GOP County Commissioner calls for the torture of a U.S. Congresswoman

The anti-gay comments and slur used by City of Troy Mayor Janice Daniels has led to a firestorm of criticism, both nationally and locally, but her comments are no more offensive than those of a Republican Grand Traverse County Commissioner advocating for the torture of a U.S. Congresswoman.

Like Daniels, Jason Gillman is a teabagger, and on Monday he posted a comment on the leading rightwing blog “Right Michigan” that he operates that former Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be tortured if she reveals what she learned of the 84 ethics violations that leading GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was charged with when he left the U.S. House in disgrace in 1997.

“The woman should be behind bars, in stocks, with shock clamps attached to each butt cheek, and with eyelids propped open,” Gillman wrote.

Violent comments like that are more than a little disturbing when used against anyone, but they are even more disturbing when used against the highest ranking woman is U.S. history by another elected official.

This is not the first questionable action by Gillman. In February of last year when public employees and union members were staging huge rallies in Lansing in support of Wisconsin public employees, he showed up at an all-day rally on a Saturday trying to provoke a confrontation he could record and post on YouTube. Despite thousands of union supporters on hand and three hours to do it, all he managed to do was catch 31 seconds of someone giving him the middle finger.

He still called teachers, firefighters and police officers animals. But that pales in comparison to advocating for torture of a U.S. Congresswoman.

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  1. I still do not even know how is it that Republicans won our state in the last elections. The only thing I have come up with, is they either cheated with the DIEBOLD voting machines because they are hackable or the people is too misinformed. Lack of political education, or not wanting to know the truth. The following video helped me change my mind about the GOP. It shows Little Bush joking about not finding WOMDs in Iraq while our young men and women were dying for his vendetta against Hussein.

    And the following study by Professor G. William Domhoff of the University of Southern California/Sociology on income inequality help me educate myself and showed me that we the 80% of the population are not so dumb we cannot create wealth, but that wealth was deliberately kept from us by policies designed to keep the wealth within the grasp of the top 20% who has been controlling 93% of the financial wealth of the US. While the bottom 80%, the majority of the populations has been financially persecuted, by rising prices on everything from food to health care to transportation and government services: They have only allowed us to share 7% of the wealth.

  2. “Corporations have been enthroned..
    …And the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign…
    …. Until all the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
    Abraham Lincoln
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu

    We do well to analyze the above quotes and ask ourselves, are we neutral in issues that affect the majority just because the issue does not affect us directly? The OWS movement may not be completely about Wall Street workers but it is about the influence Wall Street wealth has exercise in the policy making process of this country.

    We tend to think that we cannot do much when it comes to policy making. We seem to leave that important task to the leaders we vote for in the hopes that they are decent enough to do what is right for the people of our country. Unfortunately, money is a great motivator. We can see that by all the game shows and all the mega churches who preach the willingness of God to help us create fortunes.
    And our leaders are not different and feel just as compelled to go after wealth like a bee to honey. So, it is not for us to wonder whether greed is the main reason why the GOP wants to privatize all branches of government.

    Take Social Security, if privatize a CEO will get millions in salary, followed by vice presidents and managers. The whole country will be just as it is now obligated to contribute. And the CEOs in charge of administering the programs will not want a civil servant’s salary. They will want a CEO’s salary which can be into the millions of dollars per year (because like they all put it: “we have to be competitive, to attract the best”. When this fund goes into the stock market, we will be with our sanity in our hands every time the market goes down because our future is the hands of those who do not care about us personally. The CEOs never lose. They earn millions. They will be taken care of. The population and the GOP base do not realize that while they keep us busy thinking about abortion and issues that make no difference, they are concocting a way to make us agree with them, to put them in office so they can privatize everything.

    The OWS movement may and should be supported by those who are part of the bottom 80% of the population of this country.

    If the times allow I encourage all of those who are reading this to go to this site and read a most informative report. But read first the bibliography of it. See from where the information within it was taken. If time would have permitted we, ourselves would have come to the same conclusion.

    And “the truth will set you free”.

  3. “The woman should be behind bars, in stocks, with shock clamps attached to each butt cheek, and with eyelids propped open,”

    Gillman needs to stop telling people his sexual fantasies.

  4. This is the language of the new conservatives. They use violent imagery when talking about liberals, and then cry like little bitches when they are accused of contributing to right-wing violence and domestic terrorism.

    By the way, Jason will be considered a gentleman if he didn’t use any cuss words while talking about Nancy Pelosi.

  5. It just boggles my mind that this bozo Is an elected official. Could you imagine the outcry if a Democrats had something similar about Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann?

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