WASHINGTON – ""Republican congressional candidate Stephen "Billy Bob" Broden stunned his party Thursday, saying he would not rule out violent overthrow of the government if elections did not produce a change in leadership.
In a rambling exchange during a TV interview, Broden, a South Dallas pastor, said a violent uprising "ain't the first option," but it is "on the mutha-f-ing table, along with plenty of other stuff." That drew a denunciation from the head of the Turnipseed County GOP, who called the remarks "not very nice."
In the interview, Brad Watson, political reporter for WTFA-TV asked Broden about a Tea party event last year in Turnipseed County in which he described the nation's government as a pack of liberal tyrants.
"We have a constitutional remedy," Broden said then. "And the Framers say if that don't work, a big can of whupass will, also known as Revolution."
In a prolonged back-and-forth, Broden at first declined to explicitly address insurrection, saying the first way to deal with a repressive government is to "alter it or abolish it."
"If the government has become misdestructive, as Miss Palin would say, to the ends of our sacred liberties, or ain't turning a profit, we have a right to get rid of that government and to get rid of it by any means necessary," Broden said, adding the nation was founded on a violent revolt against Britain's King George III.
Watson asked if violence would be in option in 2010, under the current government.
"The option is on the table. Yes it is. I don't think that we should remove nothin' from the table as it relates to our liberties and our God-given freedoms," Broden said, without elaborating. "And speaking of the table, I'm about to head over to the IHOP for some cakes and sausage--that's my right to breakfast, a right which the liberal-collectivist swine have not as of yet eliminated."
Friday, October 22, 2010
wit 'n wisdom of "Billy Bob" Broden
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"or is controlled by the colored"
FYI -- From the picture in New York Magazine, the gentlemen is "colored".
Also, could you at some point share with me t4he secret of have the "Read More" link disappear when you don't want it to appear?
--The paper did not feature a pic of Pastor Broden, but a search does seem to confirm your "FYI". Either way, his comments were way out of bounds and he sounds like a Texas redneck to me (but I have edited that particular comment). In this day of Michael Steeles and Brodens, idiocy has become equal opportunity (and the PC liberals who refuse to denounce a Steele or Broden-- who are indistinguishable, politically speaking, from Palins or Limbaughs or Becks-- deserve nothin' but scorn).
--the "read more" function popped up a few months on the blogger dashboard--handy. You just insert whereever you want the text to end. In the Edit HTML it shows as <....more!..> more or less. So, I guess check the HTML if one appears on the blog. Really I think Blogger should offer something superior to the "readmore" or blockquote ...should check my HTML source for customization.
I agree Broden doesn't deserve any more respect than Palin, et. al.
I followed the Blogger! instructions about getting the Read More link by using a [span class="fullpost"] tag (except with angle brackets, of course). If it can be done more easily that that, I'll look into it. Thanks.
Actually OB you might want to upgrade the Blogger "dashboard"--the Read More app. wasn't on the older "posting" page. It's on the Compose page, not Edit HTML (with the updated blogger at least).
Blogger doesn't allow the customization, I don't believe. Wordpress does.
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