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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Meet the Republican Base -- another in a series
Posted by Jill | 7:22 PM
And we are going to document every single fucking incident like this until the media wake up and realize that these people are not a "grassroots populist wave", but a bunch of jackbooted thugs.


Yesterday, ThinkProgress reported that several Democratic offices around the nation had been vandalized in the days surrounding the House health care vote. Vandals have struck the Tuscon office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), the Monroe County Democratic Committee headquarters in upstate New York, Rep. Louise Slaughter’s (D-NY) Niagara Falls office, the Knox County Democratic headquarters in Ohio, and the Sedgwick County Democratic Party headquarters in Wichita, KS. The local Rochester ABC affiliate now has more information on the upstate NY vandalism, including an assassination threat against the children of lawmakers who voted for health reform:

No one was inside when the brick was hurled through the Democratic Patry Headquarters on University Avenue. Attached was a note quoting conservative Barry Goldwater: “Exremism [sic] in defense of liberty is no vice”. [...]

[Rep. Louise] Slaughter has been at the center of the push for reform. Last Thursday she received a chilling recorded message at her campaign office. “Assassinate is the word they used…toward the children of lawmakers who voted yes.”

The FBI is now investigating.


Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars is taking credit for inspiring the vandalism, saying that he’s urging people to break Democratic offices’ windows. He insists that he’s not advocating violence.


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Blogger casey said...
Hello Jill,

Mike Vanderboegh is a dangerous person who attempts to rely on the first amendment speech rights while advocating violence. He and others of his ilk should be named in lawsuits as defendents. Any criminal activities should be prosecuted. One problem is that he is a tool/dupe for the real culprits who believe that they are above the law/untouchable.