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Democrat-Media Hype of Threats Against Congress Exposed
Thursday, April 8, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 04/08/2010 7:09:45 PM PDT by kristinn

Out of a nation of more than three hundred million Americans, only forty-two threats against Congressmen and Senators were reported in the first three months of this year. However, the Democrats and the news media have made it seem like Congress is under siege from right wing Tea Party terrorists ready to slaughter representatives over the health care takeover bill.

The Washington Post reported tonight that threats have increased "nearly threefold" over the fifteen threats received in the last three months of 2009.

The Post headlined the article with the ominous sounding "Anger over health-care reform spurs rise in threats against Congress members".

The Post cites Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance W. Gainer as the source for the numbers. Gainer also described the nature of the threats:

"The incidents ranged from very vulgar to serious threats, including death threats," Gainer said. "The ability to carry them out is another question and part of an investigation to determine what, if any, appropriate steps to take."

Gainer told The Post that 'nearly all of the (42) recent threats appear to come from opponents of the health-care overhaul' and that House members were targeted "significantly more" than Senators.

Statistically speaking, 42 threats over three months out of a pool of 300 hundred million is insignificant. Even if one were to include only the pool of the tens of millions of Tea Party participants around the country it is still statistically insignificant.

If the 42 threats came from CNN's Anderson Cooper's prime demo audience of 25,000, then there might be cause for concern.

The Washington Post may think they are helping the Democrats fan the flames of anti-Tea Party hysteria by publishing their article about a slight increase in the slight number of threats, but what they have done is show how peaceful and respectful are 99.999999 percent of the Tea Party participants.


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1 posted on 04/08/2010 7:09:45 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Big sissies. There gonna keep crying wolf and pretty soon nobody but, the left fruitcakes and the deadbeats are going to be listening.


2 posted on 04/08/2010 7:12:13 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady
gonna keep crying wolf and pretty soon nobody but, the left fruitcakes and the deadbeats are going to be listening.

And at the end of the story, the wolf really does come...

3 posted on 04/08/2010 7:21:49 PM PDT by aragorn (We do indeed live in interesting times. NRA, GOA, SAF, CCRKBA. FUBO.)
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To: kristinn

Most of these so called “threats” seem to be just mere “insults” vs any threat of bodily harm.............rats are lousy at the propaganda game IMO. An their pet presstitutes are just punks looking for controversy .......

More of a YOU SUCK POND WATER versus I’M GONNA KICK YOUR BUTT kinda comments.

I will vote against em the rest of my life due their lies and crimes ........

Stay safe !


4 posted on 04/08/2010 7:21:54 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: kristinn

Half the population wants to see them beaten to death anyway.


5 posted on 04/08/2010 7:31:02 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: kristinn

We must keep in mind that those 42 “threats” were not
directed at one person but were divided up amongst the house and senate. Statistically it’s practically normal.


6 posted on 04/08/2010 7:31:12 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kristinn
Sounds like they are trying to whip themselves up to a good ole' Martial Law situation. They keep trying add fake fuel to the fire, but that flame just won't stay lit. hehe.
7 posted on 04/08/2010 7:31:50 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: annieokie
Sounds like they are trying to whip themselves up to a good ole' Martial Law situation.

They're the infiltrated with Socialist Democrat Party. SDP Democrats use to be pretty sane.

8 posted on 04/08/2010 7:37:44 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

I am sorry to admit this but your post has me weeping I am laughing so hard! I must be sicker than I thought! LOL oh LOL!!


9 posted on 04/08/2010 7:38:07 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Sounds like they are trying to whip themselves up to a good ole' Martial Law situation.

They're the infiltrated with Socialist Democrat Party.

Now known as SDP.

Democrats use to be pretty sane.

There, fixed

10 posted on 04/08/2010 7:39:24 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: kristinn

I honestly don’t think that they appreciate the level of excruciating agony that tar and feathers can bring into one’s life.

Especially removal of said items from the scalp area.

And....”Downstairs.”

THAT’S gotta hurt!


11 posted on 04/08/2010 7:45:03 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: kristinn

Anyone have stats on the number of threats each year during GWB’s tenure?


12 posted on 04/08/2010 8:12:17 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: MsLady

There were folks who did not like Hitler, Mao, Chavez, Lenin...too.
So why is Obama and his neo-Fascists whining?


13 posted on 04/08/2010 8:44:27 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Christmas 2009: Democrats give us Obama Cr*pCare, the t*rd that keeps on stinking.)
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To: kristinn

They are the biggest crybabies. Meanwhile their constituencies continue to commit murder, rape, drug/child abuse, HIV transmission etc and nary a peep from these infants.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words . . .


14 posted on 04/08/2010 8:47:32 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: kristinn

Is this the same Socialist Democratic Party Media Establishment that want’s to give voting rights to illegal aliens and convicted felons because they vote Democrat?


15 posted on 04/08/2010 8:53:30 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: annieokie

“Sounds like they are trying to whip themselves up to a good ole’ Martial Law situation.”

Yea, that’s going to work for them. Then the “threats” will go from 45 to 45 million...


16 posted on 04/08/2010 9:18:57 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: SoldierDad

I don’t know, but I’ll bet GWB got a lot of threats written in crayon, with lots of misspelled words.


17 posted on 04/08/2010 9:26:14 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: kristinn

gee...Dems mess with people’s personal health and take more of their hard earned money and then wonder why people get mad...(shaking head)


18 posted on 04/08/2010 9:29:47 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: kristinn
And how many of these “threats” arrived electronically?

It is far easier to send a nastygram to congress these days than it was 15 years ago.

A few years ago the media put a cross-hair target on Bush and thought little of it.

19 posted on 04/08/2010 9:50:04 PM PDT by DB
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To: annieokie
They were trying to recreate the images of the civil rights movement with them being the leaders of the day pushing through brutish thugs hand in hand breaking down the walls of injustice.
20 posted on 04/08/2010 9:56:07 PM PDT by DB
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To: boop

“I don’t know, but I’ll bet GWB got a lot of threats written in crayon, with lots of misspelled words.”

But enough about Barney Frank’s memos...


21 posted on 04/08/2010 10:21:47 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: kristinn

Just think about the significance of the threat posed by the dems in Congress! Not only to every single one of current voters (and TEA party members), but to our children and grandchildren.


22 posted on 04/09/2010 1:56:46 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIA)
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To: kristinn

Increased number of threats or increased reporting of threats. Big difference.


23 posted on 04/09/2010 3:27:43 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: kristinn

Excellent reporting, kristinn. Far better than the state-run propagandists that feed lies to most of the country.

Thanks for digging in to this. I was curious as to what the numbers were.


24 posted on 04/09/2010 3:41:01 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: kristinn

bump


25 posted on 04/09/2010 4:03:40 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: DB

“A few years ago the media put a cross-hair target on Bush and thought little of it.”

The RAT press is evil.


26 posted on 04/09/2010 4:27:59 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: kristinn
If the 42 threats came from CNN's Anderson Cooper's prime demo audience of 25,000, then there might be cause for concern.

That is too funny--probably because it's true.

27 posted on 04/09/2010 6:37:58 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: kristinn

UH HUH...yet the cindy Sheehan vicious threateners were allowed to assault Bush at his Private Home in Crawford.
And when Bush became a private citizen (with protection), she and her vicious supporters even assaulted Bush (and neighbors)at his PRIVATE home in DALLAS.

They have no credibility.
all the people that are being made examples of right now are going to have a field day in court showing that under Republican Admins, the Fed LEOS did nothing about the “threats”.


28 posted on 04/09/2010 6:51:21 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: SeattleBruce

Zero is looking for his own Oklahoma City moment so he can say “See I told you those tea-baggers are violent”.


29 posted on 04/09/2010 6:53:42 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW
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To: kristinn

30 Governors (including a number of high profile Republicans) got threats last week too. The media’s already buried that story.


30 posted on 04/09/2010 7:23:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Raycpa
Increased number of threats or increased reporting of threats. Big difference.

Both. The number of threats increased from 15 reported threats in 4th quarter 2009 to 42 reported threats in 1st quarter 2010; and the reporting of threats increased from approximately 0.05 reports per incident in 2009 to 125.5 reports per incident in 2010. The numbers for reports per incident are just estimates.

31 posted on 04/09/2010 7:36:39 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Gun Control - the ability to consistently hit the intended target)
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To: kristinn

Why I never call DC anymore and rarely post.

I’m so angry about what they’ve all done, I am not capable of maintaining a civil tongue.

Funny though, I’ve been getting the feeling that anyone who is saying they wish to see one of them voted out of office or disagrees with their policies enough to call everyday will be treated as a threat.

It’s their kitchen now. They should man up and take the heat or get the heck outta there.


32 posted on 04/09/2010 7:46:22 AM PDT by Califreak (Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.)
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To: RandallFlagg

“...And....”Downstairs.” THAT’S gotta hurt!..”

That’s called a “Brazilian”, by the way...Au naturale..

Maybe it should just be called “Lib-erating”


33 posted on 04/09/2010 8:59:14 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: kristinn

It’s considered a threat to tell them that their policies suck bilge-water.


34 posted on 04/09/2010 9:21:39 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: kristinn

35 posted on 04/09/2010 9:50:22 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

I believe most people said they hated Bush just because they heard someone else doing it.

The herding instinct.


36 posted on 04/09/2010 10:04:55 AM PDT by Califreak (Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.)
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To: MsLady

It’s more than that...it is a lead up to something much larger...they are setting the stage as they tried to do in the August Recess...against conservatives, tea partiers etc.


37 posted on 04/09/2010 10:07:58 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: kristinn

Stupek resigns, rumor is that Fwank will also.....

Maybe a threat or two isn’t a bad idea.....
“I’ll never vote for anyone who voted for health care again” heard again and again.....
THAT is a threat that SHOULD make them stop and think and resign!


38 posted on 04/09/2010 12:22:41 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: kristinn

These people are creating a narrative pretext for dropping out of races they can’t win this fall anyway. So, they are “scared.” Whatever. The Party will put up alternative apparatchik who will NOT have voted for Odumbocare and can SAY they would NOT have voted for it—and thus scam the ignoramouses to vote Dem again.

Ancient KGB proverb says:

If you can’t change the liar, change the lie. If you can’t change the lie, change the liar.


39 posted on 04/09/2010 5:22:42 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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“If you can’t change the liar, change the lie. If you can’t change the lie, change the liar.”

That’s what I figured they were doing. We have to keep repeating that there is no such thing as a “blue dog Democrat.”


40 posted on 04/09/2010 6:33:49 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: MsLady

I stopped listening to them a long time ago..Lies, lies, lies.


41 posted on 04/09/2010 7:39:24 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: hstacey

Yep, I didn’t catch the new democrat’s name that’s going to try to win stupaks seat. They say he’s pro-life. Yea right, just like judas stupak.


42 posted on 04/09/2010 8:00:23 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

I hope not. Is he the doctor?


43 posted on 04/09/2010 9:20:09 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: hstacey

Dr. Benishek is a conservative Republican. But, I heard them talking on the radio yesterday about another demoRAT and I missed his name, that will probably run against the Doctor. Stupak won’t be running. This might make it harder for the Doc to win. He’s obviously not a politician but, I bet that demoRAT is.


44 posted on 04/10/2010 6:05:16 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

Boing to be interesting for sure. Never know, people are sick of politicians. He may just do it...


45 posted on 04/10/2010 6:30:11 AM PDT by hstacey
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To: MsLady

Going to be interesting for sure. Never know, people are sick of politicians. He may just do it...


46 posted on 04/10/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT by hstacey
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To: Fu-fu2

“If you can’t change the liar, change the lie. If you can’t change the lie, change the liar.”

That’s what I figured they were doing. We have to keep repeating that there is no such thing as a “blue dog Democrat.”


At the federal level (and most state levels too), the Dems are only running Bolsheviks. All the $$ comes down from Pelosi so only comrades can really run. The $$ itself comes primarily from Bolshevik interest groups, labor, lawyers, foreign sources, academics, sycophantic apparatchik groups. They are ALL Bolshies.


47 posted on 04/10/2010 7:24:22 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: hstacey

Yep, that’s what I’m hoping. I know I am sick to death of all the polished, slick politician types. I’m ready for a regular real American. I’m 100% certain, this is what our congress looked like in the 1700’s, and who our founders were.


48 posted on 04/10/2010 9:13:01 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

Me too. I’m so sick of not having term limits I can’t begin to tell you how sick of it I am...


49 posted on 04/10/2010 12:18:15 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: hstacey

Me too!!! I don’t know how we could change that. You know these politician’s won’t go for it. We will have to force it down there throats. They shouldn’t have a lifetime job, nor get retirement and all the other perks they have. I don’t mind paying them well, or maybe even giving them something for serving but, this lifetime stuff is wrong. They get entrenched and many become corrupt over time.


50 posted on 04/10/2010 12:52:32 PM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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