NJ Democrat Devine Doubles Down On Call To Violence Against Republicans

Self-declared “master Democratic Party campaign strategist” James Devine of Rahway doubled down on his assertion that Democrats are “at war” with Republicans.

Devine told The Asbury Park Press that James Hodgkinson, the looney tune who gunned down Congressman Steve Scalise and three others yesterday before being shot dead by U.S. Capitol Police, was exercising his Second Amendment Rights to defend himself against duly elected tyrannical Republicans practicing baseball.

Devine in an interview said by using Republicans’ gun-rights rhetoric, one could make the case that Scalise’s shooter, James Hodgkinson, was utilizing his Second Amendment rights.

“…Yesterday’s events are the result of escalating rhetoric and vitriol that has been evident in our political system culminating with the election of our president and the chickens came home to roost, you know?”

“Or Sen. Rand’s charge that the Second Amendment wasn’t so that people could hunt rabbits, it was so they could fight against a tyrannical government,” he added. “Well, now that we have a tyrannical government, to use another Republican’s words, James Hodgkinson is a citizen availing himself of his Second Amendment remedies.”

Fortunately, the New Jersey Democratic Party condemned Devine’s #HuntRepublicans and #HuntRepublicanCongressman social media posts, in an interview with app.

A spokesman for New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie said the organization “is in no way associated with Mr. Devine’s hashtag.”

“We reject incitements to violence and deplore such sensationalism,” said the spokesman, Matt Farrauto.

Deborah Howlett, a faculty member at Rutgers University, the former Executive Director of New Jersey Policy Perspective and former Governor Jon Corzine’s Director of Communications in 2008 and 2009 took exception to MMM’s characterization to her “reaction” to one of Devine’s offensive facebook posts as a “like.”  In a comment on MMM’s facebook page,

Howlett said she never “liked” Devine’s post. She said she clicked on the gay pride flag emoticon and has since taken the emoticon down.

“It had nothing to do with the post and was entirely inadvertent. In fact, I don’t “like” the post or agree with it. But I like even less your vicious attack on my character without even bothering to check with me before publishing. Not how I learned journalism,” Howlett wrote.

Howlett wrote, “Art, don’t be an ass,” when MMM publisher Art Gallagher wrote that he was glad she took the emoticon down.

Art likes that so many New Jersey Democrats think of him that way.

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Posted: June 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ Democrats | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “NJ Democrat Devine Doubles Down On Call To Violence Against Republicans”

  1. Tom Stokes said at 10:16 pm on June 15th, 2017:

    Art, your two posts should be forwarded to the Secret Service, FBI and Capitol Police for investigation to prevent another liberal leftist looney tune from going over the edge. Enough is enough!

  2. Matthew Newcastle said at 12:32 pm on June 16th, 2017:

    @Tom/ c’mon, ideology has nothing to do with mentally ill people getting guns. this crazy bastard was attending ultra-alt-right racist groups before he started hating Trump. Can’t we all get together and do something about gun violence by maniacs, whether radical Islamic terrorists or ultra-right or ultra left lunatics, and leave out politics?

  3. Tom Stokes said at 2:02 pm on June 16th, 2017:


    We already have come together under the Founding fathers and the Constitution that they provided to us.

    The Second Amendment, if understood, is our (the people’s) defense against radicals of any sort (or just plain criminals, for that matter). The Second Amendment is the ultimate protection of the First Amendment and all other constitutional rights.

    If those two police special agents had not been there with weapons, a bloody massacre would have been the unfortunate outcome. Thank God the shooter had a bad aim or even more damage might have been done.

    I would hope that the NJ State Police and Rahway PD have been provided this information as it exposes a potential threat to community safety by #HuntRepublicans.

    When ideology becomes extreme, especially with words and deeds (ie -Kathy Griffin, the NYC Public Theater, Madonna and others), bad results will happen. That should be obvious to all who have not been blinded by their own ideology. #HuntRepublicans is a distinct threat to the peace and safety of our community. What would you say, Matt, if an “alt-right” individual would now put out #HuntAllDemocratsDown”?

    Two historical ideological extremes can be pointed out – both the National Socialist movement (NAZI) and the Communist movement (both “socialist” economic models) were created with violence. And millions of people paid with their lives due to these two movements.

    By the way, it has just been announced that those two escaped Georgia prisoners. who murdered their guards, have been captured and held by a civilian, who had a handgun and kept them until the police arrived.

    @Matt – stop trying to protect and deflect this ideological hatred that has metastasized into this cancer of violence against President Trump and Republicans into a debate on the Second Amendment. By the way, @Matt, I have been doing a search for any “alt-right” activities by the shooter and must say this appears to be completely Fake News. Everything on Social Media shows complete hatred for President Trump and Republicans. He was a democrat, and a member of multiple “alt-left hate groups.

    Those are the facts.

  4. Tom Stokes said at 7:38 pm on June 16th, 2017:


    Here’s some “real news” for you.


    Imagine that. An actual list of assassination targets he intended to kill. All Republicans!

    And here’s a partial list of the groups he belonged to from his Facebook page:

    Terminate the Republican Party
    I do not like Trump, Cruz, the TeaParty! or “Hate-Radio” Damn! Damn! Damn!
    Expose Republican Fraud
    Boycott The Republican Party
    Liberal Democratic Socialist Party
    Investigation of Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election
    I Hate Donald Trump
    Our Revolution Street Team
    Boycott the Koch Brothers Industries and Products.
    Healthcare & Education Berners United to Resist Trump

  5. Robert Emanuel said at 3:00 pm on June 17th, 2017:

    James – the Democrats are at war with the Republicans, but the latter are NOT (yet) at war with the former since no Republican has ever fired on his political opponents as did YOUR guy the other day. Going all the way back to Lincoln and up through Garfield and McKinley, JFK, Ford and Reagan, all shooters and assassins have been Democrats, socialists (like the Bernies), or one avowed communist (Lee Harvey Oswald). So you have nothing about which to worry from the other side. THIS is why you lie and sensationalize and jerk the emotional card out as you do. Better watch it – God has a way of making one like you eat his words (OH! Sorry – forgot: you’re a Democrat – God means nada to you.)

  6. Sancho Panza said at 2:36 pm on June 18th, 2017:

    Matthew Newcastle, as expected, does not offer even a single loony site to come even close to backing up his off-the-wall fantasy about Hodgkinson and “alt right.”

  7. donna said at 11:13 am on June 21st, 2017:

    The remarks U made after the Alexandria shooting is outrageous!
    Liberals & Democrats have gone so corrupt & evil that U probably won’t ever recover with the voters. Why? We have a president now & its unAmerican 2 treat him with such disrespect. U are so vile & have so much hayred!!!! Hunt Republicans? ?