[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/03/art.cantor1.cnn.jpg caption="Rep. House Leader Eric Cantor reported bullets fired at his offices after the health care vote."]
In the wake of the health care vote, we’ve seen an escalation of angry rhetoric and actions, fueling this week’s wingnuts to ugly new heights of incitement.
At least ten members of the House of Representatives received death threats this week while Republican House Leader Eric Cantor reported that bullets had been fired at his district offices in Virginia. Four local Democratic Party offices and district congressional offices had their windows broken with bricks.
All this follows the online exhortations of militia leader Mike Vanderboegh, who wrote on his blog this past Friday: “If we break the windows of hundreds, thousands, of Democrat party headquarters across this country, we might just wake up enough of them to make defending ourselves at the muzzle of a rifle unnecessary.”
Filed under: John Avlon • Republicans
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Sounds like a Rove trick. Someone needs to investagate. My gut is telling me that he or someone on his staff did it to reflect the heat coming to his party for the Hate filled right of the GOP.