Latest headline at CNN: House GOP leader says bullet fired into office after health care vote
I completely condemn all of the violent rhetoric, the fomenting of hatred, the willful distribution of lies, and the blatant fearmongering.
I condemn it regardless of who does it BECAUSE IT IS WRONG.
It is wrong when violent intent is directed at the left. It is wrong when violent intent is directed at the right.
Today Eric Cantor revealed his district office was fired at. And that he has received threatening messages.
Again - I DO NOT CARE WHO THIS SHIT IS DIRECTED AT - IT IS WRONG, SHAMEFUL, AND BENEATH US.
What I will take issue with, Mr. Cantor, is your assertion that Democrats are "fanning the flames" of violence by using threats that have been made against Democratic members "as political weapons."
How? By letting the public know they are happening? How, exactly, is that any different than what you are doing?
BOTH SIDES need to go to the nearest podium, face the nearest bank of TV cameras, and CONDEMN, in the STRONGEST LANGUAGE ALLOWED ON NETWORK TV, ALL of this bullshit . Stop worrying about if you'll be re-elected and start LEADING.
Yes, there ARE angry people on the left, but the most violent imagery, threatening language, and harmful intent is brewing on the right. And the leaders on that side are just standing by and letting it continue towards boil.
IT ALL HAS TO STOP.
And this means from the mouths of the Glenn Becks as well. Yesterday he called those who voted for the healthcare bill "an enemy of the republic" and "an enemy to the Constitution."
How? Because they outvoted your side? That's called DEMOCRACY, Glenn.
Of course, he told his FOX viewers to stay away from violence. Because it's bad? Nah. Because "radical" supporters of the Obama administration are counting on such attacks to discredit their opposition, he said.
"Not only is it completely nuts and wrong, it's exactly what they want," Beck said. He told viewers, "They are begging for it. You are being set up."
No, Glenn. Wrong on all counts. I support this administration, but that doesn't make me a radical. I don't need your side killing someone on my side in order to discredit you. Can you not see the number of people discrediting the GOP side with every breath they take? And the only thing I'm begging for is for this insanity to STOP.
I swear, I never thought I'd be borrowing a quote from Glenn Beck about something, but here goes: I fear for my country.
It's just that Glenn and I disagree about what we are fearing.