Skip to comments.LIST OF VIOLENCE AGAINST REPUBLICANS, REVISED AND EXPANDED
Posted on 03/25/2010 7:29:09 PM PDT by MrChips
Here's an incomplete short list of violence/vandalism against Republicans: (Revised March 25, 2010, 10:25 pm)
Historical note: Republican presidents who were assassinated: Lincoln: Garfield, McKinley
September 5, 1975: President Gerald Ford survives assassination attempt in Sacramento. (Squeaky Fromme) September 22, 1975: President Gerald Ford survives assassination attempt in San Francisco. (Sarah Jane Moore)
March 30, 1981: Just 69 days into his presidency, there was an assassination attempton President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan and three others were shot, one of them crippled for life. President Reagans lung was punctured.
January 19, 2001: When the Clintonistas left the White House, they threw paint on the walls, ripped all the Ws off the computer keyboards, trashed the Executive Wing. The Clintons moved a bunch of furniture and silver out of the White House. Mr. Bush chose not to press charges.
March 21, 2003: GOP Headquarters in Madison hit with bricks, paint bombs Journal Sentinel
In 2004, Republicans were subject to an aggressive and sometimes violent campaign of harassment and intimidation orchestrated by Kerry supporters. At least three Bush-Cheney offices were shot at during the election season. A swastika was burned into the front yard of a Bush-Cheney supporter in Madison, Wisconsin. Other incidents included offices burglarized, windows smashed, tires slashed and other property damage. The following is a timeline of documented election-related violence and intimidation against the Bush-Cheney 04 campaign and Republicans in 2004.
September 2, 2004: Gun Shot Fired Into Huntington, WV, Republican Headquarters.
September 3, 2004: Windows Broken, Anti-Bush Messages Scrawled At Gallatin County, MT, Republican Headquarters.
September 2004: John Kerry supporters and other libs/dems take to the streets of NYC destroying property, beating a NYC detective into a state of unconsciousness and harassing/threatening attendees during the 2004 GOP convention in NYC
September 6, 2004: Huntington, WV, Republican Headquarters Egged.
September 13, 2004: Swastika Drawn On Duluth, MN, Residents Lawn, Signs Also Defaced With Words Nazi And Liar.
September 16, 2004: Community College Professor In Florida Punched Republican County Chairman In Face.
September 22, 2004: West Elmira, NY, Resident Found Swastika Drawn On Bush Campaign Sign In His Yard.
September 23, 2004: Office Ransacked During Break-In At Vilas County, WI, Republican Headquarters, Obscene Words And Graphic Pictures Sprayed On Campaign Signs.
September 26, 2004: Windows Smashed And Signs Stolen At Oxford, MS, Bush-Cheney 04 Headquarters.
October 1, 2004: Laptops Of Executive And Field Director Stolen From Bush-Cheney 04 Headquarters In Seattle, WA.
October 1, 2004: Swastika Burned Into Front Yard Of Bush-Cheney 04 Supporter In Madison, WI.
October 2, 2004: Collinsville, OH, Resident Chains Down Bush-Cheney 04 Signs After Several Signs Stolen And One Was Replaced With Kerry Sign.
October 3, 2004: Burglary At Thousand Oaks, CA, Victory 2004 Headquarters Where Bush-Cheney 04 Banner Was Stolen From Outside Premises.
October 5, 2004: Gun Shots Fired Into Knoxville, TN, Bush-Cheney 04 Office, Shattering Offices Glass Front Doors. October 5, 2004: AFL-CIO ACTIVISTS RANSACK BUSH HEADQUARTERS IN ORLANDO, The Orlando Sentinel . . . part of 20 coordinated union attacks across U.S.
October 8, 2004: Two Men Were Caught On A Hidden Camera Tearing Down And Urinating On Bush-Cheney 04 Sign In Akron, OH.
October 9, 2004: Oxnard, CA, Supporter Placing Bush-Cheney 04 In Yards Verbally Abused, Knocked Down And Had Signs Stolen.
October 9, 2004: Bush-Cheney Signs Near Vail, CO, Cut In Half And Burned In Ransacking.
October 10, 2004: Office Windows Broken And Field Directors Laptop Bag and Purse Stolen In Burglary At Canton, OH, Victory Office.
October 11, 2004: Windows Broken, Petty Cash Stolen And Computers Tampered With In Burglary At Spokane, WA, Victory 2004 Headquarters.
October 13, 2004: Walls And Windows Of York, PA, Victory 2004 Headquarters Vandalized With Pro-Kerry Spray-Paint And Signs Outside Destroyed.
October 13, 2004: Window Smashed At Laconia, NH, Victory 2004 Headquarters.
October 13, 2004: Kerry Supporter Caught Stealing Bush Sign In Cape Girardeau, MO, Pulled Knife On Signs Owner And Was Arrested.
October 15, 2004: Someone Destroyed Large Plywood Bush-Cheney 04 Sign, Then Tried To Smash Debris Though Glass Door Of Santa Fe, NM, Republican Party Headquarters.
October 15, 2004: Someone Lined Window Sill With Bullet Casings At Littleton, NH, Republican Headquarters.
October 16, 2004: Unknown Suspects Vandalized Large Bush-Cheney Campaign Sign In Hollister, CA, With Obscenities.
October 17, 2004: Stickers Placed Over Windows Of Gettysburg, PA, Victory 2004 Headquarters.
October 18, 2004: Eggs Thrown At Keene, NH, Victory 2004 Headquarters.
October 18, 2004: 21 Protesters Arrested At Bush-Cheney 04 Campaign Headquarters In Arlington, VA.
October 20, 2004: Rocks Thrown Through Windows At Multnomah County, OR, Republican Party Headquarters.
October 21, 2004: Bomb Threat Made Against Lake Havasu, AZ, Republican Party Headquarters.
October 21, 2004: Windows Smashed At Multnomah County Republican Party Headquarters In Portland, OR.
October 22, 2004: Break-In Discovered At Cincinnati, OH, Victory 2004 Headquarters.
October 22, 2004: Break-In Discovered At Flagstaff, AZ, Victory 2004 Headquarters. Perpetrators gained entry by throwing a cinder block through a plate glass window.
October 22, 2004: Chunk Of Concrete Tossed Through Glass Door Of Republican Headquarters In Santa Cruz, CA.
October 23, 2004: Two Kerry Supporters Arrested After Stealing Pro-Bush Signs From Activist And Pushing Police Officer At Edwards Rally In St. Petersburg, FL.
October 26, 2004: A Florida man has been charged with attempting to run over controversial Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris with his Cadillac.
November, 2004: Editors say Yale Free Press stolen Yale Daily News
November 2004, Election Day: 30 vans intended for getting out the vote in Milwaukee in 2004 had their tires slashed . . .Of the four men who were arrested, one is the son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, and one is the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt.
June 8, 2004: Court sets release of Ryan's divorce file Chicago Tribune
May 10, 2005: Vladimir Arutyunian, a native Georgian who was born to a family of ethnic Armenians, threw a live hand grenade toward a podium where President George W. Bush was speaking at Freedom Square in Tbilisi, Georgia.
August, 2005: Reservist suspected of spray painting pro-Bush bumper stickers in Denver - Associated Press
October 26, 2006: A New Campaign Tactic: Manipulating Google Data. New York Times
October 30, 2006: RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman Responds To Todays Letter From DNC Chairman Howard Dean GOP October (?) 2006: Staffers from Chuck Schumers office steal the social security number of Michael Steele then run an illegal credit report.
June, 2008: Speaking of inflammatory rhetoric, it was candidate Obama who urged followers in June, "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun"
Sept 17, 2008: Sarah Palins E-Mail Hacked
October, 2008: Sarah Palin effigy hanging in someones yard
December, 2008: Sarah Palins church was set on fire by arsonists while children were inside.
September, 2008: Obama telling is supporters to get in their faces when confronting opponents. Columnist Michael Barone wrote at the time, In this campaign, we have seen the coming of the Obama thugocracy, suppressing free speech, and we may see its flourishing in the four or eight years ahead.
September, 2008: In Orlando Florida, a small group of middle-aged homemakers took their little McCain signs to an approved street corner, carried their small American flags and assembled to do their hour's vote-for-our-guy walk, when they were accosted by a group of Obama thugs and terrorized.
September, 2008: A videographer at a Tampa, Florida townhall got roughed up by union thugs and had his camera smashed.
September, 2008: A local doctor from Douglasville, Georgia was shouted down by his own Democratic congressman and accused of not being a constituent, a charge that was later shown to be blatantly false.
September, 2008: St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch and St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce warned citizens that they would bring criminal libel prosecutions against anyone who made statements against Obama that were false.
September, 2008: the Obama campaign called for a criminal investigation of the American Issues Project when it ran ads highlighting Obama's ties to Ayers.
September, 2008: Obamas minions orchestrated a massive stream of complaints on the phone lines of Tribune Co.-owned WGN-AM in Chicago. The offense: The station hosted National Reviews David Freddoso, author of The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Medias Favorite Candidate, (Chicago Tribune)
October, 2008: conservative Stanley Kurtz appeared on Milt Rosenbergs WGN radio program in Chicago to discuss his lack of access to papers about Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers in the Richard J. Daley Library in Chicago papers that were closed off to him for some days, apparently at the behest of Obama supporters.Obama fans jammed WGNs phone lines and sent in hundreds of protest emails.
October, 2008: McCain-Palin campaign bus coming under gunfire in New Mexico.
October, 2008: the home of a Republican headquarters manager in central Florida was shot up that same week as the shooting of the McCain-Palin bus in New Mexico. McCain supporters in the area woke to find the brake lines on their cars severed, their telephone and cable television lines cut, and political graffiti scratched into automobile paint and scrawled on their homes.
October 1, 2008: Vandals destroy Republican candidate signs, PolitickOr.com
October 6, 2008: Laptop stolen from regional GOP headquarters CNET News
October 8, 2008: Tennessee Man Indicted in Hacking of Palin's E-Mail Account Fox News
October 12, 2008: Authorities have arrested two men after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a 4-foot by 8-foot campaign sign for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in a southeast Portland yard.
Karen Scrutton said she was asleep inside her home at 7956 S.E. 17th Ave. in the Sellwood neighborhood when she saw her sign go up in flames after 1 a.m.
October 17, 2008: an unprovoked assault by an enraged Democrat against a [female] McCain volunteer in midtown Manhattan: Defendant grabbed the sign the informant was holding, broke the wood stick that was attached to it, and then struck informant in the face.(from police report)
October 22, 2008: Minnesota, Senator Coleman campaign: Senator's garage vandalized Associated Press
November, 2008: Black Panther with a billy club threatening voters outside polling place in Philadelphia. Eric Holder let him walk.
January, 2009: Hackers get Republican Senator Norm Colemans donors credit card info and post it on the internet
August (1st week?) 2009: a black gentleman who was a Tea Party participant named Kenneth Gladney went to a town-hall meeting hosted by Rep. Russ Carnahan, Missouri Democrat. While passing out "Don't Tread on Me" flags, he was viciously attacked by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members. One called him a "nigger." A woman filming the violence also was accosted. NBC News.
August 4, 2009: a communique was issued from DNC headquarters about mobs of right-wing extremists whose extreme mobbiness threatens to mob ObamaCare with extremism.
Summer (?), 2009: a handicapped woman in a wheelchair was attacked by a protester at an Obama town hall in New Hampshire. Another protester kicked an armed man in the groin, & spit into a camera filming it.
Summer (?) 2009: At a tea party in Milwaukee, a heckler attacked several people and rushed the stage while a speaker was talking, YouTube video shows. Police tackled and removed him
September, 2009: The Washington DC Tea Party appears to be a big success, but its not for lack of trying among the movements more lunatic opponents. Yesterday, the DC Metro police evacuated the offices of Freedomworks after several threats, including a bomb-threat phone call that police considered credible enough to investigate.
September 3, 2009in Thousand Oaks , California, a nationalized healthcare advocate attacked and bit off the finger of a Tea Partyer who was a healthcare opponent, Associated Press.
November 14, 2009: in Fort Lauderdale, Florida violence broke out between tea party protesters and pro-amnesty protesters who had e-mailed group members calling for "a militant confrontation" with "tea-baggers," the Christian Science Monitor reported.
November 14, 2009, in Phoenix, tea partyers were attacked by a group of neo-Nazis brandishing a swastika flag and a portrait of Adolf Hitler. Police intervened quickly, and no one was hurt.
March 22, 2010: Bullet shot through window of Republican Congressman Eric Cantor's Richmond, Virginia campaign Office.
March 24, 2010: Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt of Ohio receives telephoned death threats.
March 24, 2010: Republican Congresswoman Jenny Brown of Florida receives telephoned death threats.
Send that to the communist hacks at MSNBC..
do not fight on Alinsky terms.
MOCK IT, Belittle IT, and make these phony stories a NATIONAL JOKE.
Technically not a political target, but, Sarah Palin’s church was burned to the ground by arsonists. I don’t know if anyone was ever caught and charged. But there’s a good chance the arsonists knew who the most famous member of the congregation of that church was.
Be sure Fox News, and Bill OReilly get a copy, as there has been too much reiteration of “unproven” comments from tea party protest Sat....it is mostly an exaggeration, and a scam. I found this on INSTAPUNDIT:
March 25, 2010
AN IMPLAUSIBLE REPORT IN THE SEATTLE TIMES: A rock was thrown through the window of Driehaus Cincinnati office Sunday.
Justin Binik-Thomas emails from Cincinnati that Rep. Driehaus office is on the 30th floor of a skyscraper downtown.
NOW THAT’S QUITE A THROW UP 30 STORIES WITH A BRICK, DON’T YOU SAY?
CNN, Huffington Post Urge Violence Against Republicans by Kristinn Taylor.
I am positively DYING for any liberal to get in my face, bring the fight to me, or any of the other advice they recieve from Lord Obama.
David Letterman thinking rape of a minor is funny (Palin’s daughter).
I’m posting the updated links on twitter.
While this will not qualify as an “act of violence,” in 1960, John F. Kennedy beat Richard Nixon by a very narrow margin, an occurrance that would have easily led to a recount. Even though many felt that Kennedy’s victory had been helped along by vote fraud, courtesy of Chicago Mayor Richard J. daley and his “Machine,” Nixon refrained from asking for a recount so that the American People should not have to suffer not knowing who their new President was.
That was unprecedented how Clintoon’s people trashed the place. I wonder what the Obamakins will do in Jan 2013.
I may be wonderful, but I think you’re wrong. Garfield was a Democrat.
BFLR & BTTT !!
Thank you for this. I was looking for a “list.” I could use this right now.
That’s quite a list. I didn’t see anything about the slashed tires in either WI or MN. Turned out to be the son of some black politico.
I think it’s there.
Use it, by all means!
BTFL (bump to find later) when I need it for the idiots who are my ‘friends’ on facebook....
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