Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Denouce the right's violent attacks against Democratic Congressmembers' families and offices!

Note these attacks and threats so far:

*Perhaps confusing Tom Perriello's brother's home for Congressman Tom Perriello's home, possibly vandals cut the gas line to the brother's home, CBS-TV news reported tonight. The online politics site, TPM Muckraker, reported on this potential political vandalism, Justin Elliott, "FBI Investigating Cut Gas Line At Home Of Dem Rep's Brother," dated March 24, 2010.
This came after "a tea party organizer (Mike Troxel) published the address of the brother of Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) in a blog post urging anti-health reform activists to 'drop by,' someone cut a propane gas line at the house, Politico is reporting."
"Another tea party activist who reportedly posted Periello's brother's address online, Nigel Coleman of the Danville Tea Party, wrote in a blog comment after learning about the mistaken address: 'Do you mean I posted his brother's address on my Facebook? Oh well, collateral damage.'"

ALL OF THIS comes just days after the historic House of Representatives vote on the health care reform bill. --and this came after attacks on the same weekend against the offices of different Democratic Congress representatives.

In the early hours of Friday, March 19, 2010, a person threw a brick through the window of Niagara Falls, New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's district office. Elsewhere in the district, in Rochester, Monroe County, someone broke the window of the Democratic Committee office. A note attached to the window-smashing brick carried the conservative senator Barry Goldwater's legendary quote, "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice."
Other attacks occurred against Congress members or Democratic offices in:
*Tucson, Arizona
*Wichita, Kansas
*Cincinnati, Ohio

Republicans need to call out the extremists behind this violent harassment. They need to call out the voices of hate that created the groundwork for these attacks:
Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh.

See the Rachel Maddow video on the upper right, on MSNBC, denouncing this political violence.

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