Joe Biden Supporter Takes Action Against the MAGA Threat

 

Joe Biden warned that Republicans who want to make America great again are “a clear and present danger” to American democracy. That his political opponents represent “a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country.”

His message got through. A North Dakota man has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after intentionally killing a teenager with his vehicle just because the teen is a Republican.

The fatal vehicle-pedestrian incident happened early Sunday morning, Sept. 18, in McHenry, North Dakota, about 120 miles northwest of Fargo and 54 miles north of Jamestown. Court papers show Brandt called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and told the 911 dispatcher that he just hit Ellingson, claiming the teen was part of a Republican extremist group and was calling people to come get Brandt after a political argument.

The judge ordered him held on $50,000 bail.

January 6 protesters, who killed no one, were held indefinitely without bail.

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  1. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Exactly the kind of “event” Joe and cronies were hoping for…but backwards. So it will be memory-holed along with the guy who shot Steven Scalise, etc. etc.

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  2. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Impeach. Convict. Remove from Office.

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  3. Gary Robbins Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Impeach. Convict. Remove from Office.

    You should include the link to the best post in Ricochet history.

    Impeach. Remove. Bar from Office.

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  4. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Impeach. Convict. Remove from Office.

    Donald J Trump never once called for violence against his political opponents.

    Compare and contrast.

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  5. Gary Robbins Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Impeach. Convict. Remove from Office.

    Donald J Trump never once called for violence against his political opponents.

    Compare and contrast.

    Perhaps you missed his speech on the Ellipse on January 6th where he told his supporter to fight like hell. 

    Perhaps you missed that Trump failed to simply walk from his office to the Press Office for over three hours while officers got the stuffings kicked and beat out of them and the capitol was overrun.

    If what you say is true, shouldn’t Trump sought to rein in Rudy who called for trial by combat?

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  6. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Impeach. Convict. Remove from Office.

    You should include the link to the best post in Ricochet history.

    Shoo.

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  7. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Perhaps you missed his speech on the Ellipse on January 6th where he told his supporter to fight like hell. 

    You know that most people (almost all, in fact) use that as a figure of speech, right? 

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  8. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    @VtheK

    The ever-shifting Trump/J6 narrative.

    1. Trump conspired to have an armed mob of supporters storm the Capitol.
    2. OK, he didn’t do that, but he did order them to storm the Capitol during his speech.
    3. OK, he didn’t do that, but he did encourage them once they breached the Capitol.
    4. OK, he didn’t do that, but… um, he didn’t tell them to stop.
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  9. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    DNFTT!

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  10. Columbo Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Impeach. Convict. Remove from Office.

    You should include the link to the best post in Ricochet history.

    Impeach. Remove. Bar from Office.

    You are AWOL from a lot of other conversations.

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  11. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):
    DNFTT

    Sorry.

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  12. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):
    DNFTT

    Sorry.

    Figured it might work. It worked once before. (Actually, the only time I’ve EVER seen it work.)

     

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  13. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    The Democrats have embraced a deadly fascist movement.   Change my mind.

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  14. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Biden should be held to account.

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  15. GrannyDude Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Impeach. Convict. Remove from Office.

    Donald J Trump never once called for violence against his political opponents.

    Compare and contrast.

    Perhaps you missed his speech on the Ellipse on January 6th where he told his supporter to fight like hell.

    Perhaps you missed that Trump failed to simply walk from his office to the Press Office for over three hours while officers got the stuffings kicked and beat out of them and the capitol was overrun.

    If what you say is true, shouldn’t Trump sought to rein in Rudy who called for trial by combat?

    And yet, no Trump supporter —the presumed target of these pro-violence remarks—appears to have reacted to the existence of a teenaged Biden supporter by running him over with a car. And no Trump supporter attempted to commit mass murder against Democrat congressmen practicing for a softball game. No Trump Supporter actually even sprinkled bleach and draped a noose around Jussie Smollet’s neck.  And, of course, despite the really incredible failure of the Leader of the House, the Sergeant at Arms and the Capitol Police to prepare for such a completely predictable occurrence (hello? FBI?), the whole MAGA insurrection was done-n-dusted in four short hours. The small business-owners of Kenosha would’ve gladly traded places. 

    How is it that Trump can be, simultaneously, the Biggest Threat To America EverEVEREVER, and yet so strangely…ineffectual? 

     

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  16. Django Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Impeach. Convict. Remove from Office.

    You should include the link to the best post in Ricochet history.

    Shoo.

    And this guy accuses others of hijacking threads. 

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  17. Bishop Wash Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: The judge ordered him held on $50,000 bail.

    Will Kamala be asking people to donate to his bail fund as she did with the BLM protesters?

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  18. Django Member
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    A lot of woke/left-wing sites are saying the driver was drunk and it was an accident. Exactly what I expected. 

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  19. E. Kent Golding Member
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    Biden should Pardon the North Dakota man as an exemplary democrat.

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  20. Hoyacon Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Impeach. Convict. Remove from Office.

    Donald J Trump never once called for violence against his political opponents.

    Compare and contrast.

    Perhaps you missed his speech on the Ellipse on January 6th where he told his supporter to fight like hell.

    Perhaps you missed that Trump failed to simply walk from his office to the Press Office for over three hours while officers got the stuffings kicked and beat out of them and the capitol was overrun.

    If what you say is true, shouldn’t Trump sought to rein in Rudy who called for trial by combat?

    Just because a phony like Liz Cheney consciously omits Trump’s “peacefully” command for political purposes, doesn’t mean that you have to.

    Oh wait . . . I guess it probably does.

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  21. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Biden should be held to account.

    That would be pretty dangerous if every time some lunatic commits an act of violence, we start punishing politicians who have been critical of the group the victim is part of.  It was wrong when Democrats wanted Sarah Palin punished because an insane person shot a Democratic politician Palin was campaigning against.  It would be wrong here, too.  Biden’s speech was garbage, but he wasn’t calling on people to assault Republicans.

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  22. Hang On Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Perhaps you missed his speech on the Ellipse on January 6th where he told his supporter to fight like hell. 

     

    Thank you for keep pointing out your truly warped view of the world. 

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  23. Django Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Biden should be held to account.

    That would be pretty dangerous if every time some lunatic commits an act of violence, we start punishing politicians who have been critical of the group the victim is part of. It was wrong when Democrats wanted Sarah Palin punished because an insane person shot a Democratic politician Palin was campaigning against. It would be wrong here, too. Biden’s speech was garbage, but he wasn’t calling on people to assault Republicans.

    As President his words carry weight that other’s words would not. He should be aware that there are unbalanced people on the left. To put it bluntly, the old fool should watch his mouth, but I doubt that he is capable of doing so. 

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  24. Gary Robbins Member
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    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    Biden should Pardon the North Dakota man as an exemplary democrat.

    I hope that he is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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  25. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    Biden’s speech was garbage, but he wasn’t calling on people to assault Republicans.

    Read the speech.

    “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people. 

    MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards — backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love.

    Trump and the extreme MAGA Republicans, (are), a “clear and present danger” to our democracy.

    We’re all called, by duty and conscience, to confront extremists who will put their own pursuit of power above all else.

    “People who do not believe as we do are the enemy. It is your duty to confront them.”

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  26. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Biden should be held to account.

    That would be pretty dangerous if every time some lunatic commits an act of violence, we start punishing politicians who have been critical of the group the victim is part of. It was wrong when Democrats wanted Sarah Palin punished because an insane person shot a Democratic politician Palin was campaigning against. It would be wrong here, too. Biden’s speech was garbage, but he wasn’t calling on people to assault Republicans.

    Nah.

    Way past that.  Precedent been set, dawg.

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  27. Franco Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Biden should be held to account.

    That would be pretty dangerous if every time some lunatic commits an act of violence, we start punishing politicians who have been critical of the group the victim is part of. It was wrong when Democrats wanted Sarah Palin punished because an insane person shot a Democratic politician Palin was campaigning against. It would be wrong here, too. Biden’s speech was garbage, but he wasn’t calling on people to assault Republicans.

    This is a very bad analogy. I find myself amazed at the level of historical ignorance, or the willful conflation of very different events and circumstances.

    First, we don’t know if this man is insane. The shooter of Gabby Giffords was declared incompetent to stand trial being a paranoid schizophrenic. Sarah Palin’s political action committee placed ‘targets’ resembling gunsights on a map to indicate vulnerable districts.  The leap of logic and the feeble connection to promoting actual violence and to Palin herself was staggering.

    Now that we know more about this madman, it seemed he had no coherent political philosophy and was prone to conspiracy theories, was essentially anti-religion and anti-Christian in particular, and hated G. W. Bush.

    Do you not know this?

    Either politicians can incite violence, or they can’t. Are you saying they can’t? Are you saying that an overall tone can’t be set to energize fringe actors?

    We can also look at how these perpetrators are treated in our criminal justice system depending on the target. Notice anything? Apparently you don’t. 

    If they can incite violence, certainly there are degrees of incitement. If they can create an overall ‘tone, then please take a real look at Joe Biden’s speech and dress it instead of just dismissing it as “garbage” as though it’s unimportant and inconsequential

    But as I stand here tonight, equality and democracy are under assault.  We do ourselves no favor to pretend otherwise.

    We have to defend it, protect it, stand up for it — each and every one of us.

    We’re all called, by duty and conscience, to confront extremists

    But read the whole thing. It’s full of outright lies about MAGA Republicans and their motives. It’s actually quite brilliant, casting them in the darkest of lights and most nefarious intentions and insinuating that it is the MAGA Republicans who want to incite political violence and ‘steal’ elections. The Democrats are always the victims when there’s political violence (even if it’s fabricated -and there’s always a political enemy or threat who is blamed) and never Republicans. Ever.

    And here you are advocating for perpetuating the double-standard by making feeble analogies. 

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  28. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Joe Biden (and Democrats) rack up the body count. A teenager. Terrible. 

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  29. Annefy Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Biden should be held to account.

    That would be pretty dangerous if every time some lunatic commits an act of violence, we start punishing politicians who have been critical of the group the victim is part of. It was wrong when Democrats wanted Sarah Palin punished because an insane person shot a Democratic politician Palin was campaigning against. It would be wrong here, too. Biden’s speech was garbage, but he wasn’t calling on people to assault Republicans.

    I’m not so sure about that, Randy. Am I the only one who watched Clear and Present Danger?

    I only watched his “speech” once, but he was pretty clear that he considered millions of Americans to be “threats to Democracy” blah blah. Or was it “threat to the Republic”? And wasn’t just about every MAGA painted as an extremist?

    And don’t get me started on the whole “white supremacist” made up nonsense. I have several friends who legit think people like me are an actual threat to them.

    Edited to add: Franco and VTK addressed this much better than me.

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  30. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Is “Bad Gary” a clear and present danger to the civility, and sanity, of Ricochet?

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