Right Wing Wackos Want to Kill Democrats

A while back we had a post about how far-right wingnuts want kill President Obama.  Well now they are pissed off at the Democrats in congress, and they want to kill them too.  MSNBC reports:

At a news conference in Washington, Hoyer said people have yelled that Democratic lawmakers should be put on firing lines and posters have appeared with the faces of lawmakers in the cross hairs of a target.

Gun imagery was used in a posting on the Facebook page of Sarah Palin urging people to organize against 20 House Democrats who voted for the health care bill and whose districts went for the John McCain-Palin ticket two years ago.  Palin’s post featured a U.S. map with circles and cross hairs over the 20 districts.

In audio recordings of voice messages obtained by NBC News and other networks, one caller repeatedly tells Stupak “I hope you die.”

“There are millions of people across the country who wish you ill,” another caller says. “And all of those thoughts projected on you will materialize into something that’s not very good for you.”

A fax with the title “Defecating on Stupak” carried a picture of a gallows with “Bart (SS) Stupak” on it and a noose attached. It was captioned, “All Baby Killers come to unseemly ends Either by the hand of man or by the hand of God.”

And the Washington Post reports that in addition to the fax, Stupak also received a voice mail threatening his life:

…and an anonymous voice mail saying: “You’re dead. We know where you live. We’ll get you.”

And as if that’s not enough,  The New York Times reports:

Representative Louise M. Slaughter, a senior Democrat from New York, received a phone message threatening sniper attacks against lawmakers and their families.

Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the highest-ranking black lawmaker in the House, said he received an anonymous fax showing the image of a noose.

The Washington Post also reported

Some Democrats, sensing a political opportunity, suggested that Republicans were fanning the anger with their fiery comments in recent days. Several GOP lawmakers stood on the speaker’s balcony at the Capitol overlooking a tea party protest last weekend holding up signs that read “Kill the Bill.” Below them, protesters were yelling “No! No! No!” and “Nancy, you will burn in hell for this!”

And now I must give credit where credit is do.  Some of the Republicans heeded the call and denounced the violence and threats perpetrated by their followers, including House Minority Leader John Boehner:

“…violence and threats are unacceptable.  That’s not the American way.  We need to take that anger and channel it into positive change.”

Maybe he said that because he meant it, or maybe he said it because he is a media whore and he wanted to make the papers and be on TV again.  Ugh.  If he’s on again tomorrow morning, I am going to puke up my yogurt.

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3 thoughts on “Right Wing Wackos Want to Kill Democrats

  1. Dear leftists, if you value your safety, you will move to Canada or Europe. We are tired of compromising with mentally ill sycophantic nanny statists, who slowly work to destroy the last bits of individual rights left.
    You are the tories, and you will be treated as such,

  2. I’m sorry but it is you leftists who have proven time and time again that you are the purveyors of violence. Take today for instance, a democrat stamped on the foot of a republican woman who just had surgery done on the foot he stamped on. Classy! It happened at the Rand Paul debate.

    Trust me, if we wanted to kill Democrats, threre’d be none of you
    left. We own the guns and the Military. The fact that you are still breathing proves otherwise. You’re paranoid.

  3. To “Me”

    What are you talking about? You want to know what happened prior to the Rand Paul debate? Let me inform you who are so woefully uninformed.

    via The Los Angeles Times:

    In shocking video that exemplifies how ugly some of the races have gotten in 2010, a woman in Kentucky is shown being pushed to the ground while a man puts his foot on her and then stomps her.

    The victim, Lauren Valle of MoveOn.org, approached Republican nominee for Senate Rand Paul in an attempt to pose for a photo with him holding up a faux award when she was thrown down to the ground by one Paul supporter and then stomped by another.

    The violence happened in Lexington before Paul debated his Democrat rival, Jack Conway, Monday night.

    One of the men in the video, Tim Profitt, admitted to the Associated Press on Tuesday that he stepped on Valle’s head. Profitt was the Bourbon County coordinator for Paul.

    Lexington police said this afternoon that that Profitt was indeed their man. “Detectives identified the suspect involved in the assault as Tim Profitt. Mr. Profitt is currently being served with a criminal summons ordering him to appear before a Fayette County District Court judge,” police said in a statement.

    You and your ilk who “own the guns and the military” are obviously the paranoid ones, not the sign wielding leftists peacefully campaigning for social change.

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