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Dem boss shrugs at Aaronson’s call for jailing Republicans, says Obama foes unlike anti-Bush crowd

by George Bennett | September 22nd, 2011


Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Mark Alan Siegel says County Commissioner Burt Aaronson‘s recent call for Republicans to be thrown in jail for opposing President Obama‘s agenda was harmless rhetoric.

“People are allowed flights of political metaphor,” Siegel said Wednesday outside the Kravis Center, where about 80 Democratic and union activists protested Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s appearance for a fundraiser.

PostOnPolitics asked Siegel if he would have had the same reaction a few years ago if a Republican elected official had suggested that opponents of George W. Bush be sent to the hoosegow.

Siegel rejected any parallel.

The Democratic chairman said yesterday’s anti-Bush crowd was merely voicing “dissent,” but today’s Obama foes are trying to harm the country in hopes of bringing down the president.

Siegel cited Perry’s recent criticism of Obama’s Israel stance as an attempt to “undermine foreign policy” and he said criticism by Republican congressional leaders of the Fed’s stimulus policy amounts to hoping the economy doesn’t recover.

“Dissent is fine. This (Republican opposition to Obama) is not dissent. This is not speech. These are actual actions that will hurt the country,” Siegel maintained. “They want the economy to be bad. You’ve never seen Democrats want the economy to be bad.”

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33 Responses to “Dem boss shrugs at Aaronson’s call for jailing Republicans, says Obama foes unlike anti-Bush crowd”

  1. Trying to keep their power Says:

    Don’t ya get it? Seigel-Aaronson-Deutch-Sachs-Slosberg-Bucher. They all seek to keep their elected positions to fend off new democrats interested in running for office.

    It’s the jewish leadership trying to keep others from running for the political offices they hold.

    They want to keep the power and don’t want any group to usurp it.

    Just remember what this group did to Democratic senate candidate, Kendrick Meeks. They can not be trusted. First, they supported jewish senatorial candidate, Jeff Greene of Palm Beach and then when Greene lost, the jewish group threw their support not to the winner, Meeks, but to the Independent Charlie Crist.

    That’s how this group works, jewish people first! Evil!

  2. Termack Says:

    republicants are working hard to bring down America.

  3. Opportunity Says:

    Will Sid Dinerstein get off his lazy bottom and contact the latino groups which spoke at the school district meeting last evening?

    Seek potential candidates from the burgeoning latino community. They aren’t all democrats.

    Get busy Sid, or are you to busy trying to keep democrats in office in Palm Beach County.

    Sid “used to be” a democrat, but then he switched to republican. He’s the trojan horse in the republican party. He remains a democrat through and through. His lack of ability to even find candidates shows he doesn’t have what it takes to lead.

  4. Tea Lady Says:

    (from the article): “People are allowed flights of political metaphor”?

    So when you advocate treason by depriving patriotic Americans of their First Amendment rights by threatening to jail them .. that is “political metaphor”?

    Oh dear, I would hate to see his definition of a “split infinitive” or a “dangling participle”.

    But I can think of an entertaining definition of an “oxymoron”. (Oh, I’m usually not this clever, but I had coffee this morning!)

    Long Live The U.S. Bill of Rights! =)

  5. These people are Scary Says:

    “People are allowed flights of political metaphor” said Seigel.

    Jimmy Hoffa, Jr, “Let’s take those sons of bitches out”

    These people FOMENT ugliness and violence. Remember that next time there are riots. These people are ENCOURAGING VIOLENCE!

    At the voting booth, get ALL of these people who seek to undetermine American, advocate violence, seek to only allow THEIR party to speak in such a manner and EXCUSE it-VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE.

    Out with those who speak such words. Palm Beach County is filled with communists.

    Vote out Senator Bill Nelson in 2012.

  6. Same Group Says:

    And this is the same group who seek to end competition in democrat primaries! They don’t want anyone to run against INCUMBENTS, who are already in office.

    That’s not democracy. That’s unfair, unequal, it’s treasonous. What has happened to the democrat party?

    They are not democrats!

    Do you see what is happening right in front of your face?

  7. V Says:

    McConnel, Bone-er, Cantor and other neo-con/facist/tea party leaders said from the day Obama was elected that they wanted him to fail. That is what all of this is about. These people care nothing about this country.

    The tea party is the most destructive, devisive faction this country has seen since the Civil War. They scream patriot through their myopic view of the constitution and twisted view of history. Just read any post by tea lady and that can be seen clearly.

  8. THe Tribal Bickering goes on Says:

    Its the alleged Century Village- type of Mob. Wanna see it first hand? Just go to any Publix, etc nearby a hypothetical Century Village and see how these people treat each other, themselves and other resiedents of CV

  9. Tea Lady Says:

    Beg pardon, but are you saying that you are FOR jailing people who criticize their government? That you are FOR jailing those who exercise their right to vote? Or to use their First Amendment rights? Could you please elaborate?

    And are you saying that it is a “myopic view of the constitution” to stand against jailing people for exercising their First Amendment Rights? Or that this is a “twisted view of history”?

    Could you kindly elaborate? I can hardly say that anything I posted today resembles that.

    But I do respect YOUR First Amendment Rights, V! =)

  10. @ Tea Lady/Pamela Says:

    @ Tea Lady/Pamela,

    Pamela you a lawyer? No, You ever had a day in Law School? No.

    Pamela your a pathetic piece of garage that think you know more than you actually do.

    T L Wrote: “myopic view of the constitution” to stand against jailing people for exercising their First Amendment Rights? Or that this is a “twisted view of history”?”

    Wanting the country to actually fail is not 1st Amendment protected Free Speech.

    Wanting the country to fail is treason. That not free speech in any what whatsoever.

    Doug G. in Orlando attempted that is Federal court several months ago.

    Federal Judge clearly ruled that it wasn’t protected by 1st Amendment.

    Maybe if you weren’t a uneducated hooker Pamela, you’d enroll yourself in Law School to figure that out. But your a useless uneducated senior living off younger professionals that managed to actually go to college. You will never grasp that very basic concept.

  11. @ Tea Lady/Pamela Says:

    to Pamela/Tea Lady,

    Don’t be surprised when federal authorities stop at your house in near future.

    Telling people how to avoid legal taxes is a serious crime.

    Your names on registered to be looked at!

    I help put Doug G in Jail.

    I’m going to see to it you find your way there too Pamela honey!!!!!!!

  12. V Says:

    Tea Lady
    No, I didn’t say that at all. Kindly take some reading comprehension classes. It’s obvious you can’t understand the basics of the constitution when you can’t even understand a simple post.

    You make excuses and brush off comments by your feeble minded leaders but god forbid some one says something you don’t like, no matter how facetious, you come out and rail against that as treason. Treason is just as much wanting your elected leaders to fail and doing everything you can to make it happen regardless of the effect on the country as a whole. No different than tax policies that favor your handlers.

    As I said, you are a destructive, devisive movement.

  13. Obama's America Says:

    Here’s a REALLY GOOD history lesson….pay very close attention, there will be a test in November 2012 !!!
    January 3rd, 2007

    The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was
    actually January 3rd 2007, that’s the day the Democrats took over the
    House of Representatives and the Senate…the start of the 110th
    Congress. The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers
    for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
    For those who are listening to the liberals, propagating the fallacy
    that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this:

    January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
    At the time:
    1. The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    2. The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    3. The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    4. George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!

    Remember the day:
    1. January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the
    House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate
    Banking Committee.
    2. The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of
    3. Thank Congress for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6%
    Unemployment to this CRISIS by dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic
    loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fiasco’s!
    (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting
    in 2001, because it was financially risky for the U.S. economy…but, no one would listen!!!).
    And, who was it who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA.

    And, who fought against reforming Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and his Democratic Congress..
    So when someone tries to blame Bush… REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007….


  14. Tea Lady Says:

    Could you kindly re-elaborate. I don’t think you addressed the issue.

    You wrote: “Just read any post by tea lady and that can be seen clearly.”

    To refer to your own post, you instruct readers to read ANY post by Tea Lady to see (in your words) “myopic view of the constitution” or “twisted view of history”.

    Again I ask, where in my post is there these qualities? By stating that jailing political opponents is wrong? That citizens have a First Amendment right to criticize our government?

    Again, please read your post carefully.

    Still, thanks for writing! I admire your passion for using your First Amendment rights! =)

  15. Duh! Says:

    If wanting America to fail is treason, then why is President Obama’s religious leader Mr. Wright not in jail? He makes no bones about wanting America to fail, never has, never will.

    When did they put Louis Farrakhan in jail? Doesn’t his words come close to treason?

    Quote: Farrakhan no longer supports Obama, whom he has since called “first Jewish president”, (citing the comments made by some in the Chicago Jewish community) due to Obama’s support for the 2011 military intervention in Libya, which Farrakhan strongly opposes due to his own support for Muammar al-Gaddafi.

    This is V’s hero I suppose, but only “speaking his mind and using the first ammendment” Right V?

    Look it up!

  16. Aaronson is a joke Says:

    Aaronson is a pathetic jerk.

  17. David Duke Says:

    Another liberal jew bag defending another loser jew bag! They wonder why they are so hated.

  18. Ann Onymous Says:

    I get such a kick out of people who talk about things such as treason, first amendment rights, Constitutional rights, etc. – when it is MOST apparent that they have never read the thing. IF they had – IF – they would know what treason is – and is not. While I personally felt the outing of Valerie Plame was worthy it none the less was not. Might I refer several posters on here to Article III Section 3 of the Constitution – you’re at a computer, you can easily pull it up. Try educating yourselves – then we might give your postings a little more credence – but don’t count on it!:)

  19. Better Luck Next Time Says:

    Saying, “I want the country to fail,” is not treasonous and is protected by the First Amendment. Jeez Louise, are you that stupid to think it’s not.

  20. l Says:

    vote the dems out they either use scare tactics or create hate the worst thing this country needs right now.

  21. RENEGADE Says:

    @ ann onymous,

    waging war or aiding her enemies. When you become the enemy by trying to cause harm to the country and the people that does fit the constitutions defenition of treason!!

  22. Dee Says:

    Violence is the only thing that the gun wielding Republicans understand. The majority of them lack any intelligence at all. Can you imagine what they would have said if we went to a Bush function packing? Oh the outrage!

  23. V Says:

    In my comments I stated that what some dem said is no more treasonous than what reps said when Obama was elected Read them both in context. And I thank you for your comment which helped make my point. And, no Farrakahn is not my hero; is Joe McCarthy yours?

    Tea Lady,
    No I won’t elaborate. If you can’t understand what I said then oh well. Go back to listening to Palin, Bachman, Perry…I guess that kind of stupidity is what appeals to you.
    You know many people here feel you are annoying. I think you actually believe the poison your handlers weild and you think you are really a patriotic American and that is sad. Pathetic, actually.

  24. Dee Says:

    V, I agree with you. The Tea Bag Lady is twisted.

  25. V Says:


  26. The Real Perspective Says:

    The Tea Lady is another Tokyo Rose and should be tried for treason and that very well may happen, people are getting FED up and you old people with the big mouths are basically defenseless.
    Obama’s America should also be found and tried for his anti American treasonous propaganda, this can all very well happen. So easy to trace emails and postings.

  27. The Real Perspective Says:

    The Constitution does not protect you from TREASON which includes, but is not limited to, spreading anti American propaganda and threatening the President of the United States. Your time is coming and how do you think the courts will rule???

  28. David Duke Says:

    @Dee – you are not only misinformed but you sound like a border line retard.

  29. Jimmy Carter Says:

    @The real perspective. Under your definition of prison Bill Ayers, Jane Fonda, Eric Holder, Vandouchebag etc.. would all be in prison.

  30. Jimmy Carter Says:

    Should be “under your definition of treason”.

  31. PolySci Says:

    Definition of Treason: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort” Wiki

    How are Republicans trying to make this Country fail ? Last I heard, voting yes or no in Congress was fairly legal. I am so sick of any criticisms of Prez. Obama being labelled as racist.. Right now the only war being waged against this country is by the Islamic extremists. The only person giving them aid and comfort is The President. Go to the White House site and look up the “Iftar Meals” that the Pres. has sponsored.
    I pity you poor fools that put him there and cannot see the truth. Paul Revere was a patriot: Those who heeded his warning fought for freedom. Others welcomed the oppressors..

  32. luckydog Says:

    No More Bagels!

  33. irate Says:

    The last time criticism of the government was considered a jailable offense was under John Adams’ “Alien & Sedition” Acts of 1798. These acts were repealed under his successor, Jefferson, the father of the modern Democrat Party. Today, however, the Democrat/Socialist/Communist Party of Palm Beach County’s own Burt Aaronson like his Leninist/Stalinist soulmates seeks to revive these statutes and jail any and all political opponents. Be careful what you wish for, Burt, you just might get a dose of it yourself, someday.

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