The pitched battle over health care has unleashed a rash of vandalism and attacks directed at politicians, with at least 10 House Democrats reporting death threats or incidents of harassment or vandalism at their district offices over the past week.
More than 100 House Democrats met behind closed doors Wednesday afternoon with representatives of the FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police. The lawmakers voiced what one senior aide who was present described as “serious concern” about their security in Washington and in their home districts when they return this weekend for the spring recess.
Usually only the congressional leadership has regular personal protection from the Capitol Police. But at least 10 lawmakers have been offered increased protection by law enforcement agencies, said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.).
I wonder why these guys suddenly have to fear for their lives. Now, this may be another Democratic party trick, of some sort. We saw in the Case of the Curious Epithets, that they seem to be claiming things that are not true. So who knows what is going on. This all may be yet another stunt put on by Democrats to demonize the opposition. I wouldn’t put it past them.
The vandalism began last weekend, when the House debated the health bill for final passage. In Wichita, someone broke the window of a county Democratic Party headquarters with a brick that had “No to Obama” and “No ObamyCare” written on it.
But if it is true, doesn’t the fact that for the first time in my life, our elected legislators have to fear for their personal safety tell you something? Maybe they should not try to upend the Constitution. Maybe they should not try to pass bills by “deeming” them passed.
Maybe they should not run as centrists, and then try to radically transform the United States into a socialist country. Maybe they should not try to wreck one sixth of our entire economy.
Now, of course, there should never be any violence against these members. We can easily just get rid of them via the ballot. There’s no need for any kind of violence.
But they should fear for their seats. They should understand that what they have done is without question, wrong.