LUBBOCK, Texas -- I know it is an election year and the rhetoric is on high blast, but this recent rant from a judge, of all people, makes others pale in comparison.
Judge Tom Head of Lubbock, Texas, is seen in the above video, saying things you would only expect to come out of the mouth of a mental patient at the local asylum.
Speaking on a local televison station, Judge Head says he may have to pick up arms and join in a civil war if President Obama is re-elected.
Here is an excerpt from that insane-like babble: "Obama is going to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N. Okay, what's going to happen when that happens? I'm thinking worse case scenario here. Civil unrest, disobedience, civil war maybe. We're not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations. We're talking Lexington-Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy."
The good judge didn't stop there for he was just getting warmed up. "Now what's going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He will send in U.N. troops with the little blue beanies. I don't want them in Lubbock County, okay. So I'm going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say 'you're not coming in here,' and the sheriff, I've already asked him, I said 'you're going to back me' he said, 'yeah, I'm going to back you.'" (Click on the video above to hear the unbelievable tirade).
"Get rid of the guy." I know mental illness is no laughing matter but crazy aside, isn't this a threat against the president?
This kind of insane hate speech from a man who has power over the lives of citizens? Who sits on the bench to dispense impartial judgments? In fact, why is he wearing a the court's robe, empowered with handing down justice when in 2009, he sent out a picture with nine people arrested wearing Obama tee-shirts, with this caption, "Did you ever see anyone arrested wearing a Bush tee-shirt, or for you older folks, an Eisenhower? Gerald Ford?, even Nixon? Or any political tee-shirt? There MUST be a message here but I can't quite grasp it or maybe I'm afraid to."
As I said before, there is a new breed of Republicans walking aroung these days who scare the "hell" out of the Devil. The conversation has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous to the downright oppressive, bigoted, sexist, hateful and insane. Even more scary, these aren't your average "Joe Blow" spewing, these are elected and high-level public officials.
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