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CD11: Goehring wants to thin ‘liberal’ herd

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 1:41 pm in 2010 election, congressional district 11.

Brad Goehring

Brad Goehring

Congressional District 11 GOP candidate Brad Goehring is drawing fire for his confrontational Facebook statement today:

“If I could issue hunting permits, I would officially declare today opening day for liberals. The season would extend through November 2 and have no limits on how many taken as we desperately need to “thin” the herd.”

Check out all the comments; 57 when I looked a few minutes ago. (Sorry, the post has been deleted. I have a screen shot of it and I’m working to figure out how to post the image on the blog. LAV 3:23 p.m. Screen shot posted below. LAV 4:08 p.m.)

Okay, I doubt Goehring is seriously advocating that conservatives load up and shoot liberals with actual bullets. He later posts a response, “I intended to include the wording ‘we would use votes and not bullets’ (but) hit the share button by accident before I finished and decided to leave it, thinking it would not be taken in a literal sense. I’m sorry if I confused anyone.”

But really, it’s a poor joke.

It is an unnecessarily antagonistic statement that displays a lack of respect for people with differing political viewpoints from a man who wants to represent a district evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.

Goehring Facebook screenshot

Goehring Facebook screenshot

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  • Elwood

    Re: #50

    That’s the worst case of panties in a bunch I’ve ever seen.

    The worst thing about this thread is that it brings out the blood lust in the loony left.

  • Truthclubber

    Two words for the only person who benefits from all this overblown crap: David Harmer (who is practicing reciting the phrase “Congressman-elect” at this very moment…)

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Hey, Steve, I have lots of followers! C’mon. Let’s keep up my morale, at least! (lol)

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  • Andrew Hall

    Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Some guy named Goerhing want to politically cleanse the country! Goerhing should read up about another Goering who thought the same thing in another country 70-80 years ago.

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  • http://InternetExplorer tom nardinelli

    You know the old phrase, “The apple does not fall far from the tree”. I heard Brad’s daughter say, “If Obama gets elected president, he will just get assassinated anyway”. Sounds like a dinner conversation that a young person has been indoctrinated with politically, philosophically, and unfortunately psychologically. I feel sorry that a family is headed by a person with obvious radical views and is a loose cannon. Pretty scary to think a person like Brad could be in Congress. These are the same people that believe in the rogue mentality of sarah palin. Yikes!!!!!!

  • Chad Goehring

    At least he has that testicals to say what’s on his mind…when was the last time u saw an honest politition???Think on that!!!And I say”No need to thin ’em out…when WW3 breaks out they’ll just cower…allmost like the french!!!”