In the midst of all this, Sarah Palin had a brainwave:
Which John McCain sez happens all the time and is perfectly groovy as far as political discourse from national political figures goes.
Cons, of course, have been simultaneously pretending to condemn the violence whilst egging violent people on.
Oh, and when Eric Cantor tells you that he's being attacked by angry mobs, too, and in fact he's being attacked worse because ZOMG people are shooting at him!!1!one!1! - well, let's just say it might be best if you have a salt block handy:
So, yeah, Eric - shut the fuck up.House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) seemed rather desperate today to characterize this as a bipartisan problem. During a bizarre press conference this morning, Cantor told reporters:"I've received threats since I assumed elected office -- not only because of my position, but also because I'm Jewish. I've never blamed anyone in this body for that."Just recently I have been directly threatened: A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week."Well, that sounds pretty serious. We've heard about plenty of vandalism at district congressional offices this week -- all of the cases involve Democrats as targets -- but this would be the first reported shooting.
The problem is, what Cantor told reporters wasn't true. When he said he was "directly threatened," Cantor was either shamelessly, blatantly lying, or he was popping off to the press about politically-motivated violence without getting his facts straight.
Here's what happened: early Tuesday morning, someone in the Richmond area fired a bullet into the air. It eventually came down and hit a building -- named, of course, the Reagan Building -- on the first floor. According to a report from the Richmond Police Department statement, "The round struck with enough force to break the windowpane but did not penetrate the window blinds. There was no other damage to the room, which is used occasionally for meetings by the congressman."
Someday, I'd truly love to see Cons grow the fuck up. Alas, from what I understand of American history, they never were grown, and they're regressing. And their hysterical screaming tantrums thrown because they couldn't get their way are now directly responsible for inciting violence, and could end up getting people killed.