Skip to comments.Death Threats Against Wisconsin Repbulicans (18 threatened so far!)
Posted on 03/11/2011 9:26:04 PM PST by bigbob
So this is what the new age of civility, where we are all carefully watching those horrible and violent conservatives, looks like. The Wisconsin DOJ is investigating a rash of death threats against Wisconsin Republicans after the GOP representatives passed a bill stripping collective bargaining privileges from many state government workers.
Of course, when a few Democrats received violent threats about health care reform, the response was lavish attention in the left-leaning blogosphere, culminating in sweeping accusations towards all conservatives of complicity in violent and abusive discourse. Liberal luminaries sagely shook their heads sadly then and after Tucson, wisely lecturing us all about how dangerous the right wing was and how it needed to be reigned in. By contrast, the response now from many progressive commentators ranges from apathy to endorsement. The double standard could not possibly be more blatant.
Truth is, violent threats are inexcusable from both sides. And both sides have an obligation in the name of integrity to police their own ranks instead of going suddenly silent whenever it is one of their own that is becoming threatening, belligerant, and abusive.
But in the age of take-no-prisoners political combat, Im not holding my breath.
EVERY ONE of the 18 Republican state senators who voted for the bill have now received death threats. One encouraging note - Wisconsin DOJ says it has identified the sender of a violent threat emailed two days ago.
Liberals always show us who they truly are, and what they truly fear. This is the Party of Peace and Tolerance?
how about forming the Tea Party Protection mercs , on had to protect threatened Republican and Tea Party elected officials ?
With baseball bats
Hey, we could wear Black Panther duds!
Only 18? The unions must be going soft...
These nutjobs need to attend a course at the University of Arizona’s National Center for Civil Discourse.
When in doubt about the Democrats — expect a death threat, that will clear up the issues.
Bam and his thugs at “Organizing for America” are involved in this.
As a general rule, I support threats against politicians, but it shouldn’t become this partisan.
Aren’t these the same Neanderthals who were whining about “rightwing vitriol and heated rhetoric” after the “Tuscon” shootings?
And the former speaker of the house stands in solidarity with these a-holes. If San Fran Nan ever so much as utters the word civility again she should be slapped.
You know civility counts only for the Republicans. DemoNazis can do anything they damn well please, just listen to what BHO says.
So was the “green light” to attack the GOP directly
from Holder at the DO”J”? or just from Holder’s flacks?