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Massachusetts governor claims Republicans are bordering on sedition

May 24, 2010

  Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick– who is a close friend of Barack Obama– today claimed that the Republican party’s opposition to Barack Obama’s agenda borders on sedition.

  When asked about the bickering in Washington, Deval Patrick compared the turmoil he has faced to the turmoil that Barack Obama is facing.

It seems like child’s play compared to what is going on in Washington, where it is almost at the level of sedition, it feels to like me

  He continued:

I think that the number of people in the Grand Old Party who seem to be absolutely committed to saying ‘no,’ whenever he says ‘yes,’ no matter what it is, even if it’s an idea that they came up with, is just extraordinary

  There you have it in the governor’s own words; to speak out or oppose the federal government is to commit sedition. To oppose a person’s right to speak out against the government sounds like Marxism to me.

  What is ironic here is the context in which he made that libelous comment. While talking about the bickering in Washington, he claimed  those that oppose the president are being seditious. He is castigating people for opposing the president and for bickering, while at the same time engaging in the same type of behavior he is speaking out against. Will he be called out for this hypocrisy in the Boston Globe? I think not.

  Deval Patrick later tried to back away from his comment when he realized that Massachusetts Republicans were going to be able to use it against his re-election bid, calling it “rhetorical flourish,” but in a moment of weakness he let his true feelings known to everyone who was listening. Perhaps he has forgotten all of the “rhetorical flourish” that was being flung around by the left for the last eight years because I don’t remember him ever denouncing any of the vile, hate-filled rhetoric that came from his side back then.

  Then again, back then it wasn’t seditious to oppose the president– it was patriotic. Remember Hillary Clinton’s words? She said, “we need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

  But that was then and this is now. And now it is seditious to stand up and debate and disagree with ANY administration, at least according to Deval Patrick. Oh, how times have changed!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2010 12:17 pm

    Sedition: Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English sedicioun, from Anglo-French sediciun, from Latin sedition-, seditio, literally, separation, from sed-, se- apart + ition-, itio act of going, from ire to go — more

    1. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
    2. any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
    3. Archaic . rebellious disorder.

    In it’s truest sense of the word, Patrick is correct, and as I have said on numerous occasions in the past, “Once in a while, a bit of revolution is a good thing!”

    I am tremendously discontent with our government and elected leaders, if that makes me a seditious individual, so be it, but I prefer to think of myself as a PATRIOT!

    When Americans stood against British tyranny, we were called seditious, that seems to be a handy moniker any time the powers that be are challenged doesn’t it?


  2. May 25, 2010 9:40 pm

    We’re just using our Constitutionally-granted freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, right to vote, etc. At what point does it become seditious? I haven’t read/seen anything from the GOP that incites an actual overthrow of the government (i.e., a coup). Right now, at least, we’re still trying to work within the system, flawed though it may be and as frustrating as it is.


    • May 25, 2010 10:03 pm

      So true, suddenly exercising your freedom of sheech is wrong. Nobody is advocating any other revolution than at the ballot box.


  3. Deb permalink
    May 25, 2010 9:48 pm

    Thank you, Fred! I love words, too. I bet cadillac Deval didn’t even know the word before a couple weeks ago when it was flying around about Glenn Beck. Is there a word that means the gubment inciting things against the people? Oh yeah, there is: Pelosi.


  4. Deb permalink
    May 26, 2010 7:43 am

    Same difference, from where I’m seein’ it.


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