Like we couldn’t see this coming:
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is warning that some of his Democratic colleagues are being threatened with violence when they go back to their districts — and he wants Republicans to stand up and condemn the threats.
Hey, everyone; don’t threaten Congresspeople.
The Maryland Democrat said more than 10 House Democrats have reported incidents of threats or other forms of harassment about their support of the highly divisive health insurance overhaul vote.
Wow. If true, this sounds like a real huge wave of lunacy…
Hoyer emphasized that he didn’t have a specific number of threats and that was just an estimate.
Yeah, I’ll bet it is.
I’ll bet three more things:
- That this announcement was planned at least a week ago.
- That the number of “threats of violence” varies no more than 10-15% from normal.
- That Mr. Hoyer will never release any details of any of these threats for public examination. Indeed, he can’t – because he doesn’t have any specifics. He’s passing off gossip to defame dissenters. Five’ll get you ten that there are no more serious, significant threats than normal during any contentious debate.
Expect much, much more of this between now an November.
And every time you see this, ask to see the specifics. When you’re at a Tea Party and see someone with a threatening or racist sign, snap a picture and post it on a blog.
This is how smear machines work.