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Calif. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Receives Death Threat Over Immigrant Bill
AP ^ | 1/27/04

Posted on 01/27/2004 7:52:01 PM PST by Jean S

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The offices of Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher received dozens of threatening telephone calls Tuesday, including one death threat, after he authored a bill that would limit health care services for immigrants.

Information on the threats was turned over to police. "It will be forwarded to out detectives," said police Lt. Tom Donnelly.

The bill, introduced last week, would require hospitals to report a patient's immigration status before they could be reimbursed for treatment. Patients found to be in the United States illegally could be deported.

Threatening calls began after the bill was discussed on a New York radio station Tuesday. The office received so many calls they stopped answering the phone, said Rohrabacher's assistant, Kathleen Hollingsworth.

Staffers then listened to voice mails left at the office, one of which said, "I'm coming to kill you," she said.

"This is not just somebody I've angered and who's expressing some hostility. These are gruesome threats that I will be attacked and killed," Rohrabacher said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; deaththreat; immigrantlist; immigration; rohrabacher
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To: Zipporah
Just posting what half of us were thinking.
51 posted on 01/27/2004 8:45:19 PM PST by Missouri
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To: JeanS
Are you accusing Rove..

No, that idea was yours and obviously yours alone.

I did make several assumptions based on your comment and did offer an observation that I hoped would cause you to reappraise the situation before you dug a deeper hole.

52 posted on 01/27/2004 8:46:57 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: calawah98
Did any one catch Lou Dobbs show today?

No, I have to be drunk to watch TaaVaa, and I've been sober for a long time.

He had a list of reps that were against the Presidents immigration plan. I looked on the transcripts but did not see the names listed.

Hopefully, it's not just a good cop bad cop thing, as I no longer trust many Representitives. It gets tiresome being lied to.

53 posted on 01/27/2004 8:49:50 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: DMCA
Did someone let Karl Rove use the phone again?

BWAAAAA!!!

54 posted on 01/27/2004 8:50:06 PM PST by dagnabbit (Tell Bush what to do with his Amnesty and Mexico-Merger. Vote Tancredo in Primary)
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To: Missouri
I like the old Joe better.

He's still here, lurking, watching....

55 posted on 01/27/2004 8:50:58 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
He's still here, lurking, watching....

Hey Joe, what was the big event that caused the epiphany?

56 posted on 01/27/2004 8:53:33 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: All
There's been several threads discussing threats from the left. For example, Alec Baldwin's rant. Spike Lee saying that the NRA president should be shot or the NBC show's "Snipers wanted" sign on presidential candidate G.W. Bush. In all cases the few in the mainstream media who bothered to comment dismissed them all as "satire." The same words from a right-winger -- if a rightwinger were to ever utter such threats -- would be.. well, uh.. hateful threats.

Sen. Dashole's public complaint about "talk radio-inspired threats" he received brought a spate of mainstream articles about the need for "fairness" and an end to hatred.

Waiting with bated breath to hear the mainstream left condemn this threat. :^)

57 posted on 01/27/2004 8:55:51 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael
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To: Joe Hadenuf
For over the last two months, his show has been on illegal immigration, out sourcing jobs et.
He is against illegal immigration also. And he is against out sourcing of jobs.

I was flicking channels in Nov and ran across his show.
He has a list of all the companies that are out soucring.
He is doing a heck of a lot bette on the issue than Fox
58 posted on 01/27/2004 8:58:18 PM PST by calawah98
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To: Amerigomag
Actually, it was a post or image, depicting a hairy Mrs. France.

Slightly gross, and very funny, but apparently was not appreciated by someone.

I posted it thinking it would be a hit, and soon found myself being blown down range.

59 posted on 01/27/2004 8:59:41 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: calawah98
I'll have to tune in. Thanks for that friend.
60 posted on 01/27/2004 9:00:37 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: JeanS
Oooooh. The Democrats are ANGRY!
61 posted on 01/27/2004 9:01:38 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Joe Hadenuf
He is on here on the west coast at 3, and again at 8pm
62 posted on 01/27/2004 9:03:32 PM PST by calawah98
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To: GaConfed
Yes, and here is your headline: "SWAT Team Kills Right Wing Gun-Owning Christian Republican In His Own Home After He Threatens Rep. Fathead of ____District !"

(And the text) "SWAT leader, Capt. Hun Attila, said they had received information that
the gun-owner was armed and dangerous, so took the precaution of breaking the door down when they arrived at 1:00 AM.. unannounced. They took the further precaution of shooting said suspect on sight as he appeared at the top of the stairs, because he was suspected of being armed. Two of his children and his wife were caught in the rain of fire, as the allegedly dangerous suspect was shot 49 times by the six member team. All four members of the right wing conservative family were DOA at Mercy Hospital. "

"Meanwhile, in other news, Mrs. Blabb of Gun-Control International, held a news conference to propose new legislation to crack down on these dangerous fringe types who consider it their right to own guns. She pointed out that most are just that type of right winger that makes and carries out threats against more moderate citizens. She said more legislation is needed to keep the country safe from these ultra conservatives and their dangerous beliefs."

I can see the events heading that way.

vaudine
63 posted on 01/27/2004 9:04:45 PM PST by vaudine
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To: JeanS
An inquiry mind asks -would this have anything to do with B-1 Bomber (Bob Dorman) running for this seat? Second question - why do two conservatives run against each other. Come on Bob. Pick another fight.
64 posted on 01/27/2004 9:10:34 PM PST by Digger
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To: GaConfed
The only place you will read about this is on the net. If it had been someone like ....oh.....say.......myself (rural, white, Southern, male, gun owner), doing the threatening against some liberal judge over some affirmative action ruling, it would be front page news in the usual suspect fishwrappers, and top of the news on CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS.

Dang, aint it the truth. And they would dig up the worst possible pictures of you, and plaster them all over the TaaaVaaa....

66 posted on 01/27/2004 9:12:28 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
I posted it thinking it would be a hit

Sorry I missed it but I hang on the California Topic these days. Less Republican loyalits to deal with.

67 posted on 01/27/2004 9:13:32 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Amerigomag
Sorry I missed it but I hang on the California Topic these days. Less Republican loyalits to deal with.

I prefer American loyalist.

The greatest state of the greatest country on earth

Can you tell I'm biased towards Cal?

68 posted on 01/27/2004 9:18:26 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Add Al "Junk Yard Donk" Franken to your list.
69 posted on 01/27/2004 9:26:10 PM PST by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: goldstategop

I know there's some talk in your communities about the Patriot Act. Let me tell you about the Patriot Act right quick. We're in a new war, a different kind of war. We need to be able to share information across jurisdictional boundaries at the federal level. Do you realize, prior to September the 11th, 2001, the CIA could not pass information to the FBI, or vice versa? By law, they were prohibited from sharing information. How can you fight a war against terrorists who hide in dark corners of the world and maybe slide into our country if you can't share information? We need the CIA and the FBI to be able to talk to each other. (Applause.)

As I said in the State of the Union, many of the provisions in the law have been used to catch embezzlers or criminals. We need to make sure those provisions stay in the law. We're at war. We're trying to hunt terrorists. It's a different kind of war.

In the old days, you know, you could measure progress based upon tanks destroyed or airplanes brought down to earth, you know, by missiles or air-to-air combat. It's no longer the way it is in the 21st century. We're on an international manhunt. We have to find these people before they come and get us. And in order to do so, we need the best intelligence and the capacity to share that intelligence across jurisdictional boundaries. The Patriot Act is vital for our security, and Congress needs to renew it. (Applause.)

70 posted on 01/27/2004 9:26:45 PM PST by bonesmccoy (defend America...get vaccinated.)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Can you tell I'm biased towards Cal?

Yup

71 posted on 01/27/2004 10:01:34 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: *immigrant_list; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; Free the USA; Libertarianize the GOP; madfly; B4Ranch; ..
ping

I heard Rohrabacher on John & Ken this afternoon talking about this. He is my Congressman. I called his office to voice my opposition when Bush first came public with his (this is not an) amnesty plan. I think I'll have to call his office tomorrow to voice my support for this legislation.
72 posted on 01/27/2004 10:54:02 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster
You are lucky you have Dana! He certainly is being threatened into backing off, by who?
73 posted on 01/27/2004 11:12:10 PM PST by JustPiper (Register Republican BUT Write-In Tancredo for March !!!!)
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To: JeanS
We should all e-mail Rohrabacher and tell him we support his efforts:

http://www.house.gov/rohrabacher/
74 posted on 01/27/2004 11:17:13 PM PST by Be active
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To: gubamyster
bttt
75 posted on 01/28/2004 2:01:39 AM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: JeanS
This goes to show what kind of element wants more illegals in the country. Many of the illegals are part of various criminal organizations such as the Russian Mafia.
76 posted on 01/28/2004 4:19:19 AM PST by Dante3
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To: JeanS
Are you accusing Rove of of making or having someone else make death threats?

At this point some of us are not quite sure just what Karl "Wormtongue" Rove is capable of. After hearing his amnesty plan come out of President Bush's lips we do know that Rove is at least capable of trying to destroy a presidency.

77 posted on 01/28/2004 4:23:37 AM PST by Spiff (Have you committed a random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: goldstategop
We have been saturated with aliens and illegals for so long they are now threatening our elected officials. Seems as though most Democrats are elected by illegals and their party is growing stronger because of it.
The government knows but refuses to release the statistics on how many illegals voted in the last election. It is the same with the FBI and its crime figures. The American people and especially the Democrats are worried about the erroneous information on IRAQ when they don't even release these figures to the public that they have because of PC!
78 posted on 01/28/2004 4:29:26 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: vaudine
"SWAT-Team Kills Right Wing..." et seq

Great humor, but we are edging ever closer to this reality. The presumption of a gun in a private home is a proclivity to violence.

Also, with the new Department of Homeland Security/TSA plan to require personal data on each air traveler including access to credit bureau databazses, how long will it before membership in FR wil get you flaggged as "yellow" and subject to addditional security checks?

79 posted on 01/28/2004 4:46:22 AM PST by Truth29
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To: dagnabbit
Karl who?
80 posted on 01/28/2004 4:52:57 AM PST by WayneM (Cut the KRAP (Karl Rove Amnesty Plan). Call your elected officials and say "NO!!")
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To: JeanS
APB for Cheech Marin!
81 posted on 01/28/2004 4:53:35 AM PST by Benrand
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To: JeanS
So much for the peaceful economic refugee theory.

Illegal scumbags.
82 posted on 01/28/2004 5:51:33 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Constitution party here I come. Write in Tancredo in 04'!)
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To: goldstategop
Liberals are so compassionate they'll threaten a Congressman with death for proposing a bill to stop illegal aliens from getting treated for free in hospitals.

Although this may be typical of liberals one may also suspect someone connected with President Bush for these threats since this bill tends to enforce laws against illegal aliens. Remember, our official policy is free access to this country and all services for anyone coming from below our Southern border.

83 posted on 01/28/2004 5:58:55 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: Be active
Consider him e-mailed. I titled it Illegal Health Care legislation PRAISE, and I guess when they see that it's praise and not a death threat, they might be happy to open it.

Paul
84 posted on 01/28/2004 6:22:00 AM PST by spacewarp (Visit the American Patriot Party and stay a while. http://www.patriotparty.us)
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To: JeanS
This is the openmindedness and freedom the left promotes.

Oddly enough, we had this sort of left-wing supremist ideology reach its apex in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and still people don't realize how oppressive it really is.
85 posted on 01/28/2004 7:12:01 AM PST by MegaSilver
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To: farmfriend
I couldn't get past the use of "immigrants" rather than "illegal aliens" in the first sentence.

Well, remember, the AP has a conservative bias. [/sarcasm]

86 posted on 01/28/2004 7:14:50 AM PST by MegaSilver
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To: goldstategop
"Holland has just become the first country in Europe – perhaps the world - to declare a four-year moratorium on any fresh immigration, including “asylum seekers”."

That's what we need for the USA.

87 posted on 01/28/2004 7:16:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: JeanS
The death threat probably came from Margaret Cho or Moby.
88 posted on 01/28/2004 7:18:42 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Bikers4Bush
So much for the peaceful economic refugee theory.

Why should we be surprised? This is how things are done in tinpot dictatorships.

I expect alot more of this as these folks feel a greater & greater sense of entitlement.

89 posted on 01/28/2004 7:19:28 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
I'm not surprised at all and had been expecting this crap much sooner to be honest.

That's the problem with letting law breakers in, they just continue to break our laws and feel even more empowered.
90 posted on 01/28/2004 7:24:52 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Constitution party here I come. Write in Tancredo in 04'!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
The Key, Operational word here is: EMBOLDENED.

And the Bush Plan has contributed in some way to this new sense of entitlement and empowerment. Folks, this is no joke.

This may be funny in 2004 (but not for most of us). But if something is not done to stop the demographic and political shift and co-optation of America into Latin America, in 10-15 years, there is liable to be widespread violence as legal Americans (as opposed to illegal visitors) (many in border states) try feebly and frustratingly to take back their land from invaders... This is not a joke, and is not extremism, to predict and project such a dire situation; We are only looking at history, the situation in Bosnia, France, Germany, polarization in similar societies, and the lack of will by authorities to do ANYTHING they can to stop and reverse, while they still have a chance. I am still for orderly, peaceful DEPORTATION and denial of social services in the here-and-now, WHILE WE CAN STILL DO IT.

That is the most humane, peaceful, honorable, fair and long term option based on wisdom, IMHO.

91 posted on 01/28/2004 8:38:12 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Another vote here for Bush, only IF Congress ends up defeating his illegal immigration amnesty law.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Bikers4Bush
I believe you intended your reply to go to Bikers4Bush. I am, however, in complete agreement.

Bush really let me down with this one. In all likelihood I'll still hold my nose and vote for him because of the terrorism situation, but absent that circumstance I would consider this a deal breaker.
92 posted on 01/28/2004 8:49:00 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I completely agree.
93 posted on 01/28/2004 8:52:40 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Constitution party here I come. Write in Tancredo in 04'!)
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To: JeanS
Figures they'd stoop to this.

Dana's a good guy and has lots of friends looking out for him. Now even part of L.A. County is back in his district! So some of us get to be represented by someone fighting the illegal alien invasion.

Maybe it was Rove!
94 posted on 01/28/2004 10:06:46 AM PST by StoneColdGOP (McClintock - In Your Heart, You Know He's Right)
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To: Sabertooth
Well, the open borders folks feel emboldened right about now. And it's not the fault of a liberal.

Yes it is.

Bush.

95 posted on 02/01/2004 11:50:53 AM PST by Lazamataz (WANTED: Pretty, young chick to satisfy depraved desires. Must have clown suit, monkey, and vacuum.)
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