Wednesday :: Apr 7, 2010

Down A Bad Path


by Deacon Blues

There's a consequence from seeing the GOP media and members of Congress spread lies and whip up aggressive behavior from the fringe actors on the far right:

The FBI arrested a northern California man Wednesday for allegedly making threatening phone calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over health care reform, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Yep, angry white guys are out there threatening the lives of African American and female Democratic leaders. But the fascists who have been stirring up this behavior for their own political benefit want to blame the Democrats for the criminal activity of the GOP's base.

Several federal officials said the man made dozens of calls to Pelosi's homes in California and Washington, as well as to her husband's business office. They said he recited her home address and said if she wanted to see it again, she would not support the health care overhaul bill that since has been enacted.
One official said the man is believed to have spoken directly with Pelosi at least once.

Nothing good will come of this, and sadly something bad will happen, mark my words. The only consolation is that the FBI is stepping up its efforts to head this off.

"There have been a number of threatening communications sent to members of Congress since the bill was passed. We take them seriously. You are going to see more people being arrested because of that," the official said.

I just wish Democrats had the spine to tell the GOP and its media propagandists "You bear full responsibility" for inciting any harm that comes to public officials.

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