Right Wing Violence: Republican House Leader's Campaign Office SHOT At Update: Cantor Viceo And Republican Congresswoman Recives Voice Mail Threat
The narrative takes a hit.
Republican Rep. Eric Cantor's Richmond campaign office was shot at Wednesday night, Fox News has learned, the latest in a rash of apparent threats and acts of intimidation against members of Congress. Most of the threats so far have been reported by Democrats, but Cantor -- the No. 2 Republican in the House -- is one of about 10 lawmakers who has asked for increased security protection, Fox News has learned. As a member of the House leadership, U.S. Capitol Police already provide Cantor with a security detail around the clock, but he has asked for more security. As House Republican whip, Cantor is the highest elected Jewish politician in the country.The story says it was last night but on air, FNC just said it was Monday night. Just a reminder about the DNC's history of Jew baiting when it comes to Cantor. So, will the media ignore this and stick with their "Tea Baggers" are dangerous line or just drop the whole thing, what with the inconvenient fact that the most dangerous thing to happen so far was aimed at a Republican? I'm sure the Jurnolist is ablaze trying to figure out the party line at this very moment. Update: Congresswoman Jean Schmidt of OH receives a lovely call. Doesn't sound like the caller is your average Sarah Palin voter. Below the fold, video of Cantor's statement.
1 Holy crap.
Posted by: Lincoln Adams at March 25, 2010 12:42 PM (gLNLT)
Just words bullets.
Posted by: This is Joe fuking Biden at March 25, 2010 12:42 PM (z37MR)
Let's not jump to conclusions until we know all the facts!
Posted by: This is Candygram...Plumber...Landshark at March 25, 2010 12:43 PM (z37MR)
4 Those damned crazy violent tea baggers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
Posted by: Lincoln Adams at March 25, 2010 12:43 PM (gLNLT)
5 Monday? And we're just hearing about it! Way to go MSM.
Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at March 25, 2010 12:43 PM (ucq49)
6 There was an "alledged" shooting.
Posted by: MSM at March 25, 2010 12:44 PM (ucq49)
7 No one in the media, except Fox, seems interested.
It's too bad to check, I guess.
Posted by: SlaveDog at March 25, 2010 12:45 PM (H6Jyg)
8 New Narrative: Those right wing white Christians are so inbred and racist, they hate Jews on their side as well!
Posted by: Craig at March 25, 2010 12:45 PM (p84N3)
Funny how Osama bin Laden's threat of more terrorism if KSM is executed is getting absolutely no attention in the media on the same day the media the Democrats are accusing American citizens of terrrorism for leaving angry messages on voicemail.
Posted by: This is Candygram...Plumber...Landshark at March 25, 2010 12:45 PM (z37MR)
You know, if they keep calling Republicans terrorists, like Clyburn is doing, some deranged idiot is going to start thinking that there's not much to lose by starting to act like an actual terrorist.
That will not be a good day for anyone.
Posted by: s'moron at March 25, 2010 12:46 PM (UaxA0)
11 MSM not interested since it does not fit the narrative.
Please return to watching MSNBC and start worrying about right wing violence against saintly liberals who only want what's good for you!
Posted by: shibumi at March 25, 2010 12:46 PM (OKZrE)
12 This is just the begining. dems and the republican party that sat on their ass while this kenyan fraud raped our country have reaped what they sowed! enjoy the violence!!!!!
Posted by: Ghoul Aid at March 25, 2010 12:46 PM (+HAo5)
13 Most of the threats so far have been reported by Democrats.......
Most likely the "threats" against the Dems are the same as the spiting and racial slurs against them this weekend. IOW fictitious.
If the real "right wing" people ever decide it is time to go after the commies there will be no "threats". Smart people understand it is stupid to make "threats" and advertise your intentions.
Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2010 12:46 PM (QrA9E)
14 This was obviously done by some teabagger, since antisemitism is exclusively a right-wing phenomenon.
Posted by: DNC at March 25, 2010 12:47 PM (2jQGY)
15 Wow, is the media STILL doing the Eric Cantor (a jewwwwwww) thing? Really? How is that even relevant to this story. That's just mind-blowing to me.
Posted by: conservativeinthecity at March 25, 2010 12:47 PM (i3tSP)
16 Are the people who shot at Eric Cantor affiliated with the 'Tea Party' movement?
Posted by: Christian Science Monitor at March 25, 2010 12:48 PM (TpXEI)
17 Rick Sanchez today: crickets.
Let's face it, libtard loons could gun down Cantor, Palin, Bachman, Ryan, etc. in broad daylight, on live television, and the reaction to the violence by the MSM would be, "They must have done something to incite this."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2010 12:48 PM (UOM48)
18 Apparently, unlike Louise Slaughter, Cantor didn't issue a press release before the yellow tape was put down.
Why would Cantor be a target? He's just the #2 guy, it was Boehner who gave the "Hell, no!" speech. The only thing he's noted for is being a J...
Ohhhhhh! Now I get it.
Posted by: AmishDude at March 25, 2010 12:48 PM (T0NGe)
19 U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a threatening voicemail left in the office of Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio), her chief of staff said Thursday. Here is the text:
Yes, uh. Yeah, I'm glad, uh. the president passed healthcare, yeah. Funky-ass, racist-ass Republicans hate that, don't you? Jean [sic] Smith, when you got hit by that car or when you fell or whatever, you should've broke your back, b***h. You, and Boehner motherf***er, that Mitch McConnell -- all you racist f***ing Republicans. Why don't you just change y'all's party name to "racist"? 'Cause if one of those little f***ing Teabaggers would've spit on me, I would have socked them in the f***ing face with my f***ing .09 mm. F*** all you racist motherf***ers.
Posted by: conscious, but incoherent from time to time at March 25, 2010 12:48 PM (Vu6sl)
Prediction: the Democrats will call for more security for abortion-providers unborn-baby killers...just in case.
Posted by: This is Candygram...Plumber...Landshark at March 25, 2010 12:48 PM (z37MR)
21 It couldn't have been a leftist. All you have to do is go to Daily Kos or FireMuttPuddle to see how peaceful and saintly they are.
Posted by: joncelli at March 25, 2010 12:49 PM (RD7QR)
22 We all know that no lefty could have done this. The only people that ever get their hands on guns are crazy, bible-clinging, racist, redneck teabaggers, and of course innocent helpless teenagers childrenthat accidentally shoot each other in gangland drug dealsbecause guns are evil.
Posted by: Shillelagh at March 25, 2010 12:49 PM (Oz4Bj)
23 The narrative took a hit? Not at all...
This is simply in response to the violence of the Teabaggers. You see, the Teabaggers, through their own violence, have spawned this retaliatory 'protest' in return.
So the Teabaggers are STILL to blame...
Posted by: catmman at March 25, 2010 12:50 PM (BCSpK)
24 MSM - talking heads should start their over the top screeching at Dem representatives like they did this morning to Republicans in 3... 2... 1...
3... 2... 1...
Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at March 25, 2010 12:50 PM (RkRxq)
25 Most of the threats so far have been
reported by Democrats.
Did they provide a list of Congresspeople who have received threats which proves this? (Yeah, I know.)
Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 25, 2010 12:50 PM (mR7mk)
26 I've got to get out of here and run some errands before my head explodes. There are no words.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2010 12:50 PM (UOM48)
27 Dear Osama,
Our plans proceed.
Posted by: CAIR at March 25, 2010 12:51 PM (sUyup)
28 Cantor and Schmidt need to have a press conference and blame the Dems for inciting violent threats against them by ramming through this legislation.
Posted by: grognard at March 25, 2010 12:52 PM (v0kvW)
29 I'm sorry but where was the media for the last 8 years? Threats and violence against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Snow ( remember huffpo when he passed away? they had to shut the comments off ), Malkin, Palin.Then throw in all of their family memebers too. The list goes on and on. Fuck the MSM, fuck the congress, they've been sowing this dissatisfaction and approving it by their inaction against the hating lefties for years.
Posted by: Bosk at March 25, 2010 12:52 PM (pUO5u)
30 Let me guess, much like the Obamacare supporting loon that flew into the IRS building this will be portrayed as a deranged right winger?
Presuming the threats the DNC and the State Media are claiming against Democrat office holders are true, I guess we see the clear difference between the current right and left.
Disgruntled members of the former make idle threats, groups of the latter shoot people, fly into buildings, and bite off fingers.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 25, 2010 12:53 PM (7BU4a)
31 This is simply in response to the violence of the Teabaggers. You see,
the Teabaggers, through their own violence, have spawned this
retaliatory 'protest' in return.
That's the working theory in Canada. By agreeing to give a speech (which she was not allowed to give), Ann Coulter spawned "retaliatory 'protest'" and book-burning threats by peaceful, tolerant people who don't want anyone on their campus to "feel uncomfortable."
Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 25, 2010 12:53 PM (mR7mk)
32 Last week, democrats were calling constituent calls against the bill harassment. What a bunch of pussies.
Posted by: Dr. Spank at March 25, 2010 12:53 PM (I1/U/)
33 "...I'm sure the Jurnolist is ablaze trying to figure out the party line at
this very moment."
They'll probably go shoot at an office or two of their own. That's normally how they do these things.
Posted by: Phil at March 25, 2010 12:56 PM (AIKsa)
Last week, democrats were calling constituent calls against the bill
harassment. What a bunch of pussies.
Posted by: Dr. Spank at March 25, 2010 12:53 PM (I1/U/)
Hey, sometimes it is hard work figuring out how to control the people without pissing them off.
Posted by: Rep Dingell at March 25, 2010 12:56 PM (7BU4a)
35 Holding a prayer service at Carnahans house : VIOLENCE
Firing shots at Cantors office: (chirp, chirp)
Posted by: Guy Fawkes at March 25, 2010 12:56 PM (7VvJB)
36 Quiet. Proud. Ready to Make Tea.
Posted by: ford at March 25, 2010 12:57 PM (Ki7fm)
37 Said it before, I'll say it again. Every single cockholster in congress SHOULD be afraid for their lives. It gives a new set of priorities
Part of our problem the last 40yrs has been that the people with their hands on the lever of power are NOT afraid, and don't really understand where that power actually comes from *cough* consent of the governed *cough*. A little fear is a good thing for these pukes IMHO.
Posted by: citizen khan at March 25, 2010 12:57 PM (MmNLO)
I would have socked them in the f***ing face with my f***ing .09 mm.
That is an AWFULLY SMALL caliber weapon.
Seriously, that's about the width of a human hair
Posted by: s'moron at March 25, 2010 12:57 PM (UaxA0)
39 They seriously had to add that he's Jewish in there? Why? What possible relevance...?
Just like when people accuse us "right wing nutjob racists" of being upset because a black man is president. These people are a WHOLE lot more hung up on people's religion and race than they ought to be. Yet *we're* the racists. Right.
Posted by: AngelEm at March 25, 2010 12:57 PM (Aq93A)
40 Look. It's always the Jew's fault... well at least when it's not Bush's fault. Just ask CSM.
Even though Barry and his smart diplomacy set this whole confrontation up, it is still Netanyahu's fault he didn't give in.
Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at March 25, 2010 12:58 PM (RkRxq)
Posted by: CDR M at March 25, 2010 12:58 PM (cvmTR)
Cantor and Schmidt need to have a press conference...
You're 1000% right. But Cantor is too stupid and he'll take the muthafucking high road.
Posted by: This is Candygram...Plumber...Landshark at March 25, 2010 12:58 PM (z37MR)
43 I'm sure the Jurnolist is ablaze trying to figure
out the party line at
this very moment.
How was the fact their is an organized leftwing group that controls MSM reporting not a bigger event?
I thought I was pretty jaded about the depravity of teh MSM before journolist came to light, but damn. To look at it from the lefty side of things imagine if it came to light that a group of Israelis where coordinating news coverage across the mass media?
Posted by: 18-1 at March 25, 2010 12:59 PM (7BU4a)
44 How quickly we forget:
"Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) received death threats after his filibuster of unemployment benefits, according to a report in Roll Call."
Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at March 25, 2010 12:59 PM (ucq49)
45 poop! POOP! Pooh pooh!
Posted by: Andy Rand at March 25, 2010 12:59 PM (mhD2v)
46 When over 70% of those polled now longer believe the gov't has the consent of the governed there is a REALLY BIG PROBLEM. However, the SRM will just pass it off as people too dense to understand the nuance. *spit*
Posted by: citizen khan at March 25, 2010 12:59 PM (MmNLO)
Violence erupted in the Swiss city of Geneva Saturday as a scheduled
peaceful protest of a World Trade Organization conference turned violent
and police had to use tear gas and rubber bullets."The troublemakers quickly began attacking banks, hotels and shops,
smashing windows and burning four cars, so we had to stop them using
tear gas and rubber bullets," Puhl told CNN.
Name a leftist protest that doesn't "turn violent". STFU Democrats
Posted by: Atomic Roach at March 25, 2010 01:00 PM (Oxen1)
48 They seriously had to add that he's Jewish in there? Why? What
Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 25, 2010 01:00 PM (mR7mk)
49 This is the same as what happened with the Town Halls. The Precedent and his dem junta started accusing the Town Hallers of being racist and violent, and then Kenneth Gladney got beaten up and a lefty bit another Town Haller's finger off. Neither of the leftist scum were held to account, either, even though the finger biter was caught on video walking away .... scot-free to this day.
Now, The Precedent and his dem junta accuse the Tea Partiers of being racist and violent and what do we get? A gunshot at Cantor's office.
These leftist scum are trying to push the US to a civil war as much as they can. Of course, The Precedent never wanted to do anything else. He always intended to do nothing but sow chaos in our nation - as every single one of his policies and statements has been directed towards doing.
Posted by: progressoverpeace at March 25, 2010 01:00 PM (A46hP)
50 #45 I seem to have a fan.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2010 01:00 PM (UOM48)
51 @51 Braggart!
Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at March 25, 2010 01:03 PM (ucq49)
52 Hey, what about those "coffee party" members? I am betting there is a coffee house near by!
Posted by: Kemp at March 25, 2010 01:03 PM (2+9Yx)
53 Sheesh s/b @50
Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at March 25, 2010 01:04 PM (ucq49)
54 That's my Eric...always forcing poor innocent misunderstood adovcates for social justice to attack him. Does it with the JOOOO mind control rays probably.
Posted by: Britt at March 25, 2010 01:04 PM (VN7Wi)
55 That Andy is such a poorly paid troll...if they pay him more maybe he could provide more snark, and less bark.
Posted by: ford at March 25, 2010 01:04 PM (Ki7fm)
56 Wow, is the media STILL doing the Eric Cantor (a jewwwwwww) thing?
Really? How is that even relevant to this story.
Well, actually, I believe Cantor said he's been getting threats because he's Jewish so, for one freaking time, it would be relevant.
Posted by: alexthechick at March 25, 2010 01:04 PM (8WZWv)
57 Another shot to the narrative:Harry Reid saw a couple of dark-skinned negroes who looked like they might have had ghetto accents walking near one of his campaign offices.
Posted by: rdbrewer at March 25, 2010 01:04 PM (UTt6K)
I see no advantage in arguing about any violence at all. Everything is going to be reported as "right wing' violence, so why even bother?
The only thing interesting is when the IRS starts becoming the "untouchables" in their quest to ensure strict and total compliance to Obamacare at teh point of a combat shotgun.
You wanna talk violence? Let's wait until then, when we can have something real to talk about.
Posted by: s'moron at March 25, 2010 01:04 PM (UaxA0)
59 They will blame it on right wingers.
Do any of you remember when Chris Matthews blamed the assassination of JFK on right wingers because they were responsible for creating a climate in which JFK could be shot.(or some other convaluted arguement)
I think it was maybe 4-5 months ago.
Posted by: Ben at March 25, 2010 01:04 PM (wuv1c)
60 Chicago style politics taken nationwide by the great folks that call themselves "progressives".
Posted by: Bosk at March 25, 2010 01:04 PM (pUO5u)
61 Is Andy the same troll who called me a c##t awhile back? He follows me from thread to thread. Weird.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 25, 2010 01:05 PM (UOM48)
62 I would have socked them in the
f***ing face with my f***ing .09 mm.That is an AWFULLY SMALL caliber weapon. Seriously,
that's about the width of a human hair.
I would start the suspect search in the Lilliputian community.
Posted by: Guy Fawkes at March 25, 2010 01:05 PM (7VvJB)
63 Obviously this cowardly act of violence was committed by an unstable, unhinged, gun toting tea bagger. Bitter clinging Tea baggers are the only ones in America who own guns. Look at how they're always whining about the erosion of second ammendment rights. Nothing to see here, just a little neo-con on neo-con violence.
Posted by: runningrn at March 25, 2010 01:06 PM (CfmlF)
64 they will just blame it on the vast anti semetic wing of the tea party, you know the nazi ones!
Posted by: Ben at March 25, 2010 01:06 PM (wuv1c)
65 poopy poopy poopy pee! John Ryan Jr, that's me!
I have no job. I have a rich daddy.
Who provided me with wireless internet for freeee!
Posted by: Andy Rand at March 25, 2010 01:06 PM (mhD2v)
Soros is getting ready to throw bambi under the bus.
Posted by: citizen khan at March 25, 2010 01:07 PM (MmNLO)
67 What's the problem with violence against government employees? Didn't Obama's buddy, Bill Ayers, make that kind of thing cool?
Next person to hurt a Democrat gets a faculty position and a book deal. Fair is fair.
Posted by: Warden at March 25, 2010 01:07 PM (TIGTh)
Chicago style politics taken nationwide by the great folks that call
Giving a new meaning to the term "brown shirts"
Posted by: Kemp at March 25, 2010 01:07 PM (2+9Yx)
69 Posted by: conscious, but incoherent from time to time at March 25,
2010 12:48 PM (Vu6sl)
Wow. I thought you were being all satirical, but that was real. Damn.
Posted by: Bomber at March 25, 2010 01:08 PM (qzoN5)
70 @30 Presuming the threats the DNC and the State Media are claiming against
Democrat office holders are true,
I will make no such presumption, but your other points are still good. These steaming piles of democrap tell lies because they can't help it. Even if there were a lone voice in the crowd shouting something objectionable (which has not happened so far as evidenced by lack of evidence at a highly covered event,) I will lay odds it is a democrat operative trying to prime the pump like the leftwing loons putting nooses on their office doors or scratching swastikas in their own cars. Just a bunch of little Mansons trying to incite a civil war.
Posted by: kurtilator at March 25, 2010 01:09 PM (juh4Z)
71 Next person to hurt a Democrat gets a faculty position and a book deal.
I'll bring the timers.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 25, 2010 01:09 PM (mR7mk)
72 Here's the perfect case illustratingthe state-allied media's bias: there was minimal coverage of the nastygrams Stupak was getting before he flipped, but the stuff he'shearing nowgets theabove the fold, war-is-declared treatment.
Screw the American media. The lazy-ass template narrative journalism they crank out is why they are dying, and deservedly so, in the main.
Posted by: Steve the Pirate at March 25, 2010 01:10 PM (W54Uh)
73 Andy Rand - how can I put this in terms some one with a limited I.Q. like you would understand.
Lets try this: Shut the Fuck Up.
Posted by: Rick Sanchez at March 25, 2010 01:10 PM (V9SYy)
74 Aw, friggin Rick Sanchez sock.
Posted by: Mallamutt at March 25, 2010 01:12 PM (V9SYy)
75 Just another day in Amerikka. The right wing gets accused of things the left wing is actually doing.
Posted by: Bill R. at March 25, 2010 01:13 PM (EhlQq)
76 Hey! That jew stole my bullet. /lefty SEIU goon
Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at March 25, 2010 01:15 PM (6BgmB)
77 Do ya think you could wash me every once in a while, I'm getting a little crusty.
Posted by: Rick Sanchez sock at March 25, 2010 01:15 PM (pUO5u)
78 those weren't bullets shot at Cantor's office, I saw who did it.
It was Pee Lousey letting fly a couple juicy loogies.
Posted by: kallisto at March 25, 2010 01:15 PM (+FkcS)
79 Sounds to me like the Democrats get all wee-wee'd up when they get an angry call or two from the normally docile and polite right. Meanwhile, Republicans aren't really phased because they get this kind of thing all the time from the angry left.
Posted by: conservativeinthecity at March 25, 2010 01:16 PM (i3tSP)
80 I'm not the least concerned with this. The government wants to control every aspect of our lives. Many of us would prefer they don't. If they insist, then open and violent revolt will become inevitable. This who broke whose window, who took a shot at whose office is just a bunch of finger pointing bullshit.Who cares? The MSM is at work carrying water for their comrades.
Andy Rand, you fucking useless little chigger.
Posted by: maddogg at March 25, 2010 01:17 PM (OlN4e)
81 My dad put his pee pee in my mouth when I was sleeping.
Actually, I was awake, but I went ahead and kept pretending.
Posted by: erg at March 25, 2010 01:18 PM (dQLM/)
82 "Stunner. Politico Changes Their Bogus Coffin Story But
Won’t Admit It"
This is too funny. Do they not think there are people out there with screen shots?
Beginning to think that Beck is correct, that they are inciting all of this. But, for what purpose?
Posted by: curious at March 25, 2010 01:19 PM (p302b)
83 I know it is the MSM and all, buy why didn't Cantor stay around and answer questions. It could have put him in a more sympathetic light giving us details.
Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 25, 2010 01:21 PM (nxUYP)
84 82 2 words: martial law (and possibly inroads into overturning the 2nd and a push to get the national ID initiative done with a minimum of fuss, but I digress).
Posted by: unknown jane at March 25, 2010 01:22 PM (5/yRG)
85 Posted by: White Party Base at March 25, 2010 01:18 PM (dQLM/)
Why's it always race with these guys? Biggest friggen racists in the world are the libs.
Posted by: Bosk at March 25, 2010 01:22 PM (pUO5u)
86 Cantor has a pair of balls ... he could give a rat's ass about this shooting of his office.
But Congressional Black Caucus members cry and make shit up when someone in a crowd yells at them.
These new dictators of ours aren't shit - they don't have a thick skin at all. It's going to be good whipping them at the polls.
Posted by: HondaV65 at March 25, 2010 01:22 PM (8NiWI)
87 Daddy sends me checks but the endorsment line is always at the wrong end so I have to drive a truck BEEP BEEP LADY MOVE IT LIGHT'S GREEN!
Posted by: Little Randity Andy at March 25, 2010 01:23 PM (2PTT7)
88 A post advocating violence against Michelle Bachmann is STILL up on the moderated Yelp forums.
In a thread titled "Has the Republican party become and extremist group?" a former member has called for Bachmann to be shot. Yelp message forums have become a hot bed of liberal vitriol, slurs, and threats.
Posted by: ugh at March 25, 2010 01:24 PM (eYGQZ)
89 poop! POOP! Pooh pooh!
Posted by: Andy Rand at March 25, 2010 12:59 PM (mhD2v)
What is your fascination with feces? Sick fuck. Aren't you supposed to be on the all scat all the time website?
Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 25, 2010 01:24 PM (nxUYP)
90 Those d*mn fundamentalist Progressives.
Pass the "Big F**n Deal" and they start flying after their enemies .. with firearms.
Posted by: Neo at March 25, 2010 01:24 PM (tE8FB)
91 gee, what about all the threats Stupak received when he was a No vote ? he says it went on for weeks ...
someone on TV needs to pin down a liberal pundit and ask why they didn't condem it then ? Of course they will say "I am condemning it now" to which the response should be "But why not when it happened ? and then answer it for him, "Because the media didn't report it, thats why".
Posted by: Jeff at March 25, 2010 01:25 PM (QdGwf)
here's the link
Posted by: ugh at March 25, 2010 01:25 PM (eYGQZ)
93 Beginning to think that Beck is correct, that they are inciting all of this. But, for what purpose?
Posted by: curious at March 25, 2010 01:19 PM (p302b)
Do you really not know why? This has been obvious from before the Indonesian Imbecile even took office. He sees himself as the avenging angel brought to wreak havoc and destroy the US and the West and the white guilters are with him 1000%, as they view their own destruction as paying the ultimate pennance for their illusory guilt.Nov 4th, 2008 was a declaration of national suicide - prompted in good measure by the psychotic break that the American public experienced from the credit crisis. Now we just get to see it all played out.
Posted by: progressoverpeace at March 25, 2010 01:29 PM (A46hP)
94 Damn. This Cantor guy sounds like a British Tory from 1774...
I thought you guys wanted republicans who have balls?
How about if Cantor were to say, "I'm going to find out who did this, I'm going to track him down and I'm going kill the cowardly bastard before he has another chance to try to kill me. If the cops find him first, I'll make sure he's tried and imprisoned."
Of course, we only like our heroes when they're safely dead...otherwise, we want corrupt and weak leaders, so that we don't feel threatened by them. btw...how's that workin' out for you folks?
Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at March 25, 2010 01:29 PM (wmtV/)
95 Can't you morons see that this is just the actions of some of those stupid teabaggers trying to throw us off the trail by making it appear as if this is happening to both sides. those idiot teabaggers know they're in trouble, and need some sympathy, and are probably acting on orders from Darth Cheney or that magnificant bastard Rove.
Posted by: Garth at March 25, 2010 01:31 PM (fPOY0)
96 Sarah Palin has been threatened with rape, hanged in effigy, publicly called a cunt, and had her church burned down with people inside it. I'm guessing she probably gets more death threats in a week than all these Dimocrap congresspukes have had in their combined careers. The media and leftards are to blame because of their nonstop defamation of her. But I don't hear her whining about it.
Posted by: ol_dirty_/b+/tard at March 25, 2010 01:31 PM (IoUF1)
97 EFFin' sock.
Posted by: todler at March 25, 2010 01:32 PM (fPOY0)
98 67 What's the problem with violence against government employees? Didn't Obama's buddy, Bill Ayers, make that kind of thing cool?Next person to hurt a Democrat gets a faculty position and a book deal. Fair is fair.
I was just trying to explain this to one of my intelligent, conservative coworkers. What she got out of it is that Democrats and Republicans are shooting each other. I'm going to calmly try to explain to her that it's not Republicans doing the shooting.
Posted by: Truman North at March 25, 2010 01:33 PM (e8YaH)
99 Of course, we only like our heroes when they're safely dead...otherwise, we want corrupt and weak leaders, so that we don't feel threatened by them. btw...how's that workin' out for you folks?
Says the very brave man complaining on the internet behind a fake name.
Doctor.....heal thy self.
Posted by: Mallamutt at March 25, 2010 01:33 PM (V9SYy)
100 I've worked on Capitol Hill every office gets crazy email and letters, all of the time. Rarely are they escalated to public knowledge. I don't recall many bullets being fired at offices.
Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2010 01:34 PM (7K04W)
101 I would not be surprised if 100% of the supposed threat on liberals were fake. All it takes is a glance at Saul Alinsky's readings. . . .
Posted by: logprof at March 25, 2010 01:36 PM (CE2wR)
102 Speaking of violence and biting of fingers, what ever came out of that incidence? The the biter get charged and go up the river?
I don't know how it goes for the State that happened in but here that would have been aggravating assault with a "maiming". That is a severe felony and someone would do some hard time for that.
Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2010 01:36 PM (QrA9E)
103 Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at March 25, 2010 01:29 PM (wmtV/)
I have balls Warren. I would be inclined to wager that you don't.
Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 25, 2010 01:39 PM (nxUYP)
104 Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2010 01:36 PM (QrA9E)
Probably wasn't even investigated.
Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 25, 2010 01:41 PM (nxUYP)
105 This could be good. Have a hearing or it's not that serious. If you have a hearing - my, my, my. Where's the evidence of these threats? You call that a threat?
It's got potential
"GOP congressman calls for hearings into threats against Democrats"
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106 Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2010 01:36 PM (QrA9E)
The locals claimed (last I heard) that they couldn't figure out who the guy was, even though he was on video.
As to the SEIU thugs who beat the crap out of Gladney, even getting the DA to file charges was like pulling teeth and I think that they only filed minimal charges eventually.
But this is all no surprise, as no one from Ohio suffered much for their insane abuse of governmental power in going after Joe the Plumber and publicizing his private information to the world, along with trying to sic state government on him, as much as they could. People should be sitting in jail for many years for that (especially as it was meant to taint elections, in the process) but I don't think anyone ended up behind bars. I'm not sure everyone even got fired.
Posted by: progressoverpeace at March 25, 2010 01:46 PM (A46hP)
you guys are missing Bonsteel's point. He's not criticizing Cantor specifically as I read him.
And I will even agree that yes, we like our leaders more on the weak side. Except when they're passive agrressive totalitarian ciphers like BHO
Posted by: s'moron at March 25, 2010 01:53 PM (UaxA0)
108 That's my real name, Mallamutt, you anonymous coward. That surname can be reliably traced to 1710 and the Palatine Immigration. It can be found in the NY colonial militia in 1715, in the Revolutionary war, the civil war , WWI, WWII and every conflict from 1710 to the present. In every field and discipline in America, from cooks to scullery maids to three star generals and foreign policy, you will fins that surname. That's my family. ...and they aren't a product of anyone's imagination. ...you anonymous pussy. You Coward.
Read your history. Read the letters and papers by the Tories in 1774.
You like Patton? You like Chesty Puller? You like Harry Truman?
Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at March 25, 2010 01:58 PM (wmtV/)
109 Another shot to the narrative:Harry Reid saw a couple of dark-skinned negroes who looked like they might have had ghetto accents walking near one of his campaign offices.
I didn't actually see them. I smelled them, though.
Posted by: Harry Reid (D- Retirement home) at March 25, 2010 02:02 PM (tWf3S)
110 The locals claimed (last I heard) that they couldn't figure out who the
guy was, even though he was on video.
Someone in the DA's office should be fired and prosecuted for that. Think about it this way. Suppose that had been an elderly black guy in Alabama and a white neonazi had done that. If the DA did not prosecute the feds would have stepped in a called a hate crime and prosecuted.
Posted by: Vic at March 25, 2010 02:03 PM (QrA9E)
Andy, you are a pathetic jerk-off. Why don't you put on some clothes, get out of your mommy's basement and get a job.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at March 25, 2010 02:13 PM (bCQG3)
The woman that ran the department was ultimately tossed under the bus and resigned. However, Governor Ted Strickland drug his heels for months until pressure from the Republicans in Columbus forced his hand.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at March 25, 2010 02:18 PM (bCQG3)
113 Bodyguard son says anyone using the term "teab@gger" to describe me, his sister, niece, or wife, Tea Party supporters all, is looking for a serious and painful beat down and that includes those who are using it sarcastically.
Posted by: Sara (Pal2Pal) at March 25, 2010 02:22 PM (nas9l)
114 Dammit!! *pounds fist on desk* You guys were supposed to shoot a DEMOCRAT window!! Why can't I ever find competent help these days???
Posted by: David Axelrod at March 25, 2010 02:40 PM (Kt5vQ)
115 Once again, the lefties had better thank their heathen Wiccan gods that we right-wingers aren't the hate-filled violent sorts they claim we are. Otherwise they would be having a Really Bad Decade.
Posted by: SGT Dan at March 25, 2010 02:53 PM (GgXZc)
116 Warren, dude, no one likes violence more than me, but suggesting a pol go on tv and say he's gonna go pump lead in whoever shot at his office isnt being strong. That's nuts. I can agree that we prefer our elected officials weak, I don't, but I am in the minority. However, there is a world of difference between shooting at an empty building to progressing to actually shooting at a live person. That's not like Chesty Puller, that's John Hinkley territory.
Have you ever considered a low dose of Xanax? I think you'd feel better, I really do.
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118 Why did it take so long to report this? MAybe because it took place quite awhile ago and had nothing to do with any 'aggressive actions' from Libs- or is that too hard to fathom?
So- it turns out that:
There was NO shooting at Cantor's office- which is in the VA 7th district, not his 3rd, nor even listed on his website; and not even in his office but rather in a conference room for ANOTHER office in the same building- but why quibble about such trivial facts?- based on what the Richmond Police Department's report said:
The bullet that hit U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's campaign office in downtown Richmond early Tuesday was random, Richmond police spokesman Gene Lepley said this morning.
"It is a stray bullet as part of random gunfire," Lepley said. Police said they have no suspects.
Cantor's office declined comment.
The bullet came from a downward angle, broke the window pane, and landed near the blinds on the window it broke. And seeing as how this office isn;t even listed anywhere in Cantor's website or congressional contact database- wouldnt that make this a poor choice of targets?
Can't we at least expect a higher level of honesty from our politicians- REGARDLESS of which side of the aisle?
And when can we expects a correction, Ace? Yup- thought so....
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