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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:23 pm 
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The baptism by glitter trend that began with a gay activist dumping shiny bits of paper onto Newt Gingrich was initially warmly received by almost everyone, partly due to the fact that it was perfectly timed into Newt Gingrich’s Week from Hell and also involved large amounts of glitter. By the time Code Pink hijacked the idea and went after Tim Pawlenty, however, the mood began to sour. And now Mike Huckabee is full-throatedly calling for the arrest of any and all glitterers.

The demand for justice came during last night’s Follow the Money, where Eric Bolling brought up the Pawlenty glittering and wondered whether it would prove a distraction. Huckabee argued that, sure, there would be many distractions from the issues, “from the horse race itself to things like the glittering,” and then added as an aside, “The people ought to be arrested who did that. That’s an assault.” “It’s one thing to yell at a candidate,” he argued, “you never put your hands on him, you don’t touch him. You’ve got to draw the line.”

There are several interesting elements to this demand to have the glitterers arrested. On one hand, everything you need to know about Newt Gingrich’s popularity is said in the fact that, while the entire party pointed and laughed when Gingrich got glittered, but the second one of the tiny slivers of metallic paper touched a hair on Pawlenty’s head, Huckabee called for police action (this could, of course, also speak to the lack of popularity of Code Pink, the copycat organization that targeted Pawlenty).

Then there’s the fact that neither candidate was touched by their glitter assailants, though the legal definition of battery (not assault, but no need to split hairs) requires only unlawful or offensive touching caused by the attacker, but does not require said touching to occur between the body of the attacker and that of the victim. It is difficult, however, to see the glitter attacks as battery in a criminal way given the relationship between the bodies of the attacker and victim– no one was punched or directly contacted– and the actual glitter, which touched the victims but did not quite reach the attacker. While these physical relations make no difference in the case of, say, a bullet leaving an attacker’s gun and touching a victim’s body, arguing that glitter should be held to the same standard is a difficult optical argument to make.

Either way, one could expect that if the glitter fiends get to a Republican candidate with any actual popularity– say, Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain– Huckabee won’t be the only voice crying out for justice amidst a snowstorm of fabulous rainbow confetti. And it’s entirely possible they are well aware of that.

The segment via Fox Business below:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/mike-huckabee-presidential-glitter-assailants-should-be-arrested/

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:40 pm 
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Bachmann was glittered in the past couple of days.

This is what the party/movement of LBJ and JFK has devolved into.

Imagine if pro-life activists threw baby powder or something comparable to the physical effect of glitter on a pro-abortion politician. Wonder what the media narrative would be about that.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:16 pm 
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Pawlenty... Hmmm. So Chicken Hawks must also be afraid of glitter. It kinda figures.
Code Pink is also kinda hypocritical in that if they oppose all the endless war, why do they take pleasure in starting yet another by frightening these poor little chicken hawks? As far as I'm concerned they are not worth the price of the glitter.
If anything, arrest the glitterers for their foolishness in not realizing by running for President WHILE advocating a policy of more wars and aggression, these chicken hawks have already disgraced themselves beyond what any glittering could ever hope to.

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Particularly given the current climate in our country, people should not be allowed to be throwing anything at our politicians. It is not at all funny. It was bad enough when someone threw an egg at Clinton & the shoe thing with Dubya, but after things like the AZ shooting, there should not be any tolerance for this kind of thing.

It's purgatory enough to run for political office in this day & age, but you shouldn't have to put up with that kind of garbage on top of everything else. Imagine that moment when you are being hit with something that you have no idea what it is - no idea if someone is trying to kill you - or just publicly humiliate you. No, this garbage is totally wrong. (And how long before they start trying to one up each other & graduate from glitter to actual garbage - or worse)

Small wonder Code Pink embraced it. And that right there should be all anyone needs to know if they're still trying to decide.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:19 pm 
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QuoVadisAnima wrote:
Particularly given the current climate in our country, people should not be allowed to be throwing anything at our politicians. It is not at all funny. It was bad enough when someone threw an egg at Clinton & the shoe thing with Dubya, but after things like the AZ shooting, there should not be any tolerance for this kind of thing.

It's purgatory enough to run for political office in this day & age, but you shouldn't have to put up with that kind of garbage on top of everything else. Imagine that moment when you are being hit with something that you have no idea what it is - no idea if someone is trying to kill you - or just publicly humiliate you. No, this garbage is totally wrong. (And how long before they start trying to one up each other & graduate from glitter to actual garbage - or worse)

Small wonder Code Pink embraced it. And that right there should be all anyone needs to know if they're still trying to decide.


Totally agree.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:58 pm 
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What really bothers me about the glitter thing, is that usually terrorist have to do dry runs before they find loop holes in our system. There people are doing the work for them unknowingly.

If people who are out to do real harm to our candidates are watching, they must be shocked at the lax security around these guys.

I totally agree with Huckabee, these people that do this should be charged with something. This is not just innocent political activism.

On a side note... I got glitter in the eye once., and it was not fun. I think I would have rather been punched.



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Okay... this is just dare I say it ... immature?

There are better ways to make a statement than throw glitter on people. And what about having some respect for people and their events. It's what the glitter people would want the conservatives to do. It's not that protesting at opposing events is exactly wrong... it's just that there is a time, place, and way to do it.

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What in the world is glittering?


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FiscalConservative wrote:
What in the world is glittering?


Throwing glitter ("shiny bits of paper") on someone.

:lol:

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Miserere wrote:
FiscalConservative wrote:
What in the world is glittering?


Throwing glitter ("shiny bits of paper") on someone.

:lol:


So some gay activist will come up to you and cover you with glitter because they don't like your stance on gay marriage?


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FiscalConservative wrote:
Miserere wrote:
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What in the world is glittering?


Throwing glitter ("shiny bits of paper") on someone.

:lol:


So some gay activist will come up to you and cover you with glitter because they don't like your stance on gay marriage?


Apparently. I think they're taking a page from the radical animal rights folks who used to throw red paint on women wearing fur coats and that sort of thing.

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shoes, confetti, geez...people need to get a life. :roll:


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