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Huckabee Jokes About Obama Assassination

Speaking to the NRA on Friday, veep hopeful Mike Huckabee's speech was interrupted by a loud noise offstage, to which he responded, "That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he's getting ready to speak. Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor." Yeah, jokes about people taking shots at Obama are hilarious, at least to the members of the NRA. Asswipe.

A commenter on the linked Reuters story says, "That was no joke – especially when you look at the actual video. Mike Huckabee was talking to the National Rifle Association, to a group of gun-owners and gun-lovers, that may well include racists and haters. He did not crack a smile; it flowed right in with his speech. That was instigation to violence: a casual instillation of the idea for the assassination of a presumed presidential nominee of the United States. He should be arrested and charged. In an airport security line, if an ordinary citizen deadpan some "joke" about guns and noise, the person would no doubt be hauled off and investigated. We should do no less to this dangerous demagogue."

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