Following the comments made by Madonna about “blowing up the White House . . . ” Newt Gingrich said on Fox and Friends today that he thinks she should be arrested for her comments.
The full comment via American Lookout
Newt: “I love the Left. When they say, ‘I dreamed about blowing up the White House,’ they didn’t mean, ‘I dreamed about blowing up the White House.’ They actually meant a yellow, purple banana but they didn’t want to say, ‘Yellow, purple banana’ because it was too shocking. So they said, ‘Blow up the White House.’ But give me a break. What you have is an emerging Leftwing Fascism. She’s part of it. And I think we have to prepare to protect ourselves. Frankly, she ought to be – the truth is: She ought to be arrested.“
Mr. Gingrich has a good point; if any of us non-famous people stood up at a rally and said we “dreamed of blowing up the White House” we would have a very unpleasant visit from the Secret Service in our near future(possibly held at a deep dark detention facility). What if a conservative icon had made that threat about President Obama during his time in office? Would there be any question as to how to handle such threats?
Even Lorraine Kelly, someone who says that Madonna is “usually the definition of diplomatic” ripped her a new one for her comments on Saturday at the rally, saying that it’s it’s a stupid thing to say and “it’s taking away all the attention, as she always does.”
What if a conservative icon had made that threat about President Obama during his time in office? Would there be any question as to how to handle such threats? History tells us that they would no doubt have been arrested on the spot. Is the Secret Service now bound by laws of political correctness, since there is a controversial conservative in office? The left sure seems to think so.
Should this be treated as a credible threat? Let us know below.