Submitted By Todd on March 25th at 1:02pm
More than 100 House Democrats met behind closed doors Wednesday afternoon with representatives of the FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police. The lawmakers voiced what one senior aide who was present described as "serious concern" about their security in Washington and in their home districts when they return this weekend for the spring recess.We've yet to see video or hear audio of the racist slurs and homophobic hate speech alleged to have occurred during the Civil Rights Nostalgia March conducted by Pelosi, Rep Lewis et al on Sunday. If it happened, its wrong, but the faux civil rights moment shows just how manipulative Democrats will be in trying to slander the Tea Party movement.
Asked whether members are endangered, Hoyer said: "Yes. [There are] very serious incidents that have occurred."
"Our democracy is about participation," Hoyer said. "Our democracy is about differing and debate and animated debate and passionate debate. But it is not about violence."While the voice messages received by Bart Stupak are unduly hostile, they're not threats on his person - they're just the sort of nonsense that people in the public eye receive. As a talk host, I've received calls like this. A few weeks ago, a listener called our studio to threaten us, then showed up at our security desk asking to see us. No FBI involvement required. Just for review, who was the nasty Tea Party character who attacked, last August, the Democratic Party headquarters in Denver?
Maurice Schwenkler wore a shirt over his face, a hooded sweat shirt and latex gloves before he and another man fled the scene on bicycles, police said. Schwenkler was apprehended after a short chase. The other suspect remains at large.What sort of racist homophobes would do such a thing?
While Schwenkler does not appear in the state's voter registration database, a person by that name in November 2008 received $500 from a political 527 committee called Colorado Citizens Coalition for "communications," according to campaign finance disclosures.A community organizer?
A Maurice Schwenkler also signed an online 2005 petition to free anti-war Christian protesters who were captured in Iraq.
He was an anti-war activist community organizing racist homophobe??? Jeez, they're not making Tea Party haters the way they used to!
State Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak initially blamed the vandalism on animosity surrounding the health care debate, though Denver police declined to comment on possible motives.It's never safe to assume, Mizz Waako!
"We ought to be having a serious, conscientious debate about what's best for the country," Waak said. "Clearly there's been an effort on the other side to stir up hate. I think this is the consequence of it."We know the Democrats will stop at nothing. But some conservatives are taking things too far as well.
Some of the vandalism appears to have been instigated by an Alabama blogger, Mike Vanderboegh, who encouraged his readers to throw bricks at the windows of Democratic headquarters across the country. Vanderboegh, a former leader of the Alabama Constitutional Militia who is headlining an open-carry gun rally in Northern Virginia next month, issued a call to the modern "Sons of Liberty" on his libertarian political blog to break windows nationwide to display opposition to health-care reform.We have the government that we elected, so there's no reason for frustration to have reached such a pitch as to motivate people to advocate revolution. The November elections will work just fine, as did the January special election in Massachusetts.