The head of Cowboys for Trump says a good Democrat is a dead one.

  
Via:  John Russell  •  one month ago  •  84 comments

By:   Will Sommer (The Daily Beast)

The head of Cowboys for Trump says a good Democrat is a dead one.
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DARK TURN

The head of Cowboys for Trump says a good Democrat is a dead one. And protesters in Kentucky hanged the governor in effigy.

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As the head of Cowboys for Trump, Couy Griffin has led pro-Trump horse rides through Washington, D.C., and posed for a photo in the White House with Donald Trump. He's a superfan of the president and on May 17, he made the case that Democrats should die.

"I've come to a place where I've come to a conclusion where the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat," Griffin said to cheers at a rally at a New Mexico church. He was there to defy a public safety order pertaining to the coronavirus.

Griffin, a county commissioner in the state, hastily added that he only meant Democrats who were dead in "the political sense"—an effort at cleanup he repeated in an interview with The Daily Beast on Tuesday.

"I could've chosen a different verbiage, you know. I guess I need to be more careful when I choose the words that I speak," Griffin said. "But you know, it's just so hypocritical of the left how they're blowing this up, like I'm some hate-speech murderer."

But in the interview, Griffin also repeated his claim that "the only good Democrat is a dead one" and signaled that he still thinks some top Democrats—such as governors Ralph Northam (D-VA) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)—could be guilty of treason and the punishment that comes with it.

"You get to pick your poison: you either go before a firing squad, or you get the end of the rope," Griffin said.

Asked by The Daily Beast about whether anti-lockdown protesters are increasingly considering violence, he didn't hesitate in his reply.

"I'll tell you what, partner, as far as I'm concerned, there's not an option that's not on the table," Griffin said.

Envisioning a scenario in which one's political opponents are hurt or dead is about as dark a turn as there can be for political discourse.


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago
 in the interview, Griffin also repeated his claim that "the only good Democrat is a dead one" and signaled that he still thinks some top Democrats—such as governors Ralph Northam (D-VA) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)—could be guilty of treason and the punishment that comes with it. "You get to pick your poison: you either go before a firing squad, or you get the end of the rope," Griffin said.
 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
President Trump on Thursday retweeted a video of a supporter saying that the "only good Democrat is a dead Democrat." The man in the video is a New Mexico politician who faced calls to resign after making the remark earlier this month.

Mr. Trump at midnight   retweeted a video   from Cowboys For Trump featuring the group's founder, Couy Griffin, who is also the Otero County commissioner. The clip shows Griffin speaking to a crowd of supporters.

"I've come to a place where I've come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat," Griffin says in the first seconds of the clip, drawing cheers and applause.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/president-trump-shares-video-of-supporter-saying-the-only-good-democrat-is-a-dead-democrat/

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    one month ago

I think it is a good point to say  "what if Biden did that (about republicans)" or even if AOC or Ilhan Omar did it. The right would be screaming bloody murder. 

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.1.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    one month ago

I’m seeing no difference between that and the loony anti Trump rhetoric offered up here on a regular basis.

wouldn’t you agree?

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.2  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Who cares what this inbred shitkicker thinks?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

As bizarre as this is, its not the most ridiculous part of the story. 

This is

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico!
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JohnRussell
2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

Trump retweeted a video, that STARTS OUT with the speaker saying "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat". 

He would be possibly be banned from NT for that, but its ok because he's president*. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
2.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago

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Dean Moriarty
2.1.2  Dean Moriarty  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago
He would be possibly be banned from NT.
We need to do something about that. 
 
 
 
cjcold
2.1.3  cjcold  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago

Impeachable offence? Oh Hell Yes!

When one retweets something it's tantamount to saying it yourself.

Time for Twitter and the USofA  to ban this POS/POTUS.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.4  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  cjcold @2.1.3    one month ago

Good point CJ. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1.2    one month ago

So we should keep people on NT that deathwish others?

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
2.1.6  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.5    one month ago

We should strive for the same freedom of speech we enjoy in the real world. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.7  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1.6    one month ago

Well, I don't think it's right to wish death on somebody IRL just as I don't think it's ok to do that here. Not only that but Newstalkers has a Term of Service that Perri has to abide to otherwise she could lose this platform and then what you do?

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.8  It Is ME  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1.6    one month ago
We should strive for the same freedom of speech we enjoy in the real world. 

YEP !

And if "Private places" that claim " SPEAK your mind "  don't like it, that's what "Tickets" and "Suspensions" are for. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
2.1.9  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.7    one month ago

Look for a service provider like Gab has that supports freedom of speech. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
2.1.10  r.t..b...  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one month ago
Trump retweeted a video, that STARTS OUT with the speaker saying "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat". 

Indefensible...

                     ...though the tribe will make every attempt to do so.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.11  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1.9    one month ago

Then it looks like capitalism works even tho I have never heard of Gab.

If they are going to allow a free for all, they better get some large dollar insurance.

p.s. Do you really not understand the difference between government censorship and private entity/corporation censorship? I see you complaining a lot about the censorship here at NT, Twitter, and other social platforms

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.12  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1.9    one month ago
Look for a service provider like Gab has that supports freedom of speech. 

LOL... you need to read their TOS. It is virtually the same as ours. Furthermore, they have investors and that means they developed their own platform. And you can not see their site unless you sign up, for profit reasons. This site is free to everyone, even nonmembers can see it. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.13  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.11    one month ago

Trout, 

I checked out their TOS and it is the same as ours. They can pretend that there is total freedom of speech, but it just can't be, since you can be sued by anyone.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.14  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2.1.9    one month ago

But it doesn't, Dean. You need to read the fine print. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.15  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.13    one month ago

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It feels good to be right every once in a while!

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.16  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.11    one month ago

Says Alex Jones' free speech has been violated.

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Freedom Warrior
2.1.17  Freedom Warrior  replied to  It Is ME @2.1.8    one month ago

I have heard about GAB.  Sounds like they don't have the same level of ridiculously manufuctured rule interpretations that allow moderators to censor anything they don't like.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.18  Trout Giggles  replied to  Freedom Warrior @2.1.17    one month ago

Do you have one of those rogue mice that forces you to go to sites where you get censored because you say things that are against the rules?

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.19  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.18    one month ago

Gotta wonder about how many of these people complaining about being censored are quick on the flag.

Seems very hypocritical to complain all the while doing it to others.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.20  It Is ME  replied to  Freedom Warrior @2.1.17    one month ago

There's always "Limits", even in so-called "Open Forums" !

When they become "One side over another".....now we've got a problem. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

Then "Open" doesn't mean what one thinks anymore !

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
2.1.21  Freedom Warrior  replied to  It Is ME @2.1.20    one month ago

Naturally,  however, there should also be more limits on the amount of dumbphuckery being applied to censoring of comments.

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.22  It Is ME  replied to  Freedom Warrior @2.1.21    one month ago
however, there should also be more limits on the amount of dumbphuckery being applied to censoring of comments.

Humans are a funny sort. The Goose/Gander thing...… Depends on which is more important to the Human.

It's like the "Chicken/Egg" Thingy. Which did come first jrSmiley_87_smiley_image.gif .

OR

Maybe a better question should be, Which "IS" more "Important" to the Human, in order to get the "First Place" Trophy !

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

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Trout Giggles
3  Trout Giggles    one month ago

Imagine if somebody like Gavin Newsome said the only good republican is a dead one?

Holy shit fire! This place would go up in flames from the outrage and fire breathing emanating from the right

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago

Imagine if somebody like Gavin Newsome said the only good republican is a dead one?

Holy shit fire! This place would go up in flames from the outrage and fire breathing emanating from the right

"Double standard" is the current motto of the Republican party, to be replaced at times with "Look Squirrel!!", when needed.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1    one month ago
"Double standard" is the current motto of the Republican party

I notice it's been 7 hours since you made that painfully obvious comment and not a single conservative Republican denial, just "crickets".

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1    one month ago

That's the only standard that they have.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1.1    one month ago
I notice it's been 7 hours since you made that painfully obvious comment and not a single conservative Republican denial, just "crickets".

That's because their only denial would be the secondary motto which I posted.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3.1.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1.1    one month ago

This is one conservative who happens to think people like Griffin and Jones are complete and total morons who have zero place here or anywhere else. But sadly, some posting here find it so easy and fun to tar all with the same brush for expediency for the sake of their own  political worldview, whether it be extreme left or right of the spectrum.

 
 
 
Ender
3.2  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago

There would be thread after thread and comment after comment about how violent the left is....

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @3.2    one month ago

Shoot! They could go back to last week, dig up some old comments and <snap> they could have thread after thread after thread....

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

The only thing this guy is good for is a speed bump.  The owners of the cowboys should throw him out.  There are too many idiots out there who will take that as a cue to kill democrats.  The team should be boycotted until this guy is gone and their products should gather dust on the shelves.  Does a Cowboy's fan need this team so damned much that they would support what is essentially death threats.  The players themselves should be outraged.  That horse has to be thinking "I already have an ass.  I sure don't need one riding me."

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4    one month ago

I'm not sure he's associated with the football team.  These are "real" cowboys. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    one month ago

Ahh okay, thank you for the clarification.  He still needs to be a human road bump though.

 
 
 
Suz
4.1.2  Suz  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    one month ago

John, I hope my comment here is on-topic.

This morning I read an article that stated 45% of those commenting on social media are bots.  How the heck are people to know what is or isn't legitimate news.

Because I have been on the other end of verbal 'hurry-up-and-die attacks like the one above, I will say that anyone who states Democrats should die doesn't (?) deserve a platform to speak.

Thank you.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.1.3  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Suz @4.1.2    one month ago

Well, I dont think it came from a bot because there is video of him saying it, but I think overall you have a good point Suz. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Suz @4.1.2    one month ago

I'm a bot.

Hiya, Suz!  jrSmiley_43_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.5  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.4    one month ago

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cjcold
4.1.6  cjcold  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    one month ago

Real cowboys aren't always asshole rednecks. Grew up around, currently live among and have spent much of my life working cattle with real cowboys who aren't far right wing asshole rednecks. Some are, many aren't.

Today's successful cowboys have college degrees and employ the scientific method to ranching and farming.

Roundups these days involve more ATVs and dirt bikes than they do horses.

I'd say this guy (just like Trump) likely has more hat than cattle. 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
4.1.7  Dean Moriarty  replied to  cjcold @4.1.6    one month ago

We’ve got the real cowboys around here. In the summer they truck in herds of sheep to the national forest land. The cowboys ride horses with dogs and guns and camp out all summer in the wilderness. I think they are mostly illegal Mexicans and the dogs are mean. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1.8  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Suz @4.1.2    one month ago

Suz,

To inject here, we have an algorithm that detects bots and locks them out. 

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.9  Ender  replied to  cjcold @4.1.6    one month ago

I saw a movie about some real cowboys. 

They herded up on that Brokeback Mountain...

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.1.10  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ender @4.1.9    one month ago
They herded up on that Brokeback Mountain...

What did the Republican cowboy say to the Democrat cowboy?

"Truth is, sometimes I miss you so much I can hardly stand it. You sit down before I knock your ignorant ass into next week! I wish I knew how to quit you."

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5  Trout Giggles    one month ago

Did he dip that horse in a vat of orange hair dye?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @5    one month ago

I believe that is a chestnut.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5.1    one month ago

That's a really orange horse. Of course, the whole photo looks really orange

 
 
 
Greg Jones
6  Greg Jones    one month ago

Death wishes seem to go both ways....

http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=621

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.1  It Is ME  replied to  Greg Jones @6    one month ago
Death wishes seem to go both ways...

Some are more "Tolerated" than others though. jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

Seems to depend on "Leanings"..... politically that is.

"Death" just don't seem to make for a very good "Point" in a "Wordy" argument. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  It Is ME @6.1    one month ago

It is me,

There has never been a case of death wishing here on NT to anyone or any political affiliation that has not been removed, and occasionally reported to the authorities. That is my legal responsibility. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1.1    one month ago

I saw an interesting tweet today, to the effect of that the cop who killed the black guy in Minneapolis should do the world a favor and commit suicide.  I think it could have theoretically made for a good discussion on a forum, but as it was probably death wishing on the part of the tweeter, I decided not to post it here. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1.1    one month ago
There has never been a case of death wishing here on NT to anyone or any political affiliation that has not been removed, and occasionally reported to the authorities. That is my legal responsibility. 

I wasn't speaking of NT in my comment #6.1.

See "The Article" and  comment #6  Greg Jones   an hour ago, to see what I was commenting about.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.1.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1.2    one month ago

Twitter should be removing that comment. It would be considered to be incitement. 

 
 
 
cjcold
6.1.5  cjcold  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1.1    one month ago

I think that I may have wished rashes and warts on a few deserving folk once or twice. Does that count?.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  cjcold @6.1.5    one month ago

I saw someone curse another with flea bites from  a 1000 camels or something.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Greg Jones @6    one month ago

Deathwishing for any reason should never be tolerated. 

 
 
 
cjcold
6.2.1  cjcold  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.2    one month ago

So in your own mind you don't have a better-dead list?

 
 
 
lady in black
7  lady in black    one month ago

I'd like to see this idiot (and I'm being nice) try it...what kind of name is Couy anyways.

Fuck him, fuck orange conman and fuck anyone who defends both pieces of shit.

Once again proving that the orange conman in the white house is the WORST president in the history of this country. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
7.1  It Is ME  replied to  lady in black @7    one month ago

Such "Hostility" in this one !

 
 
 
lady in black
7.1.1  lady in black  replied to  It Is ME @7.1    one month ago

I don't find death wishing of either party amusing and will condemn anyone who does so.

 
 
 
It Is ME
7.1.2  It Is ME  replied to  lady in black @7.1.1    one month ago
I don't find death wishing of either party amusing and will condemn anyone who does so.

That's Nice ! jrSmiley_19_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
cjcold
7.1.3  cjcold  replied to  It Is ME @7.1    one month ago

Trump and his rabid far right wing lackeys tend to breed hostility in us normal folk.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
7.1.4  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  cjcold @7.1.3    one month ago
Trump and his rabid far right wing lackeys tend to breed hostility in us normal folk.

I find it difficult not to become at least mildly perturbed at blatant displays of willful ignorance.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  It Is ME @7.1    one month ago

The gall of her being offended and being wished dead. 

Why do you even open your mouth?

 
 
 
It Is ME
7.1.6  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.5    one month ago
Why do you even open your mouth?

Cat Call ! jrSmiley_41_smiley_image.gif

'cause I love you ! jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
It Is ME
7.1.7  It Is ME  replied to  cjcold @7.1.3    one month ago
breed hostility in us normal folk.

That's NOT "Normal". jrSmiley_123_smiley_image.gif

"Normal" folks don't take "Politics" THAT seriously. jrSmiley_122_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
8  Ender    one month ago

Idiots now a days think they can say whatever they want as long as they put a disclaimer after. I have seen it several times recently.

And not surprised any more that he is in a church with this speech.

I can call him a complete asshole that is out of touch with reality and hope he gets bucked off of his horse and breaks his back.

In the political sense of course...

 
 
 
cjcold
8.1  cjcold  replied to  Ender @8    one month ago
they want as long as they put a disclaimer after.

Have seen Trump and his handlers backtrack and say "he was only joking" many times. 

Damage control seems to be the main job in the Trump WH.

 
 
 
Ender
9  Ender    one month ago

Notice it is always 'for trump'.

Cowboys for trump...Bikers for trump...

Never cowboys for America, bikers for America...etc.

Extreme partisans that claim to be for America yet only see the country fitting into their narrow scope.

Some weird conservative Utopian fantasy that they think they need to return to.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
9.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Ender @9    one month ago

Here ya go....................

https://www.facebook.com/Bikers4America/

And they too are pro Trump/GOP. Enjoy

 
 
 
Ender
9.1.1  Ender  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @9.1    one month ago

And still worshiping the con man.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @9.1    one month ago

Who cares about those scummy tRump worshippers?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
9.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Ender @9    one month ago

Yeah...and it was this, that, and the other for Hillary, Obama, et al.

 
 
 
Ender
9.2.1  Ender  replied to  Greg Jones @9.2    one month ago

Unlike some, I may say to get out and vote yet I do not hang my hat on the one individual and think they can do no wrong. I do not defend everything they do nor do I think everything they do is right.

Unlike some that think everything that comes out of donald's mouth is correct and every action he takes is the right one.

Putting donald or party above America is exactly what some do.

Some narrow view of what America is and/or should be with no deviation and no consideration for fellow citizens that may not hold their ideals.

 
 
 
cjcold
9.3  cjcold  replied to  Ender @9    one month ago

When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.  

Seems the tea party, Fox and Trump have proved this prediction true.

 
 
 
bbl-1
10  bbl-1    one month ago

"Cowboys For Trump."  That is really rich. 

For me personally, I wish I knew what Melania really thinks of her...……...husband.

The hell with them cowboys.  "The worms got to eat."  C. Eastwood.  lol

 
 
 
Kavika
11  Kavika     one month ago

The only thing that dumb ass Couy could shoot is himself. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @11    one month ago

I shouldn't laugh but....

 
 
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