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Quote of the Day – opposing Obama borders on “sedition” edition

MA governor Deval Patrick, a crony of Barack Obama’s, has decided that Republican opposition to what Obama’s agenda borders on the criminal:

Patrick said that even “on my worst day, when I’m most frustrated about folks who seem to rooting for failure,” he doesn’t face anything like the opposition faced by the president.

“It seems like child’s play compared to what is going on in Washington, where it is almost at the level of sedition, it feels to like me,” Patrick said.

Funny how that’s always a problem when the opposition party opposes the party in power.

When asked afterward if he thought the opposition  truly bordered on sedition, he said:

“That was a rhetorical flourish,” Patrick said.

Or, in flyover country language – “no, that was BS”.  But then, we in flyover country knew that when he said it.



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8 Responses to Quote of the Day – opposing Obama borders on “sedition” edition

  • I’m guessing that what Patrick was trying to say is that he wishes that political opposition could be characterized as sedition, so that the left could punish it.

  • “Rhetorical flourish”

    Isn’t that what Sotomayor said about her REPEATED assertions that “a wise Latina” can make better legal decision than other people?

    I guess “rhetorical flourish” can be added to “botched joke” as democrat boilerplate when they say what they really think, then realize (or are told by a handler) that it’s politically (ahem) problematic.

  • The comments section from the Glob report were drastically against Patrick on this when I read it yesterday.

  • Dear Gov. Patrick:

    “F**k You”

    Consider that MY “rhetorical flourish”

    • I know, I find myself saying that a lot lately to the Chief Executive, the Head of DHS, Senate Majority leader, Speaker of the House, US Attorney General…, etc.  Don’t you just wish that the circumstances would present themselves in real life so you could be vilified by the likes of HuffPo or Media Matters for actually doing it?

  • Sedition?  That sounds very much like patriotism being questioned.

  • If it weren’t for American colonials’ “sedition,” this country would have never existed for Patrick to freely express his ill-informed opinion on the matter. But if the likes of him wants to accuse me of “sedition,” I’m probably doing something right.

    In the 1992 “The Last of the Mohicans” was a great exchange about the subject:

    Hawkeye: If English law cannot be trusted maybe these people would do better making their own peace with the French.
    Duncan: That is sedition!
    Hawkeye: That is the truth.
    Duncan: I’ll have you beaten from this fort!
    Hawkeye: Someday I think you and I are going to have a serious disagreement.

  • Cora Munro: Justice? If that’s justice than the sooner French guns blow the English out of America the better it will be for the people here!
    Colonel Munro: You do not know what you’re saying, girl!
    Cora Munro: Yes I do, I know exactly what what I’m saying, and if it is sedition, than I am guilty of sedition too!