sorry or else you wouldn't have said what you did".
Unfortunately she was right most of the time.

I'm tired of people apologizing just to remain PC, its BS imho.
  by: skittlesloli   08/28/2009 11:06 PM     
You know where he's running right? If anything, that just boosted his chances.
  by: DoubleTake   08/29/2009 12:36 AM     
I agree the whole PC thing has done jumped the shark. I do apologize if I have said something that was wrong or if I assumed and yet again made an ass of myself.

I try not to wish the death or hunting license for anyone because I do believe in Karma and I am working on some good stuff to head my way.

I also think the politicians are just all nasty mean little shitheads anymore and we need some normal people running for offices. Of course until the insanity of war chests and needing so much to run is capped off it won't happen.

I sure know I couldn't raise hundreds of thousands if I wanted a state office.
  by: TaraB     08/29/2009 12:37 AM     
  @Tara @pre  
thxs for your comments
  by: willyshawker     08/29/2009 01:35 AM     
You haven't said anything wrong. You actually gave me a response I was hoping for. I didn't want to hear that people wouldn't have been upset if this was about Bush and not Obama.
  by: skittlesloli   08/29/2009 02:40 AM     
  It was a joke and I would have laughed  
whether it had been Obama, Bush, Reagan, Clinton, Cedric Glover (current mayor of Shreveport) or JB Smith (sheriff of my hometown county for 33 years).

That being said, he should understand that we are in the information age now and such comments, even in middle America, don't remain where they are spoken.

My only hope is that the republicans will continue this sort of thing to the point that the common sense conservatives left there will migrate to the party of principal.

After all, the republicans and democrats are both looking to take our freedom and spend our money. They just can't agree on which freedoms to take first or how to best to waste our money.

  by: bbeljefe     08/30/2009 04:57 AM     
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