Seems like we've got a new fad: faxing pictures of nooses and gallows to congressmen's offices

republican imagesSeems like we've got a new fad: faxing pictures of nooses and gallows to congressmen's offices. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), the House Majority Whip, got one. And Rep. Stupak (D-MI) got one too. “At least 10 House Democrats” have reported being subjected to death threats, harassment, or vandalism at their district offices over the past week. Asked whether members are endangered, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said, “Yes. [There are] very serious incidents that have occurred.”  With House Republican leader John Boner referring to one Democrat as a "dead man" if he votes for health care reform, and right-wing bloggers calling for people to "break all their windows" - leading to incidents nationwide of broken windows in Democratic offices, this is beginning to bear an eerie resemblance to the hate speech of the 1960s that led to the assasinations of John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King.  And the "break their windows" rhetoric is eerily reminiscent of Kristalnacht, when a political party in Germany led a campaign to shatter the windows of the people they'd singled out as their enemies.  And that crowd that was spitting on African American members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol?  Later in the day they were congratulated and cheered on by a group of Republican lawmakers, led by Michelle Bachmann.  And those right wingers who disrupted the proceedings of the House during the health care debate?  A dozen Republican members of the House stood up and applauded them, a breach of protocol that Congressman Barney Frank says he's never seen before in his 29 years in Congress.  It's time for us all to call out these Republicans and demand that they repudiate violence and threats, and that they stop encouraging the right-wing crazies in their base, before something really bad happens.

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bobbler (not verified) 10 years 26 weeks ago
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It seems to me that liberals get arrested while peacefully picketing. While copnservatives blow up abortion clinics, shoot abortion doctors, send anthrax thru the mail (didnt a Democrat get anthrax?), and now all this felony vandalism of democratic offices.. I was such an idealist growing up.. This really busts that bubble..

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Making Progress (not verified) 10 years 26 weeks ago
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GodlessKinser (not verified) 10 years 26 weeks ago
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Remember Tim McVeigh, Eric Rudolph and the entire "patriot" militia movement of the 90's? It's all coming back again, it seems. I guess this is pretty strong evidence that conservatives don't really care for democracy when they don't get THEIR way with it. This is what it looks like when grown-ups throw tantrums. Sad and dangerous.

textynn (not verified) 10 years 26 weeks ago
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NBC And Comcast Get Financing For The Mergepocalypse
http://consumerist.com/2010/03/nbc-and-comcast-get-financing-for-the-mer...

This is scary. I know Comcast wants to own the Internet. We have no more free tv and what we have is all owned.

Republicans ruthlessly reshaped America to hold onto power - can Dems do the same thing to save it?

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