“Moderate Caucus” chair urges Cheney’s execution

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UPDATE 4/13 7:00am: Click here to listen to Kruger in a radio interview. At about 2 minutes in, he actually says ‘I wish we could have fun with this’.

Rep. Chuck Kruger (D-Thomaston), the Democrat chair of the Maine legislature’s Moderate Caucus, used his Twitter account to express his view that former Vice President Dick Cheney should be executed. This comment has led some to question the validity of Kruger’s moderate credentials.

Kruger made the statement through his Twitter account this past summer, saying, “Cheney deserves same final end he gave Saddam. Hope there are cell cams,” a reference to technology that would allow Kruger to watch the proposed execution of the former Vice President of the United States.

A tip alerted The Maine Wire to the extreme comment just days after Kruger led a meeting of the Moderate Caucus that featured a visit from Eliot Cutler, a former Democrat and failed candidate for Governor in the fall of 2010.

The keynote speaker, Cutler talked about finding middle ground to work from. “I think we’re going to see a shift that draws the two parties back to the middle,” Cutler said in a Bangor Daily News article. “I think we’re going to see the return to civility and to moderation,” Cutler said in another interview with public radio.

Kruger’s statement is being viewed as anything but civil.

Representative Les Fossel (R-Alna), the Republican co-chair of the Moderate Caucus, said it is not the type of comment that Kruger has ever made to him in person or in front of him. “I have never heard anything like that from him in the caucus,” Fossel said. “In caucus he is a mild and mannered co-chair.”

“Obviously I disagree with his comment about [former vice-president] Cheney,” Fossel added.

The ‘moderate’ label in Maine has become fashionable as of late, as several prominent Democrats have shed their party affiliation in order to capitalize on the tradition of successful moderate political figures from Margaret Chase Smith to Olympia Snowe.  In the limelight this year is former Democrat Angus King, who has resurrected his ‘independent’ political identity to fuel his run for U.S. Senate. Though King professes inclinations toward the political center by refusing to indicate which party he would caucus with, most political observers believe he would act as a functional Democrat in the Senate.

“This is a profoundly disturbing thing for an elected official who represents the good people of Maine to say about another former or current elected official,” said Jason Savage, Executive Director of Maine People Before Politics.

“In addition to the fact that this dangerous statement violates any standard of decency for a politician representing the people of Maine, it also exposes the false narrative that self-proclaimed moderate politicians are trying to create,” Savage said.

Kruger’s views on moderation, though, may be at odds with actual moderates. While Fossel, Cutler and King have expressed the desire to establish common ground between centrists in both parties, Kruger is apparently looking for a united front between right- and left-wing extremists. “I think there is an opportunity to create common ground between the extremes of both parties,” he said in the BDN article.

It was unclear whether this nexus included the execution of any other public officials.

UPDATE 4/12 8:42am:
In a phone call with The Maine Wire, Kruger claimed he didn’t remember posting the Twitter comment.

“I’m not admitting or denying it,” said Kruger.”I don’t wish anybody’s death, that’s not really how I feel. I can be snarky, I can be a wise-ass.”

Kruger acknowledged that the comments were extreme, and seemed to conflict with his position with the Moderate Caucus. But, he said, there is “no connection between [the] tweet and my actions or positions in the legislature”

Kruger’s Twitter history was removed from public view after we contacted him for this story.

UPDATE 7:07pm:

Drudge has linked this story and we’ve been working to keep up with server traffic.
The Maine Republican Party also sent out this email today, calling for Kruger’s resignation:

We wanted to make you aware of a story this morning on The Maine Wire about Democratic Representative Chuck Kruger of Thomaston.

“Kruger made the statement through his Twitter account this past summer, saying, “Cheney deserves same final end he gave Saddam. Hope there are cell cams,” a reference to technology that would allow Kruger to watch the proposed execution of the former Vice President of the United States.”

Kruger’s statements are outrageous, and have no place in our political discourse. To add insult to injury, Kruger is the co-chair of the Moderate Caucus!

Imagine if a Republican had made such statements about an elected official?

We can’t sit back and take this. It’s time for the GOP to fight back against the growing extremism from Democrat political figures.

Chuck Kruger should resign immediately and apologize for his outrageous remarks.

Call Chuck Kruger RIGHT NOW and tell him it’s time to go. Maine doesn’t need this kind of violent, sick hatred as part of our political culture.

Call Kruger directly on his cell phone at 207-596-3023, and tell him the people of Maine demand he resign immediately.

We need to take action when these things go unchallenged, and now is the time. Please call Kruger right now and let him know we aren’t going to sit back and let he and his extremist friends ruin our state.

CALL CHUCK KRUGER RIGHT NOW AT 207-596-3023.

UPDATE: Here’s Chuck Kruger, in apparently less violent times:

717 COMMENTS

  1. Anyone who has heard Chuck on the radio or TV knows he is another leftie, nothing moderate about him.

  2. Kruger’s statement is another example of the seething hatred Liberals have for all things Conservative. It was beneath contempt and he should be censored or recalled. What is almost as bad is the tepid, dare I say spineless, response of Les Fossel.  Fossel said he disagreed with Kruger wanting to have Cheney executed.  Really?  Is that the best you can do?  Where is the outrage?  Where is the fire from the Right.  Oh, that’s right…they want to be liked rather than do or say the appropriate thing.  Shame on both of you.

  3. Do “moderates” STAND” for anything?! It’s so easy being in the middle of the road …until an eighteen wheeler hits you!

  4. And yet Democrats/liberals are constantly yammering about how racist Republicans/conservatives are and how we are the hatemongers.  In reality, it’s the reverse.  What happened to the party  (Democrats) of inclusion, diversity, caring, compassion and unity??  Can anyone say HYPOCRISY!

  5. No need to get excited over what Kruger has posted. He just happens to be another one of the loons in America, but one of a few here in our great state of Maine. And the voters voted him into office? Wow! The moon-bat society is doing ok in Maine I guess.

  6. “he didn’t remember”,  my question is, what is Rep. Kruger doing to bring on his short term memory loss

  7. Wonder what his stand on capital punishment is?? I would wager a bet that he is against capital punishment, yet like many of the demoncrats, they talk out of both sides of their mouths! Angus King is NO independent, he is a flaming liberal, pro obamanomics and all things Marxist. Oops with the exception that he loves stimulus money, especially when he takes it for innovative green energy NOT, nothing remotely new about his wind turbines. He handed over his shares in his company to partner Ed Gardner, his cronie at MPBN that sucks money from taxpayers instead of raising funds like other organizations. People had better look real close into Kings past dealings and record as governor. HE was the one who got us into this womb to tomb welfare mentality by refusing to abide by Clinton’s welfare reform act, 5 years and you’re off all welfare. Now Maine is known as a great place to collect welfare. Hopefully LePage will fix that once and for all

  8. Does anyone recall Gabrielle Giffords? 

    Sarah Palin was taken to the woodshed over her metaphorical “Crosshairs”, I guess we should just hold our breath waiting for a similar response from our mainstream press?

    It is the height of irresponsibility for a public official to suggest someone be killed.  I can understand a bunch of wackos tossing the idea around (although I honestly never understood the Cheney hatred) but for an elected official to make the suggestion, that could turn into a green light in a very dangerous way.

    He needs to make a formal retraction, this “I forgot” BS is completely unacceptable.  I’m surprised he didn’t ‘pull a Weiner’ (sorry!) and claim that someone must have hacked his Twitter.

  9. It seems that the “Independent” tag is an opportunity to have 2 liberal Democrates in an election race against one conservative Republican.

  10. Moonbats will be moonbats  no matter how they try to hide it…Nothing will come of it though…Demoncrats can say and do pretty much what they please with no consequences from their party or so called press…Move along folks , nothing to see here…

  11. We’ve known of the double standard for a long time and both sides constantly refer to it…but…how do conservatives combat it when just about the entire media in Maine is so far left and daily issue the opinions to (not of) the uninformed masses. It is a wonder that there are any conseratives left in this society with the deck so stacked against them.
         One way to fight back is for conservatives to print off the real news and leave copies around places of their daily travels.

  12. If this was posted last summer, why did it not receive any recognition before this?  Obviously, this man is in a place of leadership, but he is a liberal who will not be admonished by his party, most likely.

  13. And now that Sussman/pingree leftist machine owns the news media reps and conservatives don’t have a snowballs chance in hell to get their ideas out to those who don’t follow rep and conservative news outlets. Unless individuals in our country and Maine in particular are able to access truth and facts the liberal left will win the war!

  14. Can you imagine if a Republican said this? It would be all over the Sussman state controlled media.

  15. I am more interested in his Jamaica junket!  How much is that going to cost the taxpayers?  GSA anyone!?
    Dems wanting to execute people in Bush’s adm. is old news! 

  16. Perhaps this assclown would like the same standard of justice.  He’s a democrat and that’s prima facie evidence of treason.  A capital offense as I recall.

  17. the dems are always what they accuse everybody else of …intolerant, hateful, bigots, mean, cheap, greedy etc. Just look at the lday black panthers statement and Rosen’s. Every week they give us more examples for anybody that’s looking.

  18. Lookey here! Am I reading something from moveon.org or the daily kos? I wouldn’t advocate killing ANY public official. Mr. Kruger needs to get some anger management counceling or meds.

  19. Would I be correct  in guessing that  Vice President  Cheney still has at least a part time Secret Service  Detail? I ask because it  leads me to this question, is this enough to call for a resignation ? I know that we are all aware that a large percentage of Liberals  make these   type of statement and we just discount  it . The problem I see is that some of these folks  deep down wish for such things to happen, they might not  act on it  but wouldn’t cry  much over the event if it was to transpire. Not  to long ago such a statement would have triggered a  visit from very serious,well armed men from the Secret Service. We also have to consider  those unstable folks on  the  fringe who might hear/see   one of their elected idols make  such a statement an  act on it to do the unthinkable.
     At what point do we stop discounting/looking past  this type of behavior from these folks,  treating it as acceptable behavior of an elected office holder, just  the language of the times?
    I for one am tired of  letting  Liberals get a free pass , allowing them to say whatever they  like without consequences.
    If this Twitter account is currently or has ever been used as  a conduit  for him to speak on his official  doings, If he has/is Identified(ing) him self as an elected official on this  twitter account, then he should be  forced to  reassign. I am Tired of giveng them a pass while being held to a higher standard by these same people. I have had enough.

  20. Since the Secert Service is tasked with protecting, among others, former Vice Presidents, they may be interested in investigating Kruger’s remarks. I certainly hope so!

  21. If he were a Republican he would be out of his office already.  Really He doesn’t remember??  Does he really think people are that stupid or is this guy that lame??  Either way bad.

  22. I believe he IS a moderate Democrat, perhaps even on the conservative side of the Democratic party. Anyone who doesn’t think so must not pay attention to what most Democrats say when they think no one is listening except for their own kind.

  23. “This comment has led some to question the validity of Kruger’s moderate credentials.”—Why not question his fitness to serve in his current position, or his sanity?  This kind of rhetoric is way over the top.

  24. I think all the good people of Maine should ask Rep. Kruger to resign. We should expect and demand better from our public SERVANTS!

  25. Not only is Obama going to lose this November, he is going to lose big and take a lot of Democrats down with him.

  26. Why isn’t the Secrete Service talking to Kruger and arresting him for threats against the former VP…..To think we as tax payers have to pay the salary and health benefits for scum like this!

  27. Anthony Weiner   …how did you get on Mr.Kruger’s twitter account?  Oh come on Mr. Weiner? You neither admit not deny…you are so cute when you are being civil.

  28.  this message from Dick Cheney to Chuck Kruger : remember what I said to Patrick Leahy ? Same to you , punk…

  29. REMEMBER WHEN THE DEMOCRATS AND OBAMA SAID THE REPUBLICANS NEED TO TONE DOWN THE RHETORIC AND BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE WORDS THEY USE? HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD ANY REPUBLICAN USE WORDS AND PHRASES THAT CLEARLY CALL FOR SOMEONE’S DEATH FOR DISAGREEING WITH THEM POLITICALLY OR IN ANY WAY? HOW THE HELL DID WE WIND UP WITH A BUNCH OF IMMATURE ANTI EVERYTHING THAT THEY DON’T AGREE WITH THEM SOCIALISTS IN OUR GOVERNING BODIES?

  30. Kruger should have a visit from the Secret Service who could deliver him to a facility for a psychological evaluation.  That is no less than what would happen to use if we said such a vile thing about a former VP. 

  31. Alcohol’s a tricky bitch. If you can’t handle her, she’ll make a monkey out of you every chance you give her. Mr. Kruger needs to man up and get that sht under control.

  32.  Yes but catching one, an elected one none the less ,saying it is a bit more rare. Make hay while the sun shines, that’s what Grandaddy always said. Besides, it’s the right thing to do.Wait, who’s going to Jamaica

  33. I would love to see Cheney show up in person at a Kruger town hall in Maine, face to face.  

  34. Wouldn’t this kind of medical genocide have happened if Obamacare was already fully in force? Cheney will always be their whipping boy despite the fact they have equally heinous people in their party as well. 

  35. Isn’t it a federal offense to threaten Branches of the Gov’t?! holder should investigate. Oh wait, that’s right, holder? What was I thinking?! He’s just a race baiting, incompetent fool!!

  36. Another soft, touchy, feeling, loving, kind, considerate Democrat who just wants to save the world and all those in it.  Why can’t we all just get along and vote for Socialism and Marxism? Hmmm?  Sniff. 

  37. He should either resign or be censured. This type of behavior is uncalled for. It is one of the reasons congress is held in such low esteem 

  38.  Bingo.  “I don’t remember doing it, but I don’t deny that I did.”  Is there any other plausible explanation for that account of the event?

  39. Typical Democrap police state mentality!  Makes me wonder about the mentality of the people of Maine who voted for him.  I can only hope they didn’t realize what a Stalinist he is!  If a republican expressed the same desire concerning the odious Nancy Pelosi, or Napolitano or Sebelius, Democrats would be howling bloody murder.  He should be forced to resign.  Interesting how the conservatives are always accused of uncivil speech, yet the nastiest stuff comes out of the mouth of the protoCommunists of the DNC.

  40. I hadn’t thought of this possibility.  Never mix email (or twitter or facebook) with merlot.

  41. Don’t count your chickens yet, we still have at of work to do. We are in the first inning, remember the game isn’t over till the fat lady sings, GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

  42. Exactly what I thought.  People have been investigated and charged for doing less than this.   You don’t threaten Presidents and VPs.  You just don’t.  13 year old kids know that.  An elected official?  Sorry, buddy.  Unacceptable.  Resign or be impeached.

  43. Not surprised at all…Maine liberals are invariably inter-bred and just plain stupid. 

    Full disclosure…although I am a Maine native, I fled that state as fast as possible to attend college elsewhere and have happily been far away from the Maine liberals ever since. Yes, I am a Reagan conservative!

  44. Lefty Chuck is best described by this 40 year old quote written by Bill Safire,
     “A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.”

  45.  I bet the lefties are frothing at the mouth to implement the ObamaKillCare bill. They could have denied Cheney a heart if they had it implemented already.

  46. Moderate labels are just another technique for the leftists to cover what they truly believe, just like the progressive label is just another name for communist.

  47. As much of a tool as Kruger seems to be with this stunt, I think we should be thankful we don’t have to look at pictures of his turgid member shot while in his underwear.

  48. Funny, thats how many people who work for a living feel about the welfare state, morally bankrupt, parasitic, sniveling, bile spewing  jealous losers who inhabit the Democratic party these days.  Between Section 8 housing, and “reparations”, union payoffs, No voter ID fraudsters, nanny state controls, all so they can steal more from the 50% that still pays taxes. New study from Australia showed that strong men tended to be conservative. What does that say about libs? No need to answer.

  49. Rep. Alan West’s called these people “Communists”. I think “Stalinists’  is a more accurate term.  Given their ideological heritage,  they would stop at executing conservatives.

  50. Remember last month when they said VP Cheney should had died instead of getting the heart transplant cause he was “too old”? Every white men over 50 beware under Obamacare, your life is not worth saving. Good thing I am a minority, maybe I can get 5 more years than you. Liberals just want to kill off human-beings because we are bad for the planet.

  51.  because democrats take money from the wealthy and give it to the poor, that and at least half the population are idiots and can’t remember anything beyond a day or two, and still believe all our woes are Bush’s fault

  52. Years ago, an idiot in our school wore a “I shot Ron Quaddafi” t-shirt. The Secret Service came to Ohio to investigate him. This is a much more serious statement and I expect the Secret Service to investigate this nut.

  53. Like the Trayvon/Zimmerman case, it will be interesting to see if this is investigated and prosecuted.  Wanna make any bets it won’t?  A slap on the wrist at best? 

  54. Democrats have been hijacked by foaming at the mouth Fascists/Marxists. If you vote for a D you are a traitor and/or a commie lover.

  55. how come fools like this never seem to remember ever saying things like this, gone are the days when this kind of ass could spew this garbage and no one would remember,too many people pay attention to the spoken word these basic home grown terrorists say and we don’t forget.Hopefully the Secret Service will look into this threat.

  56. These Obama Marxists are such vile, hate filled individuals without the sense God gave a goose. Then again, what do they know about God? Everyone on the lame stream media was criticizing Alan West for what he said – I guess we now know he was right. The left is riddled with Communists, only I think Marxists are a better choice of words. You can’t be a communist or a Marxist and believe in God and you certainly can’t be a democrat and be a Christian or a devout Jew. It just isn’t possible. They prove that every day. 

  57. (‘Freddie’) Kruger is to moderates what Hussein Obama is to good presidents. Kruger must be trying to get in the good graces of Bill Ayers.

  58.  This man is clearly nuts. To hear this kind of garbage from one who claims to be a leader is a disgrace. No wonder this nation is on it’s last legs, if this is the best we can come up with to lead this nation.

  59. Moderate democrat? Is there such a thing now?  The democrat party is now the Socialist Party USA.  Ever hear of a moderate socialist?  If you did, they were lying.  

    Leftists are basically cry babies, chomping at the bit to right the wrongs that society did to them – basically losers with chips on their shoulders who want power so they can get their revenge on everyone.

  60. Typical Democrat douche baggery from the lunatic left.
    “Moderate,” huh?
    Ya, sure – and these loons attack conservatives who propose SLOWING the growth of government as “radicals” and “terrorists.”

    America, wake up – Demon-crats are DESTROYING our country. We were founding in freedom, personal inititive and responsibility, not “nanny statism,”  layers of self important bureaucrats and their liberal politician overlords.

    Romney/Anybody 2012!

  61. Remember the French revolution were the housekeepers turn on their employee so they can keep their properties? It’s happening here with the liberal trying to steal from the rich by demonizing them.

  62. Cheney has LIFE now, with a new heart. I hope he lives to be 110 years old and out lives you.

    I enjoy how a lawfully elected, effective vice-president who had a FULL GREEN LIGHT from the Democrat controlled Congress to fulfill the policy aims of the CLINTON REGIME to fruition gets under the skin of you liberal lunatics. It’s a HOOT!

    Revisionist history – it makes you *seem* dumb. Don’t do it.
    Besides, don’t you think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night?

  63. Cheney s h o t  a LAWYER, for Chrissake, you would think people would want to pin a medal on him.
     I think a LOT of people should be ex e c u t ed-people that text message or talk on the cellphone when they drive,those that cut in line at the drive-thru, people that take up 2 parking spots at Wallyworld, etc.
    The Prez and the VP are off the menu, however-especially from an elected official.
    Typical Communist/Marxist Democrat behavior.

  64. I think he is delirious and doesn’t remember which administration in holding office now.  He probably should see a doctor quick.

  65. Arrest Cheney
    Torture Cheney
    Try Cheney
    Torture Cheney
    Convict Cheney
    Torture Cheney
    Execute Cheney

  66. If the Democratic Party DOESN’T call for his resignation, they (by nature of remaining silent) endorse his actions.

  67. Technically a former Vice President only receives Secret Service protection for six months following their term (former presidents get 10 years beginning with Bush, unless Congress extends it which they probably will).  But still, I hope the Secret Service investigates.

  68. resign or be thrown out… ASAP
    no acceptable… why is it that democraps keep saying stupid things like this… and get away with it  ?????

  69. Sure, there are plenty of reasons to foam at the mouth over this comment, but the whole “threatening the former vice prez” thing doesn’t really hold water. Not to say that the comment isn’t the most magnificently stupid thing uttered so far this year, but this doesn’t amount to a threat.

    …it’s pretty simple, this isn’t yelling fire in a crowded theater, it is protected speech. 

    I think it’s great he said that; now we all know what he’s REALLY all about, and can vote accordingly.  The man is a buffoon, clearly too stupid to hold any public office other than rat catcher.

  70. Pretty sure there are Federal laws against this kind of insane rhetoric.  Obama?   Holder?  Anybody home?

  71. you best take care of who is fraudgently at the top right now. Time to impeach him first so we can get back to reuniting America and being free again. This so called person in office does not want to help or anything else positive for my country. kill, kill, kill is all he knows how to do. If every one can’t see it by now, you must have been on another planet !!!!!!He keeps crap stirred up to keep the heat off him because he is in illegally. EVERYONE who helped he get in by fraud will be prosucuted to the fullest extent of the law. I don’t know why he is trying to hide it, every one in America knows it and are waiting for something to be done by congress!!!!!

  72. Typical democrat, mean spirited, hateful and stupid. Our loser president is too busy race-baiting to heal the country.
    Kruger is an idiot who could not keep a job as an “M&M” spell-checker.

  73. from the Opinion page of the Boston Herald, March 28th:

    I
    experienced first-hand the compassion and tolerance of the kind of comments
    exhibited here on Dick Cheney when I returned from service in Vietnam; it cured
    me of liberalism for good!


    Eric Anthony, Brighton
     

  74. Sure. He could just be a raging douchebag like Alan Grayson. Of course, douchebag and drunk are not mutually exclusive.

  75.  It was actually the first thing that crossed my mind. There’s a reason I don’t drink hard liquor any more. But I can’t say that I’ve ever wished for the death of a fellow American. Wouldn’t mind seeing Michael Moore slapped in the face with a flip-flop until he cries though. Don’t need to be drunk to imagine that.

  76.  Lots of luck getting Secret Service to investigate.  Why would Timothy Geithner
    be any better than than Eric Holder in having his department do what’s right rather than what’s politically beneficial to Obama.

  77. Socialist Democrats, like Kruger, can say the most vile and violent things without the Socialist media lackies ever commenting on it or calling them out!  they are truly despicable and low human beings and all should be run out of town on a rail!  

  78. “I’m not admitting or denying it…I can be wise-ass.”  Well, Kruger, one thing is for certain:  you ARE a dumbass. 

    You have lost touch with civility along with reality, and you’ve abdicated your credibility.

  79. Where were you on 11 Sep 2001?!  Oh, yeah…YOU were cheering it on.  Hope the RCMP’s find you before the good people of Maine do.

  80. I just KNEW is was going to be a Democrat that said that.  ONLY Democrats can say vile things like that and get away with it.

     

  81. “I’m not admitting or denying it,” said Kruger.

    That’s all you need to know about this scumbag right there in one statement.

  82. Wasn’t That the same comment by Anthony Wiener? “I don’t remember sending it”  If his memory is that bad then he needs to resign.

  83. especially if they didn’t have a brain…eyes…or ears.
    But if they were conscious and aware of what’s going on in our country, they’d have the whole DemocRAT party and all of the left-wing socialist nutjobs to blame. And rightly so!

  84. Hey Kruger here a thought, how about we adopt the old egyptian and mayan way of dealing with those we put in positions of power, if you steal, misappropriate , mismanage, society gets to have you executed for not serving your constituents honorably. That I dare say would empty congress and most state legislatures, the mere act of being held accountable “reality what a concept”.  

  85.  never could understand this moderate or center crap! I mean you are either for freedom or your not.. I think those people know nothing of politics and just want to fit in. Gee I am kinda for freedom but I like the government telling me what I light bulbs I have to use even though they are a hazemet nightmare

  86. 12.4.12
    rather than condemn Rep. Kruger for expressing a personal view about a former US official that directly obstructed taking preventative action against the ‘perpetrators’ of 911 (e.g. sitting there and refusing to take any action on the incoming flight 77 destined to hit the Pentagon, after both towers had been hit; that refused to testify under oath nor have his statements recorded before the 911 commission…)
    How about listing the crimes you can document against the vp and let US decide if charges are warranted!

    btw with the patriot act2 and indefinite detention supplement seems it is illegal to advocate lethal action against current and possibly past US officials. You risk being designated a terrorist and summary execution.

  87. is it too late to call for Al Gore?

    oh that would violate the new civility.

    if it weren’t for the double standard, the Democrats would have none.

  88. Say hello to a typical modern day Democrat. No remark is out of bounds; no remark has consequences no matter how vile or threatening. Don’t hold your breath waiting for any prominent Democrats to condemn this guy, they’re too busy chuckling about it and wishing they’d said it.

  89. Yes they do.  They are part of the Department of Homeland Security, which is a department of the Executive Branch.  Prior to 2003, the Secret Service was part of the Treasury Department, which also is a part of the Executive Branch.  And for those of you that attended government (public) schools, the Executive Branch is headed by the President of the United States.

  90. Seriously? This is really an elected official? A law maker?
    What are you people smoking up there to vote in a person like this?
    I don’t recall Chaney taking direct responsibility for the death of  Saddam. But I do however remember vividly Obama coming out to gloat about the death of Bin Landin. Should he too be put to death?

  91.  It would seem that the writer of this article went too far as well with posting Kruger’s personal phone number. Two wrongs do not make a right.

  92.  Which only goes to prove that you have no upbringing as well. Quite the retort. Condemn someone for what you yourself are doing. Frankly, your post looks like the act of a troll.

  93. OK, I realize that this is a tired logical point but, WHAT IF A REPUBLICAN SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT THAT DODO, BIDEN?
    That would stop the MSM presses for a month.

  94. Democraps are ruined.  They are going down big time with all their hateful anti -American, Marxist, and Communist behavior. They are the party of disgrace and death!!! Think about it.

  95. If you sent anthrax to someone, what would the penalty be? We killed Bin Laden and he had nothing to do with 9/11. Cheney was probably at the round table that came up with 9/11 (PNAC FALSE FLAG) and nothing has been done?

  96. the Democrat said proudly, “the fact I own a few ni**ers and keep them working on my land tending the crops and animals” should bare no ill effect on my ability to be fair and even handed to all men in my dealings the legislature…. you know sometimes I can be snarky.

    just imagine if some republican had said this bout Obumbler. he would be considered out of bounds AND a racist! Democrats are just snarky!

  97. inappropriate yes…but dont kid yourselves. bush/cheney/rumsfeld need to be investigated. they were no angels.

    clinton and obama too still have some serious issues hanging over them.

    to pass big issues over is rotting the USA from the inside…can’t you feel something is going very wrong with the US? start connecting the dots. globalists fascists are eating america alive. cheney was one…one party rule but in a false two party system.

  98. Why is there no outrage in Maine? Is this kind of behavior acceptable to the people of that state? The democrats need to have this guy investigated by the appropriate state legal authority and get him into the justice system. Where is the Secret Service on this issue, where is the Justice Department?

  99. we don’t need a fool like this voting on ills that screw the people of his state. these lechers love their job and their perks so they are tuned in when the prospect of losing it all comes into play. snatch a few of the d-bags jobs from them and put them back in the private sector and a few of them that still have any g-damn sense will thin twice about tailing about killing or executing the veep or president past or present. take their jobs away…they don’t deserve a paycheck on the taxpayer just to give us a public fool to flaunt. no thanks. fire ’em.

  100. I can wait until Cheney, along with Bush and Rumsfeld, are tried for war crimes related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their treatment of prisoners in the US and in Guantanamo.

  101.  “because democrats take money from the wealthy and give it to the poor,” You mean like Jesus? And Robin Hood? So you’re an atheist as well as greedy.

  102. Yeah, and their co-defendant Obama, since he has continued every program he is just as guilty.

    ‘Scuse me, I’ve got to go “Dr. Snake” the toilet, The Biden won’t go down.

  103. Nope. Hardcore liberals are still hoping for Cheney/Bush/Rumsfeld to be tried in Geneva for war crimes.  And personally, I’d donate money for the tickets to Switzerland.

  104. Sorry I missed the post suggesting your comment…But as a conservative…I DO NOT suggest shooting President Obama…SO GET OVER YOURSELF!!!

  105. I’ve NEVER heard anyone suggest that….but if they did, OF COURSE that would be disgraceful, disgusting and wrong. 
    The only ones filled with the hateful comments always seem to be the tolerant and peaceloving democrats…..care to explain why that is?

  106. It’s ironic that those who demand tolerance and respect for diversity of opinion the most from others rarely exhibit the traits themselves.

  107. Far too old and with a long history of heart disease and 5  heart attacks. Somebody’s palm got greased in that deal. But if they took your heart for him, I’d be okay with it.

  108. It’s fun watching the libunatics go through various phases of denial and meltdown as they goosestep their way into political oblivion behind Dear Leader this November.

  109. Funny, I read one of your Repuke buddies recently suggesting that all liberals should be hunted down and exterminated. I thought he was a little…overwrought myself. But you Repukes are sooooo high strung anyway,  it was easy to ignore him.

  110. Dems continually remind us that since they can’t win on policy or performance they resort to name-calling, slander, playing the race card, hatred, vitriol, fantasy, fabrication, class conflict, and demonization.

    And now via their “enforcer arms” (unions, OWS, Black Panthers, etc.), Dems are resorting more to extortion and violence.

  111. Meanwhile you macho guys go out and buy handguns and bullets when the NRA waves its little hankie and gets the vapors over nothing.

  112. Liberals do not hate all conservatives just as liberals do not hate all republicans. Although an irresponsible message, who can doubt the criticism of Cheney as he was responsible in part for these wasteful foreign wars and an increasingly powerful surveillance community? One persons influence can  kill many people so why is everyone so shocked someone wants him dead. I think death is wrong and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but why do we vilify those who present provocative statements rather than try and at least acknowledge that their is a reason behind their point of view?  

  113. Hey Jade — What are you smoking?  Whatever it is your thinking is jaded and your not in reality!!

  114. This is a typical “liberal”–hate filled, nasty, mean liberal response.  I don’t know why the Republican elected representatives put up with this crap.  MSM will not print it.  For crying out loud–go around them.  What is wrong with Maine electing people like this?  Allen West doesn’t put up with these comments unchallenged!! Elect him as a leader. 

  115. Mr. Kruger should be investigated and if this was posted as reported, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Calling for the murder of an innocent human being is not protected speech. It is advocating for a violent crime. This Bush-Cheney hysteria idiocy must end!

  116.  Jesus never advocated for TAKING from the rich to give to the poor. He advocated for the  rich GIVING to the poor. There is a huge difference between theft and charity.  If a beggar pulls out a gun, it’s robbery. If he gets money with a cup, it’s called charity. While there ARE historical records for a thief named “Robin Hood”, there is NO historical record of him giving his ill gotten gains to the  poor.

  117.  Jade, you are so wrong in your comment.  You remind me of Rodney King–“why can’t we just all get along?”  I don’t want to get along with liberalism.  It will be the destruction of the U.S. And libs, like Kruger, are taking this country beyond the gutter.  They are taking us into the sewer.  We, I, do not want nor will I accept liberalism.

  118. I hope no i pray  Kruger gets cancer and suffers a painful slow death. Oh and i hope no i pray we can watch it on a cell cam

  119. Kruger, that irresponsible prick, should be fired from office, arrested, and thrown in jail for violating the ethics of his office and for threatening the life of the former Vice President. F–K these Democrat pigs!!

  120. Sarah Palin is a God-fearing and intelligent woman who gave birth to a Down’s Syndrome child rather than take the easy and selfish way out. She was also a mayor and Governor and the author of 2 best-selling books. I will vote for someone that “dumb” anytime over someone like Barack H. Obama anyday.

  121. Maybe he should be thinking about the possibility of coming trials for Obama, Biden and Holder. They all could be tried for treason, as well as the bulk of the democrats in the House and Senate.

  122. To paraphrase Jerry McGuire….”Show me the threats.” I think you have a very active imagination to go along with your limited display of accurate information.

  123.  ??  This thread is about a Democrat politician talking publicly about executing  Dick Cheney.  Try to stay focused.

  124. After the FBI and Secret Service visit this moron, he needs to be hauled in front of a board of psychiatrists to certify he is mentally capable of representing the idiots who elected him. I know that is setting a low standard, but it would be a start.

  125. I’d like to ask … where’s the civility that so many asked for?

    When you ask for civility shouldn’t you let it begin with you?

    I say this to married couples. If you seek a change, desiring reconciliation, let it begin with yourself.

    Capiche?

  126. imagine one of the other representatives saying he’d like to see obama executed. he’d be arrested before he finished the tweet…double standard, but when are we going to demand the end of the double standard? it is time…

  127. Maybe Kruger’s first name is really Freddy. That would explain a lot in relation to this story. What a maroon! Evil, but still a maroon.

  128. Bush/Cheney and Rumsfeld were the right leaders at the right time and did the right things to protect freedom for you to make asinine comments like this.

  129. Like most Far Left radicals you have quite a tendency to fire off accusations and utter nonsense with absolutely no evidence to support your far-fetched claims. NO government bureaucrat has the right to deny someone a life-saving medical procedure.

  130. Olympia Snowe is not a successful moderate political figure; she’s a useful idiot for the Democrat Party, Obama admin., and unconstitutional Health Care mandate.

  131. Amen!!! It’s time for ALL voters who share your feelings, regardless of party, to hold Far Left politicians accountable for such unacceptable behavior and vote them out of office permanently.

  132. What bothers me is not so much his initial comment (which I disagree with, of course).  It is the hedging after the fact and removing his twitter history from public view. Obviously, he intends to create doubt about whether he actually tweeted that, which is dishonest. It is not an excess of passion that is crippling our government from shore to shore, but the ubiquitous dishonesty of politicians.

  133. ” his Twitter account to express his view that former Vice President Dick
    Cheney should be executed. This comment has led some to question the
    validity of Kruger’s moderate credentials.”

    WTF! This should be a reason to question his “validity” to be an American, much less his “validity” to hold an elected position anywhere in the USA.

    Folks, Obama and his liberal Democrats are rapidly destroying America.

    Vote for anyone other than Obama and his Democrats this
    November.

  134. JFK would not be able to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2012. He would be considered far too conservative. He favored tax cuts, a strong defense and was stridently anti-communist. The Far Left politicians and news media would despise him.

  135.  Mrs. Palin was not ready for prime time.  But, was Jimmy Carter?  Lyndon Johnson (of Vietnam war fame), John Kerry or John Edwards, etc?

    Sure, it’s possible to name many Republicans who weren’t ready.  But, it’s just as possible to name many Democrats?

    Is it really not possible for Democrats to admit that they, too, are flawed?

  136. NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN AND WOMEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY! HONORABLE AMERICANS VOTE THEM OUT!

    The future does not belong to the faint hearted it belongs to the BRAVE RWR 40. 

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. 

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. 

    The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over their has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

  137. He didn’t. The “Doc” has no idea what he’s talking about. He and other leftists will never comprehend that charitable giving is VOLUNTARY, not compulsory.

  138. Not to worry.Most of the TV news media will not report this story nor will 85% of the newspapers print it.  And if they do, it will only be to say that Rep. Kruger was mistwitted.

  139. Doc, get back to us when you get elected dog catcher and talk to us about how smart you are and how dumb Palin is.  Accomplish something for your self then be critical of others.

  140. Jesus was a government? Robin Hood took money FROM the government?  Dr Snake, I am so confused by your seemingly random and reckless claims…please somehow reference these fascinating non-parallels.

  141.  But yet it seems like Obummer is a much bigger war monger than Bush ever wanted to be….Egypt, Syria, Libya, Expanding ops in Afghanistan….yep. Oh wait, I also remember when that muppet said he’d have all troops home by June….of 2010. More Demo-rat lies to keep the minions in check. Whatever…Barry is a total failure and blathering id iot.

  142. All you so-called Republicans up there in Maine need to get a backbone and call for Kruger to resign immediately and stay on it!!

  143. Exactly, one is either for freedom or not, be these freedoms personal or financial.  People are as free to keep guns or to spend their earned money in any way they want as they are free to smoke weed, have sex with anyone they want including members of the same gender, drink legally at the same age as they can marry or serve in the military, etc.  A person with such believe has no place either on the right or the left side of the political spectrum. 

  144. Of course, however there have been no reports of anyone suggesting shooting President Obama. We intend to defeat President Obama and his minions at the polls come November 6, 2012. We do suggest burying the Progressive aka Communist agenda.

  145. Chucky boy took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States and yet he calls for the execution of the former Vice President!!!  This is treason at its best!!!!

  146. IF HE REMOVED THE STATEMENT FROM PUBLIC VIEW…THEN IT IS TRUE AND NOW HE IS HIDING BEHIND HIS “POWER” AND THE MAIN ETHIC COMMITTEE SHOULD HIM FROM THE MAIN LEGISLATOR.     A COLD CALL FROM THE FBI MIGHT ALSO YIELD SOME GEMS!!

  147. Kruger deserves to be waterboarded and then thrown in Gitmo with the rest of the al queda wing of the DNC.

  148. You’re a moron. Virtually NO ONE has ever publicly called for Ø’s execution.

    For Ø’s HUMILIATING DEFEAT this fall and for his consignment to the dustbin of history with the rest of you other loser islam -marxist scum, yes, but nothing more.

  149. these chowder heads show such contempt for us,  why are these numb nuts elected??  They attack ANNE ROMNEY for being stay at home mom, bag-man GEORGE STEPHANOPOLOUS tried to control abortion debate using ”contraception.” My viewpoint the left has declared war, while exempting itself, ALLEN WEST (R) from FLA. says at least 80 to 90 members of congress are communists mostly from the left side, since TRAYVON MARTIN the race hustlers have proved how intolerant, they are from blaming BUSH
    to everyone else, we need to get rid of all these clowns in the fall,
    unfortunately big money, GEORGE SOROS plays big part. apology from these
    bigots?? Just wasting breath, they’re sorry they got caught.

  150. “This comment has led some to question the validity of Kruger’s moderate credentials.”

    I think the validity of something else about this man is in question.
     Don’t the D’s say the R’s are the mean, vindictive, nasty knuckle draggers? 

    “Moderate” caucus?  I think not.

  151. These people are pure “Evil” and will create the gulags or killing fields here as soon as they consolidate power. Very Very Sorry to say this, but! The time for civil war is upon us and evil must be purged from the land. To say these people [marxist] have a right in democracy is like saying cancer has a right to exist in a healthy body. We cut cancer out and kill it. God help us Americans and let death take tyrants* away or give them a one way ticket out to another place.  *:ie marxistliberalssocialist communisthaters of Americahaters of Godracist black or white, have no place in this country.

  152. There are other legislators in other states who dress as moderates but when push comes to shove, they all vote the straight socialist line . Joe Manchin from West Virginia comes to mind as one example of many. They all (or most of them) run as moderates and, once in office, vote for socialized medicine, higher taxes and infinite debt.

    Once in a while the voters get lucky and discover the true thinking of these pretenders – that’s what happened here with Kruger.

    This is certainly not your daddy’s Democratic Party – these are all far, far leftists and socialists. The ironic thing here: Kruger may actually be a moderate among today’s Democrats.

    Who to blame? Try blaming the voters. You’re now $5 trillion more in debt than you were three years ago (with nothing to show for it but the IOUs). Vote for a few more “moderate” Democrats and watch how quickly that five turns into a ten.

  153.  Jesus didn’t take, yet he commanded you should give (key word being should) and Robin Hood robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, who were the rich… the sherriff (the government) get your facts straight.

  154. I have your civility right here Rep. Chuck Kruger (D-Thomaston), the Democrat chair of the Maine legislature’s Moderate Caucus – if he is moderate, what the hell are they breeding up there in Maine ?

  155. This Communist really means it. Try Cambodia in 1975 if you are wondering where the radical marxists in America’s Trojan Horse Communist Party (aka Democrats) are taking our sinking ship of state. Had any Republican suggested a life threatening act against the current Dear Leader and his Vice Dear Leader they would have had a visit from the FBI, Secret Service and (if it were a white, Christian gun-owner who said it) the ATF. Good to see ERIK the RED Holder is on the job… I feel much safer knowing that…

    God have mercy on our backslid nation. We have have fallen into the clutches of Godless radicals and perverts.

  156.  There could be nothing worse than such a deed.  (1) a certain group would use that as ‘justification’ for (a)  armed insurrection, (b) martial law; (2) it would put Biden in his stead; and (3) it would deny us the fun of an impeachment trial.

  157. What a coward, just looking at that putz’ picture one can figure out he lacks a set. Come out west punk, we’ll show you a thing or two.

  158.  Jesus never ‘took’ from anybody: he did accept gifts for a simple existence and to aid the poor.  Robin Loxley was, in fact, a highwayman that specialized on taxmen working for the corrupt ‘nobility.’

  159. Just another hate inciting Democrat, who speaks appalling rhetoric, and then blames Republicans for racism, and the illusionary “war on women”.

  160. Oh, he’ll apologize and think that it’s OK and that everybody will disregard what a hateful, fetid dem drain clog he is.

    Sorry to disappoint, Chuckie…

  161. Even liberals in my home state of California are horrified by statements like this. Shame on this official. Be more like California and be tolerant!

  162.  If by chance this Kruger guy himself is ever convicted of a heinous crime and faces execution, give me a call; I’m willing to be the person that fires the actual bullet, or throws the switch, or opens the trap door, or pulls the lever to lower the cyanide capsules into the pot of sulfuric acid under the seat.

  163. Where are the calls for his dismissal?  Why is he not resigned by now?  Any Republican that were to call for such a thing would have the whole DNC on his/her back demanding a resignation.  

  164. After Cheney, I hope we can follow thru with all those that killed the Glass Steagall act, with Barny Faaaag, Dodd, Bush, Paulson, CGC (all of them) Shiftyton, Hijackson, Obama, Nancy, Harry….all of them and start over.  I’d start with Kruger.  Take their wealth and give it to the truly needy.

  165. After Cheney, I hope we can follow thru with all those that killed the Glass Steagall act, with Barny Faaaag, Dodd, Bush, Paulson, CGC (all of them) Shiftyton, Hijackson, Obama, Nancy, Harry….all of them and start over.  I’d start with Kruger.  Take their wealth and give it to the truly needy.

  166. Seig Heil kamerade Kruger, and Bomba,The Peoples Comrade! We will work to gather more horrible things about those wretched rethuglicans.

  167. Seig Heil kamerade Kruger, and Bomba,The Peoples Comrade! We will work to gather more horrible things about those wretched rethuglicans.

  168. Where it up to me Kruger would b executed … What a dumb F as ar the idiots who elected this jackass .. Perhaps they should be put ina political reeducation camp.

  169. “I’m not admitting or denying it,” said Kruger.” Typical cowardly Democratic Party  response.  Doesn’t have the Cajones to even admit he said it. Loser !!! 

  170. yes i do.  if someone makes that suggestion the secret service should be at that person’s door asap.

  171. Liberals like this Jagoff Chuck Kruger should be put in front of a fire squad…May take a few days to get rid off all Liberals, but America would once again become a Country that Honors the Founding Father’s Principles and the Constitution, rather than always attempting to circumvent the Constitution, to serve their own selfish ideas.  How does one sign up for the firing squad.

  172. “Moderate” means socialist Democrat in Maine.  A moderate communist is a socialist.  Numbscull voters have no concept of single axis or multi-axis political spectrums and where they or others fall.  They vote by soundbytes, which is why nonsense spewed from politicians is all it takes to win.

  173. What is missing from this discussion is that every time liberal hatred like that expressed by Snake and Kruger leads someone to do something violent, the brain dead liberal media imply he was a Republican like Timothy McVeigh whose father was a Democrat organizer and all the other lefty Marxist kooks who have gone off and shot people including poor Ms. Giffords.  And this all started with Oswald the marxist who did really shoot Kennedy, despite kooky claims that some unknown Republican CIA agent did or Sirhan Sirhan the Palestinian. 

    In reality there are no “repukes” in that list but lots of marxists.

  174. of course Doc is full of it. If Jesus “took” that would be stealing and that is a sin. Jesus, was perfectly sinless as Christianity teaches. Doc’s name is appropriate, as Satan is the serpent. Just another godless lefty.

  175. I’m sure, just like you felt about those left-wing kooks (pardon the redundancy) who made movies and books about assassinating Bush, and then gave themselves awards for it.

  176. The term ‘moderate’ is a farce. All that means is a hard-left liberal, trying to look thoughtful.

    I’ve never heard of a hard-core, flaming ‘moderate.’

  177. right. I liked JFK. He stared down the Ruskies in Cuba and prevented WWIII.  I dont care how many women he slept with. besides, Bill Clinton holds the record for a POTUS doing that.

  178. “Kruger’s grandchildren deserve the same final end Cheney gave Saddam. Hope there are cell cams,” (satire?)

  179. And this is a moderate Democrat! Imagine what the aknowleged hard core Marxist types say to each other…Funny how everything they say about republicans turns out to be themselves they are really describing…November can’t come soon enough….

  180. if we still had a country of men, the distinguished member from Maine would “suddenly and mysteriously” disappear. Sadly this is no longer a nation of men.

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  182. Don’t be silly, we would never try and execute a government official who is ultimately responsible for , at least, a hundred thousand deaths.

  183. Maybe if you looked into why he would say something like that you might understand.  Anyone that lost someone at war in the last 10 years might feel that way.  Because if the truth came public, thats exactly what would happen

  184. Haha Sparks, I liked that comment. So true. Ugh they’re stiiilllll blaming bush. I can’t believe it. Democrats’ convictions are about as legitimate as O’s birth certificate. Nuff said…

  185. War crimes? Oh boy, here we go. You know they actually did find materials for WMD’s? Yellow cake uranium my friend. Not enriched for weapons but saddam had stockpiles of it. Why don’t you call for the trials of you commie friends Chavez, Castro and Hu Jintao and Putin? Oh wait…socialist Marxist communist, you wouldn’t go against you family would you Doc? I guess that’s why you keep ranting on the Bush admin. go live somewhere else, but I don’t think you’ll be as well of in those struggling welfare nations.

  186. Cheney’s execution should only come as a consequence of a death sentence passed by a duly constituted tribunal that tries him for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    Under the rules used at Nuremburg and in Asia 1n 1946 he would automatically be sentenced to death based on public knowledge and his own admissions.

    Failing to try, convict and execute Cheney and all other members of the Bush administration complicit in the Iraq invasion is an insult to the millions who died in World War 2.

  187.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it congress who overwhelmingly voted to greenlight that war?

  188. FU, pal. Talk about being snarky. Maybe you and this douchebag politician are cut from the same cloth..

  189. Colin Powell’s secretary said that Cheney was the actual president during the first 4 years. And he’s afraid to travel for fear of being arrested over seas for war crimes

    the truth hurts. The govt is corrupt and you’re sheep for not paying attention. Morons

  190. In Colombia, if kruger made a comment about a conservative member of the government, or about Uribe or santos, Mr. Kruger would be picked up by a paraco group, given a nice car ride and have his corpse dumped in a landfill with the garbage ( where kruger belongs). The buzards and vultures say Democrats are tasty, kinda of taste  like tree chicken….

  191. Fact: The Clinton administration believed Saddam had stockpiles of WMDs so it was a systemic belief in Washington via foreign intel that the Hussein regime had them, not solely the Bush administration.

    Fact: Clinton terrorist czar Richard Clarke said the following in the Washington Post (Page A2 Jan 23, 1999): ” Intelligence exists linking bin Laden to El Shifa’s current and past operators, the Iraqi nerve gas experts and the National Islamic Front in Sudan.” Given the evidence presented to the White House before the airstrike, Clarke said, the president “would have been derelict in his duties if he didn’t blow up the facility.” Clarke was referring to Clinton’s decision to destroy the el Shifa pharmaceutical plant in Khartoum, Sudan.

    Fact: Saddam Hussein did provide training, financing and/or refuge to many terrorist organizations targetting America including 1993 WTC bomber Abdul Rahman  Yousef who lived in Baghdad and received a monthly government stipend until the American invasion in March 2003.Fact: Iraqi state run newspaper al Nasireyah printed a story in July 2001 implying that Osama bin Laden was soon about to lash out inside America including “Striking the arm already wounded”, indicating the World Trade Center. The paper also said Osama was going to destroy the White House and the Pentagon. This story was printed 2 months before 9/11/01.

    Fact: The war on organized crime doesn’t end at the door of the Gambino family. The war on terrorism didn’t end at the door of al Qa’eda. Saddam Hussein was a legitimate target in ending aggression toward America and our ally Israel. 

    Criticize the post-invasion occupation plans of Iraq Mr. Kruger. Bush and Cheney deserve that. Do not make an ass of yourself and declare Cheney a “war criminal”. Sir, you sound like a seditious SOB when you do.

  192. Oh quit your crying you pussy. Half of those prisoners at Gitmo look like the belong on the ” Biggest loser”, and sent to an excercise camp, or sent to jenny craig

  193. “Cheney deserves same final end he gave Saddam. Hope there are cell cams,”  If Cheney was replaced with the presidents name, and Saddam replaced with Bin Laden, what would happen I wonder?????  Kruger needs to resign, I would call that a threat on the life of Dick Cheney.

  194. Cheny was a warmomgerer and cheifly responsible for the deaths and chaos in IRAQ. Kruger is RIGHT!!

  195. It’s funny how all the left are for cheney’s execution but will fight the execution of a convicted murder. Liberals have such a double standard it’s nauseating.

  196. Baloney. Kruger is a liar. The Secret Service needs to pay the “Honorable gentlemen from Maine” a visit.

  197. I hope Kruger gets an act from GOD, and gets struck by a giant friggin lightning bolt up his stupid **S.

  198. He’s in Thomaston, the home of the best prison in Maine…maybe he is having a thought or two about his future.

  199. And Saddam was such a sweetheart of a guy. His sons? Paragons of virtue and justice. The woodchippers, acid baths and rape squads the boys offered to thei friends? Those were party favors! Can’t have a party without entertainment.

  200. The Portland office of the FBI is on this one, guaranteed. As a former ME resident, I can promise, that Maine is the LAST place in the country, you want to f**k around with the feds.

  201. It sounds like an intentional infliction of distress, on Dick Cheney, who just had a heart transplant. Sounds like a case of possible attempted murder, with this post.

  202. “The ‘moderate’ label in Maine has become fashionable as of late, as several prominent Democrats have shed their party affiliation in order to capitalize on the tradition of successful moderate political figures from Margaret Chase Smith to Olympia Snowe.”

    This is what’s disturbing about this story. ‘I’m not a Democrat/liberal/ progressive, I’m a moderate.’ Run from the label much? Be aware of who you’re voting for in the next election. You’re going to have a lot of Dems changing their names this year, I believe.

  203. George Washington –  killed thousands of British; Abraham Lincoln – killed hundreds of thousands of Southerners; FDR – killed a lot of Japanese and Germans. – Great moderates in history? The only moderates I know carry a white flag in their back pocket.

  204. The dem party needs to go the way of the torres whigs nazi’s communists….there is no need for this scum to have political power.  Man against Woman…working moms against stay at home moms…rich job providers against non rich…black against white….latino against white…..DEM SCUM ARE THE DEVIL!  Without pitting one Americn against the other Dems have nothing!

  205. Well Chuck, are you not a shinning example of tolerance and the American way?  It’s people like you, particularly congress people, that convince me that Americans need to do even more than just kick your asses out of office.

  206. If a Congressman calls for the execution of a former Vice President, who just went through heart surgery, it sounds like such an outrageous intent. But in the Obama/Castro regime, it’s like Jane Curtin, who always said, “never mind”.

  207. Cheney should be tried, and when convicted for war crimes against humanity, executed. There. Thats all that needs to be sad. Put him on trial then hang the bastard. No threats there. Just justice.

  208. I love democrat/liberal hate!   I love obama!  I love the internet!  Nothing could hasten the demise of the dem party faster than dem hate on display….pure liberalism’s economic failures plus obama’s disasterous presidency all on display at the speed of light!  This is so cool watching an American political party fall apart right before our eyes!  To good to be true. 

  209. Luckily a nd sadly, it shows us, yet once again, who liberals really are and that, there is no such thing as a “moderate”

    So people really have to get off the fence and be one or the other, liberal or conservative.

  210.  Well, what the hail is the difference between him and you, now?  Both warmongers, now that you have sided with the person that basically declared war on Cheney?  And, do you not give the Iraquis any credit at all for what happens in their country?  You whine about probable victims, yet you victimize the past VP.  You are exactly what you pretend to dislike about VP Cheney.  ‘T’is a shame, surely.

  211. I’ts always amazed and amused me that it’s the “Godless commies”  that are invariable first in line to “whip out their Jesuses” when it suits their agenda!

  212. That is bunk, Bunk!  You are already convicting him without a trial.  We are NOT impressed.  Why would you even waste a trial on someone you  have so thoroughly convicted?   Mr Cheney had a very difficult job in a very difficult position, and I would bet that if you were in his shoes, you would want the whole truth told, as well as a fair trial BEFORE a conviction if someone so arrogant as you called for your death.  Shame  on you.

  213. Now just because i would never act on it doesn’t mean i can’t wish cheney the most painfull death possible he is a war criminal responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.  ! You compete scum i hope he get cancer , aids and the plague for starters !!!!

  214.  My, My….  another misguided moon bat.  Shine a little light and here they come.  I think the population of moon bats should be thinned out some.

  215. Though I agree with Mr. Kruger’s sentiment, I believe that as an ELECTED SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE it is up to his constituents to decide if he should further represent them.

  216. Nor have I heard anyone recommend that.  To do so would be an indication of being a street thug, a hoodlum, and that is the very thing we are distressed over with POTUS and his gang.  Not once have I heard or seen that evil recommendation on any board I have visited.  Thus, I assume Dr Snake (oil) is a member of a radical party.

  217. He’s right Cheney is a ahole i hope he gets a bullet t in the gut ( *not that i would do it – disclaimer)  just for starters.

  218. Such tolerance…..

    Wonder what would happen if a conservative Congressman from Texas tweeted he wished he could see Biden hung by the neck until he died?

  219. Bunckbillington, you may want to turn down the Grateful Dead, step away from the bong and try to read something without moving your lips.  Maybe everyone in the Congress should be tried too since they voted for the Iraq initiative

  220. Another worthy example of ‘E Pluribus Unum’.

    And I see a goodly crowd of the kookie cockroaches have followed Kruger out of the nest and onto this comment thread.

  221. Right Max. But not just a double standard. A combination of no real standards at all, or newly reminted ones to fit the occasion. Lib ‘standards’ are ‘blowin in the wind’.

  222. Wasn’t he one of the loudest whiners when Kathleen Giffords was shot? Wasn’t he one of the folks who was complaining about the rhetoric? You folks on the left need to get your representatives under better control, or this isn’t going to end well at all.

  223. Chuck Kruger *is* a moderate–a hard core Democrat would have also called for executing Mrs. Cheney, their children, grandchildren, and household pets.

  224. I do not understand why people buy into the idea that “Democrats take money from the wealthy and give it to the poor.”  They actually take money from everyone and give it to their friends.  Chicago Democrats have made this an art, enriching their politicians, including Obama, and their contributors.  If some small amounts make it to the poor, it is just the cost of doing business/corruption.
     

  225. I bet you are a good christian too.
    Please tell me how Cheney is a war criminal and he is responsible for thousands of deaths.
    I do believe the congress authorized the plans to go into Iraq. Whay not wish bad things on all of congress too.

  226. I agree that this fool should resign in the interest of “fairness” since that is what Liberals would demand if a Republican or Conservative would have done the same thing aimed at some Democrat!

  227. Suggest you cancel your newspaper subscription, as I did. But be sure to tell them why.

    The TV Networks are already paying for their partisanship – in drooping ratings and loss of profits. Maybe their accountants will catch on – one day.

  228. kruger issuing more LIBERAL VITRIOL AND HATE toward the real Americans……………….typical for a member of the obama mob of America  haters

  229. Dems hate Cheney because he was good. Look who they have now: Joe Biden – easily the dumbest VP, quite possibly, in American history.

  230.  Let’s hope he suffers the same fate as Giffords. In fact I hope all dems suffer that same fate, that’s the only way to clear out this nest of socialist, anti-American scum from polluting our political system.

  231. Ummmm, threatening the life of a former VP is STILL a felony. I’m sure that indictment will be forthcoming right after the new black panther indictments. I’m sure they are taking up all of Holder’s time. 

  232.  the truth hurts. The obama govt is corrupt and you’re a sheep for not paying attention. Moron