Slaughter Threatened After Health Care Debate

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), the head of the Rules Committee and a high-profile player during the debate over health care reform, has been threatened in the past few days with at least two acts of violence. From her just-released statement:

There was a brick thrown through my Niagara Falls district office and a voice mail referencing snipers that was left on the answering machine of my campaign office. The U.S. Capitol Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local police departments are all aware of these incidents and are still investigating.

Even more disturbing, Slaughter claimed, has been the failure of Republican leaders to condemn the behavior of certain opponents of the Democrats’ health reforms. Instead, she said, GOP leaders have egged on the protestors, “fanning the flames with coded rhetoric.”

Michael Steele, the head of the national Republican party, said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be put on “the firing line.” Sarah Palin said “don’t retreat – reload.” And House Minority Leader John Boehner said that a Democratic member of Congress who supported health care reform would be a “dead man.”

To his great credit, Boehner toned down his rhetoric noticeably today, telling Fox News that “violence and threats are unacceptable.”

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drjohn99
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

Are you sure he didn't say, “violence and threats are unacceptable”, but the good patriots of this country who see that the fascist, socialist, healthcare bill just shoved down the throats of patriotic freedom-loving Americans is Armageddon, and we are fighting for our lives here, people.????

Actually, that is the language I'm used to hearing from his and his ilk.


kenmattel
Comment posted March 24, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

they cant fan the flames for over a year and then get a pass because they simply offer a token walk back. the Minority Leader is still responsible for the actions he has helped create.


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chrisjay
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 6:06 am

The true face of the Teabagger cult has been on high-profile display of late; these sleazeballs would make Mussolini proud with their foaming-mouthed racist epithets hurled at black congressmen (not to mention spitting on them), their threats and acts of violence and their general contempt for the democratic process. Pretty disgusting class of hominid these scumags have proven to be.


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Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 6:09 am

“…fascist socialist…” is the signature cognitive brainfart of the Teatard


monkey99
Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

Saw today on Dylan Ratigan's show Andrew Breitbart tried to solicit backing from MSNBC for time to call on baggers to stop the threats and violence. When Dylan told him he had no control over that because he was a new guy on the block, Breitbart withdrew on the call.

So it comes from the top. The half-baked “condemnations” are O.K., so the extremist morons have tacit permission to continue. We can expect no cooperation from the baggers to stop the UNAMERICAN attacks on fellow Americans.

You baggers want to change the country? You s**t all over the Constitution with things like what happened last weekend. Please don't try to convince anyone how worried you are about the Constitutionality of ANYTHING the Dems do. When you resort to the kinds of vile things that have been seen, it's clear to REAL Americans where you stand.

You are traitors. Plain and simple.


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