In July of 2011 Rep Steny Hoyer, D-MD on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show told America [or at least the dozen people that watch MSNBC] that the GOP wanted to shoot President Obama.
I don't remember any criticism from any left wing group or the Democrat party or the Mister "We need civil discourse" president of the United States. Of course, that reveals what we have all known about the sickening double standard hypocrite preaching liberal Democrats. Civil discourse and discouraging hate speech only applies to conservatives.
Let's be more than generous and give Rep Hoyer the benefit of the doubt and say that was only strike one-that he made a slip of the tongue and didn't really mean it. Okay, but now this latest hate speech by Rep Hoyer is not excusable. In the light of the recent horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT this following idiotic statement by Rep Hoyer deserves two strikes. He actually said that the GOP's actions were like putting their own kids up for hostage and then threatening to shoot them. I guess in his mind he was being generous by saying, "but they really don't want to shoot them". Oh, thanks a lot congressman. Congressman Hoyer, with the evil shooting and killing of elementary school children still on the mind of American's, this reference can no longer be ignored or just patched over with an apology. You had one strike in 2011, now you get two strikes with these comments. Three strikes and you should be out, but you won't be because your a Democrat; the party where rules that apply to conservatives and Republicans don't apply to you.