Language of Violence

Tagg Romney: ‘Take a swing at’ Obama

FlackCheck.org features comments by Gov. Mitt Romney’s son Tagg in response to an interviewer’s mistaken assertion about what President Obama said in the second presidential debate.

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Vice President Biden: “Bullets are aimed at you”

FlackCheck.org flags Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks regarding Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) at a campaign event on October 18, 2012.

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GOP strategist Roger Stone: ‘Republican blood will run’

FlackCheck.org flags a forecast from Republican consultant Roger Stone, adviser to Libertarian presidential nominee and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

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Karl Rove: ‘Sink…murdered’

FlackCheck.org flags statements by Republican strategist Karl Rove about Rep. Todd Akin (R., Mo.).

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Judge Tom Head said WHAT?!: ‘civil war…get rid of the dictator’

FlackCheck.org points to conjecture by Lubbock County, Texas Judge Tom Head about what could happen if President Obama is re-elected.

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A Democratic strategist: ‘Kill Romney’

FlackCheck.org flags statements from a Democratic strategist regarding the Obama campaign’s options in the general election.

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They did WHAT?!: ‘Fake Outhouse’

FlackCheck.org flags a fake outhouse that appeared outside of the Montana GOP convention.

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Rudy Giuliani: ‘It was a shot in the ???’

FlackCheck.org flags uncivil language from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani toward President Obama.

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Ron Gould: ‘Straight shooter’

FlackCheck.org looks at an ad from Arizona state Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House, that shows him firing a gun at a copy of the federal health care law.

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