Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Stupak's voice mails ain't so friendly
Bart Stupak is receiving some ugly messages from all those good Christian folk.
CBS News Reports
"Congressman Stupak, you baby-killing mother f***er... I hope you bleed out your a**, got cancer and die, you mother f***er," one man says in a message to Stupak.
"There are millions of people across the country who wish you ill," a woman says in a voicemail, "and all of those thoughts that are projected on you will materialize into something that's not very good for you."
CBS News also obtained copies of faxes sent to Stupak, which include racial epithets used in reference to President Obama and show pictures of nooses with Stupak's name.
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Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) said that the windows of her Niagara Falls office were broken, and she received a voicemail referencing snipers, CBS News' Jill Jackson reports. The police, FBI and Capitol Police are all investigating the incident.
Slaughter released a statement condemning Republicans for encouraging activity that has "coarsened the debate, inflamed tensions and contributed to an increase in incivility."
MICHAEL STEELE said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be put on 'the firing line,'" Slaughter said. "SARAH PALIN said 'don't retreat - reload.' And House Minority Leader JOHN BOEHNER said that a Democratic member of Congress who supported health care reform would be a 'dead man.'"
Other Democrats who have been the target of verbal threats or vigilante style tactics include Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), Reps. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio), Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) and Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) and Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.)'s brother
House Republican Leader JOHN BOEHNER responded to the incidents today on Fox News, saying the GOP does not encourage that type of behavior.
"There are a lot of angry Americans, and they are angry over this health care bill," BOEHNER said. "They're angry about the fact that the Democrats here in Washington aren't listening to them. But I've got to tell you that violence and threats are unacceptable. It is not the American way."
What a crock of unadulterated road apples. This lying moron deliberately plays on the emotions of the extremests and says nothing when the situation only gets out of hand "a little." Then he gets on Fox News, of course, and excuses this criminal behavior by, in effect, blaming it on the Democrats. I mean it's the Democrats' fault that the people are angry. Right?