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March 25, 2010

Democrats Report Threats of Violence

This very well may be true, and there’s virtually no chance of proving it’s not, so there’s no use waiting on it.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is warning that some of his Democratic colleagues are being threatened with violence when they go back to their districts — and he wants Republicans to stand up and condemn the threats.

The Maryland Democrat said more than 10 House Democrats have reported incidents of threats or other forms of harassment about their support of the highly divisive health insurance overhaul vote. Hoyer emphasized that he didn’t have a specific number of threats and that was just an estimate.

Hoyer hinted that Republicans should do more to condemn these threats of violence.

“I would hope that we would join together jointly and make it very clear that none of us condone this kind of activity,” Hoyer told reporters. “And when we see it, we speak out strongly in opposition to it. And I would hope that we would do that going forward.”

But Minority Leader John Boehner already has condemned threats of violence — and sought to explain why people are so angry.

“I know many Americans are angry over this health care bill, and that Washington Democrats just aren’t listening,” Boehner said. “But, as I’ve said, violence and threats are unacceptable. That’s not the American way. We need to take that anger and channel it into positive change. Call your congressman, go out and register people to vote, go volunteer on a political campaign, make your voice heard — but let’s do it the right way.”

A Republican aide also pointed out that over the years Republican members of Congress received their fair share of death threats during volatile times. Newt Gingrich after the 1994 Republican revolution and the late Henry Hyde during the Clinton impeachment in 1998 both received numerous death threats. And just last month, Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) received death threats after his filibuster of unemployment benefits, according to a report in Roll Call.

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We still have free elections in this country, and until the day that is no longer true, even the threat of violence is simply inexcusable.  Knock it off you freakin morons.  You’re pathetic.

Having said that, gentle readers, don’t buy into their “violent Right” meme.  They do this too.  It’s just not going to get as much media play.  Not by a long shot.

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5 Comments »

  1. Doesn’t their cultic ritual of child sacrifice provide them talismanic protection?
    At this point, I’d say a lot of it is projection on their part. There haven’t been any killings, yet. Rep. Markey even called on police to protect her home in advance of any threats (according to the story on Drudge). Some of it, too, has to be the result of any inchoate sense of guilt these soul-less human forms might have.
    The difference between armed citizens on the right and violent zanies on the left is stark: not only do we have more to lose, but we also know we have an immortal soul that will be judged at our deaths. They’re pretty sure they don’t have a soul, or that they’re going to come back as a bunny rabbit if they just don’t eat meat or something.

    Comment by Thorvald — March 25, 2010 @ 07:00

  2. >>>The difference between armed citizens on the right and violent zanies on the left is stark: not only do we have more to lose, but we also know we have an immortal soul that will be judged at our deaths. They’re pretty sure they don’t have a soul, or that they’re going to come back as a bunny rabbit if they just don’t eat meat or something.

    Indeed. Now add to that their conviction that everything they do is for “others” (which it often isn’t), and now they’ve got license to light something on fire, or in extreme cases send folks to the gulag.

    Comment by Jesusland — March 25, 2010 @ 07:39

  3. I don’t buy a word of it until they produce sufficient credible evidence of threats. As it is I think they are trying to divert attention from their infamy in “passing” “healthcare” (in quotes because how can you pass something you never voted on and it is not about healthcare.) and at the same time discredit the opposition.

    Comment by phil — March 25, 2010 @ 15:13

  4. I believe it more than likely did happen, and does happen– to both sides from what’s being reported. Why are the Dems making an issue of it? They’re spooling up their campaign for November. This is their opening salvo.

    Comment by Jesusland — March 25, 2010 @ 18:13

  5. Sissies on both sides. I say bring the creeps on. What he hell is the matter with using your Glock? Set em up and shoot em down.

    Comment by greyrooster — March 29, 2010 @ 22:07


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