So, what the hell does it take? Why aren't the Republicans crying out against these vigilantes? What are they waiting for? Another Oklahoma City? This is morally and criminally wrong and still they say nothing.
As of tonight 10 Democrats are receiving increased security after being threatened because they voted for the Health Care bill.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said at a Capitol Hill press conference that he is concerned by a rash of at least four incidents of vandalism targeting lawmakers who voted for the legislation.
In the latest incident, the gas line leading to a propane tank at the home of Bo Perriello, brother of Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Va., was slashed one day after Tea Party activists posted his address online. They mistakenly thought it was the Representatives home. Par for the course for people who can't spell.
The site encouraged opponents of the health reform bill to express thanks to Rep. Perriello and to stop by to express their opposition..
The FBI is working with local officials to investigate the incident.
The Charlottesville Daily Progress reported that one of the two activists who posted the address condemned the action and said he is "almost speechless."
"My number one priority right now is ensuring the safety of my brother's family," Perriello said in a statement Wednesday. The Virginia freshman lawmaker called upon leaders in both parties "to state unequivocally tonight that it is never OK to harm or threaten elected officials and their families with anything more than political retribution."
According to MSNBC, Republicans also condemned the threats. "That is reprehensible behavior," said Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. "We are a free country, but no one should be engaging in that kind of uncivil behavior," he added. Well, that's one.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., whose Niagra Falls office was vandalized Friday, said that Democratic members are concerned about violence suggested by opponents of the health reform. "Basically shape up, or we're going to have a civil war," she said.
How can we expect responsibility from Republicans when Sarah Palin twitted: " "Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!" On her FB page she provides a map where 20 Dems who are up for re-election are targeted for defeat - with rifle scopes.
A teacher on Huffington Post commented that if that had been a student, they'd be handcuffed and led off to jail.