Read this quote and speculate on just how many Secret Service agents would be visiting the home of the person who said it... if they were a Conservative.
“I’m training my grandchildren to use long-range rifles. For what purpose? Well, I’m not going to say the words 'Barack Obama’, but. . .”
Read that again. Now consider the reaction from every single MSNBC host if those words were spoken by someone in the Republican party. But that statement was not made by anyone in the GOP, it came out of the mouth of Peter Fonda during the festivities at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Reported by the Telegraph, Fonda's bizarre comments continued;
'It’s more of a thought process than an actuality, but we are heading for a major conflict between the haves and the have nots. I came here many years ago with a biker movie and we stopped a war. Now, it’s about starting the world.'
The second half of the quote sounds a little like Fonda realized that his previous comment might draw some unwanted attention from the government and perhaps he better soften them a bit.
Too late, especially when you consider that Fonda made some questionable comments about President Obama earlier in the week. As reported on Yahoo.com;
"I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a f(expletive) traitor,' using those words... 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military -- in this case the coastguard -- what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do'."
To review: Peter Fonda calls the President a 'f***ing traitor' and a few days later says to the Press, 'I’m training my grandchildren to use long-range rifles. For what purpose? Well, I’m not going to say the words 'Barack Obama’, but. . .'
While I honestly doubt that Mr. Fonda is serious about his threats to the President, he does have millions of fans around the world who can be influenced by things that he says. Is anyone in the Secret Service speaking with Peter Fonda?
H/T to our friends at Weasel Zippers.