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Eric Cantor accuses Democrats of 'fanning flames' on member threats

Updated 6:05 p.m.
By Ben Pershing
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders for their handling of reported threats against members of Congress Thursday, accusing them of "dangerously fanning the flames" by blaming the GOP and confiding that he has also been the recipient of threats.

Concerns about security for members of Congress burst into the spotlight this week after several lawmakers reported death threats or incidents of vandalism directed at them and their offices because of their support for the health-care overhaul legislation. Some Democrats have suggested that Republicans may have encouraged such behavior by acting rowdily during the weekend House debate on the reform bill.

Cantor, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) all addressed the issue of member threats in separate press conferences Thursday. But while the other two leaders avoided accusing the other party of exploiting the topic, Cantor was forceful in attacking Democrats.

"Let me be clear -- I do not condone violence," Cantor said at the start of his press event. "There are no leaders in this building, no rank and file members in this building, that condone violence, period."

Then he contrasted his own actions with those of Democrats who have been harassed:

"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, period. Any suggestion that a leader in this body would incite threats or acts against other members is akin to saying that I would endanger myself, my wife or my children. Just recently I have been directly threatened. A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week, and I've received threatening e-mails. But I will not release them, because I believe such actions will only encourage more to be sent," he said.

Cantor provided no further details about the shooting during his press event. The Richmond Police Department said in a press release Thursday that it "is investigating an act of vandalism at the Reagan Building, 25 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia. A first floor window was struck by a bullet at approximately 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. The building, which has several tenants including an office used by Congressman Eric Cantor, was unoccupied at the time. A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window. 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."

Currently there are no suspects in the case, and it is unclear whether the bullet was targeted at the office or simply landed there at random.

In his comment about not publicizing threats, Cantor appeared to be taking a shot at Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) who has publicly released some of the threatening messages he has received since he cut a deal on abortion funding in the reform bill with the White House and Democratic leaders. Stupak's messages were also forwarded to reporters by the Democratic National Committee.

"I want to stress this, and it's very important: Legitimate threats should be treated as security issues," Cantor said. "And they should be dealt with by the appropriate law enforcement officials. It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain. That is why I have deep concerns that some -- DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen and DNC Chairman Tim Kaine in particular -- are dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting that these incidents be used as a political weapon. Security threats against members of Congress is not a partisan issue, and they should not be treated that way. To use such threats as political weapons is reprehensible."

Cantor concluded by saying that issuing press releases and releasing threatening messages "can easily fan the flames" and lead to more threats. "Enough is enough, It has to stop," Cantor said.

After leveling serious accusations against Democratic leaders, Cantor left the press conference without taking any questions from reporters.

DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said Cantor's accusations were off the mark.

"We disagree with the charge made by Rep. Cantor today that Democrats are using acts of violence for political gain," Woodhouse said. "Let's be clear: Calling on Republican leaders who have contributed in part to this anger by wildly mischaracterizing the substance and motives of health reform to condemn these acts is entirely appropriate. Instead of distracting from the issue with more attacks, we would again ask Mr. Cantor and other Republicans, as we did yesterday, to join Chairman Kaine in working to ratchet down the rhetoric, condemn deplorable behavior and find ways to disagree on these issues without the charged rhetoric that we've been hearing from Republican leaders."

Doug Thornell, a spokesman for Van Hollen, suggested that Cantor was blaming others rather than acting responsibly as a leader.

"Today, Mr. Cantor had the opportunity to join Mr. Van Hollen in calling for restraint," Thornell said. "Instead, he chose to use his press conference to level false accusations. This is straight out of the Republicans' political playbook of deflecting responsibility and distracting attention away from a serious issue."

Appearing on MSNBC Wednesday, Van Hollen said Republicans leaders "are pouring more and more gasoline on flames" and that a Republican leader needed to make clear that "this is unacceptable."

Kaine, meanwhile, alleged Wednesday that "Republican leaders are themselves engaging in actions and rhetoric that previously would have been limited to fringe elements of the Republican Party."

In emphasizing that no GOP leader had condoned violence, Cantor may have been referencing the case of Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio), who complained to Boehner after the top GOP leader said in an interview with National Review that Driehaus would be "a dead man" if he voted for the health bill.

In his own press conference Thursday, Boehner complained, "No one saw this quote of mine in this publication until Mr. Driehaus and others made a public issue of it."

Boehner did make a point of condemning the threats: "I know many Americans are angry over this health care bill ... but as I've said before, violence and threats are unacceptable. They have no place in a political debate. We need to take that anger and channel it into what I would describe as positive change."

Boehner declined to address a question about whether it was appropriate for Republican members to hold signs off a Capitol balcony saying "Kill the Bill" -- Boehner said he hadn't seen the signs, though they were widely reported. But he did say "there was a lot of activity on the floor over the last several months that I would describe as unacceptable. And it's happened on both sides of the political aisle. That's why the speaker and I talked about it yesterday. ... We ought to be respectful of each other."

Pelosi, for her part, took pains not to tar all of the health bill's opponents with the actions of an extreme few.

"All who participate in our freedom of expression should not be painted with the same brush," Pelosi said, later adding that she did not blame any Republican members for provoking the threats.

"I don't subscribe to the fact that these acts of violence sprang from any words of my colleagues," she said.

Asked to react to the reports of member threats, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday, "Look, I think as strongly as your beliefs are held in a country as free as America, we ought to be able to have a debate that is done in a way that's civil without any threat of violence. We've done that for a good portion of our country's history. And I think there's absolutely no reason to believe that we can't debate big issues that people are passionate about but leave any threat of violence out of those passionate discussions."

By Ben Pershing  |  March 25, 2010; 12:57 PM ET
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Remember another Republican charge like Cantor's? That Clinton launched missles at Afghanistan to distract from the Lewinski scandal? They were really mad about that too that a Bin Ladin bombing gave Clinton the opportunity to look Presidential. How dare Bin Laden interfere in their plans!! Pleeeese....... Democrats shooting at Republicans? I thought, according to the R's, that Dems laid down their arms many moons ago! Shows the R's don't pay any attention to what direction they shoot at or from as long as they are shooting. OOOps, did I just solve the Richmond Police riddle how a bullet shot allegedly AT a Republican office had the trajectory of a falling bullet shot in the opposite direction? It could have been a bullet shot in the air by a Republican that fell upon a Republican Congressman's office!

Posted by: tigman_2 | March 28, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Gotta wonder why the Dimwitcrats find it necessary to manufacture all this malarkey. When you can't win on the merits, blow smoke.

Posted by: thebump | March 26, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

dogmo,
"The cynical among us may jump to presume that the late night gunfire was the result of one of Cantor's drunken, gun-toting constituents getting a little frisky."

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a correction:
Actually this was an unmarked building in the 3rd congressional district. Cantor's district is the 7th.

It was someone else's gun-toting constituent shooting into the air. (JRobert Scott, D Virginia 3rd district.)

Posted by: boscobobb | March 26, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Brilliant spin.

Disregard that man behind the curtain.

Posted by: elizestrada | March 26, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Eric Cantor's me-too threat claims have blown up in his face. According to Richmond police, the bullet had been fired upward into the air and fell with a downward trajectory, striking Cantor's office window at a steep angle, but still with enough force to break the window. The spent slug fell just inside the broken window.

The cynical among us may jump to presume that the late night gunfire was the result of one of Cantor's drunken, gun-toting constituents getting a little frisky.

And -- if Cantor had been on the other side in this debate -- it seems likely that at least some anti-government types would have suggested that what America needs is more guns in the hands of more drunks. Heaven forbid.

Posted by: dogmo | March 26, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

"Those that want this health care bill are the FREELOADERS on society. They want everything without putting forth any effort to attain it. But when others do have things the FREELOADERS are so jealous, and covetous that they become greed driven and selfish enough to make laws that steal from others. YES, YOU ARE THIEVES!"
---------------------------------------------

You are a very sick human being. I fear for you. One day you may lose everything you've worked your whole life for because you became ill. when you look for some compassion or help, you will be reminded of these callous, ignorant, sick words you've written and that may be punishment enough...your words will come back to haunt you. I promise you that.

Posted by: seagirlblue | March 26, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is planning on making a run for it in 2012. Of course it goes without saying that he's never going to get the nomination. That is beyond a foregone conclusion; that is as much of a no-brainer as saying that the sun will set this evening in the west. The religious bigots that now control the Republican party - the so-called "base" - will never - EVER - nominate a Jew as their standard bearer. You can bet next month's mortgage on that. Pigs will fly, the earth will fry and David Duke will be made president of the NAACP before that ever happens.

I get a really uneasy feeling whenever I see Eric Cantor being interviewed on television. The main goal of the GOP these days is to insure that President Obama's administration is a complete and utter failure. They want to see as many Americans as possible suffer in the next three years, ensuring that they will be able to seize control of the executive branch in 2013. If the president succeeds in making life better for his countrymen and women, they fail. It's as simple as that. Mitch McConnell, to his credit, always looks quite uncomfortable when he is forced to justify policies as atrocious as those being put forward these days by that hideous party. But Cantor always has a serene, angelic smile on his face whenever he is forced to defend the morally indefensible. It sure is strange.

http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

Tom Degan

Posted by: tomdeganfrontiernetnet | March 26, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

The Tea-Quaeda Seven:
Cantor, Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, Bachman, Boehner, Tancredo, McConnel.

Posted by: rooster54 | March 26, 2010 5:58 AM | Report abuse

Tea-liban.

Posted by: rooster54 | March 26, 2010 5:51 AM | Report abuse

Bart Stupak , Why are conservatives after him? Stupak Got the president to sign this abortion paper. I thought that's what they wanted? This took alot of Balls for Obama to go up against the pro choice people.
Do you think Obama will not pay a huge yet obviously calculated price for a policy shift like that? That is compromise for the greater good my friends. I think it is crappy for the right to go after Stupic for helping them out. This infighting in this country is crappy.It is contrived to keep you from getting anywhere with the truth.

Posted by: apc2010 | March 26, 2010 4:00 AM | Report abuse

Bart Stupak , Why are conservatives after him? Stupak Got the president to sign this abortion paper. I thought that's what they wanted? This took alot of Balls for Obama to go up against the pro choice people.
Do you think Obama will not pay a huge yet obviously calculated price for a policy shift like that? That is compromise for the greater good my friends. I think it is crappy for the right to go after Stupic for helping them out. This infighting in this country is crappy.It is contrived to keep you from getting anywhere with the truth.

Posted by: apc2010 | March 26, 2010 3:58 AM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor lied. No one fired shots at his campaign office.


Cantor’s website states that his Richmond office is located at 4201 Dominion Blvd. Suite 110, Glen Allen, VA 23060. So, come to find out, 1) It wasn’t Cantor’s office that was involved; it was his political consultant’s office, and 2) no one shot into the window of the office…IT WAS A STRAY BULLET:

Richmond Police Investigate Cantor Building Vandalism
March 25, 2010

The Richmond Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism at the Reagan Building, 25 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia. A first floor window was struck by a bullet at approximately 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. The building, which has several tenants including an office used by Congressman Eric Cantor, was unoccupied at the time.

A Richmond Police detective was assigned to the case. A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window. 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.

The Richmond Police Department is sharing information about the incident with appropriate law enforcement agencies.
At this time there are no suspects.


That’s right folks. Someone fired a gun in the air, not at Cantor’s consultant’s office.

This lowlife Eric Cantor lied.

Posted by: ListenUp1 | March 26, 2010 2:36 AM | Report abuse

I think it is high time the Congressional and Senate Democrats start to hold immature Congressional and Senate Republicans who disrupt others when they are speaking and have the floor, accountable for their rudeness and arrogant, unprofessional behavior. If the Republicans can't act like gentlemen, then they should be punished like the unruly boys they are being. Fines, removal, censoring, whatever it takes to punish them for the adolescent behavior. As far as protesters throwing bricks and spitting on people, they should be in jail, period. Allowing this kind of behavior invites more of it and usually worse. It needs to be prosecuted and stopped in its tracks the minute it happens. Get tough Dems.

Posted by: Hillary08 | March 26, 2010 2:07 AM | Report abuse

And speaking of the pinhead Republican Leadership, am I the only person who looks into John Boehner's bloodshot eyes and thinks he might be taking a nip or two, or ten, during the course of the day. Peppermint schnapps perhaps? He kinds sounds a little marble mouthed, too. This would explain how he manages to be such a tool, and in public yet. I'm just saying ...

Posted by: orientyourself | March 26, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Cantor is just cleaning up after the call to the dullard , brutish minded REpublican base went out and got ugly , like usual . The shoot first , think later REpublican Teabaggers mentality is dangerous and they try to hide it under the bravado of false patriotism , how sad for America today !

Posted by: beenliedto | March 26, 2010 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Of course that was MoveOn.Org yelling the N word and spitting on congressmen. It's right out of the Aulinsky book of Chicago Politics. Anyone who can't see that is a Koolaid progressive junkie.

Posted by: richardch_2 | March 25, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Cantor and the loonies at work egged on by their owner FOX. The guy is nuts along with beck and limbaugh and the orange man.

Posted by: audrey2010 | March 25, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Mr.Cantor is a shill for Fox so called news.
He has been bought and is owned by Fox. Slick wants to pass the blame on Democrats, Forget it he is a snake oil salesman.

Posted by: audrey2010 | March 25, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

This is great. Watching crazy white people in action. Some right-wing guy warned me to stay indoors, LOL. Democrats I think we have 2010 in the bag now :)

Posted by: blklez6 | March 25, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Oh geezr! I laughed 'til I cried over your comment. Thanks for the "heads up" about the Richmond rain of lead!

"If you live, or ever lived in Richmond, VA, you would know that Eric Cantor is exaggerating, as usual. People in Church Hill, the neighborhood adjacent to Main St, fire guns in the air all the time. New Years night is like an Afghan wedding celebration. Residents don't even go outside that night because so much lead is falling out of the sky. So somebody sent a bullet into the sky, and it happened to come down in Cantor's office window. It didn't even have enough velocity to break through the blinds for pete's sake, and Eric is howling about how he has been attacked, just like the Dems. The guy is full of hot air. Next thing you know, he will be waving pieces of paper in the air and telling his followers he has a list of known liberals who have infiltrated the government and asking someone to rid him of this problem, then claiming the Dems did it first. Sheesh.

Posted by: geezr | March 25, 2010 10:02 PM"

Posted by: Raiche58 | March 25, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Cantor: "Im not going to use these threats for political gain. Im going to use your erroneous belief that I am not going to use the threats for political gain for political gain. Then for added measure I am going to accuse democrats of using these threats for political gain for political gain"?

Seriously? How stupid do you think we are? That might work on FAUX news, but not in a news source that people have to actually read.

Posted by: johnqpublic1 | March 25, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

"Cantor not targeted: Richmond PD says bullet fired randomly
by Jed Lewison
Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 06:40:51 PM PDT

Eric Cantor, the second-ranking House Republican, claimed earlier today that his office had been the target of a politically motivated shooting.

If you thought Cantor's claim seemed reminiscent of the the bogus "an Obama supporter carved a backwards 'B' into my face" story from the 2008 campaign, you were right.

According to AP, the Richmond Police Department now says the bullet that hit an office in the building where he has a campaign office was fired randomly.

Bullet that hit Va. congressman's office random

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond police say the bullet that hit a window of Republican Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor's office had been randomly fired skyward.

Given the facts of the matter -- that the bullet was fired randomly in the air, and hit a window in the building in which Cantor has an office (the bullet didn't hit his office) -- it is clear that Cantor willfully misled the media this morning. Cantor and his office knew that they were not targets of the shooting, but they claimed otherwise to score political points.

This is a big deal. Cantor is the number two Republican. He speaks for the party. And he brazenly dissembled to the national press corps on an issue of life or death. It might not be fair or balanced, but he should be held to a different standard: truth and accuracy."

Posted by: osullivanc1 | March 25, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Oh huh! I think Cantor should be accused of making accusations against Democrats of 'fanning flames' on member threats....and around and around we go...

And thus continues the Republican mantra of meaningless dribble rather constructive conversation.

Posted by: tokalion | March 25, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

If you live, or ever lived in Richmond, VA, you would know that Eric Cantor is exaggerating, as usual. People in Church Hill, the neighborhood adjacent to Main St, fire guns in the air all the time. New Years night is like an Afghan wedding celebration. Residents don't even go outside that night because so much lead is falling out of the sky. So somebody sent a bullet into the sky, and it happened to come down in Cantor's office window. It didn't even have enough velocity to break through the blinds for pete's sake, and Eric is howling about how he has been attacked, just like the Dems. The guy is full of hot air. Next thing you know, he will be waving pieces of paper in the air and telling his followers he has a list of known liberals who have infiltrated the government and asking someone to rid him of this problem, then claiming the Dems did it first. Sheesh.

Posted by: geezr | March 25, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

CANTOR: YOU KNOW YOU'RE LYING, WE KNOW YU'RE LYING. SO WHAT IS YOUR POINT?

Posted by: rappahanock | March 25, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

I suppose Cantor would accuse European Jewry of fanning the flames of Nazi racism in the 1930s.

Posted by: kurtzu2 | March 25, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

I also thought at first that these alleged vandalism on properties of DNC representatives might have been done by the right wing nuts or the militant groups BUT when I heard that the DNC is manipulating these acts of vandalism to their advantage of having people contribute funds to help "PROTECT" the alleged victims, the FIRST thought was OMG, another further manipulation of the Obama administration and ANDY STERN of the SEIU, Obama's closest ally and the person who believes that "the ends justify the means". No doubt he had a MAJOR role in implementing the health care MANDATE becuase it clearly reflects Stern's and Obama's belief that the "Constitution is an anachronistic annoyance to be overcome. He wants government to be as large as possible — to line the pockets of his overpaid union members (and because he no doubt sincerely believes in socialism)".

Has anyone thought that MAYBE Stern ordered these vandalism acts to place the blame on the GOP and to manipulate the anger of the conservatives? No one claimed the act as their own, no one was arrested but by coincidence, the democrats looked like helpless "victims" while carrying out their role for the "good of the people"...

Posted by: american17 | March 25, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I will ignore the noise from all quarters and await the voters decision come November. Will be interesting...

Posted by: jd5024 | March 25, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

No one should be vandalizing Cantor's offices, but he can hardly be surprised given the irresponsible actions of his side through the health care debate. Why he allowed his people to whip up the crowd of know nothings gathered on the south side of the Capitol is beyond me. It's time for everyone to take a deep breath and stop this kind of nonsense. Violence should not be one of the recommended tools for settling political differences in the USA. It might be helpful for the President to have the leadership of both parties over for a beer during the recess. We can't keep operating this way.

Posted by: karlanne1 | March 25, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

If he's so bold as to acuse the victims as being the incitors I 'spect it's time for Cantor to have a sit-down with the Anti-Defamation League.

Posted by: mammyyel | March 25, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Mr. Cantor...the Democrats, the victors here, just happened to fire at a window--just as the impact of Republican gunfire, coffins, spittle and slurs hits the front page.

And Sarah Palin has a bridge to sell you in Alaska.

Prey on the Naive!


http://x-patriate.com/?page_id=117

Posted by: nyintmed1 | March 25, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Since when is getting elected by a substantial majority 'stealing the government'? Since when is reporting threats and vandalism, 'encouraging violence'? Who says that 'democrats burned down Sara Palin's church'? Who says that the reports of demonstrators heckling black legislators and spitting 'were fabricated'? This is all baloney. Just saying these things doesn't make them so.

Violence and threats should be made public, and every official who reponds should say, with no ifs, ands or howevers, that this kind of stuff is unacceptable, that they do not want anyone associated with their own views to engage in uncivil, unruly or violent behavior. Also, people should watch how they use language and symbols - speaking of someone as 'in the crosshairs,' or showing a map with congressional districts in the crosshairs of a rifle sight, or the like, should NOT be done or condoned. And don't tell me that some democrat was behind posting this map on Sarah Palin's website.

Posted by: PeggyB1 | March 25, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

This Cantor guy is easily one of my least favorite politicians. He ranks up there on my list along with Mitch McConnell, Charles Rangel, Roland Burris, and John Boehner.

Some of these guys I don't like because they are corrupt and the remaining two, Boehner and Cantor, I don't like because they are loud-mouth blow-hards that make it their business to make up anything and sell it to you as if it were the truth.

I personally don't believe for a second that it was a Democratic Activist or Democrat at all that shot at Cantor's window. If I had to guess, it was Cantor or one of his people that shot out that window to try and make a counter argument to the outrageous acts of violence and racial slurs made against the Democrats.

My two cents is this, I feel bad for the Republican Party. Their days are truly numbered as they have pushed out most of the minority groups.

The racial slurs against black and hispanic congressman by Republican Activists remind blacks and hispanics that the people who run with the Republicans have an opinion about them based on their races.

Pretty soon, today's minority groups will be the majority races and I do not think that these groups are going to be throwing their votes at the Republican Party. It is a matter of time now and all while this is happening, the Republican party seems to be moving even further to the right.

Better wake up Republicans and move back towards the middle or you are sealing your own fate! You should condemn all Tea Party activities now and give yourself at least a chance of recapturing any of the current minority vote.

Posted by: doug37 | March 25, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is a yes man for the current failed policies of the failed republican leadership in the House. They will go down in history as one of the most inept and counterproductive minority parties in history. As a result mouthpieces like Cantor have no future and will go back to the backbencher role they are more suited for.

Posted by: swlewis | March 25, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

It's despicable the way Bush and the Neocon Repubs doubled the debit-debt, and then they call saving lives with universal health - a fiscal "armageddon" socialist takeover, etc.

Then there was the insidious "pulling the plug on granny" innuendo.

Mr & Ms Republican Eliphant Butz during the Bush/Neocon era:

"Value of the dollar? Value of what dollar? Ooohhh! The value of THAT dollar!"

From 2001 to 2008 the U.S. Dollar appoximately Devalued against the EURO

from

$ .85 = 1 EURO

to

$1.33 = 1 EURO

The "socialists" are kicking our butz
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Please take a class in Econ, you're ignorance on monetary issues is disturbing. You simply don't get it...It's like someone trying to use large vocabulary words, only using them incorrectly. Painful...

Posted by: FedUp8 | March 25, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Dems clearly are whiny little Biatchs with this. exploiting and fanning the flames here for political gain. Lib media buying in to take focus off the real issue. Ignoring the will of their constituents. Violence is wrong, vote the bums out...

Posted by: FedUp8 | March 25, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

It's despicable the way Bush and the Neocon Repubs doubled the debit-debt, and then they call saving lives with universal health - a fiscal "armageddon" socialist takeover, etc.

Then there was the insidious "pulling the plug on granny" innuendo.

Mr & Ms Republican Eliphant Butz during the Bush/Neocon era:

"Value of the dollar? Value of what dollar? Ooohhh! The value of THAT dollar!"

From 2001 to 2008 the U.S. Dollar appoximately Devalued against the EURO

from

$ .85 = 1 EURO

to

$1.33 = 1 EURO

The "socialists" are kicking our butz

Posted by: owldog | March 25, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

In my opinion, Rep. Cantor is lying about attacks upon his office by various unnamed opponents and does so deliberately, with malice aforethought.

Why?

Because his supporters' off-the-wall (or "brick-through-a-window") antics are an embarrassment that puts conservatives generally (and the Republican Party specifically) in a bad light (one it richly deserves). By muddying the waters this way he seeks to shield himself and his reeling party from any blow-back from such vandalism.

But it won't work. "Tea Party" activists and activities are synonymous with both impromptu violence and the Republican "Silent Majority", thanks to a months-long RNC PR campaign linking the two cheek-by-jowl. "Liberals", moderates and Democrats aren't welcome at their festivities -- not their social events; not their organizing events; nor at their demonstrations. And tossing bricks through windows and low-key acts of domestic terrorism have never been part of any "liberal play-book".

The simple fact is Democratic liberal activists won the health care battle and having defeated Cantor, DeMint et al at the Second Battle of Waterloo, they might be inclined to gloat a little; even gleefully. But they aren't bitter about winning. Bitterness is part-&-parcel with defeat and disaster. Bitterness is the emotion of losers.

Sen. DeMint's chance to destroy the Obama Presidency in its first 18 months not only failed, he won't get another. Not only do Sen. DeMint's troops and allies feel let down by his defeat, they are angry by it and mortified about it. That motivates them to seek revenge any-which-way they can. Today, it's harassment and petty vandalism: profanity filled telephone messages; cutting power cables; throwing rocks and bricks through windows. Tomorrow, it might be acts of deliberate intimidation, like throwing Molotov cocktails at windows instead of bricks. Next week, it might be gun-play, pipe bombs .... .

Rep. Cantor knows this perfectly well, why he speaks the way he does, to put distance between himself and what's coming. He might insist it isn't so and he can lie as much as he likes because who can stop him? But as any trained crime scene investigator will tell you, crimes are solved by working outwards and backwards from the event itself towards the periphery, looking at anyone possessing the means who also has a motive and opportunity. The usual suspects are standing before us plain as day.

Posted by: hogsmile | March 25, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Stray Bullet? could come from anyone carrying a weapon, legally, in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Didn't a Member of the General Assembly accidentally fire a weapon in the State House a couple of years ago? Check to see if it's him...again

Posted by: ltkeyes | March 25, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Cantor said, "Let me be clear -- I do not condone violence"

After reading just to this phrase, why would I get the feeling there's one huge, tremendous BUT that follows it?

Because the phrase is coming from none other than the smug Eric Cantor.

I would expect nothing less than that from him!


Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | March 25, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

FREELOADER LAZY BUM!

Get an education and a job.
Make your own way in life. I grew up very poor. Wore hand me downs with 6 other siblings.

IDIOTS like you think wealth was NOT EARNED!

I used to shovel human waste to make money,hauled hay, and was a dishwasher.
Get off your backside and work.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:48 PM |

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Right on DLB! It does seem that Republicans resisting the reform just don't want to pay their own way with the required monthly premiums.

Posted by: mingkeeper | March 25, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Regarding "Eric Cantor accuses Democrats of 'fanning flames' on member threats"

When Republican senators walked out onto the balcony and gestured approval of the raucous demonstrators, that act was really fanning flames of radical behavior.

When Republicans in the senate decided they would not work past two o'clock in the afternoons...that was un-American.

Republicans who decided their working day would end at two o'clock in the afternoon and did not stay even to pass a bill that would help veterans were exhibiting shameful behavior.

When John McCain announced there would be no cooperation from Republicans for the rest of the year, that was unconscionable.

Republicans and Democrats each have a duty to perform their jobs to the best of their ability.

Both, Democrats and Republicans, should calm down and get on with doing their jobs.

Posted by: ThelmaMcCoy | March 25, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse


Regarding "Eric Cantor accuses Democrats of 'fanning flames' on member threats"

When Republican senators walked out onto the balcony and gestured approval of the raucous demonstrators that act was really fanning flames of radical behavior.

When Republicans in the senate decided they would not work past two o'clock in the afternoons that was un-American. Republicans who decided their working day would end at two o'clock in the afternoon and did not stay even to pass a bill that would help veterans, that was shameful.

When John McCain announced there would be no cooperation from Republicans for the rest of the year, that was unconscionable.

Both, Democrats and Republicans, should calm down and get on with doing their jobs.

Posted by: ThelmaMcCoy | March 25, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

And the award for "Pompous Sphincter of the Year" goes to............ERIC CANTOR OF VIRGINIA! What part of the phrase "blaming the victim" doesn't this moron understand? Oh, that right, he's a Republican.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | March 25, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

"I grew up very poor. Wore hand me downs with 6 other siblings.

IDIOTS like you think wealth was NOT EARNED!

I used to shovel human waste to make money,hauled hay, and was a dishwasher.
Get off your backside and work."

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:48 PM |

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Gee, DLB. Such a sad, sad story.

But don't cry on my shoulder, you shameless cry baby and IDIOT. You are NOT the only person who had it 'rough' growing up. Some had it worse than you.

My father died before I was 2-1/2 years old, and my mother didn't have a job at the time. My brother and I wore hand-me-downs and clothes that my mother made herself.

Among other things, my mother, brother and I went into the cornfields and picked up the corn the mechanical cornpickers missed. I believe it used to be called 'gleaning the fields'?

Later, I lived on a farm, and shoveled chicken, pig, and (actually pitch-forked) cow feces (we called them manure), and spread them on the fields (for the purpose of fertilizing the fields so as to not use as many chemical fertilizers). I baled hay (and straw) AND hauled those bales to the barn AND put the bales of hay and straw into the barn. I got up before the sun rose to hand milk cows (and again 12 hours later) EVERY day. I bottle-fed orphaned calves. I drove a tractor, plowing and discing fields from before sunup to midnight many spring days. I helped plant, then later, harvest the wheat, rye and oats. I helped plant the corn and soybeans, cultivate them (using special equipment, to take out the weeds), and harvest the corn and soybeans.

And I didn't even get paid - it was so the family could SURVIVE.

So cry me a river about how you shoveled feces and washed things FOR PAY. That meant that you had money in your pocket to spend on things, such as candy, records, movies, etc., etc. If my brother or I wanted something, we had to justify it to our mother. If she decided it was needed, then SHE bought it for us. And many times, she decided what we wanted was not needed, so we had to do without.

My brother and I survived that upbringing, graduated from high school, I went to college, and we both became law-abiding, taxpaying, members of society.

Oh, and some had it even worse than my family growing up, and also became law-abiding, taxpaying, members of society.

So just STFU up, you cry baby. Your constant postings on this page have caused you to be a laughing stock for many of us, and an example of what a selfish, RepubliGOON and/or TEA BAGGER looks like (as if we needed reminding).

Posted by: critter69 | March 25, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, death threats, vandalism, shooting and/or throwing rocks through windows...

Why? Because the President got the mandate he promised during the campaign. You know? The reason we voted for him, even though McCAIN HAD A HEALTH CARE PLAN, TOO!! To continue saying the majority of Americans were against it when both sides promised it seems either uninformed or intentionally ignoring facts.

The GOP is acting like sore losers -- from the KGB. A call to anarchy and insanity isn't going to help sway the undecided in 2012 to vote Republican.

The "former militiaman" who encouraged people to break windows needs to go to Guantanamo for inciting violence.

When they run of out legitimate arguments (and a few that are best described as fractured history), the conservatives have a long history of expressing their continuing, unjustifiable disagreement with an issue by pulling a gun.

Posted by: wizard2 | March 25, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is treading on extremely thin ice. He of all people should know that it was part of standard Nazi demagoguery to blame the Jews for having brought persecution upon themselves.

He now seeks to deny responsibility for the consequences of the concerted disinformation and fear mongering campaign that the Republicans have waged over the last year.

The Republican rhetoric is dangerous for our political and democratic culture. It is also morally reprehensible.

Posted by: toolazytoo | March 25, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

"...A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction."

Oh ya, Eric, looks like it was the work of a trained assasin.

Next thing this little punk is going to say it was the work of al Qiada.

Posted by: SwellLevel5 | March 25, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Everyone will calm down once Nancy states for the record that she her family will be subject to Obamacare.

Posted by: TheDubb | March 25, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Democrats shooting bullets at Republicans?

Now that could be very stupid ~ but not unexpected. The Democrats got away with burning down Sarah Palin's church ~ they're not likely to be disuaded by shame.

Time for ATF and the FBI to get busy rounding them up and questioning them with a degree of vigor that will get some answers.

Posted by: muawiyah
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Deep, deep craziness on the part of muawiyah. Just what we've come to expect from this individual! Never change muawiyah! Everytime you guys go off on a rant you create another Democrat.

Posted by: Observer001 | March 25, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

So now this idiot says that it is the Democrats who are fanning the flames? Wasn't that Michele Bachmann on the balcony telling the Tea Partiers to go after congressional representatives who were voting for health care reform? Weren't they the ones caught on tape calling people racist and homophobic names?

Cantor must be suffering from lack of sleep or perhaps lack of caffeine. And it appears that on this board he has his apologists who are suffering from some deeply rooted paranoia.

The Republicans will reap what they have sown.

Posted by: missgrundy | March 25, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are so desperate. This health care victory has them completely unhinged. It's fun to watch them implode; ha ha ha! ROTFL

Posted by: shelley514 | March 25, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Cantor doesn't show the hate-mail that he received, because it "will motivate more".
But, he denies that hate rethoric from his compadres, will motivate more.
Isn't he pictorial? Or should I say, "isn't he Republican?"

Posted by: SouthStar | March 25, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

This is hysterical: it turns out that the bullet was fired UP INTO THE AIR by some anonymous person far far away, and that it just happened to land on Cantor's office window.


Instead of waking up and seeing that this shows how guns are way too easy to get in this country, Cantor tries to play the victim.

What an idiot.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 25, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately it is not uncommon for stray bullets to fall from the sky in this part of Richmond. But that office is completely unmarked, there's no way to know it's a Republican campaign office and Cantor's name certainly isn't on it. His main campaign office is actually way out in suburban Richmond nowhere near here.

Posted by: squier13 | March 25, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Interpretations mean just that "interpretations".
I have PROVEN my POINT and now you want to debate and "interpret".
You are basically just a jerk that will NOT admit they are wrong.
Good bye. I am through with you.
Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:39 PM

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Well, until the Supreme Court rules on the constutionality of the bill (which will be base don an INTERPRETATION - I know that just kills you), you have proven nothing.

Unike Fox TV, in real life, legal arguments are put to the test.

Goodnight. Don't forget to change your diaper before you go to bed.

(Maybe that was the Stink you were complaining about).

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT TAXES!!!!!
I said health care!!!!!

What is it that people DO NOT UNDERSTAND? I do not care about republican or democrat or independent in this matter. Again this is not about political views; it is much deeper into the fabric of what the Constitutional Limits of the Federal government are as stated in the Constitution.

OUR RIGHTS NOT to be FORCED TO PURCHASE something IS BEING TAKEN FROM US!
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You remind of of the Mickey Mouse joke, "Dr. Freud, I did not say Minnie was crazy, I said she was FN Goofy." That's you FN goofy. Don't want insurance, pay the tax. Don't want to pay the tax, become a Quaker.

Posted by: jameschirico | March 25, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

You arrogance stinks worse than anything I have ever smelled.

I have not called you any names nor have I ever addressed you personally in any way.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:39 PM

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Actually, you called me a "FREELOADER LAZY BUM!" (Before I mentined that I owned two homes and was wealthy enough to retire at 53)

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

The issue isn't whether you are willing to go without insurance and pay your own medical bills. The point is that in this great country we don't let people without health insurance, or the means to pay for medical care, die untreated in the streets. Those without (or with inadequate) health insurance already cost you money, and the impact is magnified because they don't receive preventative care but, rather, seek treatment only once their situation is more serious...and more costly. To control health care costs we can either deny care to folks without coverage or means, and let those with preexisting conditions suffer and perhaps die untreated...or we can help make health insurance more affordable and demand that everyone take responsibility for his/her own health care costs, at least to the extent that they are able.

And, please, don't tell me that it's only freeloaders looking for handouts. The absurdity of this charge is unfathomable. Scheming for a free Lexis, yes; A free heart bypass or kidney dialysis, not likely. Ordinary people find themselves in dire straights due to skyrocketing health care costs every day. I've seen several hardworking, middle class families brought to the brink of financial ruin due to an illness or a disease (and that's with some level of insurance). If it hasn't impacted you, count yourself among the lucky ones...for now.


Posted by: wireknob | March 25, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Those that want this health care bill are the FREELOADERS on society. They want everything without putting forth any effort to attain it. But when others do have things the FREELOADERS are so jealous, and covetous that they become greed driven and selfish enough to make laws that steal from others. YES, YOU ARE THIEVES!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Hey Eric "CHARLIE MANSON" Cantor...if someone actually took a shot at your office or home as you are claiming, WHERE IS THE POLICE REPORT?

Yeah. Bet that's something else you're "NOT GOING TO RELEASE", right? Yeah. You're a LIAR!

Eric "CHARLIE MANSON" Cantor...wonder if your TEA BAGGER TERRORIST will carve crosses in their foreheads for you too?

Posted by: MPATL | March 25, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

It is also MY RIGHT to NOT pay for YOUR WANTS or even YOUR NEEDS!
I have RIGHTS also, and I DO NOT want government FORCING me with NAZI style tactics to do its bidding while telling me how much it is for my own good. The Jewish people were told to take off their clothes so that they could be showered, but the shower is where they poisoned them and murdered them.
What will come next, if this is allowed to continue, will be further erosion of your rights. It is amazing that people want to legalize marijuana and yet when the consequences of having doped yourself for 50 years come then they want others to pay for their health care.
The government affects people a lot like drug dealers they will promise you anything and everything to get you to use and all the time they know they are enslaving you for their own benefit while deceiving you into thinking they “CARE” about you. What a bunch of filthy deceitful liars. They will use emotionalism to manipulate you and gain control over you in order to get your money.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

You arrogance stinks worse than anything I have ever smelled.

Interpretations mean just that "interpretations".

You are an ARROGANT FOOL! Too prideful to admit you are WRONG about anything and filled with animosity and hatred of anyone that has knowledge and disagrees with you.

I have not called you any names nor have I ever addressed you personally in any way.

You are NOT as impressive as you think you are and I am SURE much less knowledgeable.

I have PROVEN my POINT and now you want to debate and "interpret".

You are basically just a jerk that will NOT admit they are wrong.

Good bye. I am through with you.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

POOR DLB10 (DUMB LAZY BUM with mental age of 10) is gonna blow an artery soon.

I luv it.

Some of us actually DO WORK VERY HARD and PAY A HELL OF A LOT FOR THE PRIVILEDGE OF HAVING INSURANCE NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING.

SO BYTE ME DLB10

Posted by: racerdoc | March 25, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

POOR DLB10 (DUMB LAZY BUM with mental age of 10) is gonna blow an artery soon.

I luv it.

Some of us actually DO WORK VERY HARD and PAY A HELL OF A LOT FOR THE PRIVILEDGE OF HAVING INSURANCE NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING.

SO BYTE ME DLB10

Posted by: racerdoc | March 25, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

1. As long as the means are legal, the ends justify them. The means in htis case were legal. And the ends certainly were just.

2. Actually, because I am better educated and also successful and wealthy, I do, indeed, know what is best for you. Whether you like it or not.

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You just proved my point. You are still an arrogant and haughty person that looks DOWN on others while telling them how much they mean to you!
Hypocrite.
Posted by: DLB10

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You are not a very good listener, DLB.

I certainly do look down on a selfish and slef indulgent lout like you.

But you mean nothing to me.

I am not one of those "love your enemies" types.

I am Sicilian, remember?


Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

DLB

OK, this is deep, so take a deep breath.

There is a thing in the Constitution called the "Commerce Clause"

In your Wikipedia cut and paste job, it was THIS clause:

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

Now, if you do a little reading, you will see that, according to decades of constituional interpretation, the Commerce Clasue empowers Congress to pass a wide variety of laws that affect interstate commerce.

The health care bill was one of them.

Are you OK? Still breathing?

You know, as an aside, shovelling sh!t and other menial jobs is really good for you mental outlook.

Maybe you should go back to those jobs.

I myself have been doing construction work of late (some for for HFH, some on wmy own two homes).

It's quite liberating.

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

I have no need of any man telling me when to give, what to give or how much to give.

When someone thinks they know what is best for you while they enslave you are liars and thieves, and hypocrites.

If some truly cares about what is best for you they will free you NOT put you in bondage to how much richer or prettier or "smarter" than you they are.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Posted by: DLB10 |
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Can you say Gore 2000 children?

Posted by: jameschirico | March 25, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

1. As long as the means are legal, the ends justify them. The means in htis case were legal. And the ends certainly were just.

2. Actually, because I am better educated and also successful and wealthy, I do, indeed, know what is best for you. Whether you like it or not.

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You just proved my point. You are still an arrogant and haughty person that looks DOWN on others while telling them how much they mean to you!

Hypocrite.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Be careful of what you wish for Rep. Cantor, you may just get it. When you stir up the far right foam at the mouth radicals to hate progressives, blacks, Islam, these same rubes will come out with hatred for the Jewish people. Cantor is a victim of his own largess. When the the Dems come out with a picture of a molotov cocktail and words that call to fire Cantor, he can whine. Someone gets killed over the GOP call to arms, they won't be the minority party, they will be the Whigs.

Posted by: jameschirico | March 25, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Cantor, but your lies and hysteria has reached new ludicrous heights. You are too obvious to any rational person. You have permanently shamed your own name.

Posted by: revbookburn | March 25, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

When you FORCE someone to do YOUR DESIRES it is WRONG!

The ENDS DO NOT JUSTIFY THE MEANS!

I give more away than I spend on my own needs now. I do not need you or anyone else to assist me in continuing to do so.

Your arrogance is disgusting in that you think you know what is best for me and others. You do not.
Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:31 PM
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1. As long as the means are legal, the ends justify them. The means in htis case were legal. And the ends certainly were just.

2. Actually, because I am better educated and also successful and wealthy, I do, indeed, know what is best for you. Whether you like it or not.

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

In classic Nixonian fashion, Cantor argued that because he's Jewish and some wackjob fired a gun in the air near his office building,(a serious issue)that all the American Taliban threats to Democratic Congressman can be excused. Oh, by the way Eric, how's that 2nd Amendment look to you now?

Posted by: BBear1 | March 25, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

YOU WANT TO TAX ME then TAX ME!

BUT DO NOT CONFISCATE MY MONEY and
CALL IT GIVING!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Anyone wondering WHY Eric Cantor won't release threatening emails sent to his attention???? Has zero to do with morals. He's don't NOTHING MORALLY to keep this violence from happening in the first place and even days after it's started...even to this very day!

Eric Cantor isn't posting these messages BECAUSE THEY DON'T EXIST!!! HE'S A STONE COLD LIAR!!!

Posted by: MPATL | March 25, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

NOWHERE DOES IT EMPOWER CONGRESS TO FORCE ME TO PURCHASE ANYTHING!!! PERIOD!

Section 8 - Powers of Congress

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Cantor, who represents my family's district, has really gone off the edge. Does he really think that reports from all over the nation will go unnoticed? This fellow has fallen off the face of the earth. I live in southern Arizona, where my congresswoman's office was hit with projectiles that blew out her front glass door and windows.

Her husband is an Iraq war soldier.

Where do these people come off as patriotic? They are common criminals, petty both in thought, word, and deed.

Posted by: expat2MEX | March 25, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

It is also MY RIGHT to NOT pay for YOUR WANTS or even YOUR NEEDS!

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False statment of the law, DLB

There is no such "right." At least, not in the US. (BTW, Just becasue Glen was crying when he said it does not make it so.)

Maybe you belong elsewhere???

Are you lost?

(Certainly confused!)

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

I get it, DLB10. You're a lame satirist trying to prove just how silly the teabagger arguments are. LOL

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Pershing's article saying that Mr. Cantor "...angrily lashed out.." can be revealed as utter balderdash by listening on the internet to his actual presentation. It was calmly and thoughtfully delivered. One of the first tactics of the left and the left-oriented media is to accuse their opponents of the things of which they are most guilty, and are hoping to thus silence any opposition - the tactics of a totalitarian state. Anyone for gulags?

Posted by: treedbrent | March 25, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

No sir! Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck are fanning the flames.

Shame on you Mr. Kantor. These people have no love for you in their militia meetings. And I would not accept a cup of tea from the Tea Party if I were you.

Everyone needs to stop this, on both sides of the aisle. This is OUR America. Republican, Democrat, and Independent.

Posted by: hakafos44 | March 25, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

ERIC CANTOR IS A BIG HUGE LIAR!!!! If anyone had taken a shot at his idiot behind or sent him threatening emails he would have papered Washington with this information like a fricking ticker-tape parade!!!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

This is a guys WHO LIKES hate, fear & VIOLENCE. This is a guy along with BOEHNER, PALIN and that fool from IOWA, as well as the "let's get our guns" crazy woman from MN ARE MAPPING OUT DIRECTIONS TO THE HOMES OF DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS so their husbands, wives and children can be put in danger at the hands of the TEA BAGGER TERRORIST.

BOEHNER said to the tea bagger terrorist that if his demo counterpart from his home state voted for the healthcare bill he was a "DEAD MAN"...next thing you know the demos brother's house had the gas lines cut at his house...the TEA BAGGER TERRORIST had the wrong address.

The republican senator from IOWA standing on the steps with a big sign reading KILL and egging on the TEA BAGGER TERROIST.

What Cantor is trying to do WITH THIS LIE is downplay the actions of the TEA BAGGER TERRORIST that they've help put into action and it's PATHETIC! DOES HE THINK ANYONE IS GOING TO BELIEVE HIM NOW??!!!

Dirty up to his neck all this time...PLEASE, CANTOR IS THE LEADER OF THE TEA BAGGER TERRORIST! But exactly as CHARLIE MANSON all of these repubs will cry "innocent" because they never put their hands on anyone themselves. TEA BAGGER TERRORIST too stupid to see they're being used!

Posted by: MPATL | March 25, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Eric! Both you and John Beano deserve a big thank for overseeing the destruction of the Republican party. Those of us who want our country back really appreciate all that you do to help bring about its demise.

Posted by: janouzpoha | March 25, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

HELLO.

SATAN HERE.

IS THERE A "DLB10" IN THIS ROOM?

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse


Somebody tell Cantor:

What you reap is what you sow.

Acting innocent just makes him look more like a rube.

Posted by: jvlem | March 25, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

It is also MY RIGHT to NOT pay for YOUR WANTS or even YOUR NEEDS!
I have RIGHTS also, and I DO NOT want government FORCING me with NAZI style tactics to do its bidding while telling me how much it is for my own good.
What will come next, if this is allowed to continue, will be further erosion of your rights. It is amazing that people want to legalize marijuana and yet when the consequences of having doped yourself for 50 years come then they want others to pay for their health care.
The government affects people a lot like drug dealers they will promise you anything and everything to get you to use and all the time they know they are enslaving you for their own benefit while deceiving you into thinking they “CARE” about you. What a bunch of filthy deceitful liars. They will use emotionalism to manipulate you and gain control over you in order to get your money.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Typical of the Repubs' Orwellian world: They whip their tea bag people into a frenzy and when they erupt in violence they blame the Dems. Two and two don't add up to 7-1/2!!! At least not in the real world.

Posted by: MNUSA | March 25, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Please provide a citation to the place in the United States Constitution or any of the various Amendmedents thereto that says the federal government may not pass a law that requires an individual to purchase insurance.

By the way, do you drive a car and own car insurance? The government say you MUST buy it. Thye will throw your old behind in jail if you do not.

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Just like a lazy bum you want someone else to do YOUR WORK FOR YOU!

I have read the Constitution MORON! READ IT FOR YOURSELF instead of asking someone to spoon feed your lazy butt!

What an idiot
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You are a liar, DLB. A bald faced liar.

There is no such provision in the constitution.

You never read it.

I know.

I did.

I had to.

(I have a law degree.)


Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT TAXES!!!!!
I said health care!!!!!

What is it that people DO NOT UNDERSTAND? I do not care about republican or democrat or independent in this matter. Again this is not about political views; it is much deeper into the fabric of what the Constitutional Limits of the Federal government are as stated in the Constitution.

OUR RIGHTS NOT to be FORCED TO PURCHASE something IS BEING TAKEN FROM US!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:36 PM

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No one is forcing you to purchase anything, sweetie. You have several options if you can't afford insurance or don't wish to have insurance.

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

The same people that do NOTHING for others and NEVER have are the same ones now saying that others MUST help them.

The ONLY people that want this bill are the FREELOADERS of society.

It is so apparent that there are very few that have the "catastrophic" incidents. 75% of ALL insurance payments go to 25% of the people insured with chronic ailments. Nothing wrong with that, but the vast majority of people I read statements from many that ALWAYS make it an IDIOTIC POLITICAL REASON for why they want the bill.

Ideas such as “social justice”, “social inequality” or “reparations” are ridiculous.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Purchasing a car is a privilege that I DO NOT HAVE TO DO!!!!!!

The same with home insurance! There are alternatives.

IF you BREATH AIR they will FORCE you purchase health insurance. BIG differences.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

When you don't pay the Mafis, they do not steal from you.

They beat you up.

Trust me. I'm Sicilian.

Taxing the middle class is not stealing.

But still, I am happy to hear it upsets you so!

Spoiled little child. Eat your Bon Bons and whine some more.


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FREELOADER LAZY BUM!

Get an education and a job.
Make your own way in life. I grew up very poor. Wore hand me downs with 6 other siblings.

IDIOTS like you think wealth was NOT EARNED!

I used to shovel human waste to make money,hauled hay, and was a dishwasher.
Get off your backside and work.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:48 PM |
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Well, I never shovelled sh!t, to be sure.

But I had lots of min wage jobs as a teenager and in my early 20's.

Sold ice cream from a pedal cart at the beach in NY, worked as a bike mechanic in shops in NYC, DC, and Charlottesville, drove a bus. All minimumm wage jobs, so I could pay my way through college and grad school.

After grad school, the big bucks did start coming in. Sure.

But we were very frugal, and saved.

Didn't buy fancy cars, no fancy vacations (well not at the beginning, at least.)

Hell, we didn't have cable in my house till 2004! Really.

So how, exactly, did I not get off my backside? How am I not entitled to what I have?

And WHY is it so bad if I want to pay a few extra thousand to fund health care for the poor?

You have no soul. You care only about your "rights." Not about other human beings.

The devil is waiting for you, DLB.

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Please provide a citation to the place in the United States Constitution or any of the various Amendmedents thereto that says the federal government may not pass a law that requires an individual to purchase insurance.

By the way, do you drive a car and own car insurance? The government say you MUST buy it. Thye will throw your old behind in jail if you do not.

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Just like a lazy bum you want someone else to do YOUR WORK FOR YOU!

I have read the Constitution MORON! READ IT FOR YOURSELF instead of asking someone to spoon feed your lazy butt!

What an idiot!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Get used to this guy, Cantor, the money power is going to buy him, soon enough the Speaker of the House job. Once on top, he will never let go! it becomes property, Just like New York City. They have just crowned a new king overthere. Money is the real power of democracy here. The supreme court going right along with it! (the congress? long time ago)

Posted by: likovid | March 25, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Get used to this guy, Cantor, the money power is going to buy him, soon enough the Speaker of the House job. Once on top, he will never let go! it becomes property, Just like New York City. They have just crowned a new king overthere. Money is the real power of democracy here. The supreme court going right along with it! (the congress? long time ago)

Posted by: likovid | March 25, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

This bill violates the INDIVIDUALS RIGHT to NOT PURCHASE SOMETHING.

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Please provide a citation to the place in the United States Constitution or any of the various Amendmedents thereto that says the federal government may not pass a law that requires an individual to purchase insurance.

By the way, do you drive a car and own car insurance? The government say you MUST buy it. Thye will throw your old behind in jail if you do not.

(OMG! SonnofaBeech!!! Those bad liberals snuck one by us 50 years ago! DAM!)

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

GREED and SELFISHNESS is when you expect others to pay your way through life. YOU THINK everyone else that has something got it without effort. YOU think it is your “right” to have it without having to educate yourself and also work for it, so you end up being jealous and covetous.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Gee, I guess that Cantor would assume his kinsmen were just fanning the flames in Germany about Kristalnacht. What's a few broken windows, huh, Eric?

Posted by: mikel7 | March 25, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Those that want this health care bill are the FREELOADERS on society. They want everything without putting forth any effort to attain it. But when others do have things the FREELOADERS are so jealous, and covetous that they become greed driven and selfish enough to make laws that steal from others. YES, YOU ARE THIEVES!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

When you don't pay the Mafis, they do not steal from you.

They beat you up.

Trust me. I'm Sicilian.

Taxing the middle class is not stealing.

But still, I am happy to hear it upsets you so!

Spoiled little child. Eat your Bon Bons and whine some more.


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FREELOADER LAZY BUM!

Get an education and a job.
Make your own way in life. I grew up very poor. Wore hand me downs with 6 other siblings.

IDIOTS like you think wealth was NOT EARNED!

I used to shovel human waste to make money,hauled hay, and was a dishwasher.
Get off your backside and work.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Looks like another Democratic congressman was "fanning the flames" of a letter filled with white powder. I'd like to see Cantor hold another press conference and tell us he gets those all the time but he doesn't whine about it.

Off topic, but none of you Republican idiots are being forced to buy healthcare. You can choose not to, and pay the additional tax.

Posted by: leftcoaster | March 25, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I'm simply amazed at the anger, hatred and twisted minds of so many people.
May kindness, peace and love prevail.

Posted by: Gary12 | March 25, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

I have also paid into the Social Security fund for more than 50 years, NOW it is BANKRUPT!

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DLB, if you have been paying Social Security for 50 years, you will receive your full benefits. You will be very, very dead by the time the syytem is prjected to be incapable of fully payng beneifts (2038)

I have been paying benefits for 35 years. I MAY see some curtailment in my benefits at an older age (assuing we do not fix they system).

But since I saved and provided for my own retirement (which starts next year at the ripe od age of 53), that will not be an issue for me.

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

DLB10: everything we do with your tax dollars could be against your wishes for all we know. tough. the government isn't making you do anything. you don't want insurance? pay the penalty tax. you don't want to buy a house? forfeit the tax deduction and rent. what's the difference? we could just raise taxes to pay for catastrophic coverage for all, then give a tax credit to anyone who bought that coverage. same diff.

Posted by: JoeT1 | March 25, 2010 6:36 PM |


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Nice response! I would agree to paying a tax but NOT this garbage bill that allows government to MAKE purchase something because I breath air.

There is a big difference though in what taxes do and it what this bill does, AND THAT IS THE POINT OF WHY IT IS WRONG!

NOT because people do not need or deserve health, NOT because REFORM is not needed, BUT because this bill violates the INDIVIDUALS RIGHT to NOT PURCHASE SOMETHING.

Government is not GOD and when you make your self dependent upon government for your rights they can also take those rights away. Simple as that.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

No. The Democrats are not fanning the flames. They are telling people what happened.

I think the GOP is hypocritical. They want to denounce the threats without denouncing the racist and homophobic people who made them.

You can't have it both ways. The GOP needs to denounce racist and homophobic people, to say clearly the people need to change. If that loses the GOP votes from the base, so be it. It is just the right thing to do.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | March 25, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Eric who has such a long history of playing fast and loose with the truth should be better at it by now but everything about him in that press appearance except his mouth screamed that he was lying. A bullet fired from a distance hit a building in which Cantor happens to have an office in which he occasionally meets with consultants with no indication that it had anything whatsoever to do with him. We saw his colleagues inciting the mob this weekend making gestures of cutting Pelosi throat. We heard his sidekick, Boehner, who openly passed out bribes on the house floor for Big Tobacco, use words "you've a dead man", revolution, revolt but instead of taking the position of a statesman and joining the leadership from the other side to condemn violence, Eric tries to spin it. Now I can't 100% say that I blame them neither Eric nor Boehner are long on courage and the KKK, neo-nazis and other White Supremacists in the Teabaggers can turn on you in a heartbeat.

Posted by: xclntcat | March 25, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse


The Dems and liberal MSM are creating a sideshow to deflect attention from the horrendous Healh Care bill they inflicted on Americans.

If it was so good, why did they make sure they exempted themselves and wrote a specific provision in it to exempt their congressional staffs (assistants and aides).

The stories about the phone threats and bricks thru windows are splashed all over the front pages of the dutiful Obama MSM lapdogs. I understand on culprit who was caught was actually a Democrat.

Kantor has a shot go through his office window and the article on this is so obscure you have to search for it.

While it's not acceptable, politicians and talk show hosts are always getting threats, but the Dems are making it front page headlines because it comes right from Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.

The Dems tried to disparage the Tea Party last weekend, too, by saying someone spat and used racial slurs.

Problem is there was video of the Congressmen walking thru the Tea Party crowd and no one spat or said racial slurs. It's a shame the Congressmen can't get away with their lies because the video is there for everyone to see and hear.

I posted the link a few days ago but the foolish Democratic supporters ignored it and really don't want to know the truth.

Obama and the Dems are playing their Democratic supporters and the compliant MSM lapdogs for fools. And they are.

I guess ignorance is bliss.

Posted by: janet8 | March 25, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

The MAFIA also offers protection to store and business owners. If you do not pay them "protection" money they will also STEAL FROM YOU!

IT IS NOT GIVING or a GIFT when you STEAL IT or FORCEFULLY TAKE from SOMEONE ELSE to make it appear YOU GAVE!

That is being a HYPOCRITE!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:34 PM

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When you don't pay the Mafis, they do not steal from you.

They beat you up.

Trust me. I'm Sicilian.

Taxing the middle class is not stealing.

But still, I am happy to hear it upsets you so!

Spoiled little child. Eat your Bon Bons and whine some more.

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

I have also paid into the Social Security fund for more than 50 years, NOW it is BANKRUPT! No one has said that people do not need help or deserve help but the VAST MAJORITY of insurance payments (75%) goes to those with chronic conditions and that is fine with me. BUT it is the non-workers that you will be paying for OR for those that CHOOSE (or used to be able to but will NOT be able to now) NOT to purchase insurance and pay for services as they need them RIGHTS ARE BEING DESTROYED and people have FALSE COMPASSION and are EMOTIONALLY MANIPULATED and driven. THAT is why this is WRONG! T his bill will solve NOTHING for the average person but will make the insurers and unions and FREELOADERS happy.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT TAXES!!!!!
I said health care!!!!!

What is it that people DO NOT UNDERSTAND? I do not care about republican or democrat or independent in this matter. Again this is not about political views; it is much deeper into the fabric of what the Constitutional Limits of the Federal government are as stated in the Constitution.

OUR RIGHTS NOT to be FORCED TO PURCHASE something IS BEING TAKEN FROM US!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

DLB10: everything we do with your tax dollars could be against your wishes for all we know. tough. the government isn't making you do anything. you don't want insurance? pay the penalty tax. you don't want to buy a house? forfeit the tax deduction and rent. what's the difference? we could just raise taxes to pay for catastrophic coverage for all, then give a tax credit to anyone who bought that coverage. same diff.

Posted by: JoeT1 | March 25, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

I have the RIGHT to NOT PAY FOR YOUR wants or needs, PERIOD.
COMPASSION comes from the HEART
NOT THE LETTER OF THE LAW!
Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:28 PM
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Don't know who printed your copy of the constituion, but he must have given you an earlier draft!

Fed gov. has power to tax. Fed gov may spend as it sees fit to improve interstate commerce.

That includes Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Hhead Start and a host of other progams that the majority wish to enact.

Just becasue Glen and Rush tell you that you have "rights' does not make it so.

Now go back to your $5,000 TV and watch Premium Cable, in your nice house.

If you must whine about how unfair your life is, keep it to yourself.

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

The MAFIA also offers protection to store and business owners. If you do not pay them "protection" money they will also STEAL FROM YOU!

IT IS NOT GIVING or a GIFT when you STEAL IT or FORCEFULLY TAKE from SOMEONE ELSE to make it appear YOU GAVE!

That is being a HYPOCRITE!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

I have the RIGHT to NOT PAY FOR YOUR wants or needs, PERIOD.

COMPASSION comes from the HEART
NOT THE LETTER OF THE LAW!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:28 PM

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You really should look at the proportion of Federal tax dollars that flow from Blue States to Red States.

And, no, you don't have the RIGHT not to pay taxes. That has been long established by the Constitution and the Supreme Court.

My tax dollars go to things that I hate, too. I've been paying for Bush's Iraq folly for years. It sucks, but it's part of being an American.

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

no one can promise that they won't have a catastrophic illness or injury that will exceed whatever they have saved by not buying insurance. I wouldn't be opposed to an option of posting a bond proving that you could pay for say, 250K for a heart attack and not have to buy insurance. If you have that much saved, great - post it for financial security and you can even still earn interest on it.

mandatory auto insurance laws are actually called financial responsibility laws in most states, and you have the option of posting a bond in some. works for me.

buying insurance is taking personal responsibility for not sticking others with the cost of your care. what's wrong with that? Unless you repeal the law that says ERs have to accept you, or we amend it to provide that if you don't want to buy insurance you have to wear a bracelet that says the hospital doesn't have to take you - then we can talk

Posted by: JoeT1 | March 25, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Hell hath no fury like a conservative scorned. What we have here is a frustrated mad dog biting itself in the butt.

Speaking out against this mindless violence fans the flames? I'd say that silence would be what tended to encourage it. Cantor can spin this issue all he wants, but he can't make it go away. Vicious GOP politics has made its bed, now must sleep in it.

Posted by: TomCamfield | March 25, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

When you FORCE someone to do YOUR DESIRES it is WRONG!

The ENDS DO NOT JUSTIFY THE MEANS!

I give more away than I spend on my own needs now. I do not need you or anyone else to assist me in continuing to do so.

Your arrogance is disgusting in that you think you know what is best for me and others. You do not.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

The reason for strong feelings on both sides is because this health care bill, the biggest expenditure for health care in history, had nothing close to the bipartisanship of similar legislation in the past like Medicare or Social Security. The Democrats literally rammed this down the throat of approximately half the country that didn't want it. The left called Bush the divider, but Obama and Democrats of today have caused division rarely seen in living memory by choosing to ignore what half the country wants.

Posted by: sangjmoon | March 25, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Open letter to Mr. Cantor - Mr. because of the extent to which he has disrespected all of the US Government and thus will not receive the title of Senator from me.

It is my perception that Mr. Cantor and Mr. Boehner and all of the rest of the Republican leasership, in the past few weeks, have so disrupted the decorum and the meaning of the US Congress that you should all go home to your lairs in shame and you should not return to Washington under any circumstances. This perception is being put forth by a former Republican, the fourth of four generations of Republicans in the United States. Since the other three generations are deceased, I am the only one who can voice an opinion. The other three generations can only roll in their graves, in disgust, as I am sure they are. On your behalf, I apologise to this Country that you have abandoned by your behavior. If I were 20 years younger, I would be in Washington, in your waiting room, waiting for the opportunity to say directly to you, in person, how much I think you have let me, and your Country, down! If you believe in God, I think you should be begging for forgiveness.

Posted by: 1mountaindoc | March 25, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

I have the RIGHT to NOT PAY FOR YOUR wants or needs, PERIOD.

COMPASSION comes from the HEART
NOT THE LETTER OF THE LAW!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

YOU ARE A THIEF and NOT GIVING!
Robin Hood was a thief as you are.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Boehner calls Dreihaus a "dead man" and it's the Dems fault for "fanning the flames" by quoting him?

If this weren't serious it would be goofy

Posted by: JoeT1 | March 25, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

I should give credit to my father who was an insurance salesmen for over 35 years. He told me that if I would save the money I would pay for any and all kinds of health insurance I would have enough. He knew that the insurance companies invested the money and made huge profits for themselves. All I did was cut out the middleman.

I am actually not against the public option except that the government would have NO COMPETITOR and the government NEVER does anything as efficiently as the private sector. Competition and the profit motive does a better job of keeping excessive costs to a minimum. That is why the government uses so many private contractors.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

They also think that just everyone deserves healthcare and are so emotionally driven that they will not THINK ABOUT THE COST.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse
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As a wealthy guy, I don't need to think about the cost.

And as an observer of the middle class in this country, which is spoiled, coddled, and self indulgent, I really don't care WHAT they pay.

They are going to whine about anything that cuts into their Premium Cable package, their $5,000 Flat Screens, their big gas guzzling SUVs, and all their other many luxuries that I (as a FORMER member of the midddle class in the sixites and seventies) NEVER had as a kid.

So you are right. We on the left have made a gift of healthcare to the poor, and we do not really give a sh!t about the the cost to you.

Are we absolutely clear about that?

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

All very sad... many of the posts here, and especially Rep Cantor.
He's a small man, in essence excusing these crazies. And that he's Jewish... he should remember how much pain has been inflicted on his brethren, by comments similar to his, and the actions those comments gave rise to.
He is playing with fire, and his ideology is blinding him.
Sad.

Posted by: burf | March 25, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Not everyone gets catastrophic diseases. As I said before I am NOT AGAINST INSURANCE OR HEALTH CARE!

You evade the point and that is YOU or GOVERNMENT or ANYONE FORCING ME TO BUY IT.

There are MORE starving children in AFRICA that unhealthy people here so are you going to FORCE me to feed them also.

If the government would have said it would offer catastrophic health care insurance I might buy it if it is cost effective. As it is I have saved enough to not be too worried about it. I have seen my parents and many others dies and none of their care cost as much as I have saved to take care of myself.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Smart money's on a Cantor staffer shooting up their own office to use as a political smear.
Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 25, 2010 4:05 PM
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No, betcha Cantor raped a staff member, like Falafal Bill O'Reilly, and the staff member then tried to take him out!!!!!

Those guys can't keep Mr. Johnson in their pants.

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

DLB10: If you happen to have a horrible accident, who do you think is going to be coughing up the money for your emergency room treatment and any other care you need? Well, everyone who pays crazy money for their insurance now does so party because of higher medical costs driven by care for the UNINSURED.

I am required by law to have auto insurance in case there is an accident and I injure someone or damage their property. You can pretend all you want that "nothing is going to happen" and that you might be able to cover your own costs if something did. What you are obviously unaware of is how quickly medical costs can add up. Sh*t happens and I can promise you that if it happens to you, you will be singing a different tune.

Posted by: marSF | March 25, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

The ONLY people that want this bill are the FREELOADERS of society. It is so apparent that there are very few that have the "catastrophic" incidents. 75% of ALL insurance payments go to 25% of the people insured with chronic ailments. Nothing wrong with that, but the vast majority of people I read statements from many that ALWAYS make it an IDIOTIC POLITICAL REASON for why they want the bill. Ideas such as “social justice”, “social inequality” or “reparations” are ridiculous. I have never been a slave, never had a slave, and to expect me to make some ridiculous health care insurance payment is a violation of my rights, period.
It is also MY RIGHT to NOT pay for YOUR WANTS or even YOUR NEEDS!
I have RIGHTS also, and I DO NOT want government FORCING me with NAZI style tactics to do its bidding while telling me how much it is for my own good.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

I do not have insurance is correct. I have NEVER in a year paid more for health care than the insurance would cost. I have saved that money and now have enough to insure myself unless the cost is astronomical...

I also give my time and money to others that need help. I am NOT against health insurance. I AM AGAINST BEING FORCED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO PURCHASE IT!
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And when the cost become astronomical, are you against the Government forcing others to pay for it for you? There lies the problem, we are now being forced to pay for health care for those who use the emergency room as their health care provider...I have a problem with that as much as I have a problem with those very same people not being given a basic right to preventive health care service, because they have a pre-existing condition (sometimes even at birth), or have reached their healthcare lifetime maximum benefit, or they can't find a job that would supplement their healthcare and therefore cannot afford it. MY FRIEND I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT!

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 25, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

I have read literally thousands of posts and without fail the ones that want this stupidity passed have based their reasons on emotions. They either hate Bush, Republicans, or the Tea Party or anyone that disagrees with them and yet they exhibit NO UNDERSTANDING that this is a RIGHT of the people that is being STOLEN from them. They also think that just everyone deserves healthcare and are so emotionally driven that they will not THINK ABOUT THE COST.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

The government is full of LIARS, THIEVES and DECEITFUL POLITICAINS that will do whatever it takes to MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES, or to "MAKE HISTORY" or to have that "tingling feeling going up their legs ala Chris Matthews. EMOTIONALISM is driving this whole process along with PRIDE and OBAMA's NEED for AGGRANDIZEMENT and to BEING EXALTED. Talk about a self deluded NARCISSIST!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

It is NOT about POLITICS and some kind of high school mentality about my team is better!
What is it that people DO NOT UNDERSTAND? I do not care about republican or democrat or independent in this matter. Again this is not about political views; it is much deeper into the fabric of what the Constitutional Limits of the Federal government are as stated in the Constitution.

OUR RIGHTS NOT to be FORCED TO PURCHASE something IS BEING TAKEN FROM US!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of idiots. You cannot discuss anything intellectually or with sound argument.

All you do is rail against someone for some stupid reason that makes not difference.

It is okay if someone is an atheist, homosexual, drug pusher or some other perversion, as long as they have the same opinion as you.

But you will NOT TOLERATE anyone with ANOTHER or DIFFERING IDEA or THOUGHT than your own opinion. You lack intellectual ability and that is your own fault.

Get a life and stop bashing Jews.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Ben Pershing, journalist, this wouldn't be published by the old Weekly Reader. You can't report on a very sick individual without mentioning clearly that he is sick.

Eric Cantor is one sick person and he is very ambitious, will keep coming back. He loves publicity. He is like the young Hitler and the young Nixon during the McCarthy period. He is not qualified to hold office, any office in the US of A.

Posted by: walden1 | March 25, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Like all J's...Cantor's first allegiance is to Israel.The truth will set you free.dare to see it.

Posted by: hyroller56 | March 25, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Oooops, I put this one in the wrong spot I guess:

For a cantor, Eric digs singing the Blues doesn't he ?

With all do respect, I do see loud mouth John Boehner as a violent militant and not a honorable Patriot as history witnesses. Just several weeks ago Boehner had warned of a somewhat violent revolution if Health Care passed. Is this provocateur into such treasonous acts {of} self fulfilling prophecies as promoting violence against the opposition ? You make the call as I offer just a few glimpses into his personality here:


"Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution." -Boehner

“She’s gonna bring us back and not deal with it? The American people are gonna hang her,” Boehner said. When pressed further, Boehner said it would “be fine, as long as we get a vote on our bill.”

"In an interview with National Review Boehner intoned that, if he voted for the bill, Driehaus would be a "dead man." Boehner was talking politics, but for Driehaus, it's become all too real."


May the mouth of the beast be bridled so that the rest of the A@S will follow.

And btw the way, stop whining about Jews killing the Savior, that was 2000 years ago, get over it already.

Posted by: truthhurts | March 25, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

cantor could not get the girl scouts or the camp fire girls to follow him. his miniscule army of american extremeists dwindles daily, faster when his unintelligent lips are moving.

Posted by: xxxxxx1 | March 25, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

You people [Democrats] make me sick.

Posted by: muawiyah

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Muawiyah, do you have health care?

Posted by: angelos_peter
-------------------------------------------LOL...best post of the day, LOL...

Posted by: Beingsensible | March 25, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

He knows very well he and his kind has been fanning the flames of hate for months, He is a jew and this is not Israel that he can point the finger of blame at democrats as his country men do to the palestine, after they take their home and bulldoze them and the house when they refuse to move.and claim it is for the defence of israel.

Posted by: dv1236 | March 25, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I expand my knowledge base and read differing views about many things. So, I am belittled for that.

I do not have insurance is correct. I have NEVER in a year paid more for health care than the insurance would cost. I have saved that money and now have enough to insure myself unless the cost is astronomical.

I have maintained a healthy lifestyle. If I need health care I pay the doctor the fee he charges, and it has cost me less than those with insurance.

Radical idea I guess to pay for a service instead of trusting insurance and government.

I also give my time and money to others that need help. I am NOT against health insurance. I AM AGAINST BEING FORCED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO PURCHASE IT!

I am NOT AGAINST HELPING OTHERS! I do it NOW WITHOUT ANYONE FORCING ME TO DO SO!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

"n his own press conference Thursday, Boehner complained, "No one saw this quote of mine in this publication until Mr. Driehaus and others made a public issue of it."

Hm...so Boehner did not argue that he did not make this despicable statement. Any reasonable party in any real democracy would kick Boehner out for this kind of statement. Not the republican party of course...There, anything goes, no matter how treasonous, hypocritical or dangerous it is. These republican ultra right wing idiots are playing with fire that they can ignite but can not control. If this leads to another civil war with a large death toll they should be held responsible and sent to jail for life.

Posted by: simon7382 | March 25, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Zyclon B,anyone ?????

Posted by: hyroller56 | March 25, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Ben, I find it extremely odd and unprofessional that you used ellipses to leave out a very important part of the Richmond police report that says "a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window."

Anyone who knows anything about ballistics knows that a falling bullet that hits a window in a downward trajectory was NOT fired directly at that building. That building was not "targeted" as Rep. Cantor claims unless there is some master marksman a half mile away who knows how to calculate a precise trajectory such that he can fire a bullet in the air and have it fall directly on that window.

From the police report, it's obvious this a was a random falling bullet (the building is not far from a gang-infested area of downtown Richmond) and not a case of political targeting. But Cantor achieved his goal or pulling the media into their comfortable false equivalency mode ("both sides are doing it...")

Posted by: mpl2 | March 25, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing as pure as white hatred.
You really have to go to third world countries to find citizens who hate each other as much as "fellow Americans".
If young people want to see the face of white hatred find video from Little Rock when the Government tried to intergrate schools. You will never see hatred so purely expressed.
Have Republicans ever asked themselves why with all their millionaires, billionaires, and avid readers you don't have a world class newspaper?.
All the better to manipulate you my dears.

Posted by: JillCalifornia | March 25, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

It is Eric Cantor and his republican cohorts who are fanning the flames of violence and then distancing themselves from their own handy work meekly. One is either for our democratic system of government or not. Cantor and many of the ultra right wing of the republican party is NOT for our (or any) democratic system. They want total control, by imposing the will of a violent difficult to control but easy to inflame minority. This is the definition of fascism.

Posted by: simon7382 | March 25, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

YES to my rights to NOT be bought off.
YES to my rights to NOT pay your way through life.

YES to individual FREE CHOICE and DECISIONS.
YES to health care for everyone but NOT at others expense.
YES to REFORM, but this bill is NOT REFORM it does NOT REDUCE COSTS or REFORM ANYTHING.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

I am naive I suppose, never read the Washington Post but from what I read on this site it must be a very liberal left wing paper.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse
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Really? You mean that you never read this paper but somehow found this article and then created and account so you could comment repeatedly about the fact there is a requirement to buy insurance. I am not happy about that either but it really does not affect me right now because I already buy insurance. Do you not have insurance and do not want to buy any? Then don't. Don't get sick. Don't ever need help. That way you die with your "freedom" in check despite the fact that 30+ million people can now go to the doctor you obviously will never need to see.

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | March 25, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Rep. Cantor had no business taking a shot (no pun intended) at the Dems. The only responsible thing to do was to denounce violence by anyone directed at anyone - to say the threats and/or violence must stop.

Posted by: rattlecan | March 25, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Here's a bunch of legitimate teaparty protestors, quite unhappy (and they've got plenty of company) with ObamaCare. Is it really difficult to understand that any true believing racist would hardly want to miss such an opportunity, when the protest is against Obama's policies?

Calling the Teaparty "nitwits" ? No more helpful to the conversation than me calling those name callers "lamebrains".

Posted by: gofigure | March 25, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Talk about blaming the victim! Cantor ought to be ashamed of himself. What if something terrible would happen to a member of Congress? Would Cantor then say, "well, people are angry."

Posted by: gary16 | March 25, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse


Did you see that Buffet now can borrow money on the bond market cheaper than our government?

Why?

Because investors can see Buffet making a profit with a loan but our glorious government simply wasting it.

But we are not alone! ...MANY of the western democracies are giving into their more ignorant voters and handing out benefits that cannot possibly be paid for.

The only reason our dollar hasn't crashed is because there is literally no place to put any money except into China.... and we know they can confiscate it at will.

This is the 1920's all over again!

Posted by: Karl_Quick | March 25, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh for the love of god, how shameless is the DNC?

If anyone is fanning flames it's the DNC and the MSNBC News crowd with their vile, dehumanizing rhetoric... and now they have the NERVE to accuse the Republicans of fanning the flames!!!

God I'm done with these shameless hypocrites.

Posted by: Dutra1 | March 25, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I am native born (now exiled to Florida) Virginian who is very embarrased by Eric Cantor and by the inane, wasteful, and stupid lawsuit that VA is mounting (as well as Florida) against health care. The party of NO should slink off into oblivion.

Posted by: Karl31 | March 25, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh for the love of god, how shameless is the DNC?

If anyone is fanning flames it's the DNC and the MSNBC News crowd with their vile, dehumanizing rhetoric... and now they have the NERVE to accuse the Republicans of fanning the flames!!!

God I'm done with these shameless hypocrites.

Posted by: Dutra1 | March 25, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

I am naive I suppose, never read the Washington Post but from what I read on this site it must be a very liberal left wing paper.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Baltova, when it is your window - you will see it differently.

I wonder, if it had been Obama's window - you think you would be so picky?


Heres a thought - all of you communist pissies who claim, and are so sure, Cantor is lying - and you know who you are - why not offer up 10k for anyone who can prove Cantor is telling the truth?

Come on, little girls, have the courage to put your wallets where your disgusting mouths are.

Brietbart did - are you going to be shamed by a right winger - AGAIN?

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | March 25, 2010 5:23 PM |

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Spin, shift, attack, distract.

That's what you're good at.

The evidence, so far, in the case of the Cantor "office" bullet doesn't seem to point to someone actually targeting that window. According to the Richmond Police, who aren't exactly known as a bastion of liberalism.

In the meantime, we have bricks directly thrown through specific office windows. "White powder" sent to a specific office. Gas lines cut to a specific house.

All of these cases are still being investigated, and anyone involved in them should be prosecuted.

But the preponderance of evidence at this point isn't looking so good for you. You can try to spin it, try to distract with a silly bet. Do anything you can to keep focus away from the actual evidence.

But the evidence will out. And then, we shall see what we shall see.

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

"egging on the loony fringe" ????

What do you think is going on when you tell the dumbest among us that Republicans would sooner see them die than reform health care?

What do you think is going on when we are told that adding 32 million to the insurance roles will "save us money" ???

What do you think is going on when the insurance industry is given a $400 BILLION gift in the form of 32 MILLION new customers, half of which will be paid for by the government.... a government which has already published projections that it intends to expand the national debt by over a TRILLION dollars in each of the next 10 years !!!

Now THAT is "egging us on" all of us!!!!

It is the "fringe" in control of congress and the White House that has gone "loony"!

Posted by: Karl_Quick | March 25, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor needs to get off of his political soapbox and speak as a member of Congress who has the best interests of the citizens of the USA. The jeering, rude and crude opposition leaders to the Health Care Plan carried things a step to far. Opposing a stance is one thing it is another to employ hate and threats. All of the US Senators and US Congressmen and women need to accept responsibility for how far things have deteriorated. We need statesmen to come forward and display behavior that allows for difference of opinion without labeling people. Rove, Cheney, Armey and Cantor all have used this tactic. Let's not have it end in tragedy. Let's see some common sense.

Posted by: carolsbarber | March 25, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Bullets through windows?

Might be that Dick "Gunner" Cheney was in his cups again decided to go on a hunting trip.

Posted by: apspa1 | March 25, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

...NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE!...

The "fuse" has been loaded and twisted now... and only needs some fool to light it. Does anyone remember the "Weathermen Underground" or the "Symbianise Liberation Front," and the assasinations of the 60's and 70's???

I'm seriously afraid for the peace our nation. I'm afraid that it's going to happen all over again. And "these acts" will only further precipitate and enable -- Big Brother -- to use "this crisis" to take away more of our fast shrinking... liberties. Remember Axlerod's quote of "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." The "War on Terrorism" may soon be replaced with the "War on Political Terrorism," with the Tea-baggers supplanting the Al Queda and Taliban.

Again, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." And this is, at least, one sure way to retaliate for the "Acorn" fiasco....

Anybody want to live under "Martial Law." IT could happen...

This is not Cuba, Iran, or Venezuela. This is our home. May God protect our "elected leaders."

Posted by: wilcan2 | March 25, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I was moved to verse by Legislator Cantor's brave public face at a time of such grave personal peril:

The legislator, Eric Cantor
Strode to the lectern to offer banter
“Even I, I need protection – from hails of bullets sent my direction”
And he bravely turned, without detailing
The brutal horror that left him ailing

O Captain My Captain!
Godspeed to you and your family as you deal with this horror!

Posted by: whereareweandwhatarewedoinginthishandbasket | March 25, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Someone needs to remind Mr. Cantor that he's the one hanging his hopes on the likes of the Tea Party Nitwits and Racists, so what does he expect from the likes of them! People who live in Glass Houses, shouldn't throw stones. He's just taking the opportunity, and using the situation to his own advantage, to do what he is accusing the Democrats of doing in the first place!

Oh, and by the way! How come there was no news reports of the shooting, supposedly at Mr. Cantor's office. Oh right, it would first have to be true!

JRS

Posted by: theonejrs1 | March 25, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of idiots. You cannot discuss anything intellectually or with sound argument.

All you do is rail against someone for some stupid reason that makes not difference.

It is okay if someone is an atheist, homosexual, drug pusher or some other perversion, as long as they have the same opinion as you.

But you will NOT TOLERATE anyone with ANOTHER or DIFFERING IDEA or THOUGHT than your own opinion. You lack intellectual ability and that is your own fault.

Get a life and stop bashing Jews.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

I see a LOT of bashing on here because someone is JEWISH.

The same tolerant, inclusive ones that call everyone else haters!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

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I see just one sick individual, hyroller, who is posting anti-semitic remarks, and I reported him already. Who else is doing this?

Posted by: maggots | March 25, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

It is impossible to believe that Eric Cantor has paid no attention to anything that has come out of the mouths of the Republican leadership for the past several years -- including out of his own mouth.


From the Post

"I know many Americans are angry over this health-care bill, and that Washington Democrats just aren't listening," Boehner told Fox News Channel. "But, as I've said, violence and threats are unacceptable. That's not the American way. We need to take that anger and channel it into positive change. Call your congressman, go out and register people to vote, go volunteer on a political campaign, make your voice heard -- but let's do it the right way."

-- at what point in the past year and a half, amidst all the condoning of violence and vituperation against his political opponents, did John Boehner say violence and threats are unacceptable? --I-- have never heard reports of it.


Let me be clear -- I do not condone violence," Cantor said at the start of his press event. "There are no leaders in this building, no rank and file members in this building, that condone violence, period."


John Cornyn (R-Texas) and himself a former state supreme court judge, April 4, 2005, on "understanding" why people would attempt physical intimidation against judges who issue opinions that Cornyn doesn't agree with.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26236-2005Apr4.html

Cornyn continued: "I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection, but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. . . . And I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters, on some occasions, where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in, engage in violence. Certainly without any justification, but a concern that I have."

But out-and-out hypocrisy and lies have become the hallmark of the GOP.

Posted by: edallan | March 25, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Baltova, when it is your window - you will see it differently.

I wonder, if it had been Obama's window - you think you would be so picky?

Posted by: VirginiaConservative

Actually, VC, if I had a window shot out by a bullet and the police told me the bullet had been shot into the air and hit the ground at a downward angle and then hit the window, I'd take the word of the police and realize it was a random shot.

And if it comes down to a contest of trust between the police and Eric Cantor, well, that's no contest.

Posted by: baltova1 | March 25, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

With the economy crashing around our ears, our congressional idiots are doing their best to prove Glen Beck correct!

Don't you guys realize that there is no way we can pay for these reforms???

It is shear vote buying by corrupt politicians who think we are so dumb as to believe that Obama can print money without consequence to ordinary people.

Soon they will be buying bigger wallets at $1000 each to hold all the useless money the government will have given us.

Posted by: Karl_Quick | March 25, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor, thats Virginia language for "Lying Dog." Cantor, Pelosi, McConnell, and Boehner are prime examples of people who would rather play politics than to work to solve our country's problems. It is time for them to be retired from the U.S. Congress.

Posted by: truthoverlies1 | March 25, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

IF YOU WANT LOSE YOUR RIGHTS THEN FINE BUT DO NOT EXPECT ME TO LAY DOWN AN TAKE IT UP THE BACKSIDE!

That is ALSO MY RIGHT, at least for now.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse
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It might be easier if you kneel.

Posted by: maggots | March 25, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Ben, I find it extremely odd and unprofessional that you used ellipses to leave out a very important part of the Richmond police report that says "a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window."

Anyone who knows anything about ballistics knows that a falling bullet that hits a window in a downward trajectory was NOT fired directly at that building. That building was not "targeted" as Rep. Cantor claims unless there is some master marksman a half mile away who knows how to calculate a precise trajectory such that he can fire a bullet in the air and have it fall directly on that window.

From the police report, it's obvious this a was a random falling bullet (the building is not far from a gang-infested area of downtown Richmond) and not a case of political targeting. But Cantor achieved his goal or pulling the media into their comfortable false equivalency mode ("both sides are doing it...")

Posted by: mpl2 | March 25, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, is anyone REALLY surprised that the Tea Party turned out to be a TERRORIST organization? I didn't think so.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | March 25, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of self serving hypocrites!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Soooo, after much bantering from Rep Cantor, we now hear that the bullet was in reality a bullet shot into the air. The gravity pulled the spent bullet back down and it glanced off the pavement and hit a ground floor window. Downtown Richmond, Virginia probably has more people packing heat per capita than any other city in the U.S., and it's all legal. It probably was somebody coming from a bar exercising his right to bear arms, and wanted to check out the smooth action, as he popped a new bullet into the chamber from the 19-round magazine. Talk about drowning from your own spit.

Posted by: jms3rd | March 25, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

I see a LOT of bashing on here because someone is JEWISH.

The same tolerant, inclusive ones that call everyone else haters!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

dgrasselli wrote: "there seems to be so much energy to quibble with one another on here.. what will it take to come together as a nation, united, under god, again?"

Perhaps we could start with people like you trying to impress religion on others.

Posted by: wireknob | March 25, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is nothing but a puppet of Israel.The best part of his DNA ran his grandmothers leg at Auschwitz

Posted by: hyroller56 | March 25, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

It is NOT about POLITICS and some kind of high school mentality about my team is better!
What is it that people DO NOT UNDERSTAND? I do not care about republican or democrat or independent in this matter. Again this is not about political views; it is much deeper into the fabric of what the Constitutional Limits of the Federal government are as stated in the Constitution.

OUR RIGHTS NOT to be FORCED TO PURCHASE something IS BEING TAKEN FROM US!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

there seems to be so much energy to quibble with one another on here.. what will it take to come together as a nation, united, under god, again?

Posted by: dgrasselli | March 25, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

GREED and SELFISHNESS is when you expect others to pay your way through life. YOU THINK everyone else that has something got it without effort.

YOU think it is your “right” to have it without having to educate yourself and also work for it, so you end up being jealous and covetous.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

The shot at Cantor's office--that was his girlfriend.

Posted by: nomorewholefoods | March 25, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I cannot add much to Cantor's insane comments. Another sad display by the Republican leadership. Cantor is as much to blame for the lack of civil discourse as anyone. What an embarrassment. He has no shame.

Posted by: jbjabyrne | March 25, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I am independent. It is ridiculous to keep bashing BUSH or Republicans or Democrats.

The problem is this bill forces EVERYONE that BREATHS AIR to buy something because someone in government thinks it is for your good.

WHERE THE H*** WILL THAT END?
This bill is NOT ABOUT CARING OR REFORM!

IT IS ABOUT MAKING GOVERNMENT GOD AND KING OVER YOUR LIFE! Whether you are repub, dem or indep. makes NO DIFFERENCE.

IF YOU WANT LOSE YOUR RIGHTS THEN FINE BUT DO NOT EXPECT ME TO LAY DOWN AN TAKE IT UP THE BACKSIDE!

That is ALSO MY RIGHT, at least for now.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

That's rich! The Republicans have been orchestrating the protesters to the point of standing on the balconys of the house and holding signs. They have played to the fears of Americans warning of disasterous happenings if the health care reform bill passed.Sarah Palin comes out with a hit list of Democrats who voted for this bill Now Republican Minority Whip Cantor blames Democrats because they are receiving death threats. What a JERK! The least he could do is try to calm the lynch mob mentality that has been created by his party. It's time the Republicans take some responsibility for the overheated rhetoric and try to create some peace.

Posted by: OhMy | March 25, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Yes, the Republicans set the tone for these things with their scare tactics. It began years ago and often worked.

However, to retaliate in the same way is not good. So, tone it down, folks, and let's get back to statesmanship; meaning you don't always get what you want but you can at least remain civilized.

Posted by: filc | March 25, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

(“Crystal Night") or the Night of Broken Glass was an anti-Jewish pogrom in Nazi Germany and Austria on 9 to 10 November 1938.
It was triggered by the assassination in Paris of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew.
In a coordinated attack on Jewish people and their property, 91 Jews were murdered and 25,000 to 30,000 were arrested and placed in concentration camps.
267 synagogues were destroyed, and thousands of homes and businesses were ransacked.
This was done by the Hitler Youth, the Gestapo and the SS.
While the assassination of Rath served as a pretext for the attacks,
Kristallnacht was part of a broader Nazi policy of anti Semitism and persecution of the Jews.
Night of Broken Glass was followed by further economic and political persecutions.
It is viewed by many historians as the beginning of the Final Solution, leading towards the genocide of the Holocaust.

Is history about to be repeated?
What group are the radicals after this time?
(The nut that initiated the brick throwing is a member of the american nazi’s.)

Posted by: greenfox | March 25, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Oh for the love of god, how shameless is the GOP?

If anyone is fanning flames it's the GOP and the Fox News crowd with their vile, dehumanizing rhetoric... and now they have the NERVE to accuse the Democrats of fanning the flames!!!

God I'm done with these shameless hypocrites.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | March 25, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is a coward and a member of the "Teabag" party.This J Boy is a puppet of Israel.Too damn bad his grandparents didnt get the gas at Auschwitz

Posted by: hyroller56 | March 25, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

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And what are you - a Nazi sleezebag. Go back in the woodwork with the rest of the cockroaches.

Posted by: maggots | March 25, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

VirginiaConservative, if we gave a dose of Ex-Lax to your ideas, there would be nothing left.

Posted by: angelos_peter | March 25, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

How incredibly dishonest and hypocrticial of the rethugs, of all people, to falsely accuse the Democratic party of "fanning the flames". The Republans have been egging on the mob all along, riling it up with incredibly reckless and criminal lies about "death panels" etc, feeding the paranoia and insanity of the birthers, applauding those who threaten healthcare-support rallies by showing up with automatic weapons, etc, etc. Every day I feel I've come to the point where I could not possibly be more sickened and disgusted by their corruption and sleaziness, and the next day they prove me wrong.

Posted by: cthulhu1 | March 25, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Extending this "blame the victims" so-called reasoning to its even more absurdly logical conclusion, reporting any crime by the media is only making crime itself more attractive and likely. Wow! Why didn't we think of this before? Never report crimes in the news, and there will be no crime! It's brilliant.

Posted by: hlabadie | March 25, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Oh for the love of god, how shameless is the GOP?

If anyone is fanning flames it's the GOP and the Fox News crowd with their vile, dehumanizing rhetoric... and now they have the NERVE to accuse the Democrats of fanning the flames!!!

God I'm done with these shameless hypocrites.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | March 25, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh for the love of god, how shameless is the GOP?

If anyone is fanning flames it's the GOP and the Fox News crowd with their vile, dehumanizing rhetoric... and now they have the NERVE to accuse the Democrats of fanning the flames!!!

God I'm done with these shameless hypocrites.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | March 25, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh for the love of god, how shameless is the GOP?

If anyone is fanning flames it's the GOP and the Fox News crowd with their vile, dehumanizing rhetoric... and now they have the NERVE to accuse the Democrats of fanning the flames!!!

God I'm done with these shameless hypocrites.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | March 25, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Bush invaded Iraq.
Against a majority of americans.
His party lost the Congress,
His Legacy lost the white house.
Obama mandated health Insurance.
Against a majority of americans.
His party will lose congress,
He will lose the White house.

americans want our troops home,
and our taxes spent WISELY!

no Incumbents!!!
why do we have senile, 83 year old men,
getting wheeled into the chamber on
christmas eve to vote on the future?

Give congress the same coverage they are
mandating to the working poor!

Posted by: simonsays1 | March 25, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh, CANTOR,you are so so full of it,now your blaming the dems for your problems. Believe me the only problem your going to have is the up and coming election when you and your buddies will be hitting the road. Your a disgrace to this country.

Posted by: 1set | March 25, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I have the RIGHT to NOT PAY FOR YOUR wants or needs, PERIOD.

COMPASSION comes from the HEART NOT THE LETTER OF THE LAW!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Baltova, when it is your window - you will see it differently.

I wonder, if it had been Obama's window - you think you would be so picky?


Heres a thought - all of you communist pissies who claim, and are so sure, Cantor is lying - and you know who you are - why not offer up 10k for anyone who can prove Cantor is telling the truth?

Come on, little girls, have the courage to put your wallets where your disgusting mouths are.

Brietbart did - are you going to be shamed by a right winger - AGAIN?

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | March 25, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Disgusting! Why give this creep the coverage in the WP? Cantor is more corrosive, more hate-filled, more irrational, than the Tea Party nitwits and racists. Call him on it or do not give him space in your newspaper!

Posted by: walden1 | March 25, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

GREED and SELFISHNESS is when you expect others to pay your way through life. YOU THINK everyone else that has something got it without effort. YOU think it is your “right” to have it without having to educate yourself and also work for it, so you end up being jealous and covetous.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Canton must live in his own little world. The Republicans have been flaming the flames of hate, lies and distortion for years. Bush and Cheyney's hate and scare tactics rhetoric has now become the main platform of the Republican party. They can't convince middle class to vote for them by their deeds so instead they lie and scare the hell out of them. All you have to do is look at who the Republicans represent to realize whose side they are on.

Under Bush, the Republicans gave the largest tax break to the wealthy in history while de-regulating banks and financial corporations that destroyed our economy. Just recently, Boehner was quoted telling Bank lobbyists not to worry about Democrats regulating banks because he will block any law the Dems try to pass. It should be obvious who the Republicans are for....the party of YES for the rich but the party of NO for middle class.

If you believe in lies and scare tactics, keep voting Republican. If you want something done for middle class, vote Democrat.

Posted by: steveeyes | March 25, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

My disgust for the Republican leadership and those commenters who support them grows by quantum leaps each time they open their collective mouths!!!!

Posted by: jamstolba | March 25, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Canton must live in his own little world. The Republicans have been flaming the flames of hate, lies and distortion for years. Bush and Cheyney's hate and scare tactics rhetoric has now become the main platform of the Republican party. They can't convince middle class to vote for them by their deeds so instead they lie and scare the hell out of them. All you have to do is look at who the Republicans represent to realize whose side they are on.

Under Bush, the Republicans gave the largest tax break to the wealthy in history while de-regulating banks and financial corporations that destroyed our economy. Just recently, Boehner was quoted telling Bank lobbyists not to worry about Democrats regulating banks because he will block any law the Dems try to pass. It should be obvious who the Republicans are for....the party of YES for the rich but the party of NO for middle class.

If you believe in lies and scare tactics, keep voting Republican. If you want something done for middle class, vote Democrat.

Posted by: steveeyes | March 25, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Oh, surprise ! A gun went off outside an office in VIRGINIA ! From what point in Virginia can one NOT hear a gun ? Freaking trigger happy citizens...

Posted by: Towards_Light | March 25, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

# It was a liberal who bit the finger off a man who disagreed with him on healthcare.
# It was Obama-loving Amy Bishop who took a gun to work and murdered co-workers.
# Joseph Stack flew his plane into the IRS building after writing an anti-conservative manifesto.
# It was liberals who destroyed AM radio towers outside of Seattle.
# It's liberals who burn down Hummer dealerships.
# It was progressive SEIU union thugs who beat a black conservative man who spoke his mind.
# It's doubtful that a conservative fired shots into a GOP campaign headquarters.
# In fact, Democrats have no monopoly on having their offices vandalized.
# Don't forget it was Obama's friend Bill Ayers who used terrorism as a tool for political change. SDS is still radical, with arrests in 2007 and the storming of the CATO Institute in July 2008.
# It was a liberal who was sentenced to two years for bringing bombs and riot shields to the Republican National Convention in 2008.
# It was a liberal who threatened to kill a government informant who infiltrated her Austin-based group that planned to bomb the RNC.
# It was liberals who assaulted police in Berkeley.
# It was liberals who intimidated and threw rocks through the windows of researchers.
# The two Black Panthers who stood outside polls intimidating people with nightsticks were probably not right-wingers.
# Every time the G20 gets together, it's not conservatives who destroy property and cause chaos.

Mithridate Ombud

Posted by: kohnfjerry | March 25, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Cantor has got to be delusional.Democrats are fanning the flames?
Where was he when his folks were coming to the Town Halls with AK's strung over therishoulders?
Did Cantor say anthing about Sarah Palin's rifle range comments of RELOAD and Cross Hairs?.
Death Threats to Rep Stupak Bricks through offices and the Democrats are fanning the flames?.
there is an old addage " it is better to keep your mouth shut and be taught a fool than to say something stupid and leave no room for doubt"

Posted by: Carprin | March 25, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Somebody please... put together a video of all the right-wing violent language spoken by the right..the "dead man", the "targets" blood being spilled, etc, etc and post it on YouTube. It'll be a public service and a big hit. And if I hear anyone saying this syuff has been done "by both sides" I'll scream. This is the right wing madness that Sarah Palin, Dick Armey, Boehner, Cantor and all these flame throwers have been pushing since before President Obama was elected.

Posted by: blosmurph | March 25, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Donald Henry Segretti is alive and well and he looks like Eric Cantor.

He should move to Texas with that other bozo who yelled from the floor of the Congress and let them all leave the Union!

Posted by: bcmichel | March 25, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable I knew the Republican would try to spin it with their lies and hypocrisy. They're not going to be happy until someone is killed. They've turned into the party of arrogant elitism and will do and say anything to gain power. The thing that scares me most is the idiots who buy into it. They're to stupid to go back and read how much they're like the Germans during the Nazi era. Hitler used the same tactics. Fear of Socialism and protection of what he considered the elite class. He appealed to the lowest common demoninator of human nature and the Republicans are doing the exact same thing and sadly its working.

Posted by: imgibson | March 25, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

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Well, VC, he told at best a half-truth. Apparently a bullet did strike the window. Newspaper report [quoted previously] gives every reason to believe it wasn't an attack on him or his office at all.

Posted by: beckley1 | March 25, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

November cannot get here soon enough...

Posted by: deacon777 | March 25, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Regarding the 2008 Palin church fire, the police never identified any suspects, let alone any Democrats.

Hopefully, law enforcement will find the sick SOB's who committed this crime.

Posted by: maggots | March 25, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

My disgust with the Republican leadership and their advocates as evidenced in these comments grows by quantum leaps each time they open their mouths!!!!!!

Posted by: jamstolba | March 25, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

The ONLY people that want this bill are the FREELOADERS of society. It is so apparent that there are very few that have the "catastrophic" incidents. 75% of ALL insurance payments go to 25% of the people insured with chronic ailments. Nothing wrong with that, but the vast majority of people I read statements from many that ALWAYS make it an IDIOTIC POLITICAL REASON for why they want the bill. Ideas such as “social justice”, “social inequality” or “reparations” are ridiculous. I have never been a slave, never had a slave, and to expect me to make some ridiculous health care insurance payment is a violation of my rights, period.
It is also MY RIGHT to NOT pay for YOUR WANTS or even YOUR NEEDS!
I have RIGHTS also, and I DO NOT want government FORCING me with NAZI style tactics to do its bidding while telling me how much it is for my own good. The Jewish people were told to take off their clothes so that they could be showered, but the shower is where they poisoned them and murdered them.
What will come next, if this is allowed to continue, will be further erosion of your rights. It is amazing that people want to legalize marijuana and yet when the consequences of having doped yourself for 50 years come then they want others to pay for their health care.
The government affects people a lot like drug dealers they will promise you anything and everything to get you to use and all the time they know they are enslaving you for their own benefit while deceiving you into thinking they “CARE” about you. What a bunch of filthy deceitful liars. They will use emotionalism to manipulate you and gain control over you in order to get your money.
Things like "right wingers", "tea baggers" those "GOP" blah, blah, blah and so on. I am an independent. Do NOT care for politics or those that ONLY base what they believe according to their "party".
Those that want this health care bill are the FREELOADERS on society. They want everything without putting forth any effort to attain it. But when others do have things the FREELOADERS are so jealous, and covetous that they become greed driven and selfish enough to make laws that steal from others. YES, YOU ARE THIEVES!

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

virginiaconservative, maybe you better read that police report again: "A preliminary investigation determined that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window at a downward direction, landing about a foot from the window. The bullet had enough force to break the windowpane but not penetrate the window blinds, according to a news release."

If you're shooting AT a window, you don't fire the bullet "into the air" so that it strikes the window "at a downward direction, landing about a foot from the window."

Posted by: baltova1 | March 25, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

The insurance industry, lawyers, unions, federal government, state, county and city employees, and all those on entitlements, are fed and clothed by taxpayers are those that will benefit. NOT the average worker.
Even private industry like RAYTHEON, NASA, GENERAL DYNAMICS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD (which is federally funded abortion) and all the "social services and community organizations" feed at the government trough like pigs.
This bill will provide for all these people fed at the hands of others that work and produce, However this bill WILL NOT be good for those that work and produce.
They will NEVER vote to cut spending but WILL ALWAYS vote to take from others. They are HYPOCRITES of the worst order.

Posted by: DLB10 | March 25, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Vanderboegh also collects Social Security Disability payments.

Posted by: lmb02 | March 25, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

This is from the Richmond Times-Dispatch website at 3:40 pm:

"Police said a first floor window [of the downtown building where Cantor's campaign office is located] was struck by a bullet at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The building was not occupied, police said. A preliminary investigation determined that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window at a downward direction, landing about a foot from the window. The bullet had enough force to break the windowpane but not penetrate the window blinds, according to a news release.

Probably just some yahoo firing in the air to celebrate being able to carry concealed weapons into bars, courtesy of Gov. McDonnell and our General Assembly.

Posted by: beckley1 | March 25, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

From the Richmond Times Dispatch:

Unfortunately for you mouthy droolers - it looks like Cantor told the truth.

Of course, you can still deny the Holocaust, so there is no reason to jump off the roof yet.

3:40 p.m. The Richmond Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism agsinst the Reagan Building, 25 E. Main St., where Rep. Eric I. Cantor, R-7th, has a campagn office.

Police said a first floor window was struck by a bullet at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The building was not occupied, police said. A preliminary investigation determined that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window at a downward direction, landing about a foot from the window. The bullet had enough force to break the windowpane but not penetrate the window blinds, according to a news release.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | March 25, 2010 5:10 PM

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Actually, VC, that means that the bullet wasn't aimed at the window. Someone in downtown Richmond fired a gun into the air, and the bullet fell and broke a window...without even enough force to penetrate the blinds.

It's a first-floor window, so if someone was targeting it, you'd expect a cleaner hit.

Thus far, there's no evidence that the shooter was even aiming at that particular window...or that particular building...or even aiming at all.

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Cantor you are another embarrassment to our State of Virginia as so many of your type have been in my life time. Why don't you close some schools so people of another race cannot get an education, Or make it illegal for a white person to marry a person of " another"race, That happen to me and my wife who was Native American. I am a Virginian. Why are you so dead set on making sure that ordinary people of moderate income do not deserve to use some of the tax money paid by them for health insurance. I am constantly appalled by the child like self centeredness of people like you. Did you mother never teach you to "Share". Please at least set down and shut up! It is a pain to explain your conduct to adults around the world.

Posted by: pathenry | March 25, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Rep. Cantor, why such a hasty exit after your statement - refusing to take questions from journalists? Afraid they might ask you how you can make such a declarative statement after spending so much time "fanning the flames" that created this mess? The GOteaP owns this violence and no one is politicizing it -- simply surfacing it so that your rhetoric doesn't ratchet whacko tension up higher. We are a nation of laws Rep. Cantor -- laws are being broken and you and your leadership are complicit, cheering protesters from the capitol steps and House floor. Remember the phrase "LOYAL opposition?"

Posted by: DCSven | March 25, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse


I think Cantor's NRA people are upset with him. Us liberals don't carry weapons.


Posted by: mortified469 | March 25, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Hey, psssssssst, Eric. You forgot to say that all of this nastiness is Bill Clinton's fault.

Posted by: California_Jim | March 25, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

The armed wing of the RepubliKKKan, the NRA has for years turned its back on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and those who lack the mental stability to use weapons wisely. Police in almost every city have pleaded with the NRA and other right-wing nuts orgs to support bans on high power weapons.
Now RepubliKKKans who have benefitted from NRA support are left with nothing but a finger to point a Democrats because the violently inclined members of their party are about to fill American politics with gunfire and other form of violence.
Listen just a few minutes to ANY of these right-wing radio/tv goons and you head disguised and undisguised encouragement to the violent.
You have all brought this on yourselves and you will be held responsible.

VOTE AGAINST EVERY INCUMBENT YOU CAN, EVERY TIME YOU CAN.
NEITHER PARTY DESERVES ANY LOYALY OR SUPPORT FROM AMERICANS.
DUMP EVERY INCUMBENT RUNNING, IN 2010, 2012, 2014 AND 2016.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | March 25, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is a coward and a member of the "Teabag" party.This J Boy is a puppet of Israel.Too damn bad his grandparents didnt get the gas at Auschwitz

Posted by: hyroller56 | March 25, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha ha...now that's rich! Republicans blaming Democrats for the anger and violence that the Republicans stoked. Republicans have long been fanning the flames of anger and resentment, making wildly inaccurate and irresponsible accusations against political opponents, grotesquely mis-characterizing legislation they don't agree with, and using inflammatory rhetoric and symbolism. It is the reason why I no longer vote Republican. The Republican party now repulses me and represent none of the core conservative values that once formed its ideological foundation.

Republicans chose to ride the political tiger, and they're now learning that unless you keep that wild, untamed tiger well fed and happy it will turn on you. The only way to appease the angry, irrational rubes that form the Republican base is to move further and further to the right, way beyond conservatism and into hysterical anarchy.

Posted by: wireknob | March 25, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Amazing, such vile language coming from the angelic Democratic Left. I have heard of no evidence of any threats to Democrats that is not part of everyday US politics.

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Here's your evidence: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/25/AR2010032501722.html?hpid=topnews

""To all modern Sons of Liberty: THIS is your time. Break their windows. Break them NOW."

These were the words of Mike Vanderboegh, a 57-year-old former militiaman from Alabama, who took to his blog urging people who opposed the historic health-care reform legislation -- he calls it "Nancy Pelosi's Intolerable Act" -- to throw bricks through the windows of Democratic offices nationwide."

Posted by: lance_monotone | March 25, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

When some Republican members of Congress stood on the balcony fanning the passions of the mob, they set themselves up for the ensuing events.

What goes around comes around. I am "represented" by Congress member Sam Johnson of Texas. He has never considered any view I have expressed in his 75 years (or whatever--he is older than the hills) in Congress. Which is fine, because he doesn't represent me, he represents the district, which apparently supports his positions.

I think it's called democracy and majority rule.

Perhaps it's time for the U.S. to follow the Truman Doctrine. Our country has become "free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities."

Posted by: guitar1 | March 25, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

surely, cantor has to be feeling some trepidation about these incidents. and he should think back to last august when the party, using the basic elements of propaganda, stirred up and unleashed this response that is so out of balance with health care-reform effort. the gop, including leaders such as himself, is still fanning the flames even after it lost the fight. one cannot help but feel the opposition would not be this manic and crazy if the president were not black.

Posted by: straightrecordcom | March 25, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

From the Richmond Times Dispatch:

Unfortunately for you mouthy droolers - it looks like Cantor told the truth.

Of course, you can still deny the Holocaust, so there is no reason to jump off the roof yet.

3:40 p.m. The Richmond Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism agsinst the Reagan Building, 25 E. Main St., where Rep. Eric I. Cantor, R-7th, has a campagn office.

Police said a first floor window was struck by a bullet at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The building was not occupied, police said. A preliminary investigation determined that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window at a downward direction, landing about a foot from the window. The bullet had enough force to break the windowpane but not penetrate the window blinds, according to a news release.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | March 25, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Jail the tea baggers. Or perhaps GITMO, where we can water board them since they say it is not torture.

Posted by: chucky-el | March 25, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Yeah I like how Cantor says he doesn't blame anyone but he's blaming Democrats.

What a schmuck. Sounds like the bullet that struck the window in his building was a stray since it barely penetrated the glass. Who know maybe he took a slug and a slingshot and played a little King David to drum up a little publicity for himself.

Or maybe it was an ex-McCain campaign worker.

Posted by: NoSacredCow | March 25, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Grow up people - everyone is acting like a spoiled 5 year old!! Enough is enough! Get over yourselves no matter what party you support!! The public is sick of this whole mess. Stop throwing darts and try to get along. Where are we - in Palestine and Israel????

Posted by: karenkealey | March 25, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

DEMOCRATS = party of HATE and OPPRESSION

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER

Posted by: penniless_taxpayer | March 25, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse


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What a lying moron Cantor is.

Here is a video showing what Cantor and his office spends their time and TAX PAYER MONEY on. This came straight from Cantors office to make fun on Americas Unions.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Here's a thought: Let Eric Cantor supply ANY documentation of hate messages or even of his bullet-shattered window. (though having lived in Richmond, stray bullets are just part of the climate down there!)

Cantor's statements smell strongly of prevarication, whereas we already have HEARD the messages left on Democratic politicians' phones.

C'mon, Cantor, it's a reasonable request: let's see your evidence!

If you got nothing then - gasp! - it might seem like you're just supplying cover for all your violent pals in the GOP and Tea Bag Brigades!

Posted by: JC505 | March 25, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor should be ashamed of himself. Ironically, he and his Republican brethren have done all they can to fan the flames of fear and threats for their own political gain. They have quashed dissent within their own party -- never in American history have we seen one of the political parties consistently vote with a single voice against the President so many times.

As a Jewish individual, I understand full well how the Nazis came to power in Germany. And it frightens me no end that the Republican Party and its "Tea Party" cult are behaving in the same manner as the Nazis. Every time their spokesman Glenn Beck calls the President a "Nazi," the irony is palpable. Either Mr. Beck is the most ignorant person in America, or he is deliberately lieing to his viewers, just as Mr. Cantor has lied to the voting public.

Posted by: dl49 | March 25, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I think Cantor, McConnell and Boehner may be certifiably insane.

Posted by: tom_walker | March 25, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

The legislator, Eric Cantor
Strode to the lectern to offer banter
“Even I, I need protection – from hails of bullets sent my direction”
And he bravely turned, without detailing
The brutal horror that left him ailing

Thank You My Captain!
Godspeed to you and your family as you deal with this horror!

Posted by: whereareweandwhatarewedoinginthishandbasket | March 25, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Outrageous! After demonizing Obama as unamerican, anti-American, non-American, socialist, communist, nazi--after mounting a political strategy (including lockstep opposition) designed to support these wild charges (no compromise with the anti-American landslide election winner), now when the violence erupts to blame the DEMOCRATS?

Truly shameless.

Posted by: scientist1 | March 25, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Billy Joel Said it best in song. "We didn't start the fire, it's been burning since the world been turning". The FBI is investigating the threats on Democratic Congressmen because there is creditable evidence., not because Democrats are fanning flames. We will soon find out exactly who is responsible; most of us know the MO of cowards and gangs. The FBI will put a face and fingerprints this punk behavior, and they know under what rock to look. What most of these amateur T-Bagger types don't know, is that they have been infiltrated from day one. This is what the FBI does; protects us from enemies foreign and domestic, especially domestic. Look for arrests and snitching to begin.

Posted by: dmscontractor | March 25, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

It's not in the Post yet, but the baggers just sent a letter full of white powder to a Congressman's office along with a note identifying their political affiliation.

" Law enforcement officials say a package with white powder was sent to Congressman Weiner's Queens office today.

A preliminary review shows the letter in part complained about the historic health care legislation passed by Congress this week, according to the source.

NYPD and FBI spokesman are only confirming that they are responding to the scene.

Check back here for frequent updates on this breaking story.

The package sent to Weiner's office may be the latest in a series of threats directed against Democratic Congress members who voted to overhaul the U.S. health care system."

All links are on this page:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/3/25/850761/-Breaking:-White-Powder-Package-Sent-to-Weiners-OfficeUpdated

Posted by: Andrea_KC | March 25, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Democrats burn down Palin's Church?

Was a democrat arrested for arson? Or is this just another of the usual BS lies spread by the right to distract people from the truth?

MY money is on BS.

As for the allegations that violence against conservatives has been going on for years. Please provide examples. If you can't, I'll just place this in the Faux "news" box alongside the other garbage.

The GOP -- the conservative GOP -- is the last thing this country needs now! Why? Because their actions tell any reaonably intelligent person that their motives do not bode well for the ordinary American. Want an example?

Example - the GOP did not want to bail the banks out. Ask yourselves -- who gets hurt most if the banks go bankrupt (bankruptcy was the GOP plan).

Who gets hurt would be the moms and pops with their savings in mutual funds, pension plans and small brokerage accounts. Their life savings would have been gone. As for the GOP, the bankers and the lobbyists -- no change. Bankruptcy only means they get to write off their debts, issue new stock and move on. The bottom line here is that the GOP plan (like the GOP privatization plan for Social Security) would have been a screaming disaster for the middle class.

So - please continue supporting the liars like Boehner and Cantor. Just remember -- after they bend you over and have their way -- they expect you to say thank you .

Posted by: Freethotlib | March 25, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Where is the Voice of reason.

I had considered joining the Tea Party.
I am happy that I did not.....
Reading some of the post from this group...
They are not about peace....they are a very angry group...he who lives by the sword......need I say more...

Posted by: sherobes | March 25, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I love and honor my country by respecting and utilizing the processes in place when I do not agree with legislation and that is by voting at the polls during election time.

It would behoove all willing to sacrafice honor and integrity with violence, to reconsider how seriously dangerous their radical and foolish behavior appears not only the the citizens of our great nation, but to the global community at large. Have you no shame?

Posted by: MyTwoCents4 | March 25, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse


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What a lying moron Cantor is.

Here is a video showing what Cantor and his office spends their time and TAX PAYER MONEY on. This came straight from Cantors office to make fun on Americas Unions.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Going by Eric Cantor, because reporting terrorist attacks on members of Congress just makes things worse:

- If you are beaten up, do not report it, as it will just encourage more attacks.
- If you are robbed, do not report it as it encourages more robberies.
- If a woman is raped, do not report it, as it encourages more rape.

And by the way, it's your fault because you reported it.

From Eric Cantor, renown liar, as caught on TV.

GOP Leadership in action (or is that inaction?).

Posted by: lmb02 | March 25, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Since 'Mr.' Cantor will not release any of the purported 'threats', how do we know if he has received any? After all, wasn't it another RepubliGOON who kept stating "I have a list", but never allowed anyone to see that list? I believe it was 'Tail-Gunner' Joseph McCarthy who made those claims.

And as a TEA BAGGER wrote earlier, isn't it possible that the 'threatening actions' were done by the parties themselves? The accusation was that, for instance, bricks thrown through windows were done for publicity purposes, not by any TEA BAGGER or other political opponent, wasn't it?

Posted by: critter69 | March 25, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Political party feelings and racial feelings are running high after 2009 election in America.With the power of your vote we can bring change .Those who oppose war because of blood shed, those who oppose gun laws for fear of violence and killing,where is your spirit!!!.Why you loose your temper on petty things and getting violent.If media and politicians are not being fair in weighing both sides it fans the flares.No one party is perfect .Attacks come from both sides just like we attack each other in writing for supporting our choice of politicians or patties.

Posted by: suemurty | March 25, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Unquestionably and demonstrably, Cantor, Boehner, McConnel and Co LLC (Liers, Liers Corp.) are the epitome of hypocrecy and malfeasance, there is no doubt they disciples of Bush-Chenney,Runsfeld,Rice, Wolfowitza metaphor for illegal combatants, send them to Guantanamo, sorry is going to be closed, send to hell on earth and a recommendation to the divil.

Posted by: postDC | March 25, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

"None are so blind as THOSE WHO WILL NOT SEE." -
Thomas Chalkley
I expect that, maybe, in time the republicans will figure out that they are learning this the HARD way.

Posted by: edfred2 | March 25, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Scary country! I just hope conservatives start to wear uniforms, so we can see who they are. Maybe start goose steppin or something. We don't want you to be like terrorist who hide among the general population.Then come out to kill and then cowardly run back into the population.

Posted by: AndWhat | March 25, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Well, you gotta admit, Cantor is an expert on flames. I think someday he will be outed.

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Here is a video showing what Cantor and his office spends their time and TAX PAYER MONEY on. This came straight from Cantors office to make fun on Americas Unions.

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What a lying moron Cantor is.

Here is a video showing what Cantor and his office spends their time and TAX PAYER MONEY on. This came straight from Cantors office to make fun on Americas Unions.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

The overblown rhetoric has overwhelmingly come from the right. Cantor isn't an idiot. And he also never did anything to correct the lies being pushed by the right related to this bill. Many of those lies were designed to be highly emotive.

As for playing politics, really? Its not news when a large number of incidents and threats occur after a vote?

One thing that I've learned, fringes form more fringes. The right has lost control of the farther right. Its their own fault.

Man up Cantor, your party will be better for it.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Don't get violent, do it at the ballot box. If people turn to anchry then we will have a dictator, please be carefull. Keep it peaceful and respectful, it’s the only way to get this behind us. We will take alot of them out in November.

MY BODY, MY CHOICE ! SOUND FAMILIAR LIBS ?
Posted by: LawFinder | March 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse
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So you're just sure you are going to win. Sounds familiar. The polls are tied my friend and it's only March.

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann openly called for an Armed uprising and revolution to overthrow the government. That is Treason. Anyone else would go to jail but she get a free pass?

The primary funding sources for the Tea Party are two conservative groups: Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks which receive substantial funding from David Koch of Koch Industries, the largest privately-held energy company in the country, and the conservative Koch Family Foundations. Koch industries are responsible for hundreds of Oil spills spread over multiple states.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Those crazy gun loving liberals shooting up Republican offices...

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

cantor is another american jihadist whose extremism is more likely to belong in iran than the u.s. cantor is one of the reasons many around the world hate the u.s.

quiet cantor. the truth has never passed your lips. you and grand loon beck can stand tall only with your small back woods friends in your home district in vitginia

Posted by: xxxxxx1 | March 25, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Cantor conveniently "confides" he is the recipient of threats, just as a Democrat receives a white-powder envelope and a threatening note at his office, bricks are thrown at others, death threats are made, and the minority leader Boehner, himself, is on record saying his fellow congressman Dreihaus is a "dead man" who "can't go home" because he voted for the health insurance reform bill. I hope the FBI finds these lunatics and charges are filed. And when they turn out to be the GOP/Tea Party nuts we all suspect, it will be interesting to see how Republicans will deny that they are not only the party of no, but the party of violence and the mob.

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Dude, you should stick to attending Britney Spears concerts.

What a lying moron Cantor is.

Here is a video showing what Cantor and his office spends their time and TAX PAYER MONEY on. This came straight from Cantors office to make fun on Americas Unions.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

The politicians just do not get it -- starting with Obama. The MAJORITY of Americans are TIRED OF THEIR ANTICS! They are NOT TRUSTED! They are NOT RESPECTED! Plus, a growing number of us CANNOT WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER!! Starting with Obama -- who led a lot of us down the path during the last campaign -- they will DO OR SAY ANYTHING TO OBTAIN TEMPORARY POWER -- THINKING IT WILL BE PERMANENT!! They create crises to then whine and complain.

Someone needs to tell all of them the story of crying wolf, and what ultimately happened. Someone also need to show them ALL OF THE POLLS, then ask "WHY DO YOU SUPPOSE CONGRESS HAS AN ONLY 15% APPROVAL RATING!! A sad lot -- of them all!!

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You said that in Nov 2008!!! You didn't vote for Obama and you never voted for a democrat, so what's the difference? You realize that there are other people in this country too you know?

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Here is a video showing what Cantor and his office spends their time and TAX PAYER MONEY on. This came straight from Cantors office to make fun on Americas Unions.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Just when you believe it's impossible for a Republican leader to tell a bigger lie than those emanating from said leadership in the past, you get a moron like Cantor blaming Democrats for the current level of violence against elected officials, when everyone knows it's been caused by the inflammatory rhetoric of the Republican leadership. I guess all you can do at this point is sit back and wonder how anyone could be so dishonest. Of course, given the moral bankruptcy of the Republican leadership, Cantor's lie shouldn't surprise anyone.

Posted by: Caliguy55 | March 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

SO THIS IS HOW LIBERTY DIES...WITH THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE. ( someone said this was from Star Wars, but I didn’t know that when I thought it up myself )

Wake up people – throw the bum’s out – ALL OF THEM ! ! ! How is HOPE & CHANGE working out for you ? Is it time for a dictator and chief ??

Go ahead and call me names if you disagree, you lib’s never have the facts or an original opinion. Just lies, talking points and sound bites, watch the dems quit, find some excuse to not run again or just run for the hill's before someone get's out the tar & feathers, and find's a good rail to run them out of town on ! !

Don't get violent, do it at the ballot box. If people turn to anchry then we will have a dictator, please be carefull. Keep it peaceful and respectful, it’s the only way to get this behind us. We will take alot of them out in November.

MY BODY, MY CHOICE ! SOUND FAMILIAR LIBS ?

Posted by: LawFinder | March 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are tired of the "just say no" strategy ---

>>>>>The conventional wisdom was that if the Dems did get Health Care Reform through, that would be it. The solid phalanx of No would clamp down even harder. But it's not looking that way. Sen. Dodd (D-CT) says that post-Health Care a number of his Republican colleagues have had enough.

"The health care thing kind of changed the atmospherics around here," Dodd told reporters today. "I think, frankly, there are a number of Republicans who went along with the strategy of 'just say no' who were never really happy with it, but if it worked they would go along. They saw it fail. And now they've had enough of it. and they really want to be involved in crafting things."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/dodd-republicans-are-getting-tired.php

Posted by: angie12106 | March 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Das Reichstag brennt! Das Reichstag brennt! The Reichstag is Burning!

Guess who lit the fire.....

Posted by: rcarpenter1 | March 25, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

FANNING the WRONG FLAME! --- OUR' PRESIDENT Needs to confront the Federal Reserve Banks, and put them in place. Right now, the 'FED' tells President OBAMA what to do.- Ourageous "CRAP"! -- OUR' PRESIDENT OBAMA, works for US,- WE-the-People,-- NOT for the Private BANKS!! -- So why is He kow-towing and obeying these Globalist $BANKsters? Why? -- President OBAMA & CONGRESS need to shut these criminal $BANKsters up NOW! -- REPEAL the Federal Reserve Act.- And END this "CRAP" of protecting & supporting the Crooks whom caused this Economic CRISIS!! -- NOW, there is a rumor that President OBAMA will appoint JANET YELLIN as Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve. DA!! - What is HE thinking about? - He should be pushing to remove these $gangsters as a federal agency Immediately!! -- OUR PRESIDENT works for US-- WE-the-People, -- Not a a slave 'Yes-Man' to the privately $owned FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS! -- ENOUGH AMERICA. WE MUST TAKE OUR' REPUBLIC BACK NOW!!! -- END this Crazy-MAD TOOOO-BIG "CRAP" of allowing Globalist Criminal BANKsters to enslave, manipulate, and Economically rape Our' NATION!!!

Posted by: jward52 | March 25, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by cjgh: "What a bunch of BS. Just seems like lies started by the Dems to generate sympathy so they won't get voted out in November. Not buying it. You Dems have sealed your fate and your propanda machine isn't going to work."

Now that you've done your GOP dirty work for the day, where exactly is it you collect your GOP check from? Do they mail it to you? Or do you meet an operative in a dark alley somewhere? Perhaps a clandestine rendezvous in a posh restaurant somewhere?

Posted by: ewoh24 | March 25, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Nobody has the right to threaten or commit acts of violence or vandalism against anybody. I don't doubt that Rep. Cantor received threats and hateful messages, as I'm sure most Congressional leaders did. These acts should not be condoned, and those responsible should be charged. If Rep. Cantor chooses not to press charges, that is his right. But he can't then criticize others for choosing a different path.

He also doesn't get to ignore his fellow Republicans and their pandering to the Tea Party protesters on the day of the House vote. You could easily make the argument that they were inciting a crowd to "imminent lawless action." It's not a stretch, given past court cases. Their actions may not qualify as free speech, under Brandenburg v. Ohio.

To respond to anyone who thinks that anybody would love a politician (Democrat or Republican) to be killed by a violent person...You have lost all faith in human decency to think that we as a society would put political gain above the safety of our citizens. Your politics have blinded you with hate. Take a few breaths, calm down, and relax. It's really not THAT serious.

Posted by: damascuspride04 | March 25, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

There have been times in my life when I have been just proud to be a Democrat. This is one of those times.

Health reform was passed by Democrats.

And then there's the contrast with the Republican politicians parroting the worst of the FOX fanatics. Jeez, it's just a warm and fuzzy feeling to seem them acting out, and knowing I'm not one of 'em.

Posted by: russellglee | March 25, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

When you start to take away Americans freedoms, you ha d better be prepared to take the criticism and the threats. To me, no member of Congress needs to be re-elcted!

Posted by: astro2009 | March 25, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse
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What freedom is being taken away??? Are you on Medicare? Do you have Social Security? Did your kids go to public school?

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse
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Posted by: sherardg | March 25, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse
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Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Cantor stands there with a straight face and lies to the American people about the health care bill. The whole Republican party lied about the health care bill. Sarah Palin had a proclamation on the State web site saying people should have end of life counseling, living wills, etc., etc., and a few months later turns around and calls what she was endorsing death panels. It is just the way of the Cons.

Posted by: akcoins | March 25, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

The politicians just do not get it -- starting with Obama. The MAJORITY of Americans are TIRED OF THEIR ANTICS! They are NOT TRUSTED! They are NOT RESPECTED! Plus, a growing number of us CANNOT WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER!! Starting with Obama -- who led a lot of us down the path during the last campaign -- they will DO OR SAY ANYTHING TO OBTAIN TEMPORARY POWER -- THINKING IT WILL BE PERMANENT!! They create crises to then whine and complain.

Someone needs to tell all of them the story of crying wolf, and what ultimately happened. Someone also need to show them ALL OF THE POLLS, then ask "WHY DO YOU SUPPOSE CONGRESS HAS AN ONLY 15% APPROVAL RATING!! A sad lot -- of them all!!

Posted by: wheeljc | March 25, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Republican Party is turning into an extremist organization promoting hate, threats, distortions, violence, lies, and fear. They had 8 years to fix health care, housing, banking, stock market but they decided to go to Iraq spending trillions of dollars and killing thousands of people.

Posted by: RVKDC | March 25, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Both parties need to tone it down. I heard Rep. Jim Clyburn on MSNBC at noon today throwing fuel on the fire but acting oh so innocent. He is a big time reason the democrats have not gotten good public reaction because he want to relive the 1960's....he needs to watch his words as well.

Posted by: jnorow | March 25, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

When they start screaming that they "want there country back" (who exactly took it?), and when the rant about an illigitimate gov't, and when they say my "freedoms" have been taken away... what they ARE REALLY SAYING is...

Holy Crap. The President is Black. Pretty much everyone in the media is ignoring this. We don't have to have white sheets dancing in the streets and a cross burning on the white house lawn to know this.

Posted by: Fisk202 | March 25, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

To mr. cantor:
You really don't get it mr. cantor. We the people (I'm a republican most of the time) are sick of you complaining and have been watching you dig the party into a sewer hole with your method of down party lines and nothing else will do. What planet are you from. We the people means that you engage, debate and if you see the people wanting to have health reform. The republicans have ruled for years and put me in a no-job status. The republicans did this not the Dem's. Why can't you create ideas that enhance what the health care system is about now, instead of trying to get rid of a plan that could save lives, that you represent. When the republicans tell me that don't want healthcare reform it tells me that you are in bed with the healthcare companies. Period. I think I have been taken advantage of long enough. Grow up and understand that change and representation is why you are there. The direction of the Republican party and people like you and McCain are pushing me away and farther and farther by the day, by your childish, selfish behavior. I dare Mr. Cantor to provide some rational retort to this comment and state how you can enhance healthcare, not take it away from We the People.

Posted by: mjpgeodatum | March 25, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

The midterm elections are not going to be Republicans vs. Democrats. This will be strictly rich people vs. everybody else.

The tide of this country will depend on how many hard working middle-class Americans will be able to make it to the polls. You know the wealthy ones will be out in droves and they will be fighting to get their taxes back from those evil Democrats who want to use that money to actually fix our country instead of letting it sit in trust funds for spoiled future generations. Remember that thought as you decide whether voting is important this year.

Posted by: RobE77 | March 25, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Thank You Mr. Cantor for standing tall on this. You are the ONLY representative of either side that has an actual Police report to back up your claim of having your home shot at. Even CNN, who promised us all Sunday that they would review the miles of video taken of the dreaded "Tea Party" to find the culprits who screamed the "N" word and the "F" Bomb have yet to produce any proof of malfeasance. I have reviewed a bunch of video on my own, and have to see anyone that was rude, or even impolite to the tyrants that pushed this horrendous bill upon us..
Today, Hoyer whines like a sissy for the Republicans to just make it all stop, and you are the only Republican who has stood up to this outrageous accusation. Who else in your party will stand beside you? It seems that most of the current bunch still tie career success with across-the-aisle compromise. Nonsense! These people are tyrants.
Those Republicans who continue to lay down before such outrages and dare to comprise on our freedom will soon their careers ended.
Thank you again sir, you give us hope and inspiration.

Posted by: rcarpenter1 | March 25, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Last year experienced levels of cross-pollination between different sectors of the radical right not seen in years. Nativist activists increasingly adopted the ideas of the Patriots; racist rants against Obama and others coursed through the Patriot movement; and conspiracy theories involving the government appeared in all kinds of right-wing venues. A good example is the upcoming Second Amendment March in Washington, D.C. The website promoting the march is topped by a picture of a colonial militiaman, and key supporters include Larry Pratt, a long-time militia enthusiast with connections to white supremacists, and Richard Mack, a conspiracy-mongering former sheriff associated with the Patriot group Oath Keepers. As the TEA Party movement has exploded, so has the reach of its ideas, aided and abetted by commentators and politicians in the ostensible mainstream. While in the 1990s, the movement got good reviews from a few lawmakers and talk-radio hosts, some of its central ideas today are being plugged by people with far larger audiences like FOX News’ Glenn Beck and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn). Beck, for instance, re-popularized a key Patriot conspiracy theory — the charge that FEMA is secretly running concentration camps — before finally “debunking” it.

What may be most noteworthy about the march, however, is its date — April 19. That is the date of the first shots fired at Lexington in the Revolutionary War. And it is also the anniversary of the fiery end of the government siege in Waco and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Posted by: sherardg | March 25, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Sanmateo, you have your facts a little mixed up. We aren’t in Iraq because of Osama bin Laden, but are there because President Bush thought Saddam Hussein had WMD’s. The UN envoy wanted more time to complete their hunt but President Bush gave them the boot and exercised his “Shock and Awe.” Today we are in shock over the 4,386 US military fatalities and over 104,000 civilian deaths and in awe over the fact that there were no WMD’s. Talk about “stones.” The Bush administration took their eye off Osama and redirected their efforts on Saddam. Had they been a little more patient and allowed the UN more time, then maybe, just maybe Osama would be history today and there would not have been all these lives lost in Iraq. Hopefully this administration will be successful in finding Osama and hold him accountable for 9/11 and find a way to get us out of Iraq.

It is OK to have a difference of opinion, but people do need to conduct themselves in a civil manner. Spitting, making death threats, destroying property, shouting obscenities is not acceptable conduct and should not be excused. Our elected officials should be stepping up to the plate and setting a good example for others to follow. That has not been consistently happening. Enough already.

Posted by: tannyliddy | March 25, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

The police report says not only was the building NOT the office of Eric Cantor, but also that the gun was not even aimed at the window that it struck! WHAT A LIAR!

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Say Guido, did you notice Eric Cantor's nose getting longer and longer?

Can you imagine the affront of him being angry at anything Democrats say. I think he is the poster boy for the pot calling the kettle black.

Sit in the corner until your term runs out!

Read Harv: http://TheHarvView.blogspot.com

Posted by: HarveyY | March 25, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

There are nuts on both the left and the right. I don't expect this to change any time in the future.

Posted by: farmsnorton | March 25, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Cantor should just crawl back into the slimy hole he crawled out of and take the Bohner with him.

Posted by: pguy | March 25, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and by the way Mr. Cantor, I would like to know how you think politics played any part in anti-Semitic discrimination against a GOP leader. That really hurts the logic in your entire argument.

Posted by: RobE77 | March 25, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

When you start to take away Americans freedoms, you ha d better be prepared to take the criticism and the threats. To me, no member of Congress needs to be re-elcted!

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Posted by: sherardg | March 25, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

As a devout Republican, I say we must do everything possible to co-opt these lunatic followers of Joseph Stack and his Tea Party compatriots. These fanatics will be at the vanguard of our invincible army of angry white yahoos who will sweep the GOP to victory in 2010 and 2012. Once we have seized power under the banner of "The White Man's Last Stand," and installed our stooges in office, we can distract the morons who elected us with our patented mix of Christian humbuggery and a holy Crusade against islam.

Posted by: senatorblbo | March 25, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Very poor leadership shown by the GOP leaders around this violence. The appropriate thing to do was to come out immediately as a group & simply say that we resolve disputes in this country by elections, not by violence or threatening phone calls (or racist epithets, or spitting on people). Skip the "we know the Dems have made us mad" stuff - that's so kindergartenish.

Would make a good MBA leadership case study. How not to lead your troops.

Posted by: clampson | March 25, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is an unmitgated LIAR. The entire right wing spin machine has been egging-on their crazies since the 08 campaign and the republican leadership has offered only the mildest, conditioned "criticism" of these incitements. We have Palin putting Dems in targets on her website along with inflammatory language; we have republicans egging-on a disruptive gallery in the House, then slapping images of Pelosi on the House balconey in front of a mob, we have bricks thrown through windows, Members spat on and insulted. People bringing guns to rallies and threatening to "pack" their guns to Washington. THESE ARE REPUBLICAN TERRORISTS. There is NOTHING even remotely close to this on the Dem side. NOTHING.
Beyond acting like spoiled brats on the playground, republicans have shown their hate, bigotry, racism and threatening behavior. They know no shame, yet have the gall to call themselves "Christians". That is a complete joke. Jesus would not know these people.

Posted by: Pearl77 | March 25, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

The GOP has collapsed. The saddest part is that 20% of Americans are convinced that the obstruction, lies and snarkiness are examples of statesmanship.

Posted by: buddecj | March 25, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Rep. Cantor, the Republicans have no credibility on this issue.

Posted by: JohnnyU2Berry | March 25, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with you Washington Post? Why did you leave out this critical element of the story?

The Richmond times dispatch got it right.
"Police said a first floor window was struck by a bullet at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The building was not occupied, police said. A preliminary investigation determined that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window at a downward direction, landing about a foot from the window. The bullet had enough force to break the windowpane but not penetrate the window blinds, according to a news release."
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/state_regional_govtpolitics/article/possible_shot_fired_at_office_building_of_cantor_consultant/332877/

You deliberately cut that critical fact out of the article to make it seem as though the office was shot at when you knew full well that was not the case. This isn't just incompetent reporting, it is blatant right wing bias.

Posted by: PhilInDenver | March 25, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Eric Cantor's wife fired the so called bullet into his window. It would be wrong! wrong! to say it's too bad it didn't nick him. HE IS SUCH A @#$%&, rhymes with nick...

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Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Cantor: Any suggestion that a leader in this body would incite threats or acts against other members is akin to saying that I would endanger myself, my wife or my children.

Cantor admits he would endanger himself, his wife, and children.
GOP reps were standing on a balcony at the Capitol inciting Teabaggers below with signs depicting a Browning gun!
One GOP rep on the balcony was holding a large picture of Nancy Pelosi and swiped her face with the palm of his hand implying "wipe her out."

During the vote - Teabaggers in the gallery were shouting trash and GOP reps clapped and encouraged the crazies!!

Posted by: angie12106 | March 25, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of BS. Just seems like lies started by the Dems to generate sympathy so they won't get voted out in November. Not buying it. You Dems have sealed your fate and your propanda machine isn't going to work.

Posted by: cjgh | March 25, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

I am always amused at the Republicans claims.
"When freedoms start getting stripped..." What freedom have you lost? The freedom to be un-insured and a drag on the economy when you go to the hospital?
Cantor is nothing but a hate-spewing racist biggot. If you entered the country from another, you must be an illegal. If you voted for Obama, you must be a socialist nazi (Check yourselves, morons. The two are antithetical, which for those of you too lazy or dumb to know what that means is that they are polar opposites) and if you throw bricks through a Dem's window you are a Tea Party Patriot, but if you throw them through a Conservative Republican's window you are a terrorist. That's what I call a real valid argument.

Posted by: jamespuder | March 25, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

When you start to take away Americans freedoms, you ha d better be prepared to take the criticism and the threats. To me, no member of Congress needs to be re-elcted!

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Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Mr. Cantor. Are the Democrats the equivalent of altar boys accusing priests of pedophilia? Speaking as a former altar boy who dodged the bullet....(No pun intended).

Posted by: jchil | March 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Stealing the country...
Destroying our future...
Killing babies...
Hitler-esque tactics...

How can anyone deny that the GOP has been throwing these dangerous accusations at the Democratic party for the last year? Furthermore, how can anyone in good conscience not see how extreme labels such as these would create violent urges in frustrated (and in some cases unbalanced) Americans? Our government has a responsibility to protect ALL of us, and as a politically moderate supporter of Obama living in a red state, I now have to feel threatened by the fervor being revved up by conservative zealots both in Washington and over the airwaves. How can the GOP accuse the Democrats of ruining government when they don't even understand what they are there for?

Republicans seem to want to see a civil war between the left and the right. Thank goodness we might see some health care reforms so I can get treated after I get caught in the crossfire.

Posted by: RobE77 | March 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is a very dangerous politician, reminds me of Richard Nixon in the early 50's. He is simply following the audacious Karl Rove policy of telling the Biggest Lie, taking the enemy's strengths and staining them as "weaknesses" (see SwiftBoating of decorated veteran John Kerry).

Eric Cantor, DeMint, Kyle, McConnell, McCain, Boehner, etc, etc, make no mistake these people ARE the Tea Party. They speak for it, they pander to their hatred, and they represent their ideas in the halls of Congress. They are all traitor extremists!

But Cantor is the worst. Virginians beware. We have two great Senators in Warner and Webb. Cantor wants to be president. His first step after the passage of health care is to launch a media attack that dwarfs anything any of the classless, racist rednecks from the Tea Party have done. He is applauding the bricks thrown through the windows of the House members who voted for Health Care. Nothing less. I must lower the rhetoric to say, simply, "Kill him at the next polls."

Posted by: walden1 | March 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

McDonnell, Cuccenelli, Marshall, and Now Cantor.

Virginia's shining example of thuggery.

Posted by: bobbarnes | March 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Sheesh - remember the good old days when the Gop was the party of "personal responsibility" and "law and order?"

Posted by: jbentley4 | March 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor respected? You gotta be kidding!!!

Posted by: ShirleyHall | March 25, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

ATTENTION RACE BAITERS!!!!!

Breitbart is offering 10k$ to anyone - ANYONE who can offer up proof that ONE instance of the racial slurs the CBC is alleging, actually occurred.

Thats the easiest 10K you will ever score, haters.

Its the easiest 10K that Breitbart will ever hold on to.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | March 25, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Republicans claimed to be the party of Christians. The Founding Fathers stated separation of church and state, but George W Bush and Sarah Palin know better?

Ain't nothing Christian about Republicans' approach to health care. The facade is stripped away. Disgusting. The Republicans and Tea Party own the violence, and it's disgusting. It wasn't Limbaugh and Beck on the bus going to the rallies, and if you get arrested, they're going to still be the cowards sitting behind the microphones. Think real long and hard about it.

Posted by: kevten | March 25, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

It is quite clear that Mr. Cantor is the super-child is the super-child of the House of Representative. He always seems to have trouble accepting responsibility for what he says and does. Instead, like a child, he blames other.

My therapist would like to talk to you, Mr. Cantor.

Posted by: pbarnett52 | March 25, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Statement from a true member of the Republican Party.
Yes I am a member of the Republican party, the party of Lincoln.
Where are the State Men and Women, why is there a mob mentality that have over taken our Party.
Why have liars and theives taken over?
Why has the truth become a stanger?
Why are the elect acting childish?
Why is the Republican party not being the Voice of reason?
Where are our true leaders, it was Not McCain he continue even now to use poor judgement and he appears to be a bitter old man, instead of a States Man.
The true Leader of the Republican Party is afraid to come forward.
Because he or she is a Peace maker and the Republican party is in no mood for PEACE.
They listen to a group that is bitter,and full of hate.
Where are the PEACE MAKERS of MY PARTY????

Posted by: sherobes | March 25, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

If I weren't a lifelong Catholic, I wouldn't know how to continue being a Republican, when the leadership isn't.

Posted by: krptn | March 25, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing the gall with which Republicans accuse everyone else of what they themselves are doing. If anyone has been 'fanning the flames', inciting the most ignorant segment of the population to physical violence, it is them. You can be sure that if they were being threatened with death by Democratic mobs, they would be screaming bloody murder. But no, it's the Democrats' fault that fools are responding predictably to the Republicans' unrelenting campaign of fear and hatred. Is there any depth of hypocrisy in which they will not wallow?

Posted by: DaveHarris | March 25, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Just what we need:
Another GOP "expert" on terrorism.
Cantor was one of the GOP members of Congress egging on the mob hanging around the Capitol steps over the weekend, holding one of the letters in "Kill the bill" that the GOPers held up on a porch overlooking the crowd.
He's really one to talk about "fanning flames"!
How ANYONE who votes be so mindless as to vote for those jokers is beyond me.

Posted by: Judy-in-TX | March 25, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

This is like southerners who said King and them were stirring up trouble in the segregated south. Blaming the victim.

Posted by: mypitts2 | March 25, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

What does Cantor think? Is he a Jewish Pope?

(Not the first one by the way, since Christ and all his early followers were Jewish.Therefore, do not say this email is anti-Semitic. It is to point out how people try to throw responsibilty from themselves to those who oppose them.)

His Republican and Tea Partypeople make the threats, then Cantor says those who complain are "faning the flames."

It sounds like the Pope and the Vatican. They bugger the little boys, and then the Vatican alleges "someone else" is trying to destroy the Catholic Church and this Pope.

Both the Republicans and the Vatican should go to the original source of the problem. If you make threatening statements it is your side's problem.

If you bugger little boys it is your problem.

In both cases it is not the opposing sides problem for bringing the items to the attention of the world!

Posted by: Robe2 | March 25, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Actually, you have to hand it to Cantor-he knows his base. A random shot that lands in the same city he has an office in is all the majority of teabaggers need to counteract any cognitive dissonance brought on by the militia thugs. Now they can move on, assuaged. Now this collection of Medicare and Disability recipients can once again proudly trumpet the dangers of socialized medicine to the unwary masses.

Posted by: whereareweandwhatarewedoinginthishandbasket | March 25, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Ridicule and slander didn’t deter the Tea Party Patriots. So now the silly-socialists turn to the next page in Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, out right prevarication and fabrication. This won’t work either. What’s next? Obama’s private army and Martial Law? Oooooops, hasn’t had time to form that yet and military and civilian authorities won’t obey this Mad-Marxist. Seems y’all have bitten off more than you can chew.

Stay strong Tea Party Patriots! We will win in the courts and in November.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Mohandas Gandhi
Posted by: sosueme1 | March 25, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse
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It's hilarious that you think Ghandi would agree with a far right repub hack. Also, you are a socialist too, unless you are going to refuse Medicare and take your social security holdings and put them on the free market. You guys are so clueless!!! lol

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I just don't understand this newspaper's reflexive deference to Republicans.

Fanatics are literally threatening our elected officials, Republicans are halfway calling for it to stop and halfway fanning the flame a la John Boehner's "we don't condone but we DO understand where the anger is coming from" garbage. But rather than dealing with this rather important story, the Post chooses to put up a HUGE front page headline about how a Republican blames the Democrats for it. That may be a story, but it damn sure isn't THE story here. It's also just a continuance of the bullsh*t and should not be given the credibility implied by a big headline.

Why is the Post so deferential to these dishonest, irresponsible people? Who edits this crap?

Posted by: bigfoot1 | March 25, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

mhr614 -

let me parse how you really feel -

Because Wal - Mart Republicans are victims, first, last and always- and victims always act like angry losers. That's all they know.

Posted by: tindal0s | March 25, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

The police report says not only was the building NOT the office of Eric Cantor, but also that the gun was not even aimed at the window that it struck! WHAT A LIAR!

Posted by: flavor13 | March 25, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Is there no new low these guys can go? Now it's the Democrats' fault that the members of the GOP are terrorists advocating violence?

These Republicans are good for a bellylaughaday.

Posted by: Genefox1 | March 25, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Ridicule and slander didn’t deter the Tea Party Patriots. So now the silly-socialists turn to the next page in Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, out right prevarication and fabrication. This won’t work either. What’s next? Obama’s private army and Martial Law? Oooooops, hasn’t had time to form that yet and military and civilian authorities won’t obey this Mad-Marxist. Seems y’all have bitten off more than you can chew.

Stay strong Tea Party Patriots! We will win in the courts and in November.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Mohandas Gandhi

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Is any of this real? Lets ask some hard questions.

Would the radical left pay their SEIU thug friends to throw a few bricks so democrats could try to cash-in on the sympathy factor. Oh heck yes, you know they would.

Would the liberal press like the WAPO reprint any such charges without a critical look? Heck yes.

How do we know that some of the reported calls are likely bogus? The phone lines to these congressmen and senators have been off the hook for months so they wouldn't have to talk to their constituents. Now all of a sudden the lines are open, the recording devices are on, and the direct line to NBC & CNN are instantly open.

My my, how convenient it all is. A real journalist would investigate this. Unfortunately, this is the WAPO.

Posted by: NormReisig | March 25, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Typical Republican, being responsible means shifting responsibility. They fan the flames of discord and then blame the victims who get hurt.

Posted by: MrCee | March 25, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is one of the most respected Representatives of the American people in U.S. Congress. He speaks with strength and personal integrity clearly presenting the facts and judgments. Cantor is not a person to be persuaded by threats of violence.

A press story of a political threat of violence was told by Democrat Eric Massa when Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Obama’s White House approached him in the shower room. How would you interpret a naked Rahm walking towards you while you are taking a shower? You did not invite him and Rahm must have a reason to intrude on your personal space.

Threats and intimidation are used when rational explanation and verbal persuasion do not get the results you want from another person. Do what I say or else. Pelosi was congratulated for getting the votes to pass Obama’s law by persuasion with veiled threats, or not.

Posted by: klausdmk | March 25, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

How stupid are these handful of loons making threats, throwing bricks, shooting at windows. We're really scraping the bottle of the gene barrel, aren't we? When these people are caught, they should be sent to Gitmo, don't you think? Let them hang out with their brethren. And at the head of the line should be Sarah Palin. She actually pinpointed the physical addresses of certain members of congress who voted yes for the bill on her facebook page using a bull's-eye? She proves the adage it really is better to remain quiet and be thought the fool than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Posted by: woebegoner | March 25, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

When you start to take away Americans freedoms, you ha d better be prepared to take the criticism and the threats. To me, no member of Congress needs to be re-elcted!

Posted by: astro2009 | March 25, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Too funny-- Republicans are so obvious about trying to deflect their blame for things.

Check out this hysterical story about John Ensign, who got his Mommy and Daddy to pay off the husband of a female staffer he was having sex with, being asked whether or not he had been subpoenaed:

Embattled Sen. John Ensign — who admitted last year to having an affair with a married staffer — suggested Wednesday that he’s been the victim of unfair “gotcha” journalism.

The Nevada Republican made the charge as he was being asked whether he’s been subpoenaed in a grand jury probe into the aftermath of his affair.

Instead of answering that question, he descended into an extended rebuke of the press — including POLITICO — for the way it has covered the scandal surrounding him.

“Seeking of the truth should be not only part of the Justice Department and part of our judicial system, but also should be ... a goal of reporters today,” Ensign said. “Unfortunately, too much of our press is ... (1) biased or (2) just about ‘gotcha.’”
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bwaahahaha! The GOP is so shameless. Ensign is going to get arrested, when he does, watch him blame "the liberal media"!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 25, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Cantor musty have some very deeply rooted personal issues to deal with. That's the only explanation for him alligning himself with a bunch of political thugs.

Posted by: nashvillemykl | March 25, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Suggesting that an update of our health care system is "an Armageddon" is pugilistic. Republican leaders have their supporters fired up enough already. There is no need to fan their flames further, there is need to cool absurd passions. We don't need republican death squads running all over the country with CIA drugs forcing innocent people to become zombie assassins of Democratic leaders like they did in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and 0's under the Bushes.

Posted by: TogetherinParis | March 25, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Ever since Obama was elected president, dishonest slimebag Eric Cantor, his fellow rethuglicans, and their accomplices in the media have been fear mongering and inciting their followers to disavow the legitimacy of the US government and commit violent acts against it and the current democratic leadership. That is domestic terrorism.

So now it is coming to fruition, and Cantor blames it on the democrats, and claims that he too is a victim. BOO HOO! I expect the only threats he receives are from other Jews who are appalled by his behavior.

Posted by: db11232 | March 25, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

As a resident of the state of Virginia I am embarrassed to have Eric Cantor represent my state. He is nothing but a pathetic sidekick to the ever tanned, slick Mr Boehner. Between the two of them I am not sure who is the most ridiculous. To even try to blame the democrats for the violence is crazy. Where does this idiot come from. Your party incited this nonsense and you all act shocked that anyone would follow through with the violent acts that have been perpetuated on the democrats that were in favor of the health care bill. This is what you wanted to happen now you throw up your hands and blame the victims. Unbelievable. Time for the republican party to break free from the conservative right and use their brains again. They should all be ashamed of themselves. Shame on all of you.

Posted by: Kelly31796yahoocom | March 25, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Of course it is not the fault of those who fanned the flames of outrageous passion. It is the fault of those who committed the acts that caused them to fan the flames of outrageous passion.

And, of course, it was the Democrats who should have learned a lesson when the Thuglicans did the same thing during the last presidential campaign - and to the same effect.

All Republicans are always innocent.

Posted by: amelia45 | March 25, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing surprising about the behavior of the far right or left. We all know the take over of this nation started with the murder of Jack Kennedy and has escalated through a litany of outright criminal actions that continue to this day. The same people are responsible and the same mentality is displayed daily by the likes of Murdock's morons preaching to the mentally challenged as if from the pulpit of God himself. Until we rid the country of these threats we will continue to be the target of the terrorists within and they are far more dangerous than Bin Laden and Dick Chaney could ever conceive.

Posted by: anOPINIONATEDsob | March 25, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor. I do not know if you are telling the truth about the bullet in your office window. I hope you are, but you have shown a tendency toward hyperbole in the past so one cannot be sure. But I do know that you and other congressmen, as well as Roger Ailes and Dick Armey, have been stirring the pot. We are not deaf and dumb. All we need to do is watch the inflamatory rhetoric on television or YouTube. Or watch you all on the balcony of the Capitol urging the angry crowd on. Be careful, sir. You may reap what you sow. You are a Jew. Do you think these folks like you? They worship Hitler. They hate Jews as much as they hate blacks, hispanics, and gays. Eric, you have made a Faustian bargain with the devil. As Martin Niemoeller said in 1930's Germany, "first they came for the Communists...." You might also consider the fact that many who started the French Revolution ended up before Madam Guillotine. Please, for God's sake tone it down.

Posted by: tarryh | March 25, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Typical scapegoating Republicans. Always crying and complaining. Never taking personal responsibility for their own words and actions. This is like blaming a girl for getting raped, "well... you were dressed provocatively and were asking for it". Pathetic.

Posted by: slackass | March 25, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Kenneth Gladney

Posted by: jy151310 | March 25, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

As a parent, there are times when you say, "I don't care who started it, CUT IT OUT." And that's where I am now. I don't want to hear any more "he started it; she did it worse"--I want to hear leaders of all stripes say "ENOUGH."

Disagree passionately--that's what we're built on. And after free and fair elections and discussion and debate, we take votes and the majority rules. And the minority can turn to the courts, or the next election, or towards trying to change the minds of members of the majority. Without threats or acts of violence. PERIOD.

Posted by: seamhed | March 25, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party should change their name, to something more appropriate.
Soldiers of Fear or Dick Armeys Troopers

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Posted by: queenilene | March 25, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Cantor LIED.

No one shot at his office. The police are saying someone shot into the air. The bullet came down and grazed a window, breaking it. Not Cantor's window. A window on the building where Cantor has an office.

WaPo want to follow up and ask Cantor why he said someone shot at his office, when they did not?

Posted by: bluicebank | March 25, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor, what do you gain with counter charges? What all Republicans and Democrats need to do, is demand an end to the verbal attacks and name calling. You should be calling on all associated with your party to end the shouting of epithets. Clean your own house. mug creators of hostile language called Beck and Limbaugh.

Posted by: Upeach | March 25, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor, what do you gain with counter charges? What all Republicans and Democrats need to do, is demand an end to the verbal attacks and name calling. You should be calling on all associated with your party to end the shouting of epithets. Clean your own house. mug creators of hostile language called Beck and Limbaugh.

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Posted by: A-Voter | March 25, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Is it even true that someone shot out his window? Why didn't we hear about this at the time? Is there a police report, or a shell casing, or a bullet lodged in a wall, or ANYTHING?
We already know that Eric Cantor is a liar. I want some PROOF.
I doubt seriously that there even is any; I'm willing to bet this is just another lie, that he's using to somehow justify a national wave of violence against democrats.

Posted by: jeffc6578 | March 25, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

REMEMBER THIS IS STRAIGHT OUT OF PELOSIS TRICK BAG.HOW 6 MONTHS AGAO SHE CAME ON TV PRETENDING TO CRY AND BEING SO UPSET. SHE HAD NOT BEEN THIS AFRAID SINCE MILK WAS SHOT AND SHE WAS THEIR IN SPIRT.OH THE VOILENCE BECAUSE OF SIMPLE DEBATE AND THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.PORTRAY YOUR SELF AS THE INNOCENT VICTEM AND ACCUSE THE OTHER SIDE .SHAME IT AINT STILL NAM ERA AND WE COULD GO BACK TO FRAGGIN .WANT TO ACT LIKE A BANANNA REPUBLIC OFFICIALS -THIS IS THE USUAL REPLY

Posted by: dagner49 | March 25, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

To chrisinwien: You call the Democrats cry babies for being mad about receiving death threats, having their doors and windows smashed and having their gas lines cut. You are the kind of person who makes politics the mad house that it is today. You are mistaken about November. The Republicans will lose big in November because they are the party of No who caused a trillion dollar war in Iraq, lowered taxes on the wealthy during the two wars we have been fighting, reduced government regulations which enabled the Great Recession to happen and now cannot come up with any alternative to a national health care reform other than helping 3 million people and refusing to outlaw pre-existing conditions as a money making tool by your financiers, the health insurance companies. You will cry in November.

Posted by: MyComments | March 25, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Democrats have successfully gathered assorted groups of people all of whom view themselves as victims: blacks, homosexuals, angry women, hispanics, and white leftists and have forged an unbeatable political machine of them. They are still celebrating a great victory with the first step of socializing the US economy. So why are they whining about how badly the minority opposition is treating them? Because liberal Democrats are victims, first, last and always- and victims always act like angry losers. That's all they know.

Posted by: mhr614 | March 25, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Here is the updated new report on the Cantor shot.

What I find interesting is that the bullet was shot UP in the air and hit a first floor window of the Reagan Building coming down (without penetrating the window). The window was for a meeting room that Cantor used occasionally.

I'm no gun expert, but if I really wanted to shoot out a window, I would shoot straight, not up.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/state_regional_govtpolitics/article/possible_shot_fired_at_office_building_of_cantor_consultant/332877/


Posted by: maggots | March 25, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

ProudLib, I think you have your percentages backwards. 70% don't want a socialist run government. I am tired of listening to this hate mongering from you pathetic people. Same old bull from the strong-arms in Washington.

Posted by: fedup45 | March 25, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Look, a lunatic named Muawiyah has just escaped from Gitmo! Catch these retarded morons quickly!

See this is what happens when you make love to camels in the desert all day long....

Posted by: mwallastein | March 25, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Just goes to show that the Democrats really are a bunch of p*ss*es and will stop really at no lie to achieve their aims.

"But republicons are deliberately egging on the loonie fringe."

No, they're not. You're becoming part of The Big Lie.

Posted by: Skeptic1 | March 25, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Some one should also remind him that it is the Republican rehetoric fueled incidents of violence that are being used for political gain, not the discussion of those incidents. I quit the Republican Party when Dick and Karl orchestrated the outing of Valerie Plame for political gain. These princes of bullying along with rush and glenn have taught the southern ultra conservatives that the best way to get your way is to be the playground bully. And sadly, their feeble minded followers have bought into the program. Jsut another case of the perpetrator claiming to be the victim.

Posted by: msommerville | March 25, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Here is the updated new report on the Cantor shot.

What I find interesting is that the bullet was shot UP in the air and hit a first floor window of the Reagan Building coming down (without penetrating the window). The window was for a meeting room that Cantor used occasionally.

I'm no gun expert, but if I really wanted to shoot out a window, I would shoot straight, not up.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/state_regional_govtpolitics/article/possible_shot_fired_at_office_building_of_cantor_consultant/332877/


Posted by: maggots | March 25, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

WHEY MAH CHECKS BE?? ODUMBO BE DONE PROMISED ME MAH CHECKS!!

Posted by: tjhall1 | March 25, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse
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Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Van Hollen is working overtime encouraging violence so he can get his face on television.


Van Hollen, their blood is on your hands!


Posted by: ItsOver2 | March 25, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Thank God that when Congress voted on the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the poisonous partisanship that we defines politics today did not exist. Yes, there was passion on both sides of the debate; yes, there were extremists who reacted violently when the legislation passed; and yes, there was a sharp regional divide in the yes/no votes.

What did not exist then was the level of mindless political intolerance that made it all but impossible for any Republican to vote yes on the healthcare bill the other day and for almost any Democrat to vote no. Had this poisonous atmosphere existed in 1964, we might still be waiting for the end of government-sanctioned racial inequality.

We've sunk so low in our ability to respect one and other's opinions that if the Civil Rights Act were put to a vote today, the vote would undoubtedly split along party lines. Some fool within the GOP hierarchy would decide that Republicans could score political points by calling the legislation "socialist" and by saying, "Yes we need equality. We just don't need this bill." Some fool in the Democratic party hierarchy would insert a few clauses that would mean political suicide for any Republican who might be bold enough to vote yes in order to characterize the Republicans as "The Party of No". In the end, most members of both parties would set aside their convictions if necessary to vote along party lines. Party leaders would then set to work immediately to demonize the other side without ever stopping to say, "The bill passed. How are we going to make sure that it accomplishes what it is supposed to do?"

All I can say to those on this board who put a partisan spin on everything is that your looney tunes are dangerous.

Posted by: exco | March 25, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The recently passed healthcare bill was passed in Congress by a democratically elected majority. How come you Tea Party folks didn't complain about Reagan increasing the national debt by 3 Trillion, and George Bush raising the debt another 2.3 Trillion? Where were you Tea Party protesters doing then? I'll tell you....you were singing their (Reagan/Bush) praises. That's what.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 25, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

The hyperbole---Boehner's cry of "Armaggedon" is a good example---that the righties have been throwing around regarding this healthcare bill is what incites violence. I sincerely doubt Cantor's story(although the gun-kissing redneck idiots in Virginia probably do prefer a "good Christian" representing them.) The Republiscum obstructionists must realize that anyone who believes the lies they've been tossing around about death panels for grandma, etc. is just the sort of moron who does not need to be encouraged to show the ugliest side of humanity. The tea partiers & town hall screamers think they're patriots fighting a revolution. Nowadays "liberty" and "freedom" have become words that fan the flames of irrational behavior. And the anti-abortion zealots have their fair share of lunatics in their ranks, too. I swear--I think sometime a few years back Alqaeda poured "STUPID" in our water supply.

Posted by: queenilene | March 25, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Somebody should remind Cantor that the civil war is over and the south lost, so get over it. And some one should also remind him that it is the Republican rehetoric fueled incidents of violence that are being used for political gain, not the discussion of those incidents. I quit the Republican Party when Dick and Karl orchestrated the outing of Valerie Plame for political gain. These princes of bullying along with rush and glenn have taught the southern ultra conservatives that the best way to get your way is to be the playground bully. And sadly, theri feeble minded followers have bought into the program. Jsut another case of the perpetrator claiming to be the victim.

Posted by: msommerville | March 25, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Tea Partiers don't seem to be anti-Racists.

Posted by: Emmetrope | March 25, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats would have you think sporadic acts of violence have been organized by the Republican party. They do this to divert the discussion from this horrible health care bill that was backroom dealed, bribed, and threatened off the hill along party lines in an unconstitutional manner. Dems want you to get mad at 10 instances of violence, rather than scrutinize and question their handiwork on the bill.

The problem here is they are not without sin and not in a position to cast stones. Do any of you remember the case of the SEIU union members assalting Kenneth Gladley who was handing out "Don't Tread on Me" flags at a health care town hall meeting. For more on the story and video showing the SEIU union thugs beating him up, go to

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2009/08/07/victim-alleged-seiu-town-hall-assault-st-louis-interviewed-cavuto

If you are going to get worked up about 10 cases of anger, sporadic, not linked, should you not be completely incensed at the idea that a liberal union like SEIU beat someone up at a town hall for speaking his mind? What is really strange is how places like the Washington Post are quick to report unrelated and alleged acts of violence on answering machines, but will not air video footage of SEIU thugs beating up Americans at town hall meetings.

Posted by: Wiggan | March 25, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Remember.. oldsters (and newsflash to youngsters) these are the same peeps that burned draft cards and bras.. and created the first modern civil disobedience movement.. just plain old democracy.. just like plain old sausage makin'.. it's a ugly thang to watch!!

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM |

You're equating burning bras and burning draft cards with death threats? Really?

Posted by: seamhed | March 25, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

The thing I find so amusing is that ultimately no matter who or which political party wins this election or that, or what one or another loud mouthed radio or TV shock-jock or commentator has to say, ultimately one of two things will happen 25-, 50-, 75-, or maybe not until 100-years from now, the U.S. will either be a completely socialist nation or it will have imploaded under the strain of its population and their needs.

Posted by: nashvillemykl | March 25, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

This is not a Rumor - Go to the website
To confirm this info:
"OUR TIME HAS COME"
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And you time has gone. Come and gone just like the good ol' 1800's you long for.

No kidding, people like this are more dangerous than all the terrorists combined.


Posted by: thuff7 | March 25, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

The GOP has no credible defense for it's cowardly attacks on the integrity of Democratic Congressmen and women. Democrats openly and fairly debated health care reform with Republicans for the past year. Nothing but mean spirited obstructionism by repubs resulted. Democrats have been vilified and demonized for acting on their consciences and to represent their constituents. An overwhelming percentage of voters voted for health care reform. Many of us watched CPAN and heard GOP hate speeches on the floor of the house. Now that violence resulted from that irresponsible hate mongering, Eric Cantor tries to spin social unrest as being caused by Democrats who reported the violence.

The insincerity of Cantor's ploy is evident in that he claimed that there had been vandalism at a building in which he has offices last week. He claims he did not make public that vandalism. Police however confirmed that a bullet-hole had been been reported this week, Tuesday. The "bullet-hole" found in a window of a room not rented by Cantor was really just a hole in the window that did not damage the blinds that covered the window. In other words, it wasn't much of a bullet.

Posted by: Reesh | March 25, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party should change their name, to something more appropriate.
Soldiers of Fear or Dick Armeys Troopers

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Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Predictably, the leftwing bigots and anti-semetic loons are having a field day. These are the same lunatics who cursed and trashed the Bush Administration for eight years.
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I guess 70% of this country were leftwing bigots? I see you are apart of the 30% of this country who thinks Bush did a great job,..HA HA HA!!! Wow, you should go straight to the Smithsonian Museum!!! lol

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Vote for Cantor as President of the new Republican States of Nutjob!

Posted by: ewoh24 | March 25, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I am disturbed by any acts of physical or verbal violence perpetrated against any Congressional member, even Mr. Cantor. But please, Mr. Cantor, own up to the GOP's role in the current mess that is your party.
Actions give signals to others. The 'you lie' and baby killer' incidents came form your side of the aisle. The false charges of 'perpetuating a socialist state' come from your side of the aisle.
Red baiting those who promote a more just and caring society is the act of a party (GOP) that offers nothing to advance the needs of this nation's citizens.

Posted by: mcdy01 | March 25, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

If I was an ignoramus who believed GOP/Teabagger rhetoric that Democrats want to kill my grandmother with communist healthcare reform, I might take drastic steps to protect my grandmother. The people fomenting these wild-eyed beliefs just can't take responsibility for their behavior-it's always someone else to blame.

The Democrats won a large majority of seats in the last two elections, largely because they promised to re-emphasize domestic issues, including healthcare reform. That's why the American people voted them in to represent them. That's our system, like it or not. It's just so ignorant to make a statement like, "Democrats want to steal government." One hardly knows where to begin parsing a nutty claim like that. Democrats are the government, just as Repubs are the government. That's how we set things up. Read. Think.

As for the violence, it iisn't that complicated: The GOP/Teabaggers are sore losers. They're appealing to fear and insecurity as they always do. Fringe nuts love them for it. And they need to take responsibility when their reckless rhetoric gets some of those fringe nuts to act out.

Posted by: yogi11 | March 25, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Dozens of windows broken across the country does smack of "the night of broken glass"...Kristalnaught. Fear and intimidation by the Tea Party crowd not much different, albeit smaller scale, than the Nazi Party tactics.....cutting gas lines to homes, numerous death threats, racists slurs, broken windows and other vandalism....sounds more like the 1930's in Germany.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 25, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

It's funny that the portion of the electorate that Obama expected to motivate is paying little attention - yet he has motivated his opposition into Nuremberg level of frenzy... just gets curiouser and curiouser..allthetime.

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 25, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party today has more in common with the Brown Shirts and Bund party, neo nazis than most who have got caught up in the whirlwind financed by Dick Armey with the backing of a large English law firm and the top 2%.
Even in the 1920's a lot of Americans and some Jews thought Hitler was "good for business, Unaware of the genocide brewing in the mind Hitler.
Today most Americans and tea people do not fully understand the business model of the Third Reich, but if one listens to Rush, Cantor and the like that business model is clearly defined.
National Socialism is when the corporations own and control the government and apart from the military only the wealthy are served and the people just a disposable resource. Eighty years ago in a different time republicans acted exactly like they are acting now. The only distinction is the Germans learned their lesson of history and this generation of republicans did not. Fascist come in all races all colors and the tea party, with closet republicans backing them from Steele to Cantor have crossed the line from conservatism to fascism only this time it is of class, the very greedy at the top misleading the very ignorant at the bottom much in the same way that Hitler did, as up until WW2 a lot of republicans thought he was like a celebrity, like RUSH, the modern Fuhrer.

Posted by: iseasygoing | March 25, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Hey leftists phonies, here is your peaceful Liar in Chief that brings people together.
July, 14, 2000

This is exactly what Barack Obama said he would do to counter Republican attacks “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

"Black Panthers intimidate voters at polls. Hollder refuses to inveistigate"

"SEIU Thugs Beat Up Town Hall Protester"


The phony cries from Democrats are right out of the Chicago thug play book, Emanuel , Obama, Axelrod etc

Hey media pimps, where is the evidence?

Anything to cover the crap they passed and the bad economic news and rising energy prices, foreclosures, joblessness and more crisis that they are creating.

Posted by: mikeglossy | March 25, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

This is just unbelievable! The Republican goons spit, yell, threaten the Democrats and now they blame the Democrats for the violence!

Republicans - You are freaking geniuses!

Democrats - Please request the Republicans to "tutor you on politics, strategy, communication, arm twisting, thuggery... etc" Oh, please also request them to sell you a pair....

Posted by: NOVAResident | March 25, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The person who fanned the flames of hate and anger was not a Democrat, he was John Boehner, the Minority Leader of the House Republicans. His highly emotional speech last Sunday night resulted, as could be expected, the kind of reaction that we now read about. The blogger from the South also promoted it. They both should be censured for their actions.

Posted by: MyComments | March 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Republicans in Congress would be more believable if they distance themselves from hate mongers like Palin, Beck, and Limbaugh.

Posted by: schumann-bonn | March 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Good for Cantor, showing up those hypocrite crybabies.

The House leftists are afraid of sticks and stones, just wait until they have to meet the voters in November!

Posted by: chrisinwien | March 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Van Hollen is working overtime encouraging violence so he can get his face on television.

Van Hollen will sacrifice any member of Congress or member of their family for his own vanity.

Van Hollen, who do you pray dies for you???


Posted by: ItsOver2 | March 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

"This civil war will be won with the vote that will be the shot heard around the world..."

Posted by: Immanurse |
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Yes, political science on a bumper sticker. Can any of these anti-American Republican sheep speak without a non-stop string of old, worn-out cliches?

A 1776 mentality cannot lead the nation in 2010 no matter what your brain washers tell you.

Posted by: thuff7 | March 25, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats are trying to make as much hay over this as possible.

And the news outlets have front page space available, as they've been reporting nonstop about the status of the health care measure for a year.

Posted by: postfan1 | March 25, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't this remind of Sarajevo in the year before the shelling began? How could it happen there, I thought, enlightened Sarajevo, recent host of the Winter Olympics?

And what, besides the embarassment of being led by a not-all-white President angers so many? That the health care bill will save mostly folks these patriots will not admit they are so close to becoming -- medically indigent, long-term unemployed, ebay sellers, not buyers; and then dependent on the State in front of their family members. Thirty years of the Reagan delusion of cowboy-Western independence and "freedom" has crashed.

Numbers of lottery purchasers will climb, even if total ticket sales do not. Previously heavy betters must conserve and buy fewer tickets. But, so many more have lost hope of a good life, except by winning the lottery, as overtime, and then not even full-time employment is available for the extra consumption that makes every man the duke of his household.

Why the violence? For the same reason people drink and fight.

Posted by: incredulous | March 25, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse


REAL THREAT: Enemies Within

This is chilling

In

1952 President

Truman established one day a year as a

"National

Day of

Prayer."


In 1988,

President Reagan designated the

First Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of

Prayer.

In June 2007,

(then) Presidential

Candidate Barack Obama declared that the

USA

Was no longer a

Christian nation.


This year

Obama, canceled the

21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White

House under the rouse

Of "not wanting to offend anyone"


On September 25,

2009 from 4 am until 7

pm, a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was

Held on Capitol Hill,

Beside the White House. There were over 50,000 Muslims that

Day in DC.

I guess it

Doesn't matter if "Christians"

Are offended by this event -

We obviously

Don't count as "anyone"

Anymore.


The direction

This country is headed

Should strike fear in the heart of every Christian.

Especially knowing that the

Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be

Converted they should be

Annihilated


This is not a

Rumor - Go to the website

To confirm this info:

( http://www.islamoncapitolhill.com/ )


Pay particular

Attention to the very

Bottom of the page:

"OUR TIME HAS

COME"

Posted by: AJAX2 | March 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Anytime a FoxNoise viewer gets off the couch.. we save money on healthcare.

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor's office in Richmond Va was shot out? It was probably some good old Bubba out deer hunting after dark, not for some political cause. There's a big difference Mr. Cantor between an isolated case like your office window and a well organized national assault on our democratically elected officials. Cutting gas lines, death threats, vandalism, breaking dozens of office windows across the country is quite different than your one time, isolated case.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats’ accusations bear a telling resemblance to the Nazis’ accusations of the communists for the Reichstag fire in 1933, which in fact was set under Hitler’s orders and used by him to consolidate his power! Who exactly are the people making the threats and engaging in vandalism? Who is really behind them?

Posted by: suegbic1 | March 25, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse
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There is absolutely no resemblance to nazism on either side of this conflict. But the tactic to call someone a nazis is a typically boring and ridiculous tactic used far too often. As if any group in this country is planning on killing millions of an ethnic and religious minority, and it is especially ridiculous given that this whole conversation is about giving people healthcare!!! lol

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Predictably, the leftwing bigots and anti-semetic loons are having a field day. These are the same lunatics who cursed and trashed the Bush Administration for eight years. The flap on the steps of the Capitol was clearly orchestrated by Steny Hoyer and members of the dysfunctional Black Caucus whose affinity for the truth is non-existent. Lying is the signature tradition of the clown in the Oval Office and the leftwing democrats. The msm is equally complicit in their usual pattern of lies and half truths.

Posted by: nmg3rln | March 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party should change their name, to something more appropriate.
Soldiers of Fear or Dick Armeys Troopers

Posted by: sherobes | March 25, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I love it.

Let the Republicans and the Tea Party folks show their true colors, but I will say this...

If there is a death uptown, there will be a death downtown. For the religious nuts, that translates to "an eye for an eye". Do what you will, but there will be consequences for your actions, believe that.

You aren't the only one's with guns. Funny, These nut jobs seem to picket and stage rallys in areas over run with A CERTAIN TYPE OF PERSON.

I bet a dollar to a donut these nuts won't come into area with a heavy concentration of brown folks. They know who to play with and who to spit on and that is fact.
Watch yourselves - because we are watching you.

Posted by: eps0609 | March 25, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

There is no use blaming each party. The expected violence have began . It is really time for the US Military to takeover peacefully,orderly and in a bloodless manner the corrupt,tyrannical dictorship govt NOW that is forcing and ramming through everything against the will of the American people with corruption,bribery,intimidation ,breaking the Rule of Law,incompetence,lying. The present gov't have lost the allegiance of the US Military whose solemn duty includes the protecyion of our constitution,honeland and American citizens against all threatsforeign and now this clear and present very dangerous DOMESTIC THREAT. The US Military will temporarily govern and hold a new election right away to correct the mistake that we made and then restore the America that we knew with new leaders who are real Americans ,patriotic,honest,uncorrupted,loyal,pro-America,strong ,brave,for the people's welfare,economy,American jobs,non-islamic terrorists symphatizing and protector of our nation.

Posted by: mahalapril | March 25, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Can Dick Cheney account for his whereabouts when the shot was fired?

Posted by: mingkeeper | March 25, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

BOY! how ironic the Dem`s have their panties in a twist over statements that where supposedly made. Now if said statements where made, let me say they where totally wrong. But I clearly remember when Sarah Palin was running and the dirty mouths of the Democratic party where going after her and her family.
I do not remember Nancy or Harry coming out to PROTEST. It is funny that when the progressives get their panties in a twist they make up charges to cause trouble.

The Whole problem with what has been going on for a long while, is the progressives are trying to take control of this country. But they really get bent when we AMERICANS stand up to them. Than they try there discrimination play, and all the good little Dem`s join in.
Where are the tapes of what happen, I should trust a congress man version of the facts. That will be the day.

Posted by: cj362810 | March 25, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Civil War part 2 is going to be great. I can't wait to eradicate our nation of the Sleaze Machine that is the Right.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 25, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

All one has to do is Google conservative web pages and you can see they talk trash about American values of community living diversely together.

They want to separate America between believers and those that do not believe. They more and more sound like the wacko in Waco a few years ago. Or the white supremacists in Idaho.

Posted by: ArchieHaase | March 25, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

The GOP uses the fringe as their stormtroopers.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 25, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

ACORN ALERT ACORN ALERT

CHICAGO POLITICS CHICAGO POLITICS

Emanuel and Axelrod need ankle bracelets to keep track of their whereabouts.

From their Leader Saul Alinsky

"... the organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy."


Hey Democrat Wuses, you're not scared of ACORN are you? They are on YOUR side. Just be thankful that Bill Ayers is a Leftist and not in the Tea Party. He would have blown your A##es to China. Yes, the leftists like their violent protestor, they make them tenured professors.


Democrats, it's nice for you that you have the Mainstream Media still pimping for you but the majority of people are not that ignorant to believe YOU or the Media pimping for you.
_________________________

Posted by: mikeglossy | March 25, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama is obsessed with silencing dissent.

Posted by: pkhenry | March 25, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I am sixty years old I have seen a lot in my time..but never ever have I seen this country in the shape it is in today...we are back in the sixties well here is some advice take the rose colored glasses off shake the flowers from your hair and take a look around you...one question what has changed what is different to have the natives so restless, we have seen some very shady deals in the past year, things are bad every where people not knowing where the next paycheck is coming from, and the feeling this administration is against the average Joe. I have come to the conclusion that at this point in time is when you look out the castle door and see the serfs headed your way. Time to stop and smell the coffee and change your ways...for once we cross the line there is no way back it will be civil war and who wants that. This civil war will be won with the vote that will be the shot heard around the world...just like Mass......

Posted by: Immanurse | March 25, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

GOP = KKK

Posted by: jimmybones | March 25, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats’ accusations bear a telling resemblance to the Nazis’ accusations of the communists for the Reichstag fire in 1933, which in fact was set under Hitler’s orders and used by him to consolidate his power! Who exactly are the people making the threats and engaging in vandalism? Who is really behind them?

Posted by: suegbic1 | March 25, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

WHEY MAH CHECKS BE?? ODUMBO BE DONE PROMISED ME MAH CHECKS!!

Posted by: tjhall1 | March 25, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

What is happening is serious and deplorable...and it has been working up to this since Obama was elected. Yes, it has happened in the past...but, that does not excuse the behavior.

Eric Cantor and the Republicans for the last several months have behaved like school boys...always blaming someone else for their bad choices. It's school yard bullying. no wonder our children are so disrespective of adults...their supposed role models behave just as irresponsibly.

I saw his smirk as Obama was giving the State of the Union; we all noticed him texting during Obama's first SotU address.

I noticed his attitude at the Health Care Summit...

No mature adult condones this behavior, but looking the other way and blaming someone else also sends a message...and one that will continue to cause problems. We are lucky someone hasn't been hurt.

Posted by: ilcn | March 25, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Fake incidents are standard practice of leftists.

Obama invoked them against Palin during the campaign, by making false claims about threats at campaign rallies.

Obama also stoked hatred and violence against AIG employees last March.

Posted by: pkhenry | March 25, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I can only surmise that Mr. Cantor and his Tea Party friends are proud of their own "Kristalnaught" last evening. The Tea Party tactics remind me of another kind of Party long ago, say in Germany in the 1930's.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Will these fascists never quit?

It is always Always ALWAYS someone else's fault with these thugs. After 40 years of Reagan and his culture of hate they have nearly wrecked our society. Their unending lies, hate-and-fear-mongering is too much for this country to stand. Every time you turn around the republican mob is stabbing Americans in the back just one more time.

Eric Cantor and all you idiot right-wingers, GO TO HELL!

Posted by: BigTrees | March 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

FYI - The Denver Post reported last summer that woman was hired by the DNC to throw bricks through its own windows to make it look like vandalism. I have no idea where the left gets off pretending these actions are one sided. Also is anyone here aware the President is friends with Bill Ayers? You all are such hypocrites.

Posted by: YoungRepubInMA | March 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

So did Cantor shoot out that window himself?

Posted by: gator915 | March 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Interesting that the party that is the home of people who reject Darwin is also home to so many evolutionary throwbacks. This is also the party of thinly veiled social Darwinism. Proof, or at least evidence, that the universe runs on irony.

Posted by: Capn0ok | March 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Just let the Republicans keep this crap up. It's really not working for them, but hey, in the last decade Republicans nearly screwed up everything on the freaking planet, the global economy, wars. I haven't seen them do anything with it turning into a disaster in so long, I can't even remember.??????

As I remember the Dems have done pretty good job of screwing up as well. Lets see, Veitnam 1959-1973, U2 spying on Russia 1961, want to go back further? How about WWII 1941, Japanese Internment, A-Bomb, Labor Strikes over inflation 1945, The list could go on during Dems tenures.

Posted by: fedup45 | March 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Who's fanning the flames now, Cantor? I won't be holding my breath waiting for your retraction.

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Give Eric a break. Imagine the childhood he must have had.

Posted by: DrMorbius | March 25, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I am troubled by the violence of the fringe Right and the protection being afforded them by GOP leaders. But what concerns me more is the trickery, deceit and lies from just about any GOP member of Congress or the Senate who has had a chance to say anything about the health care law. The demagoguery being used is not by accident or by allowing one's emotions to get the better of their spoken words. They used it to invade Iraq. The Right and its sounding boards on radio and TV are well orchestrated propaganda machines that seek to take over the minds of the weak and uneducated and prey on their bigotry and fears. I for one am glad that the racist Democrats of the South switched allegiance to the GOP. That is clearly where they belong today. And I believe that now that health care reform is the law of the land and no soviet ghost troops are marching down anyone's streets, and armegeddon has not taken place, and any of the poisoned lying words of these very sick (as in totally disconnected from reality) people has not come to fruition that sensible people will see the real issue here. These folks would be very happy with Joseph Goebbels and Otto Strasser. They have wrought their own ruin because you cannot convince a sane person that the Moon or the Earth is made of cheese just by saying so over and over again. The GOP had a chance to make their point and help shape this legislation. They could have done so by making intelligent arguments and making honest efforts at compromise. Instead they chose to be demagogues preying on people's fears and for their efforts they got nothing. I long for the return of the Jon Andersons and the Charles Percys of the Right. I hope in November these wingnuts get just what they deserve. Then maybe they will change their ways. True conservatives are getting a raw deal from these fraudulent conservatives.

Posted by: jepatty | March 25, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Smart money's on a Cantor staffer shooting up their own office to use as a political smear.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 25, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Why are we worried about bin Laden, when we have these tea bag terrorists roaming our streets? They are 2 bit thugs with IQs marginally above garden slugs. I wish stupidity was painful.

Throw them in Gitmo with the rest of their lunatic fringe and give em a box of Lipton to live on.

Posted by: thuff7 | March 25, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

IF you can shoot a moose from a helicopter, and draw a rifle scope cross hairs over pictures of democratic politicians, and learn foreign affairs from your bedroom, you'd still be smarter than Eric Cantor. The loonies have come home to roost and no surprise they are republicans. Nothing like a mixed raced president to get them riled up. It is important to channel your racist rages and socialist paranoia into valid political conspiracy theories. That is why we have Glen Beck, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh to direct us, and now of course Eric "crybaby" Cantor

Posted by: ireverent | March 25, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

First off, let me say that I am ashamed that Can't-or is a member of my tribe, so don't start telling me that I am anti-Semitic, just because I think he is a total schmuck.

So, having said that, I must confess that Eric's thoughts on the matter of Democrats commenting on being threatened are akin to Hitler complaining that Jews were fanning the flames by complaining about Kristallnacht. Actually, given that Hitler really did blame the Jews for Kristallnacht, Adolph and Eric appear to have much the same approach to things.

Here's what Goebbels had to say in his diary, about der Fuhrer's thoughts prior to Kristallnacht. "He decides: demonstrations should be allowed to continue. The police
should be withdrawn. For once the Jews should get the feel of popular
anger. ... I immediately give the necessary instructions to the police
and the Party. Then I briefly speak in that vein to the Party leadership.
Stormy applause. All are instantly at the phones. Now people will act."

If you substitute "Democrats" for "Jews", it sounds a bit like Can't-or's pal Palin.

Fortunately for Erick von Can't-or and his pal "il Duce" Chuchinelli, it is unlikely that they will face the same fate as their obvious heroes of WWII, since, despite the best efforts of Boner and the rest of the Repuke scumbags, that really isn't how we do things here.

Posted by: daweeni | March 25, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Cantor and Republicans in general are idiots, now their accusation is that Democrats passed the health care bill so they could go out and threaten themselves for passing the bill.

Posted by: rj2008 | March 25, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Who's fanning violence and extremism?

Which party has demagogued about:

-death panels
-DHS concentration camps
-marxist/socialist takeovers
-killing granny
-Obama's birth certificate
-Obama's religion

Which side carries signs that read:

-Its time to water the tree of Liberty (with blood)
-We're not armed (this time)
-If this Brown (of Mass) doesn't fix it, this Browning (pistol) will.

Posted by: Richard18 | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Remember.. oldsters (and newsflash to youngsters) these are the same peeps that burned draft cards and bras.. and created the first modern civil disobedience movement.. just plain old democracy.. just like plain old sausage makin'.. it's a ugly thang to watch!!

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Beside Wall Street's greed and attempt to control congress, and the US treasury. They use the right wing of the republican party who want to start a war between Americans. They want war in general!

Posted by: ArchieHaase | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Oh dear, Cantor is full or crap...

"The Richmond Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism agsinst the Reagan Building, 25 E. Main St., where Rep. Eric I. Cantor, R-7th, has a campagn office.

Police said a first floor window was struck by a bullet at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The building was not occupied, police said. A preliminary investigation determined that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window at a downward direction, landing about a foot from the window. The bullet had enough force to break the windowpane but not penetrate the window blinds, according to a news release."

Someone fired a gun into the air, and the falling bullet broke a window in a building where Cantor has an office. No evidence that Cantor was targeted, or even that that particular building was.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/state_regional_govtpolitics/article/possible_shot_fired_at_office_building_of_cantor_consultant/332877/

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Want to stop Obama?

Here's the ultimate answer: http://commieblaster.com/velvet-revolution/

Posted by: CommieBlaster | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Beside Wall Street's greed and attempt to control congress, and the US treasury. They use the right wing of the republican party who want to start a war between Americans. They want war in general!

Posted by: ArchieHaase | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

After the threats made by members of the Tea Party, hopefully Homeland Security will watch this group closers.

it started out as a great idea and it is now attracting NUTS

Posted by: sherobes | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

The Richmond Police Department released this statement Thursday:

Richmond Police Investigate Cantor Building Vandalism

March 25, 2010

The Richmond Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism at the Reagan Building, 25 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia. A first floor window was struck by a bullet at approximately 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. The building, which has several tenants including an office used by Congressman Eric Cantor, was unoccupied at the time.

...A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window.

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.
............

Not quite the same as THIS is it?:

Law enforcement officials say a package with white powder was sent to Congressman Weiner's Queens office today.

A preliminary review shows the letter in part complained about the historic health care legislation passed by Congress this week, according to the source.
NYPD and FBI spokesman are only confirming that they are responding to the scene.

At least four Democratic offices in New York, Arizona and Kansas were struck and at least 10 members of Congress have reported some sort of threats, including obscenity-laced phone messages, congressional leaders have said. No arrests have been reported.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/White-Powder-Package-Sent-to-Congressman-Weiners-Office-89136827.html
..................

The Reupublican Party just keeps getting more dishonest, hypocritical, and violent.

Do ya think Fox "news" and the GOP's AM radio hateland have anything to do with it??

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

What a ridiculous assertion. It is the likes of Boehner, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin that have fanned the flames of violence. What Cantor should be doing is speaking out against these nutjobs who don’t believe in the democratic process. These incidents should be investigated and perpetrators apprehended and convicted.

Posted by: cile92 | March 25, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Billy, the lead in Carousel, when asked why he hits Julie, says, "Well, we argue, and I say things, and she says things, and she's right, so I hit her."

That's the Tea-Party mentality, apparently.

Posted by: leajones99 | March 25, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

How about the Tea Party member who had his finger BITTEN OFF by a liberal this summer?

########################################

Ok, this incident actually happened. However, it was the taller 65 year old man started the fight by punching the younger pro-reform guy in the forehead, knocking him down to the pavement. After getting up, the older man tried to move the younger man away from the corner, the fight ensued, and the younger man bit off part of the guy's finger.

Bottom line - violence is unacceptable by either side.


Posted by: etpietro | March 25, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: maggots | March 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The first sentence on my post should have read"
First of all, for those who would like to be lectured on appropriate political expression, one of the Presidents advisers and associates, Bill Ayers is speaking today in Pittsburgh, PA

Posted by: pauldia | March 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Yeah right Cantor, blame the victims, who told you to do that- Rush and Roger Ailes?

Posted by: hairguy01 | March 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Why is this the story? What about Rush and Beck and John "Let's Just Channel This" Boehner? Oh, it's the Democrats fanning the flames, huh? I would love to see the GOP reaction if a lefty fringe group had cut that gas line. They'd be howling for a hanging for treason.

Posted by: mshade2000 | March 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Interesting take Mr. Cantor:

The GOP and their Tea-Party followers spew hate, fear, and anger across America. When words suddenly become actions and the public points to the GOP for creating a mess - the GOP points back and says its everyone else's fault for calling them out on their actions.
Rich.

TruthSpeak at its finest.

The GOP is a decaying party on it's deathbed. Out of ideas - out of solutions - out of gas.

Posted by: PulSamsara | March 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

It's fine to the media when a Republican is threatened but not okay if happens to a Democrat. The President is friends with Bill Ayers, who actually did incite people to violence that killed people. Spare me.

Posted by: YoungRepubInMA | March 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Rep Cantor must be following the script of 'offense is the bast defense'. Pls calm down you are not doing any favor by fanning the flame and calling for people to arms. We all live in civilised society (not in Afghanistan's tribal region).

I hope good sense prevails.

Posted by: VoterfromIL | March 25, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse


Quote from Cantor after the press conference:

"The sky was yellow and the sun was blue."

Posted by: augwest77 | March 25, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Is anyone surprised that we've now reached the level of personal threats and vandalism against members of Congress? I'm not. I've watched for the last year as conservative pundits, legislators, and fundraisers, along with the newly formed Tea Party, whipped the general population into a frenzy of fear and hatred for anything and anybody who dissents from their point of view. There is unparalled incivility being displayed on a regular basis on the floor of both houses of Congress. And, the President has been called everything from Hitler to Stalin to The Joker.

For Rep. Cantor to say to the GOP had nothing to do with the manifestation of violence is more than disingenuous; it's dishonest. And I'm tired of the underhanded sniping and finger-pointing on both sides. As much as I believe that a health care reform bill is needed, I wish the President had the luxury of throwing up his hands on the whole deal. After all, he does have the Cadillac of all insurance plans for the rest of his life (and so does Congress, for that matter). It's the rest of us who have to struggle with the day-to-day decisions of getting and keeping our health coverage. Clearly, this plan is not for them. It's for us. Hope people will soon wake up to that fact and quit trying to tear of the hands that are trying to help them.

Posted by: teejackson_93 | March 25, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

First of all, for those who would like to be lectured on appropriate policeman expression, one of the Presidents advisers and associates, Bill Ayers is speaking today in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, this Democratic party tried marginalizing the organic movement known as the "tea party" as "astroturf" and red herrings of many sorts. Now they attempt to deflect their own failure to represent and legislate by any accepted rules by libel and slander, and outright misrepresentations. Very few trust the left wing media to report truthfully or ask difficult questions, and for good reason. By the way, anyone believe Joe Sestak is lying, because if he isn't we have a criminal in waiting in the White House.

Posted by: pauldia | March 25, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Who'd have thought that an angry, armed mob screaming 'socialism' and carrying signs comparing Obama to Hitler could produce acts of violence? Go figure...

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 25, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

stanklein wrote- The lunatic fringe has taken over the Republican Party. Any non-idiot Republican fears being unceremoniously dumped in the next election.
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This post makes it obvious that the lunatic fringe has taken over the WP site.

Posted by: 12oreo | March 25, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Big oopsie on Cantor's part here

"Let me be clear -- I do not condone violence," Cantor said at the start of his press event. "There are no leaders in this building, no rank and file members in this building, that condone violence, period."

Wrong, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sure does, as in this quote where he also pushed a loony secession POV

"If I could start a country with a bunch of people, they’d be the folks who were standing with us the last few days. Let’s hope we don’t have to do that! Let’s beat that other side to a pulp! Let’s take them out. Let’s chase them down. There’s going to be a reckoning!"

Watch the video at

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/22/king-health-secession/

Posted by: kingcranky | March 25, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

These posts are hilarious! Why don't ya'll go out in the steets and shoot it up with each other. At least that would be ineresting.

Posted by: Obamasnotyamama | March 25, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

5,000 Priests

More than 5,000 priests were accused of molesting 12,000 children from as far back as 1950, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Last year, U.S. dioceses paid $104.4 million for settlements, therapy for victims, support for offenders and legal fees, the group said in a statement published on March 23.

Posted by: mawt
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I should have asked before, but were any of them armed and in the vicinity of Canor's Office?

Posted by: augwest77 | March 25, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

I mean really, how dare democrats complain about violence and death threats.

Just let the Republicans keep this crap up. It's really not working for them, but hey, in the last decade Republicans nearly screwed up everything on the freaking planet, the global economy, wars. I haven't seen them do anything with it turning into a disaster in so long, I can't even remember.

IF they would just do the serious, important work of the people, and stop playing these fear-mongering, polarizing games, and adhere to SOME KIND of ACTUAL principles, maybe they would get some of the power they crave back.

You can fool some of the people, on Fox "News" Network, BUT NOT ENOUGH OF US TO WIN ANY NATIONAL POWER! Wisen up already GOP! The two party system is pretty valuable, and your leaving us with no choice but to have a one party system!

Posted by: TeriB | March 25, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Between the Chicago mob-style tactics used all year, and the old-school union tactics, along with liberal media -- its pretty clear to most people what's going on. I just watched a liberal station and
they're making very irresponsible accusations that escalate aggressive behavior, instead of neutralizing it.

Posted by: ohioan | March 25, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

The lunatic fringe has taken over the Republican Party. Any non-idiot Republican fears being unceremoniously dumped in the next election.

Cantor has become one of the leading idiots. If he said anything different he would be called to an audience with Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and the Tea Party and made to apologize profusely, grovel, and do the kowtow on national TV.

Such is life in the inmate-run insane asylum that the Republican Party has become.

Posted by: StanKlein | March 25, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor says the sky is red.

Posted by: chucko2 | March 25, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

How will Liberals act, what claims of racism will they make against their political opponents if Obama is voted out-of-office?
Posted by: sperrico | March 25, 2010 3:39 PM
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Do you remember the contested presidential election of 2000, which was decided by the Supreme Court?

Democrats did NOT call for death panels!
Democrats did NOT call for 'arming everyone with a gun!
Democrats did NOT call Republicans NAZIS!
Democrats did NOT call Republicans 'pointy-headed elite over-educated northeast intellectuals?
Democrats did NOT incite to violence or call the Republicans Communists, Socialists etc
Democrats did NOT try to divide the country into 'real Americans' and 'others'!

Really, the Republicans are playing with fire and they have been for a long long time

Posted by: Gracefulboomer | March 25, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Cantor sounds like an angry kid who got caught doing something wrong. The media should treat him as such.

Its time the Republicans took some responsibility for their actions these last 19 months. They are supposedly the party of personal responsibility, right?

Posted by: youba | March 25, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Muawiyah - I may make you sick, but did you enjoy your last weekend off? Did you take a vacation last year? Do you know any non-white people who enjoy the freedom to vote? Know anyone who works a 40 Hr week?

Democrats may make you sick but we lift all boats - even the hard-hearted, wrong-headed and ill informed.

Posted by: TOMMYBASEBALL | March 25, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Just love listning to the left wing nut cases ranting and raving about the the reps violence about health care reform. What about the seiu thugs who beat on people who they disagree with and the black panthers who threaten people at polling boths. Just another example of a long list of double standards by the wacky left.

Posted by: rgodzala1 | March 25, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse
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We are talking about the congressmen behaving badly, why don't you understand that? Of course there are wack jobs on both sides, the Congressmen shouldn't use that wackyness to further their political agenda. If they lose a vote they should not use a mob to try to win at the polls. The repubs know exactly what they need. By june we will be talking about something else entirely and that hurts the repubs, that's why they need to stir this up, phony amendments and fake law suits to keep this issue in the news and on people's minds, that's all this is.

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse


5,000 Priests

More than 5,000 priests were accused of molesting 12,000 children from as far back as 1950, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Last year, U.S. dioceses paid $104.4 million for settlements, therapy for victims, support for offenders and legal fees, the group said in a statement published on March 23.

Posted by: mawt

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Have they threatened any members of Congress?

Posted by: augwest77 | March 25, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is right. A shot was fired in Richmond, (not at HIS office of course, but hey-it was the same town). Obviously this is a direct parallel with name-calling by republicans in the House, and egging on crowds with Gun posters, (if Brown can't stop it a Browning can). He SHOULD be deeply offended at how mean the Dems are being.

Posted by: whereareweandwhatarewedoinginthishandbasket | March 25, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

What does 5,000 priest have to do with this story?

Posted by: fedup45 | March 25, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

The corporate thugs who own Washington Post are busy deflecting any criticism of GOP thugs. So whats new?

Posted by: kevin1231 | March 25, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the Democrats can identify the assailants from beneath their desks? Heavens to betsy, let's provide appropriate security by all means. Round up any Republican rascals who caution otherwise.

Posted by: ecrutle | March 25, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Yes, and yelling out "baby-killer" in the halls of Congress is not inciting violence, nor using terms like "reload" when talking about going after Dems, nor putting targets and cross-hairs on congressional districts, nor putting Nancy Pelosi, ON THE GOP WEBSITE, surrounded by flames.

In fact, Cantor is feeding the violence and threats NOW, but justifying it in saying the Dems are just whiny, and the problem isn't the violence and threats, it's the COMPLAINING ABOUT IT.

CRAP THIS MAKES ME MAD!

Posted by: TeriB | March 25, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I think Mr. Cantor is lying. He did not show any evidence that someone shot at him or sent him threating emails. I saw the video on MSNBC and Cantor did not show any evidence.

Posted by: Deke1 | March 25, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I am watching the Party that I joined ( Republican ) ten years ago, become something that I no longer recognize, our so-called leaders are Rush,Glen,and Sara.
They use tactics of propaganda instead of TRUTH. they have a mob mentality, they threaten women and children, they call people names(had considered joining the Tea Party but now I wonder about their IQ after the N-Word incident). if you think you guys are getting points with the people that really count...you are wrong...you guys are looking like poor losers and play ground bullies and yes the people will remember in November...

Posted by: sherobes | March 25, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

5,000 Priests

More than 5,000 priests were accused of molesting 12,000 children from as far back as 1950, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Last year, U.S. dioceses paid $104.4 million for settlements, therapy for victims, support for offenders and legal fees, the group said in a statement published on March 23.

Posted by: mawt | March 25, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Is this the standard Republican response to their transgressions now? Rep. Cantor has raised whining to a new level, claiming Republican victimhood after members of HIS caucus openly incited threats against Rep Stupak. Shame on him!

Posted by: DaveStilwell | March 25, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is an idiot. Can't quite figure out why the folks around Richmond keep sending him to Washington. He is a wholly owned subsidiary of big businesses and has no connection to the working people. But then, you get what you deserve. I hope the people in his district opts out of health insurance to stay with him.

Posted by: samchannar | March 25, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse


- How about the black Tea Pary member this summer who was beaten senseless on the side of the road by SEIU thugs?

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How about being truthful? It was the SEIU man (a disabled black minister) who was on the ground first. He suffered a dislocated shoulder and a chipped bone. The tea party guy that you say was knocked senseless - he declined treatment at the scene. Also, for some strange reason, the tea party guy brought his lawyer with him to the rally!

http://www.seiu.org/a/healthcare/reality-check-false-claims-debunked-about-last-weeks-town-hall-in-st-louis.php

Posted by: etpietro | March 25, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: maggots | March 25, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Cantor.. type right wing reactionary.. just like his supporters. "You should stop taking precautions against threats.. that's unamerican!"

Posted by: cmsatown | March 25, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Check out the other article. It doesn't show well on the Posts main page:

Ex-militiaman called for vandalism at Democratic offices to protest health-care overhaul

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/25/AR2010032501722.html

Posted by: Ms_Morgan | March 25, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

This is a non-story. Bullets fly around Richmond all the time. What was Cantor expecting from serving in such a gun-happy state where citizens are encouraged to settle differences with firepower?

Posted by: kulwicki7 | March 25, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

If the Dems really wanted to help the poor then why since 1933 and the 73rd Congress when the Dems had control of BOTH houses 27 of 39 years and control of the house 31 of 39 years, they have kept the poor poor and the weak weak? Sorry, but I see a lot of Kooks on both sides. What is wrong with America today? Everybody is against everybody and think they know better. Everyone is out for themselves. Me, Me Mine, Mine, just like the seagulls in "Finding Nemo". If you really gave a crap about each other you wouldn't need healthcare reform. When are we ever going to get back to respect for each other, our country, and more importantly God. I am very tired of the hypocrisy on both sides of the isle.

Posted by: fedup45 | March 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Oh come on, please. Someone tell those republicans that the real world KNOWS how stupid and cavalier they really are about the nasty things they support and should be PROCLAIMING loudly as OVER THE TOP! Shame, shame on those bad boys there in their party. Shame on their goddess Palin for showing CROSS HAIRS. Shame on them, shame,shame, shame.

Posted by: heidilee2 | March 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Oh come on, please. Someone tell those republicans that the real world KNOWS how stupid and cavalier they really are about the nasty things they support and should be PROCLAIMING loudly as OVER THE TOP! Shame, shame on those bad boys there in their party. Shame on their goddess Palin for showing CROSS HAIRS. Shame on them, shame,shame, shame.

Posted by: heidilee2 | March 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Pretty reprehensible for Cantor to engage in attempted political judo with regard to a subject so serious. The republicans have most certainly stoked this incivility for fund raising purposes. Equally reprehensible is the Virginia DCC's web posting decrying the hate and threats of violence then using it to fund raise (yes they did). Moronic. You had moral high ground and ceded it for a few fundraising bucks. Shameful. Let's all get out of the gutter shall we.

Posted by: zappafan | March 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Apparently truth has no value anymore. One side says something, which can be proven to be absolutely true, then the other side takes their position and counter-claims the exact same thing. I don't like that the Democrats are taking advantage of the situation and insinuating that repubicans are doing the flame fanning, but I seriously believe the repubicans need to take ownership of the violence they fomented over the past 15 months. Cantor, you're wrong. Your party and its leadership (and I mean Palin, Limbaugh, and Coulter) absolutely fanned the flames. Own up to it. You did it.

Posted by: swatkins1 | March 25, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

When will Cantor and his ilk accept responsibility, show some humility and quit the obfuscation? I am sick beyond words of hearing them claim to speak for the "American People." Each, individually, speaks only for their district. My voice is represented by Senator Russ Feingold and Representative Tammy Baldwin. Through them, my voice is heard.

Posted by: WI-Simone | March 25, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

A bullet that goes through a window but is stopped by the blinds was not shot at that window. However, bricks thrown through windows and a cut gas lines are more likely to be targeted at their victims.

Posted by: member8 | March 25, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse


Cantor is one of the biggest wimps in Congress. If someone had actually done what he says, he would be hiding at the North Pole, not giving press conference.

His reasoning was a little flawed. Why would Cantor schedule a press conference to publicize his BS threats and then say the Democrats are fanning flames by reporting incidences of threats of violence?

I love how the GOP can contradict themselves with a brief press conference.

Only in America.

Posted by: augwest77 | March 25, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Cantor's logic is absolutely ludicrous.

Posted by: nicekid | March 25, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

If history is an accurate gauge - and it usually is - inciting people to violence works. The images of Democratic leaders in gun-site crosshairs now in use in the graphics on the GOP sites is a fairly clear incitement. The hate-speech of Limbaugh, Beck, Sarah "Palling Around With Terrorists" Palin and other leaders of the GOP is all clear in its message. Politics in America has often been the envy of the world because of its rationality and lack of bloody violence (when compared to many other countries). The GOP used to be a sane, rational party and it's time to return to those noble roots.

Posted by: brightbluegorilla | March 25, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Can you believe those little wimpy Democrats? What a bunch of whiny babies! That makes me want to laugh. Oh so the people whose freedoms you tossed away like nothing are mad are they?
posted by: greatgran1 | March 25, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse
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What freedom has been taken away? Your right to die from cancer??? Did Medicare take away your freedom? Did social security take away your freedom? I have no kids and I help pay for public schools, where my freedoms taken away? What are you talking about??? LOL

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I have to say that I am quite bothered by a number of the comments on this post.

I know Eric Cantor and, personally, I think he is a shallow, childish cry-baby. He thinks he is a great statesman who cares about his fellow man and is a leader. He isn't.

None of that has to do with him being Jewish and he would probably be a self-centered child-man whether he were a Dem or even a Communist.

Oh, and he is most often quite wrong politically.

I am not Jewish, but that really doesn't matter. My differences with him are largely about politics.

But wishing him physical harm or denigrating him for his religion is vile. Not only do you debase yourself, you make him look heroic by comparison.

It is just as wrong for someone on the correct side of the issues to "fan the flames" of violence and hate speech as it is for the GOP and the tea baggers.

He is entitled to his dignity and safety even if he is not mature enough to extend these things to his political foes.

I know this is not going to stop anyone from being an ass but I had to get it out there.

Posted by: TOMMYBASEBALL | March 25, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure." - Thomas Jefferson letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787

Posted by: iphony | March 25, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Major factual inconsistencies in what Cantor is saying. Were the shots fired at his office or at his consultant's? Were they fired Monday night and not reported, or last night? It all sounds like he was in too much of a rush to play "Victim" to get his facts straight. Isn't that what the Republicans always accuse the Democrats of doing? He even threw in a claim of religious bigotry for bonus points!

In other news, John Wilkes Booth apologized to the Lincoln family for his "outburst" at Fords Theater.

Posted by: dangerkoan | March 25, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

""I've received threats since I assumed elected office, not only because of my position but also because I'm Jewish."

But of course, god forbid there's anger and the jewish people don't get some of it. That would be unconscionable. The 'anti-semitism' flame must be kept alive so we can curtail freedom of speech, you know, of those who want Israel to change its policies in the MI.

I didn't bring Israel to the discussion. Cantor did. No one has used antisemitism in the health care 'reform' discussion. only him.

Posted by: coqui44 | March 25, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Cantor says that no one condones violence within GOP. but the level of rhetoric coming out of their mouths clearly has been designed to incite just that. What a hypocrite he is in accusing the Democrats of "fanning the flames". not only has the GOP is doing exactly that, they lit the fire and then poured gasoline on it.

the GOP leadership and its rank and file are responsible for the behavior of the tea party and the more ignorant Republicans.

How he could make such a statement with a straight space demonstrates exactly the kind of politician he is.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | March 25, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Corrections,please:

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TODAY IS ABOUT RAGE NOT VISION OR HOPE

The Party that wants us to carry the Bible on our face is all about anger, violent imagery and language now. Just think of it: Christ, the principal reason for Christianity and the Christian Bible as we know it, is the prince of peace. But Republicans are all about war, social division, and hate. Let’s review some of the more popular words they use to frame their anger and protest: kill, death, dead (“on arrival”-Graham; Boehner about fellow Ohio Congressman), target, coffin, smash, throw things (bricks, for example), secession, revolution (I though they don’t like socialism), repeal (positive gains), “chase them down,” block, quit (participating in Senate Committees while still drawing their bi-weekly pay, Armageddon, “Hell no, you can’t” (as opposed to the more hopeful message of “Yes You Can), massacre, blood, and more. You may have more of your own. What kind of Party hopes to win in the 21st. century by dredging up vile attitudes and images of hate and violence? Say no to those who want to impede the progress of the human race.
Dr. Sam

Posted by: drsam8 | March 25, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Most of the commentors have this figured out. It was not the Democrats egging on the protestors from the balcony of the Capitol Bldg.....it was Cantor's rethuglicans.

Posted by: ghp60 | March 25, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

You people [Democrats] make me sick.

Posted by: muawiyah

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Muawiyah, do you have health care?

Posted by: angelos_peter | March 25, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Cantor, who takes in nearly 3 million in healthcare industry contributions?

Posted by: bobbarnes | March 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm so sick of these twisted teabaggers and their instigating Republican brainwashers...Guys: Secede from the Union. Now. Seriously. Go start your own rogue little hate filled country. It's for the best. Really. Stop threatening. Do it. I DARE you.

Posted by: ewoh24 | March 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Is Cantor running for Kapo? You would think that a VP candidate whose church teaches that the Holocaust was Go-d's justice would get his attention. Some Jews stand up and fight back, some are Eric Cantor.

Posted by: williamwertman | March 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I love it.

Let the Republicans and the Tea Party folks show their true colors, but I will say this...

If there is a death uptown, there will be a death downtown. For the religious nuts, that translates to "an eye for an eye". Do what you will, but there will be consequences for your actions, believe that.

You aren't the only one's with guns. Funny, These nut jobs seem to picket and stage rallys in areas over run with A CERTAIN TYPE OF PERSON.

I bet a dollar to a donut these nuts won't come into area with a heavy concentration of brown folks. They know who to play with and who to spit on and that is fact.
Watch yourselves - because we are watching you.

Posted by: eps0609 | March 25, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TODAY IS ABOUT RAGE NOT VISION OR HOPE

The Party that wants us to carry the Bible on our face is all about anger, violent imagery and language now. Just think of it: Christ, the principal reason for Christianity and the Christian Bible as we know it, is the prince of peace. But republicans are all about war, social division, and hate. Let review some of the more popular words they you to frame their anger and protest: kill, death, dead (“on arrival”-Graham; Boehner about fellow Ohio Congressman), target, coffin, smash, throw things (bricks, for example), secession, revolution (I though they don’t like socialism), repeal (positive gains), “chase them down,” block, quit (participating in Senate Committees while still drawing their bi-weekly pay, Armageddon, “Hell no, you can’t” (as opposed to the more hopeful message of “Yes You Can), massacre, blood, and more. You may have more of your own. What kind of Party hopes to win in the 21st. century by dredging up vile attitudes and images of hate and violence? Say no to those who want to impede the progress of the human race.
Dr. Sam

Posted by: drsam8 | March 25, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor's wish is that the Democrats will just stand back and say nothing -- what the republicans are doing should just stay between the dems and repugs.

Posted by: gitouttahere | March 25, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

The chickens are coming home to roost for Republicans. They incited the extreme right to demonstrate when it suited their purposes and now they have to accept the responsiblity along with FOX and talk radio hosts for the chaos that ensued.

Posted by: sr31 | March 25, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Republicans fan flames of violence, accuse Democrats of fanning flames of violence.

Republicans take advantage of the fact that their supporters assume them to be using language like ordinary people. But they are not. They speak *only* to directly contradict the obvious truth, in Orwellian Newspeak fashion.

It's not that they're gibbering madmen. (Though I'm sure some of them are.) It's because this is their *job*, like it's the job of spokespeople for industries affected by global warming legislation to cast doubt on global warming, like it's the job of oil company spokespeople to downplay the environmental effects of oil drilling. They get their paychecks by agreeing to say such things.

Of course the Republicans are blaming the Democrats for fomenting the violence the Republicans themselves have been fomenting. They're doing that b/c that's what they are paid to do by the commercial interests in whose pockets they are.

*This is their job.*

Posted by: krjames | March 25, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

But time will tell what healthcare leads to. I can just imagine what else the Democrats feel is a basic human right, maybe food, clothing, housing. Why not. Cant afford, let the govt help you pay for it. We will just tax the wealthy some more! LOL!! What a joke!

Posted by: sanmateo1850 | March 25, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse
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Obviously no one, including yourself is on Medicare. And obviously you will refuse Medicare when you reach the age of 65, unless you are 65 already which means you will ask for your money back and try to get healthcare on the "free" market. I like how you say it has nothing to do with healthcare when Obama talked about this for 2 years!!! lol You are part of the 30% of this country who still supports that war. I just don't understand why you need to defend that. The republican party isn't a religion is it?

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Up to now, I had always thought that even though the Republicans have all been bought by the predatory corporate interests that have run this country for so long, GOP politicians were still human beings. After Cantor's outburst, I am no longer so sure.

Posted by: algasema | March 25, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Cantor sure is a slimeball!

Cantor with his bogus "mystery shot' is too funny- we all know which party has been spreading paranoid conspiracy theories for many months.

And we all know who is wasting taxpayer money to throw a hissy fit:

Yesterday, the Republicans stomped their feet and declared that they would not work after 2 p.m.

They caused a Homeland Security hearing to be canceled, where admirals and generals were waiting to testify- one flew in from as far away as Korea.

They caused a hearing for homeless veterans to be canceled.

Scum.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 25, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

If the Democrats are not fanning the flames then please explain to me why they are blaming the Tea Party/Conservatives for the cut propane line at Perriello's brother's house in Albemarle County?
His address was mistakenly posted by a Tea Party member on a Facebook/Twitter page as being that of Congressman P's. The note encouraged 5th District members to "stop by and tell Congressman Perriello what you think about his voting for the Health Care Bill." No where was the mention of vandalism or violence, just encouraging citizens to exercise the right to Free Speech.
As far as I know no one knows who cut the gas line to the grill on the back of the house. It could have been anyone at all but immediately Congressman P and the media blamed the Tea Party for this act. Talk about being convicted before the evidence is in.
To me this is a prime example of Political Gamesmanship by the Democratic Party.
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We know it was a Tea bagger because one of your idiot leaders claimed he gave them, (Republican Tea baggers) the idea of breaking a little glass on a radio show, because (he said) that is the only way to get Democrats attention. Why would you send people to some ones house? What pray tell does there wife and children have to do with there husband or fathers political agenda. This is the worst kind of intolerance, and shows the bully's of white men and women towards anyone they deem different. The same tactic was used during the Nazis era, it was called "The night of broken glass". It must make you feel warm and fuzzy with your kinship toward your ilk!

Posted by: nallcando | March 25, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

member8 ~ you are trying to perpetuate a Democrat lie that's already been debunked several times earlier on this thread.

Why do you want to do that?

Do you imagine that anybody on this thread is unfamiliar with the Democrat "talking points"

Someday try reading the comments ~ many times they contain useful information about the story.

Posted by: muawiyah | March 25, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

How will Liberals act, what claims of racism will they make against their political opponents if Obama is voted out-of-office?

Posted by: sperrico | March 25, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Can you believe those little wimpy Democrats? What a bunch of whiny babies! That makes me want to laugh. Oh so the people whose freedoms you tossed away like nothing are mad are they? Oh they did not like your massive invasive expensive health care takeover or the maize of 116 new government agencies that we all know will be a cesspool of waste and fraud. And they do not like the IRS as the "enforcer". And they do not like being made to have a basic plan with such pathetic low limits that one would be better off with a catastrophic policy. Or their mad that if they have a plan worth owning,they will be fined 40 percent. Or they dislike all the new taxes. Or they do not like the rationing and the problems finding a doctor who likes to work for practically nothing but loves paperwork.
Oh you poor spineless gutless Democrat hypocrite wonders. Here's a quarter and call some one who gives a rats behind.

Posted by: greatgran1 | March 25, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Hello pot, meet kettle.

Posted by: tkoho | March 25, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Incidently there is only the New SOCIALIST Democratic Party (SDP)run by such stalwart Constitutional protecting leftist as Nancy, Stiney, Barney and Harry... all thought is as they say it is... disagreement is no tolerated.

Posted by: NeoConVeteran | March 25, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Just love listning to the left wing nut cases ranting and raving about the the reps violence about health care reform. What about the seiu thugs who beat on people who they disagree with and the black panthers who threaten people at polling boths. Just another example of a long list of double standards by the wacky left.

Posted by: rgodzala1 | March 25, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor never blamed anyone in gov't for threats he received because he's jewish? Why would he? No one in gov't has ever made it an issue.

As to his story about recent events, I simply don't find him to be believable, especially since he refuses to release any of the info. The office in question that was supposedly shot at isn't his, for one, and secondly it isn't even confirmed that there was any gunshot in the first place. He says he's not releasing the alleged emails because it would just encourage more of the same, but by that logic so would talking to the press about it.

I think he's just smart enough to know exactly how far he can take a BS claim. Note the difference between his story and those of dems, who met with the FBI. You'd have to be pretty stupid to do that if you were making it up. Don't hold your breath for Cantor's FBI interview. This is a GOP attempt to say 'see?? they're doing it, too!'

Posted by: HarrisTheYounger | March 25, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse


i think EVERY CONGRESSMAN including our fearless leader and even nancy fancy panties pelosi should be *locked* in ONE HUGE ROOM and let them just duke it out for 24 hours... you know.. kind of like the british parliament does.

to the victor.. the spoils.

p.s. too bad tom bolton isn't a congressmen.. he's a mean son of a gun and would take the entire room using only his left bushy eyebrow!

Posted by: AuthoritativeAuthoritarian | March 25, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

The Repubican Party allowed itself to be taken over by southerners who are still fighting the Civil War. Virginia is a hostile state when it comes to it's treatment of minorities. Cantor could only be elected in Virginia with his racist views. Rush Limbaugh, an avowed hater of the underpriviledged, is probably the most powerful Republican of all.

It is impossible to get two people to agree on anything yet every Republican in both the House and The Senate agreed to hate Obama and to do whatever it takes to destroy his presidency.

Thank God, and I emphasize God, for the people in America who are trying to move beyond racism and petty hatreds of those in society who are in desparate need of our help to make America a great place to live for everyone.

The Republicans, all of them, choose to hate and disparage others. Now that it is back firing on them they are crying foul play.

I will believe Mr. Cantor and the Republican Party are not haters when one, just one, Republican steps to the plate about healthcare and say enough is enough and vote for the measure.

Posted by: jimarush | March 25, 2010 3:25 PM
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My God... and the idiots are juststreaming out of the woodwork.

let's talk about Virginia, a "hostile state when it comes to it's treatment of minorities." We were the first state to elect a black Governor. We voted overwhelmingly for Obama. We fund four black colleges with taxpayer money. Where do you get your research?

Do us all (and yourself) a favor. Stop and think about and perhaps even read what you're about to type. It saves us the frustration from reading such trite.

Also, refrain from using sweeping generalizations to describe another group of people. Can't paint everybody with the same broad brush. Many of us learned this during the Civil Rights movement. No shame in not realizing how these types of generalizations are unfair and always inaccurate, but now you know.

Posted by: lingering_lead | March 25, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

jbento, you rant too much... wait until the House passes the Health Care Bill with additions the second time! Run for your Mylanta!

Posted by: dakotahgeo | March 25, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey.. the chickens have come home to roost..

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 25, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

i'm glad there are so many pacificists all of a sudden in both the DNC and GOP.

Posted by: malcolmyoung1 | March 25, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Ooh! The kettle is blaming the pot for fanning the flame!

I thought keeping people scared and rabble rousing was the Republican MO! Is Cantor blaming the Democrats for plagiarizing their ideas?

Posted by: kishorgala | March 25, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Mike Vanderboegh has suddenly became "known".

That's thanks to the Democrats.

He's not known to be affiliated with the Republican party. I'm sure our DNC Chairman would be aghast.

Now, regarding Cantor's suggestion that Van Hollen might have instigated the shooting, that's not unbelievable. Van Hollen was gumbahs with Jim Moran who regularly received contributions from people affiliated with AlQaida.

I do believe VanHollen has toned down his formerly very close (even weiner bumping) relationship with Moran, but that was only because it became public.

You just gotta' believe a guy who'd pal around with people friendly to AlQaida would, in fact, shoot another Representative ~ particularly a Jew ~ with no qualms at all.

Posted by: muawiyah | March 25, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Wow ... I wonder what Mr. Cantor would say if a mob of Democrats were spitting on him and threatening to harm republicans. If he wants to point his finger at anyone, it should be the likes of Beck, Limbaugh and Palin.

Posted by: gitouttahere | March 25, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

It is irresponsible not to report a crime of shooting into a building. Those who do not report such a crime are potentially subjecting the other people in their neighborhood and elsewhere to potential harm. I find it hard to believe that the Richmond Times Dispatch doesn't send a reporter to the PD every day to look over the blotter...and seems like a report from Cantor's office would certainly be noticed. But maybe not. Hopefully the real story will be told.

Posted by: member8 | March 25, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

If Eric Cantor was not such a thoughtless,immoral bastard like most republicans leaving many good american citizens with no reasonable recourse for many conditions that can lead from morbidity to mortality he would not be the subject of ridicule.Republicans are ANTI -GOD AND DEFINITIVELY NOT CHRISTIANS FOR CHRIST WERE HE ALIVE WOULD NOT SUP[PORT THOSE (REPUBLICANS) WHO WOULD SO HAPPILY TURN THEIR BACK ON THOSE WHO SUFFER THRU ILLNESS AND MAY WELL DIE FOR LACK OF PROPER CARE.

Posted by: dvmrich | March 25, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing. All this fake anger and delusional outrage is based on more people getting healthcare. You would think Obama started an illegal war in Iraq, or created the PATRIOT act, or fired Federal Prosecutors. 32 million people have access to affordable healthcare and the Tea Baggers want to start a revolution. It so crazy. It's just healthcare.

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

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It is funny, you think of it just as healthcare, when it is so much more than that. And President Bush did what was necessary to protect our nation during a time of war. It is a shame that Clinton didn't have the "stones" to take down Osama when he had the chance. We might have never needed to go into Iraq.

But time will tell what healthcare leads to. I can just imagine what else the Democrats feel is a basic human right, maybe food, clothing, housing. Why not. Cant afford, let the govt help you pay for it. We will just tax the wealthy some more! LOL!! What a joke!

Posted by: sanmateo1850 | March 25, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Yep wild Conservatives run amuck!??
It is the loony left that runs thugs from Unions into townhall meetings, knock down reporters, kill for peace, slaughter the unborn, kill presidents, generate movies and slandering all in the name of thier version of "correct thinking".
Laughable.

Posted by: NeoConVeteran | March 25, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Now I'm confused. The GOP has been talking non-stop about a "Socialist" takeover.

Are they saying they don't think Americans should rise up in arms, if socialists tried to take over America by overthrowing the Constitution?

Of course not. So when they say "socialists" are pulling a "government takeover" while breaking the constitution (in some unspecified way) and ignoring the popular will (as Republicans see it), then by definition they're saying "rise up".

Or are Republicans claiming they would advise people to sit down and put up with such a takeover?

Posted by: JenDray | March 25, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

coqui wrote: "I'm not defending EITHER side. Teabaggers are racist and will not get my support. BUt the ultra left of the democrats are of the same kind as teabaggers, only peppermint flavor."

Peppermint??? Ughhhhh!!!!

Posted by: dakotahgeo | March 25, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Believing Eric Cantor is the same as believing Cardinal Ratzinger that Catholic priests did not and dont molest young even deaf boys. Eric Cantor and John Tan Fan Orange Man have less than zippo credibility period. You go to bed with SHEET (Formerly known as TEA party) types you wake up with flees boys. Bring on the politics of repealing health care reform you guessed wrong and got beat bad once again by the comeback kid known as President Obama. Your reputation as leaders in not only sullied it is non existent in America except with your base the trailer living clusterFOX viewing old white southern men. Women,Hispanics, Youth, African Americans and of course the Higher Educated all on the side of reasonable discourse and not bigotry no matter that you attempt to throw some tokens at us like Sarah the dunce token Woman, Michael Steele a token porch uncle tom brother and now Marco Rubio a token Latino. Attend any of those vile rallies and find me any members of any of these groups there guess what they don't exist. You are on the wrong side of history and the issues sore losers violence inciters! OBAMANOS!

Posted by: jbento | March 25, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

usmc1969, you should be ashamed of yourself. my husband is a retired USMC Master Sergeant, and he served faithfully for 22 years because he wanted to help and protect people. it's for those same reasons that he is in SUPPORT of this healthcare bill.

why did you serve? to kill people?

Posted by: cpantelias | March 25, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Amazing, such vile language coming from the angelic Democratic Left. I have heard of no evidence of any threats to Democrats that is not part of everyday US politics. Much of which we learned from the Democrats. These outbursts make anything I have heard fron the "Tea Party" seem like a Sunday school picnic.

It appears we will have a second round when the House has to do the vote on HCR over again because of the asounding ineptness of the Democratic Leadership such as Pelosi, Hoyer and Van Hollen. The give government a bad name!

Posted by: 15of18 | March 25, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

As a member of the Republican party, it sickens me to see the behavior of some of the members of my party, this behavior is unacceptable.
and it appears that the Tea Party can not control their members the statement that were made ( N-word)to respected members of the elected body were unacceptable..
The threats made to this group remind one of the Civil Right movement...Believe me their are descent, members of the Republican that believe in fair an honest dialogue not the statement of Cantors and McCain. These two Men know that there are group out there that are causing very serious problems.

Posted by: sherobes | March 25, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Pgr88 writes: "This propoganda campaign has "Rahm Emanuel" written all over it. It's all so contrived. Smash a window, make unverifiable claims of rascist comments, and have their lap-dog media shout, in unison, "violence."

"It certainly does divert attention from the royal screwing the Dems gave America last weekend, doesn't it?"
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Now read the truth. Oops.

The call to arms was issued at 5:55 a.m. last Friday.

"To all modern Sons of Liberty: THIS is your time. Break their windows. Break them NOW."

These were the words of Mike Vanderboegh, a 57-year-old former militiaman from Alabama, who took to his blog urging people who opposed the historic health-care reform legislation -- he calls it "Nancy Pelosi's Intolerable Act" -- to throw bricks through the windows of Democratic offices nationwide.

"So, if you wish to send a message that Pelosi and her party [that they] cannot fail to hear, break their windows," Vanderboegh wrote on the blog, Sipsey Street Irregulars. "Break them NOW. Break them and run to break again. Break them under cover of night. Break them in broad daylight. Break them and await arrest in willful, principled civil disobedience. Break them with rocks. Break them with slingshots. Break them with baseball bats. But BREAK THEM."

In the days that followed, glass windows and doors were shattered at local Democratic Party offices and the district offices of House Democrats from Arizona to Kansas to New York. At least 10 Democratic lawmakers reported death threats, incidents of harassment or vandalism at their offices over the past week, and the FBI and Capitol Police are offering lawmakers increased protection.

Local Democratic Party officials in New York have called for Vanderboegh's arrest, believing he is implicated in the vandalism in Rochester, but Vanderboegh said he has not yet been questioned by any law enforcement authorities.

Vanderboegh was unapologetic in a 45-minute telephone interview with The Washington Post early Thursday. He said he believes throwing bricks through windows sends a warning to Democratic lawmakers that the health-care reform legislation they passed Sunday has caused so much unrest that it could result in a civil war.

"The federal government should not have the ability to command us to buy something that it decides we should buy," Vanderboegh said. The government, he added, has "absolutely no idea the number of alienated who feel that their backs are to the wall are out here . . . who are not only willing to resist this law to the very end of their lives, but are armed and are capable of making such resistance possible and perhaps even initiating a civil war."

Posted by: monk4hall | March 25, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

By Cantor's logic we should not publicize any crimes. Reporting on Madoff only encourages more ponzi schemes. Reporting on urban crime just makes people want to be criminals. By that outstanding leap, Nancy Grace is single-handedly encouraging the start up of a crime syndicate to kill white college girls. SHAME ON YOU NANCY!!!!

Posted by: Fisk202 | March 25, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor is lying and he knows it. Despicable. I bet you blame women for wanting to be raped, don't you? You and your party have been belligerent, genuflecting to the angry and violent talk show hosts, spewing hatred and the fact is, Representative, the video and audio is completely available to the public. The rest of us are quite aware of how the GOP has brought us to this vile moment and yet you blame the persons who have borne the insults and invective of your teapartying bigots.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | March 25, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Glenn Beck said the president has "a deep-seated hatred for white people."

You think that's incendiary?

He went on to be the keynote speaker at CPAC, a big convention that attracts leading members of the Republican Pary.

Posted by: mypitts2 | March 25, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Conservator, how did you get broadband service to your bunker?

Posted by: angelos_peter | March 25, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

ripper368 ~ all the Obama/Hitler posters are produced by the Lyndon LaRouche bunch.

They'are a branch of the Democrat party ~ a very cracked brain part, but not all that much nuttier than most of the rest of it.

I suggest you start owning up to the Obama/Hitler poster problem. You created it; you own it; it's your people.

Now, for a broader complaint. The Democrat party taught the people of this country for the last 8 years that the correct and proper way to depict the President was as Hitler, or as a Chimpanzee.

Even the LaRouchies draw the line at the Chimp stuff ~ you people didn't.

Then, the Democrats, or MSM stringers acting on their behalf on assignment in Alaska, burned down Sarah Palin's church.

You people make me sick.

Posted by: muawiyah | March 25, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Read this, from a story juts posted on the Post's website, and tell me who is "fanning flames."
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"To all modern Sons of Liberty: THIS is your time. Break their windows. Break them NOW."

These were the words of Mike Vanderboegh, a 57-year-old former militiaman from Alabama, who took to his blog urging people who opposed the historic health-care reform legislation -- he calls it "Nancy Pelosi's Intolerable Act" -- to throw bricks through the windows of Democratic offices nationwide.

"So, if you wish to send a message that Pelosi and her party [that they] cannot fail to hear, break their windows," Vanderboegh wrote on the blog, Sipsey Street Irregulars. "Break them NOW. Break them and run to break again. Break them under cover of night. Break them in broad daylight. Break them and await arrest in willful, principled civil disobedience. Break them with rocks. Break them with slingshots. Break them with baseball bats. But BREAK THEM."

In the days that followed, glass windows and doors were shattered at local Democratic Party offices and the district offices of House Democrats from Arizona to Kansas to New York. At least 10 Democratic lawmakers reported death threats, incidents of harassment or vandalism at their offices over the past week, and the FBI and Capitol Police are offering lawmakers increased protection.

Local Democratic Party officials in New York have called for Vanderboegh's arrest, believing he is implicated in the vandalism in Rochester, but Vanderboegh said he has not yet been questioned by any law enforcement authorities.

Vanderboegh was unapologetic in a 45-minute telephone interview with The Washington Post early Thursday. He said he believes throwing bricks through windows sends a warning to Democratic lawmakers that the health-care reform legislation they passed Sunday has caused so much unrest that it could result in a civil war.

"The federal government should not have the ability to command us to buy something that it decides we should buy," Vanderboegh said. The government, he added, has "absolutely no idea the number of alienated who feel that their backs are to the wall are out here . . . who are not only willing to resist this law to the very end of their lives, but are armed and are capable of making such resistance possible and perhaps even initiating a civil war."

Posted by: monk4hall | March 25, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Cantor, once again, displays his awesome logic.

He claims no member of congress did, is, or, or would, serve as instigator for the violent outrage demonstrated by the acts and threats in question. Then he immediately proceeds to says Democrats reporting instances of violent threats against them is fueling the flames.

He does so in a press event in which he took the time to report an instance of violent threat himself, and he managed to throw down the "race card" in the process, as Republicans like to accuse anyone who ever mentions race is doing.

I believe there is a special subway underneath the capital for members of congress. Is there a short-bus version for Cantor to take so he'll feel at home?

Posted by: grantmh | March 25, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Thank goodness Eric Cantor has the balls to speak up to everyone's face - instead of through the DNC and the media. Mr. Obama has one thing in mind - and the democrats are hopelessly following him like little ants - so - is Mr. O going to have the same insurance we will have? No way - that man is set for life - as are his kids, his mother, his illegal Aunt...oh, Wait...you all forgot about her didn't you? Oh wait, Illegal doesn't mean illegal anymore - hmmmm, what do you call them now - UNDOCUMENTED??? Give me a freakin break. It's insulting that you people are so naive...

Posted by: faircma | March 25, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Is there an absurdity tipping point?

Posted by: pressF1 | March 25, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Our neighborhood watch clearly has it all wrong. We report on the crimes in the neighborhood. We call the police on every crime we find. We keep people up to date on burglaries, car-break ins, lost dogs, whatever. Clearly we have been doing it wrong. Keeping up to date on car break-ins ONLY ENCOURAGES THE CRIMINALS... we libs are so dense...

Posted by: Fisk202 | March 25, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is a pinhead. He will do and say anything to get his face on TV on his name in the news.

Posted by: dbuccini | March 25, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Where is the police report?

Posted by: member8 | March 25, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

No one in the GOP has the guts to denounce these thugs. If that's who you want voting for you, then plan your next career.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 25, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

The left's strategy is simple - despite accusations to the contrary, the left uses:

1) Race baiting
2) Aggressive adherence to ideology

Play the race card at will -- anyone disagrees with Obama, RACIST!!
Disagree with the fringe left, RACIST!!
Or xenophobic, greedy, Islamaphobic, or whatever their label or -phobic du jour of the day is, they will shamelessly throw around to get their way.

You have to toe the left's line or they hate you - so much for 'all voices' and
'listening to dissent.'

Condeelza Rice, Colin Powell, Michael Steele, all at the pinnacle of power -- "UNCLE TOMS!" "SELL OUTS!!" go the shameless cheers.

No matter they were appointed by the GOP - disagree with policy, you hate them - no pride or credit for their service - that simple - the other way around and they were democrats and you disagree with them, than clearly you are a "RACIST!!"

The labels are used by the left when they have, as they often do, lost an intellectual argument and resort to their world renowned race card/class card/'we are the victim' cards playing selves.

As a non-white son of immigrants, the Democrats would be happy for me to go around cursing and damning the US, this the finest, most welcoming, diverse, and successful nation in human history - but unfortunately for them, I like most immigrants whether African, Asian, Hispanic, or European have learned the value of this great nation from my parents, something the incessantly whining, entitled, ungrateful, and damning-the-US left will never learn.

Posted by: vettevision | March 25, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Boehner, Cantor, Bachmann, Beck, Hannity, Limbo and Steele are all spineless. They incite hate, misinformation and then try to hide. Hypocrites.

Posted by: Really5 | March 25, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

It is difficult to find an important Jewish man in this day of so much emphasis on education and more education, but Cantor just goes to show us all that being an ass has nothing to do with being Jewish. My Jewish friends are embarrassed by the guy, as he works against acceptance and is becoming a cause celebre for keeping one's head down and never emphasizing ethnicity, just working and trying much harder. Yiddish has some great words for guys like Cantor - schmiel, schmuck, etc.
The WASPy dork also fits.

Posted by: enough3 | March 25, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Does Cantor have pictures of the bullet hole through his window?

Posted by: mypitts2 | March 25, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Why do republicans have to go to the 1960's to find examples of liberal outrages??

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 2:58 PM

A. Because Conservatives live in the past.
B. Because that's all they've got.

Either way, pretty pathetic.

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

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Hmmm, let's see if we can do a little better than the 1960s.....

- How about the black Tea Pary member this summer who was beaten senseless on the side of the road by SEIU thugs?

- How about the Tea Party member who had his finger BITTEN OFF by a liberal this summer?

- How about when the Republican Party offices in North Carolina were ransacked by John Kerry supporters in 2004?

- How about when the Bush Cheney campaign office in Knoxville was shot up by at least two shooters?

- How about when a swastika was burned into the lawn of a man in Wisconsin because he had a Bush-Cheney poster in his yard?

- Or the ransacking of Bush-Cheney offices in Orlando?

- How about when CNN actually helped to PROMOTE a movie in 2006 about the assassination of President Bush?

- How about when liberals all over Twitter posted wishes that Rush Limbaugh would die when he had to go to the hospital in December?

- How about all of the signs between 2000-2008 that showed President Bush at Hitler?

Google any one of those if you would like verification.


Sorry, liberals. If you were looking for the moral high ground, it's about 30,000 feet above your head.

Lying hypocrites. Let law enforcement do their job and make any arrests, regardless of political philosophy. But if you want to claim that your side doesn't do these same things consistently, you've lost that argument before it even started.

Posted by: etpietro | March 25, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I love it.

Let the Republicans and the Tea Party folks show their true colors, but I will say this...

If there is a death uptown, there will be a death downtown. For the religious nuts, that translates to "an eye for an eye". Do what you will, but there will be consequences for your actions, believe that.

You aren't the only one's with guns. Funny, These nut jobs seem to picket and stage rallys in areas over run with A CERTAIN TYPE OF PERSON.

I bet a dollar to a donut these nuts won't come into area with a heavy concentration of brown folks. They know who to play with and who to spit on and that is fact.

Posted by: eps0609 | March 25, 2010 3:19 PM
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And there it is! No justice no peace! Us ghetto dwellers have guns and we'll use them. Nice.

Posted by: lingering_lead | March 25, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

The Repubican Party allowed itself to be taken over by southerners who are still fighting the Civil War. Virginia is a hostile state when it comes to it's treatment of minorities. Cantor could only be elected in Virginia with his racist views. Rush Limbaugh, an avowed hater of the underpriviledged, is probably the most powerful Republican of all.

It is impossible to get two people to agree on anything yet every Republican in both the House and The Senate agreed to hate Obama and to do whatever it takes to destroy his presidency.

Thank God, and I emphasize God, for the people in America who are trying to move beyond racism and petty hatreds of those in society who are in desparate need of our help to make America a great place to live for everyone.

The Republicans, all of them, choose to hate and disparage others. Now that it is back firing on them they are crying foul play.

I will believe Mr. Cantor and the Republican Party are not haters when one, just one, Republican steps to the plate about healthcare and say enough is enough and vote for the measure.

Posted by: jimarush | March 25, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

arkadie7 ~ Heaven? Cantor? Sure, Jews go to Heaven whether they want to or not.

Are you the Pope or something?

I think you'd better read up on this stuff before mouthing off any more.

At the same time I'll pass your remarks along to the FBI who are investigating this shooting ~ they may want to talk to someone as knowledgeable as you claim to be.

Posted by: muawiyah | March 25, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

@uscmc1969, who uses the same old tired argument that those of us who wanted HCR are a bunch of freeloaders:

Please provide undeniable proof that the job and benefits you have today will still be there tomorrow. Then, and only then, can you judge the under-and unemployed.

Besides, the rest of us contribute to your standard of living every second of your life, and frankly, I'm tired of paying for people like you: blind to the notion that you ARE NOT an island unto yourself, that you DON'T do it all by yourself, that bad things DO happen to good people, that real life slaps us in the face NO MATTER how much we work and scrimp and save.

Screw you and your high horse. You're pathetic.

Posted by: SaffronLove | March 25, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing. All this fake anger and delusional outrage is based on more people getting healthcare. You would think Obama started an illegal war in Iraq, or created the PATRIOT act, or fired Federal Prosecutors. 32 million people have access to affordable healthcare and the Tea Baggers want to start a revolution. It so crazy. It's just healthcare.

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Yes, the anti-war, anti-gun, pro-peace, anti-military party is inciting violence against the pro-torture pro-military, well-armed right... uh huh. Uh... my black helicopter is in the shop.

Posted by: Fisk202 | March 25, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Sick and tired of the "he said, she said", and "they did this" and "they did that" between our government leaders.
The bottom line is they don't care about who they represent, they don't have our backs and they ALL must go.
Personal attacks and threats on politicians is wrong but have been occuring since our country's beginning. With all their antics it is very hard to have trust in our government and our leaders.

Posted by: dnet1 | March 25, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I find it difficult to believe that it took until the "3:05 p.m. Update" before "Benny Babe" and friends finally mention that the Minority Whip, Eric Cantor (R-Va.), said today that a bullet had been fired through a window at his district office in Richmond, Virginia or that he had received threatening messages - CNN covered it at "1:16 p.m."

House GOP leader says bullet fired into office after health care vote - March 25, 2010
http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/03/25/congress.threats/?hpt=T1

Video Lead-in - http://cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2010/03/25/sot.cantor.threats.cnn

And, Chris Mat-Choose (MSNBC) believes that the WaPo is no-longer a liberal newspaper and Mr. Capehart, who was his guest at the time, didn't disagree - yeah right.

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) publicly released some of the threatening messages he has received since he cut a deal on abortion funding in the reform bill with the White House and Democratic leaders and now it's Big news.

However, when he was opposing the horrific health-care legislation, he appeared on news outlets decrying the threats of DEATH that he and his wife were receiving at home from the far left wackos - many who appear to post here. But the MSM, like the WaPo, didn't seem to think that was important news then - Why? It must be because "Bart Baby" was opposing the liberals in Congress and special interest groups like NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. BTW, they are endorsing Democratic candidate Connie Saltonstall against Stupak in Michigan's August primary.

Lastly, are you left-wingers so unhinged that you can rationalize saying "Kill the Bill" is a call for violence? It's shameful how the majority of the libs who comment here must resort vitriolic ad hominem attacks because you lack the ability to make a cohesive argument to represent your political opinions.

Posted by: Conservator | March 25, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

of course that turkey would blame the democrats. what else is new? smh lol

Posted by: 11kap | March 25, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

This is a joke right? I don't mean cantor. He is a joke. Here's a guy who does the bidding of people who won't have him in their heaven. A total clown. A pattern of violence across the country, using methods scripted by bloggers, on information provided by bloggers, is not an isolated matter that should be kept quiet. There is video of Bachmann and others on the balcony inciting the crowd so don't try to pretend the repugs aren't responsible for this crap. If anything there is almost proof of a conspiracy between certain house reps and the teabaggers, with faux news acting as the conduit. Elected officials receive threats all the time, cantor says he proof, but that doesn't equate to the influx of this activity throughout the country as these mindless fools do the bidding of ailes, beck, hannity and limbaugh. Cantor probably had someone shoot at his own building just so he could make his little speech. That's the kind of slime bag he is. The teabaggers are now terrorists. I think homeland security should now employ the methods approved by the right wing on the homegrown terrorists that have emerged from their caves, or more politically correct, trailers.

Posted by: arkadie7 | March 25, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse


Why do republicans have to go to the 1960's to find examples of liberal outrages??

Posted by: ProudLib

Actually that's a step forward for them. They still think Beaver Cleaver lives down the street.

Posted by: augwest77 | March 25, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Cantor's line of reasoning is much the same as those who perpetrate domestic abuse - "if you hadn't (fill in the blank) then I wouldn't have..." Great strategy- albeit dysfunctional- to blame the person who has been attacked.

Posted by: PatC1 | March 25, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Sure hope the tea party morons keep mouthing off. Every day they do, they drive more and more independents away from the GOP. Four more years!

Posted by: paul27davis | March 25, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I have to say that I have seen images of Bush as Hitler , but I don't ever recall threatening language dealing with bringing guns to protests.
The one guy in this story is actively telling people to break windows. Reminiscent of an ACTUAL Nazi event.
The problem as I see it , is that the right leans toward violence in most dealings with opposition. Force over voice, absolutes as opinion, weapons=strength.
Pathetic and sad.

Posted by: ripper368 | March 25, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I only respect Cantor because of his love of the musical stylings of Brittany Spears.

Posted by: Fisk202 | March 25, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Whats with the headline? where is the part about the shot at his office? After reading the article I'd say that is the most important and eye catching part.

Posted by: Steve94 | March 25, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

A little off the subject, but is Cantor gay???? I work in a large office with an equal division of men and women and almost everyone in the office thinks Cantor is a repressed, in-the-closet gay man who only got married and had a family because it looked like the right thing to do.

Posted by: missingwisc | March 25, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Mr Cantor as a Jew you shouldn't be using the tactics of Joseph Goebbels. Its insulting to all Jews and non Jews alike!

Posted by: puzzelbear | March 25, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I love it.

Let the Republicans and the Tea Party folks show their true colors, but I will say this...

If there is a death uptown, there will be a death downtown. For the religious nuts, that translates to "an eye for an eye". Do what you will, but there will be consequences for your actions, believe that.

You aren't the only one's with guns. Funny, These nut jobs seem to picket and stage rallys in areas over run with A CERTAIN TYPE OF PERSON.

I bet a dollar to a donut these nuts won't come into area with a heavy concentration of brown folks. They know who to play with and who to spit on and that is fact.

Posted by: eps0609 | March 25, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

The Tea (ie:Nazi?) Party had their own "Kristalnaught" last night, breaking the windows of dozens, cutting gas lines, phoning/faxing death threats to elected officials who voted for a democratically bill passed in Congress. It should be Cantor, Limbaugh, or Boehner who should be portrayed with Hitler mustaches, not President Obama. This is exactly how Nazi Germany came to power in the 1930's, using force,intimidation, and misinformation against the democratic process.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 25, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Eric. It's totally impolite to point out when people are threatening people you don't like.

Unsportsmanlike, too.

Anything else, Butt-Head?

Posted by: st50taw | March 25, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

What does a Democratic bullet look like anyway?

Posted by: mattintx | March 25, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse


So this little jerk wasn't getting enough attention?

DO you KNOW who he is? Do you know how VERY important he is? How wise adn adored in congress. How pivotal to, to to,
EVERYTHING?

Tall, good lookin' charming fella, isn't he. Obviously the next republican presidential candidate. Just adorable.

Posted by: whistling | March 25, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

DAMNEDGENTLEMEN - You are right because 1) it is not even clear that a shot was fired 2) If a shot was fired, it was a consultant's office and NOT Cantor's and - drum roll, please 3) CANTOR NEVER REPORTED A CRIME

No, please, hold you applause....

Posted by: TOMMYBASEBALL | March 25, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

We can only hope that whoever shot through Cantors office in Richmond comes back and finishes the job.I will celebrate if I turn on the news and find out this is the case.
We can only hope.

Posted by: jeffc6578 | March 25, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Is is it just me, or does Cantor sound like the Arab officials, who, when confronted with video images of Palestinians wildly celebrating the 9/11 attacks, warned that the newpapermen covering those celebrations might not be safe!

Eric Cantor is a dispicable piece of trash.
I sure hope someone takes out the trash, and soon.

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 3:11 PM
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Ladies and gentleman... the modern day Democratic Party.

Hey, if everybody right of center can be labelled as a rich, white racist.... what's good for goose is good for the gander.

Posted by: lingering_lead | March 25, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Saying that Democrats are the ones fanning the flames in the face of all evidence to the contrary is par for the course. Remember a few weeks ago when Rudy Giuliani asserted on national TV that there hadn't been a terrorist attack on American soil during the Bush administration, conveniently overlooking 9/11? Cantor is just another Republi-con politician in the Giuliani mold who'll say anything without regard for the facts.

Posted by: SilverSpring8 | March 25, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Irrelevant side-issue...

Posted by: wcmillionairre | March 25, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Cantor shrieks that someone left death threats on his answering machine and fired a shot through his office.

But he won't release the threats for investigation or file a police report for the shot.

Or permit any other kind of outside investigation.

Sort of sounds like the bug in Roves office that Rove himself seems to have planted when things got a little hot for him.

Posted by: Ms_Morgan | March 25, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Nice try Cantor. I haven't heard any Democrat leaders inciting violence, but you are going to try to throw it back and see if it sticks. Typical Republican tricks. Who did you hire to shoot through your window? Ha Ha

Posted by: teacherlady | March 25, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Childish, intolerant, lacking in self-control, obstinate, hypocritical, liars, deceivers, fabricators, violent, refusing to learn or even listen,cowards, weasels, scary, intimidators, self-serving, party first at all costs, thinking in blocks or mob thinkging, unable to cope with any defeat = GOP You sink to new lows on a daily basis.

Posted by: changeisneeded | March 25, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Eric Cantor's wife fired the so called bullet into his window. It would be wrong! wrong! to say it's too bad it didn't nick him. HE IS SUCH A @#$%&...


Posted by: wminot1 | March 25, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

What I don't understand is, when Bush was doubling the deficit, where were the Tea Parties? When Bush signed a trillion dollars to Medicare, where were the Tea Parties? When Dick Cheney used the constitution as toilet paper, where were the Tea Parties? No where, they were no where!!!

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

"There are no leaders in this building, no rank and file members in this building, that condone violence, period."

That's a lie!

Posted by: Patriot3 | March 25, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

The secret is out.

The 'base' of the democratic party, the useless left wing, is engaged in attacking teabaggers. Go to Alex Jones and see the videos. The MSM won't show it.

So, it is both sides engaged in violence. This is the beginning of civil unrest.

But the MSM will only publish the cases of the teabaggers.

I'm not defending EITHER side. Teabaggers are racist and will not get my support. BUt the ultra left of the democrats are of the same kind as teabaggers, only peppermint flavor.

While the teabaggers attack our 'leaders', the ultra useless left attacks the teabaggers.

I like the teabaggers approach better.

Posted by: coqui44 | March 25, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: John1263

So Democrtas are making up the angry gun toting race baiting frothing at the mouth gangs of tea bag terrorists screaming kill kill kill?
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They were saying "Kill the bill." I guess you hear what you want to hear.

Posted by: lashadow1 | March 25, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

So Cantor says a bullet was fired through his office window ... can we now expect him to support gun control?

Posted by: HughBriss | March 25, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor reminds me of one of those parents that when his child goes to him to tell him he was being bullied and physically abused by his peers, instead of investigating the situation, and empathizing with his child, he blames the child. And, then accuses him of "fanning the flames" and being responsible for the bullying. Wow! I feel sorry for his children. I am sure they realize they have a cold, unkind and unsympathetic parent.

Cantor is showing his true character. I wonder how he would feel if the situation was in reverse, and his own personal safety was in jeopardy?

Posted by: fridaolay | March 25, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

That red faced squekey tone of voice you hear from Boner is the recognition that all the baloney and lies are alienating the independents. Add that up with 33mm voters who just got health insurance and he is getting a real taste of fear for 30 years in the wilderness.

Posted by: bob29 | March 25, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Cantor, the tribe buddy of Abramoff, is desperately trying to control a situation that he helped send out of control. Voters don't tend to trust a party that uses violence. The roots of the t-bags is the same Timmy McVeigh, they've just been underground as we fought another terrorist group, Al Quada. But the tea gaggers are just the American Taliban.

Posted by: ssterno | March 25, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse
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My point exactly! Comparing Tea Party to Al Quada and McVeigh you dems are the cause of this hate!

Posted by: usmc1969 | March 25, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Cantor, the tribe buddy of Abramoff, is desperately trying to control a situation that he helped send out of control. Voters don't tend to trust a party that uses violence. The roots of the t-bags is the same Timmy McVeigh, they've just been underground as we fought another terrorist group, Al Quada. But the tea gaggers are just the American Taliban.

Posted by: ssterno | March 25, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse
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My point exactly! Comparing Tea Party to Al Quada and McVeigh you dems are the cause of this hate!

Posted by: usmc1969 | March 25, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey Cantor - THERE'S VIDEO TAPE OF YOUR PEOPLE ON THE CAPITOL PATIO STIRRING UP THE TEA KLUX KLAN.

Let me get this straight. Threats of violence and death are made against Democrats, and Cantor wants them to just STFU? Sorry, but by pandering to these domestic terrorists, you own them. And everything that you do to encite them and whip them into a frenzy is on you. Lie down with dogs, and you wake up with fleas.

Eric CANTor. What a worthless P.O.S.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | March 25, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

And Palin's "hit list" is what, an olive branch?

Posted by: DrFish | March 25, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Eric Cantor's wife fired the so called bullet into his window. It would be wrong! wrong! to say it's too bad it didn't nick him. HE IS SUCH A @#$%&, rhymes with nick...

Posted by: wminot1 | March 25, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I just want to go on record: No one will ever be caught or prosecuted in the Cantor office shooting.

Ever.

Anyone care to give me odds?

Posted by: DAMNEDGENTLEMEN | March 25, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Cantor shrieks that someone fired a shot at his office and left death threats on his answering machine.

And then he won't release the threats or file a police report for the shot.

Or permit an outside investigation.

Wasn't it Karl Rove who bugged his own office to deflect negative press?

Posted by: Ms_Morgan | March 25, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Eric Cantor's wife fired the so called bullet into his window. It would be wrong! wrong! to say it's too bad it didn't nick him. HE IS SUCH A @#$%&, rhymes with nick...

Posted by: wminot1 | March 25, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse


Nice try Cantor. Unfortunately, the American people as not as stupid as the GOP. They know what they saw. Too bad Cantor has NO documentation of these alleged events. Only a fool would not report them. NO CREDIBILITY.

Posted by: augwest77 | March 25, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

We can thank Rush and Beck for the current violence and the representatives "egging" on the protesters on Sunday. They have been encouraging it for months. It is now reaching a ground swell. Time will tell where this all will lead.

Posted by: jojobo44 | March 25, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Why do republicans have to go to the 1960's to find examples of liberal outrages??

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 2:58 PM

And to point to liberal outrages in the 1960s without acknowledging that Jack, Bobby and Martin were all taken from us in acts of political violence in that decade is truly revisionist.

Posted by: seamhed | March 25, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Cantor's absolutely correct. The vicious comments here are evidence that there are extremists on both sides. Hardly a day went by when George Bush wasn't burned in effigy. This is demagoguery at it's finest transparently intended to distract America from this administration's latest power grab.

Posted by: hit4cycle | March 25, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

We can only hope that whoever shot through Cantors office in Richmond comes back and finishes the job.I will celebrate if I turn on the news and find out this is the case.
We can only hope.

Posted by: jeffc6578 | March 25, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Is is it just me, or does Cantor sound like the Arab officials, who, when confronted with video images of Palestinians wildly celebrating the 9/11 attacks, warned that the newpapermen covering those celebrations might not be safe!

Eric Cantor is a dispicable piece of trash.
I sure hope someone takes out the trash, and soon.

Posted by: trenda | March 25, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

A bullet through Cantor's window? A scene right out the Burning of the Reichstag playbook! Good move mein weasel.

Posted by: Neo1138 | March 25, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama and the dems are the ones who have villified, demonized and polarized this entire nation to the boiling point. I for one will join the revolt against this administration that has done nothing but damned all those who work for profit! The only people for this Obamacare are the ones who do not have to pay for it. Obama has managed to do what he set out to do and that was to divide use, make us hate each others. It is called divide and conquer! He is the main one at fault and my hope is that November will be cause for Americans who work for a living to revolt against him.
None of you Obamacare lovers can even tell us what the bill contains you just want it because it will be free to you.

Posted by: usmc1969 | March 25, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Cantor, the tribe buddy of Abramoff, is desperately trying to control a situation that he helped send out of control. Voters don't tend to trust a party that uses violence. The roots of the t-bags is the same Timmy McVeigh, they've just been underground as we fought another terrorist group, Al Quada. But the tea gaggers are just the American Taliban.

Posted by: ssterno | March 25, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks that we have a sort of perverse Stockholm Syndrome going on in that the GOP perpeTraitors (purposeful sic) and its encouraging leaders have now found that the blowback is not in their interests.

The ever whining GOP finds that its nasty, vicious and crooked unAmerican subversive political tactics and droning talking points are hurting rather than helping the GOP, because all those "law abiding American citizens" the GOP are always talking about representing don't like their violent language and condoning of extremist elements against those they diagree with.
In every contest, race, sports, gambling or whatever, there are winners and losers. The GOP has become known as the party of sore winners and sore losers. Really sore losers...

Posted by: enough3 | March 25, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

An angry public is easier to manipulate than an educated public. Dumbing down America has paid off for the GOP.

Posted by: jojobo44 | March 25, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Cantor doesn't seem to know history very well.

He needs to look up "Kristalnact"

Then he'd realize while real Jews, not pretend ones like him, are so deeply offended and downright angry at the Republican party acting like a modern day Waffen SS.

The Republicans are the spiitual decendants of the Nazis.

They knew exactly what "the night of broken glass" was.

Cantor needs to shut up, go to a seder tomorrow, and learn what the lord did for us when he brought us forth out of the land of Egypt.

He needs to read about the four sons.

He truly is the wicked son.

He needs to learn about Kristalnact.

He needs above all else to learn what Tzedakah is.

If he knew anything about it, or anyhthing about Judaism at all, he'd know why all true Jews are Democrats, why we support President Obama so strongly, and why we support universsl health care as a basic human right.

Cantor's not Jewish.

Like Lieberman, he just plays one on television.

Cantor's not Jewish.

He's a jerk.

Posted by: TheTruthWillNotBeSilenced | March 25, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

In the summer of 1987 Senator Ted Kennedy made his famous speech describing Robert Bork's America;

"Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, children could not be taught about evolution,"

The strategy was successful; Bork went down to defeat, and the speech is lauded as part of the Senator’s legacy.

How can any Democrat whine about "fanning the flames" . Republicans are just now learning to to keep up with the smear tactics democrats have used for years.

Posted by: chriss1 | March 25, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse


My Goodness Cantor!
Nobody seems to think you're as smart as important as you do!

THere's so little liking or respect for you shown here.
And here you were convinced that you're about the smartest and most important
person in congress. Superior, of course.

Posted by: whistling | March 25, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Playing the race/gender/orientation card is what the Dems do. Not all they do, but what they do. These unsubstantiated allegations levelled by the Congressional Black Caucus and Barney Frank served their intended purpose, and the icing on the cake was Speaker Pelosi marching hand in hand with Reps. Lewis and Frank and a giant cartoon gavel.

Makes for good theater. They still hardly know what's in this new legislation, but they can and have deflected by these allegations.

No justice no peace. Reminds me of Jesse Jackson and the Sharpton mob down in Durham a couple of years ago fanning the flames of racism over yet another false allegation.

Starting to see a trend...

Posted by: lingering_lead | March 25, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Last week Democrats who planned to vote against the health care bill were threatened by the White House, union leaders, activist groups, etc. Threats ranged from squeezing federal water supplies in western districts to supporting primary challenges against the incumbent. Do those kind of threats count as threats?

Posted by: mandog | March 25, 2010 3:04 PM
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First, for the sake of argument only, a political threat is not illegal; the threat of physical violence is.

Now, with your flimsy premise disposed of, please show us all one shred of evidence to support your laughable claims.

Posted by: abqcleve | March 25, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

What a shame kooks who target both sides of an issue.
There are not any Tea-Bag Terrorist. It is a myth made up by the media and the e-mail instructions the liberal agitators receive each day titled Topics to post on blogs and comment sections to keep liberals excited. I would not even begin to call them terrorist just agitators, Polk you in the eye and run. Remember it was OK to go after the family homes of AIG's executives. My goodness the people who did that were bussed in by SCEU and other unions plus ACORN.
So both Democrat and Republican's are being threatened by Kooks.
Thank you so much Washington Post for fanning the flames of this liberal hate fest and NBC etc. Shows real responsibility on your part does it not?
Many of us will wait to see if the people who are committing these crimes and they are crimes no matter who does them is caught. Then we can judge for ourselves what may have caused them to be so unhinged as to commit the acts they are committing.
Remember there are many responsible adults in this country and they will be voting in November. We are clued in to how you run you tactics for agitation and we are not going to take the bate. G-d speed to the FBI and local police to catch the people responsible for these criminal acts.

Posted by: jace1 | March 25, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

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Utterly incredible.

Everyone knows that the REAL reason that the right-wing is upset is that President Obama's father was a black man.

That is it

I am certain that it is just a matter of time for the fully armed right-wing starts assassinating people who are not "like them," ignorant, old, white dead-enders.

I am sick to death of this bull****.

I sent an email to my Senator, Mr. Brown, begging him to take a leadership position and bring down the level of vitriol before someone gets killed.

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Posted by: DickeyFuller | March 25, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

"Let me be clear -- I do not condone violence," Cantor said

i.e. just call them "Baby Killers" and let it go at that... don't hunt them down with sniper rifles or shoot them in church or anything.

Posted by: Darr247 | March 25, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Cantor's story makes no sense. Winners don't seek retaliation against losers.

Posted by: annie7 | March 25, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Leave it to Cantor to blame the victims. Typical.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 25, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Dems crying over what has been going on against conservatives for years is typical. Is there nothing they won't do to steal government?

Posted by: Lynne5
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1) Where is your evidence that anything like the current climate of intimidation has been directed at any conservatives?
2) And where is your evidence that Dems 'stole' the government? The president and congress were elected by a solid majority in the last election. You may not like it, but let's not invent facts.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 25, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

The left are the world's greatest hypocrites built on their 'glorious' and violent history of the 60s, not to mention their de-humanization of Bush which was all about shameless, personal attacks, stopping people from speaking at universities etc, rude petitioning and the like, and of course William Ayers and other liberals who have been so indoctrinated with their own propaganda that the US is evil, anyone against them is evil, and that as the 'good' ones, anything, including violence goes, that it is astounding to hear them with their 'contrived' outrage etc.

Its self-righteous 'people power!!' when they show their disgusting hatred for Bush, Palin, or what have you, but OMG!! gasps when people demonstrate against them. A few months after 53% of Americans elected Obama and gave him 70% approval ratings, liberals were calling anyone having problems with the President a racist (does that include all the 'red necks' in Massachusetts, the Independents who live to regret voting for Obama, and conservative democrats?..hmmm)

Make no mistake about how liberals think - anyone against them is stupid; they clearly are the ones doing what is best for people and the nation; hence anyone against them is evil, and should be shut up or put away, ala their left wing counterparts in Venezuela today, or the USSR in the past. Under the pretense of doing the 'people's work,' they usurp more power, quell dissent, demonize opposition, and live, breath, and die by the belief, 'by any means necessary.'

We know, anyone against them is a 'first rate gun toting, racist, bigot, neocon idiot, period!' This is how they think, pure contempt for dissent, which leads to today, branding anyone and everyone who doesn't bow down before them a violent racist hater, all the while gleefully forgetting that they are truly the most intolerant, unapologetically violent, pedantic, and power flexing people around.

Nice to see the nation has been for 1+ years diametrically opposed to them, there indeed still is hope, and eventually there will be change.

Posted by: vettevision | March 25, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party is the GOP stormtroopers. Cantor is a thug.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 25, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

How pathetic.
The party holding Gingrich their philosopher, use the "blame the rape victim" divertion.
Like accusing of anti-Semitism to those that object Netanyaho insulting the President of the United States of America.

Posted by: SouthStar | March 25, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor and his Republicans leaders got the people enraged by all their lies the past year. They continue to lie to this hour. The Republican party and congress people have turned to thugs, not being able to handle defeat. A normal, smart person will brush it off and go on. they are fighting for their lifes, knowing they will defeated next election. The lied to us about Health Care, now they cannot turn back. Never can we believe what they tell us again. The Republican party has lost its way and no longer can preform their duties in office. The Republicans don't know what the American people want, they are lost. We will defeat them and vote in Honest representatives.

Posted by: raddisontucson | March 25, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Why do republicans have to go to the 1960's to find examples of liberal outrages??

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 2:58 PM

A. Because Conservatives live in the past.
B. Because that's all they've got.

Either way, pretty pathetic.

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

You can't use strong language around a huge group of marginally educated racists, like the tea-baggers, and not expect a few of them to 'take matters into their own hands'.

The republicans know this full well yet continue to fan the flames.

Their actions are shameful and inexcusable.

Posted by: Heerman532 | March 25, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is blaming the Democrats for receiving death threats and publishing them. He prefers that threats from right-wing crazies and assassins be kept quiet so as not to tarnish the image of his allies, the rightists who have no intention of abiding by the rules of conduct in a democracy, opting for the thuggish rule of the street instead. They are pretty shameless, these GOP liars and instigators. Cantor, like Joe McCarthy, needs to be told off. Cantor, have you no shame?

Posted by: RichardHode | March 25, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Mr Cantor, we will decide who is a provocateur.

Posted by: angelos_peter | March 25, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

If they Republicans don't like being seen as the party who spits on people, hurls racial slurs, smashes windows, publishes people's addresses and cuts propane lines, then they shouldn't spit on people, hurl racial slurs, smash windows, publish people's addresses or cut propane lines.

It's actually quite simple. Stop acting like ignorant, violent thugs and Americans will stop seeing Republicans as ignorant, violent thugs.

Posted by: Ms_Morgan | March 25, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

So Canter says Dems are "fanning the flames". I'll tell you Mr. Cantor, if someone came and cut the gas lines to my brothers house, or phones or faxed death threats I'd be fanning the flames of indignation! Wouldn't you? The Death threats are the byproduct of the GOP's strategy of fearmongering for the past year. They, not the Dems have been fanning the flames of intolerance and violence.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 25, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

So Canter says Dems are "fanning the flames". I'll tell you Mr. Cantor, if someone came and cut the gas lines to my brothers house, or phones or faxed death threats I'd be fanning the flames of indignation! Wouldn't you? The Death threats are the byproduct of the GOP's strategy of fearmongering for the past year. They, not the Dems have been fanning the flames of intolerance and violence.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | March 25, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

At his next press conference, poor persecuted Eric will blame the Halocaust on the Democrat Party. His proof? His housekeeper's brother's cousin has seen some of 'em hanging around at the Halocaust Museum.

Posted by: Patriot3 | March 25, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Last week Democrats who planned to vote against the health care bill were threatened by the White House, union leaders, activist groups, etc. Threats ranged from squeezing federal water supplies in western districts to supporting primary challenges against the incumbent. Do those kind of threats count as threats?

Posted by: mandog | March 25, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is 100 % correct.

Democrats are liars.

Posted by: stephenwhelton | March 25, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is lying, plain and simple. Boehner is lying, plain and simple.

These cowardly maniacs have been encouraging the violence and rage among their Tea Party followers for months. Now that the Tea Baggers are taking up the GOP call to harm Democrats, the Republican leaders are reaping what they sowed.

GOP representatives called Stupak a "Baby killer" on the floor of the House. GOP members applauded protesters who disrupted the House debate on health care. GOP elected representatives held up signs encouraging the Tea Party mob outside the Capitol Building.

The Republicans cannot escape responsibility for the ugly, mindless violence that is distorting our political conversation. American voters will remember in November which party stood in the hospital door and voted unanimously against health care for all.

Posted by: dee5 | March 25, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Are you freaking kidding me?? Democrats are 'fanning the flames'? In the past few weeks, we have seen Congressional leaders cheering on worse element of tea party activists outside the capitol building (and their reprehensible rhetoric), Congressional representatives putting wanted posters with targets on certain reps pictures, tea party activists publish addresses of Congresspeople and their relatives online, and much rhetoric that alludes to gun violence (yes, of course, it's a 'joke'). Now someone has had their house vandalized, potentially in a life threatening way, and Republicans are whining about being associated with it. Mind you, this is not Rush and Beck encouragning this kind of behavior - it has been party leaders! What are the Dems supposed to do - pretend it didn't happen? People need to be very concerned about this type of behavior, and it should be publicized, and yes, Republican leaders who play to the worst fears of their base and the most radical elements in their party need to be penalized for it politically.

SO sick of the false equivalencies here - accusing Democrats of 'fanning the flames' is like accusing a domestic violence victim of being guilty of marital strife. Reading the Post really makes me feel like I am in alternate universe sometimes.

Posted by: jak2 | March 25, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Good for Cantor. Stand up to nana pelosi and her communist rabble

Posted by: restonhoops | March 25, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

"If I'm out of work and I can't afford health insurance, I won't get it--and I won't pay any fines. It is an affront and insult to every American. "

Posted by: thefrontpage

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and if (when) you get sick, how will you be paying your medical bills?


Will you "just go to the emergency room" like Mr. Bush suggested?

and expect others to pick up the tab?

or should the ER people just let you suffer?

Posted by: vigor | March 25, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is a dispicable human being.

Posted by: luvleep | March 25, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Where was this guy when Poland "invaded" Germany in 1939?

Posted by: RHouck | March 25, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

If the Democrats are not fanning the flames then please explain to me why they are blaming the Tea Party/Conservatives for the cut propane line at Perriello's brother's house in Albemarle County?
His address was mistakenly posted by a Tea Party member on a Facebook/Twitter page as being that of Congressman P's. The note encouraged 5th District members to "stop by and tell Congressman Perriello what you think about his voting for the Health Care Bill." No where was the mention of vandalism or violence, just encouraging citizens to exercise the right to Free Speech.
As far as I know no one knows who cut the gas line to the grill on the back of the house. It could have been anyone at all but immediately Congressman P and the media blamed the Tea Party for this act. Talk about being convicted before the evidence is in.
To me this is a prime example of Political Gamesmanship by the Democratic Party.

Posted by: shadow4 | March 25, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

McCain Refuses to Condemn Palin's Use of Sniper Cross-Hair Sights Targeting Democrats

See it for yourself-

McCain Refuses to Condemn Palin’s ‘Reload’ Rhetoric

http://vodpod.com/watch/3305853-mccain-refuses-to-condemn-palins-reload-rhetoric-

You can not mistake this as anything other than a gunsight.. you can't wish it away.. you can't clean it up..

It is what it is.... shameful

Posted by: Gracefulboomer | March 25, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

If it's true that someone fired a shot at Cantor's office, he might want to consider that those good ole' boys in the South hold Jews in roughly the same esteem that they hold liberals.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 25, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Yes, he is right. He forgot to mention..."Just like the Jew businessmen who fanned the flames leading to Kristalnacht." or "Just like the rape victim who was asking for it." What a weasel!

Posted by: Neo1138 | March 25, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well... apparently they can dish it out but they can't take it! So it's ok as long as violence is directed at the other party, but not towards them,
Senators & members of Congress are supposed to lead by exanple: the ones who behave like Joe "you lie!" Wilson, & ones who were ginning up abusive behavior by Tea Baggers should be ashamed.

Posted by: Sandy1l | March 25, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

haha...I have a feeling the bullet through the window of his Richmond Campaign office has more to do with being in Richmond than with Eric Cantor.

Posted by: Wowza1 | March 25, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

If someone fired a bullet at Cantor's office, that is an act of serious violence which must be reported. Anyone guilty of such an act, should be in prison.

Yet, if reports are accurate -- no report of this crime was filed with the police.

This is the HEIGHT of irresponsibility. For Cantor to then trumpet this alleged act of violence against him in order to gain political sympathy is beyond irresponsible.

It is gutter politics.

But certainly NOT the first gutter politics we've seen from this opportunistic hypocrite.

Posted by: dogmo | March 25, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

haha...I have a feeling the bullet through the window of his Richmond Campaign office has more to do with being in Richmond than with Eric Cantor.

Posted by: Wowza1 | March 25, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

The GOP leaders were on the balcony last Saturday chanting KILL THE BILL holding a snake flag. They need to be called out for inciting mobs like behavior that take us back to the 50's & 60's civil rights era. If its not health care it's something else. GOP's bitter tactics are a danger to the progress made over 50 years ago in America. The hate rallies they led Saturday were a disgrace to Americans. As elected leaders & representatives their behavior is appalling. The division that they have caused over the past 14 months thru lies, fear & ignorance is irreversible. The GOP has taken the country back 50 years to our dark & evil past in just 14 months. If majority does rules democracy is dead or it's on a respirator. Our democracy voted for President Obama; let the will of the people rein. All this terrorist hatred tactics have to stop. Our divided country has fallen. Some Americas have cosigned with the GOP leaders on how fast & far we fall.

Posted by: Vonnie932 | March 25, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Consider the source. But, seriously, there are some anti postings here about bashing that need to stop. Stooping to their level is not cool.

Posted by: linda_521 | March 25, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Cantor may be willing to step into the line of fire for Israel but he shouldn't apply the same philosophy to the rest of us. Even though I detest Cantor because of his support for the expansionist policies of this particular Israeli government, I would never espouse any kind of political violence. Unfortunately with the districts drawn the way they are in Virginia, there's no chance to get this clown out of Congress through an election. But taking him out some other way is wrong, too.

Posted by: stillaliberal | March 25, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Cantor and Cucinelli (state AG) are embarrassments to Virginia. They are in the same class as Gilmore and Representative Scott of years past. Accuse the victims…deny the threats..bankrupt the state...destroy individual rights.

Posted by: changeisconstant | March 25, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Why do republicans have to go to the 1960's to find examples of liberal outrages?? In any case we are talking about members of Congress who are suppose to be above this behavior standing outside the capitol with "KILL THE BILL" signs!! They might as well have been in the crowd. All that display was planned. The repubs knew they were beat and consistent with their behavior since Jan 2009 they acted childish and silly. The repub party is at the beginning of the end and they know it.

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Really, Mr. Cantor? I presume that you'd argue that the rape victim was dressed provocatively and had it coming to her, too.

Posted by: seamhed | March 25, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Interesting the Cantor makes the claim about his office window but has no receipts to prove it had to be replaced. First he claimed shots were fired AT his house, now he claims they were fired NEAR his house. His story is already crumbling.

It would appear the the GOP just now figured out that this violence and hatred is not gonna be good for them.

Too little too late. You broke it, you bought it.

Posted by: basket | March 25, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

If conservatives are going to keep claiming the racist and anti-gay taunts the other day were fabricated because someone didn't happen to tape it at that moment, I believe the same standard of evidence should be applied here.

So far, all we have is Cantor's word that a shot was fired.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 25, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse


Got to love losers. Boehner and his gang of losers fanned the flames of the lunatics in DC. The GOP sowed hate. When it comes time, the GOP wants the Democrat's to reap what they sowed. The GOP's uncivilized and despicable behavior will come back to haunt them.

Posted by: augwest77 | March 25, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Is Eric Cantor lighting his farts and fanning the flames? Or is he simply fanning his farts?

Posted by: angelos_peter | March 25, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

It is terribly distressing that members of Congress are being attacked and threatened.

I do not agree that either remaining silent about this violence or disclosing it...offers any sort of protection. There is value in warning others at risk, because some of these violent attacks are certainly organized.

It is my experience that many such attacks are preceded by threats.

My prayers are for the protection and safety of those who serve us in government

Posted by: 4morris | March 25, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse


Oh, this is just choice.
The voice of the Republican party, the conservatives.

This little snot sent out to GIVE THE WORD on how things should be done. This is a real measure on how deep in the dew the GOP is. Yippee.

Posted by: whistling | March 25, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Poor Mr. Cantor. His dreams of GOP majority status come November 2010 are quickly fading. The GOP, their leadership, and their fellow travelers known as tea baggers have by their actions turned off the American public. Cantor knows its over!

Posted by: NewEra | March 25, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

It isn't Dems, or the left, or rationalcivilized human beings that show-up to rallies with ar-15's slung over their shoulders. The left doesn't have uniformed militias training in the woods, waiting for a signal. And within our ranks there aren't any Klansmen, sans sheets.

You Republicans have been working these malcontents into a frenzy, using them as your shock-troops, manipulating them to frm the nucleus of your "grassroots" campaign against the popular mass movement that removed you from power in November 2008. Its your statesmen (Cheney et al) and your pundits (hannity and Rush) that deny that waterboarding is torture, completely ignoring that we and the Geneva cnvention have prohibited that same practice for more than half a century because it is torture.

You conservative republicans are like Faust- you sold your soul to achieve your goals- and now you are completely engulfed by evil. Worse- you're casting about for someone t blame for the bargain you've made.

Posted by: interactidiomas | March 25, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Rep. Cantor told the Richmond Times-Dispatch thet "he doesn't know whether the shot was random or aimed at the building." Moreover, it was not his campaign office. He has no credibility in this discussion. In any event, the idea of gun-toting packs of progressives terrorizing Republican representatives sounds a like an unfunny SNL skit. Liberals' usual weapons are a high pitched whine and until Obama, republicans have had nothing to fear from the left but tinitus.

Posted by: wharwood | March 25, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

"I'm a victim too" ... Poor Eric Cantor, always needs a gimmick or a prop because he's really not very smart. I feel sorry for the people in his district. He is the epitome of the empty suit.

Posted by: MC55 | March 25, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

@allenridge wrote:
"unpluggedboodah......"In short: Cantor shut your slimy little mouth before someone shuts it for you." - that sure sounds like a threat to me."
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As opposed to Minority Leader Boehner's comments on sunday about a democratic house member: “He’s a dead man. He can’t go home to his West side home.” after voting for the healthcare bill.
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A public citizen telling someone to shut their mouth or it will be shut for them is wildly laughable when compared to the MINORITY LEADER blatantly insinuating a Congressman will be killed if he goes home. Of course Boehner simply says 'thats not how I meant it' as an excuse. It doesn't matter how it was 'meant'. When you have Ms. Palin putting target crosshairs on Congress members while calling for people to 'Reload', sorry the GOP has been fanning these flames for months and now they have to own them.

Posted by: rpixley220 | March 25, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is blaming the victims much? Republican hypocrisy marches on and on. He's right about one thing. Legitimate threats should be investigated.

Posted by: lartfromabove | March 25, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Cantor's claim that his campaign office was "shot" may not be all that it's cracked up to be.

The police are refusing to say that shots were fired on his office, or even if it was actually Cantor's office that was targeted.

Cantor's story sounds fishy...

Why won't the police verify Cantor's claim???

Posted by: associate20 | March 25, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I am so sick of Republicans. They should fire their strategist immediately. they are nothing but a nasty, mean, and misleading party. their whole existance is wrapped around the notion of creating a spin that advantages their side. its a political organization now not a governing one. they have no solution for the nations strategies and all they do is rile up the american people and oppose legitimate worthwhile efforts by the dems to put this country together. im not liberal. im basically a moderate. but if you want this country to have any chance of moving forward, the dems are the only game in town.

Posted by: bizwiz27 | March 25, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

That's Rich!!

The Republican Party has been fanning the flames for the last year and now that they lost, they're claiming that THE OTHER GUYS are fanning the flames.

pure disingenuous, childish krapp

Posted by: vigor | March 25, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Incredible!

If there were death threats against him, I am sorry about that, but saying that recent attacks, all against the Democrats, had nothing to do with his Party's followers, is just ridiculous.

Keep talking - please.

Posted by: sharedgum | March 25, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Spot on back-and-forth between an emailer and Paul Kane, the Post's congressional reporter.
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Massachusetts: I would like to see the Democrats name one Republican that issued a death threat. The way Democrats do things, I wouldn't be surprised if the idea and threats were set up to appear the Republicans did them, being their repulsive action all along. Anyone group who rams through a bill like they did, leaves one to believe they would stop at nothing to make up for their shameful actions.

Paul Kane: I really can't help you here. If this is what you believe -- if you really believe this -- then I don't know what to say to you.

http://www.blogforarizona.com/blog/2010/03/giffords-office-vandalized-pictures.html

Cut and paste that into your web browser. That shattered glass is real. If you think Rep. Giffords' staff did that themselves, and then tried to blame Republicans for it, well, then I can't help you. You live in a world of such deep, dark cynicism, a place that even I can't go, and man, I'm really cynical.

Posted by: monk4hall | March 25, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Do the liberals and their supporters even listen to themselves and the liberal media? I've heard much worse coming from them. Now they are appalled?

They didn't listen to the majority of the people when they passed the health care bill. People are acting out to get their attention because they were being ignored. Do they hear them now?

Things will calm down when they at least act like they care about what the people want and get serious about saving our economy. They obviously don't care about preserving our republic, so we will have to wait and deal with that issue in November.

Posted by: lashadow1 | March 25, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Ummmmm rightttttttt........


So Democrtas are making up the angry gun toting race baiting frothing at the mouth gangs of tea bag terrorists screaming kill kill kill?

Or is it cantor's position that they should all just hide until the mob puts the pitchforks and torches away? Which would be after right wing radio, blogs, television hosts on a certain network, and the republicon party stop inciting them to violence.

Posted by: John1263 | March 25, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse


Some really stupid attempt to conflate Jews with the Tea Party wants?

You'd think with anti semitism growing dangerously here, read the posts, this wouldn't be time

to play the Jewish card. What with Wall Street, and the wars and Netanyahu's derending Gaza, Dubai and new settlements which the world detests.

But maybe Cantor will be the new Tea Party Hero. And overtake Tea Party leaership, too.

Posted by: whistling | March 25, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Most death threats, and real violent deaths, occur in Democratic strongholds like Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc.
Broken windows are nothing when families have to sleep in bathtubs to avoid stray bullets from thugs in urban America.

Posted by: sperrico | March 25, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Most death threats, and real violent deaths, occur in Democratic strongholds like Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc.
Broken windows are nothing when families have to sleep in bathtubs to avoid stray bullets from thugs in urban America.

Posted by: sperrico | March 25, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is my congressman. It is funny that absolutely no police report was submitted to the City of Richmond police.

It is also funny how he is not releasing the supposed threats he received.

This guy has always been a liar. I think the press needs to do their job and investigate all these "threats" he supposedly received.

Posted by: atheist_rationale | March 25, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I absolutely hate Eric Cantor's guts. This is one of the most spineless and deceitful lines he has delivered in months. I can't believe he has the balls to try a charade like this. What a hypocritical jerk.

Posted by: adelisi | March 25, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

"No one saw this quote of mine in this publication until Mr. Driehaus and others made a public issue of it."

Is Boehner kidding or just stupid? What part of "publication" does he not get?

Posted by: p_chuck | March 25, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

You bad ol' Democrats, you! You're just saying all that stuff 'cause it's true. The wing nuts on the right (and the left) have no shame. Was it those evil old liberals who were out on the balcony fanning the protest the other day? I don't think so.

Posted by: Denny_98 | March 25, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

C'mon Cantor, where was it, your 'consultant's office' or your 'campaign office'?

Where is the police report?

Posted by: Gracefulboomer | March 25, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Both sides need to show some emotional regulation and maturity. As an Independent, however, let me just say that I am slowly inching back towards the Democrats, because of the numbing level of Repblican reactivity. I don't care to be associated with the kookiness I'm seeing out there. What happend to Tom Periello's
brother was sick. Republican's take note: you're losing me.

Posted by: BaltimoreCotls59 | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

You'd expect nothing but nonsensical inanity from the only Jewish Republican in Congress. The man is clearly nuts.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

"You probably need to stop watching Glenn Beck OR Rachel Maddow/Olbermann."

I agree about Beck and Olbermann.

But Maddow is actually pretty level-headed and does a pretty good job of presenting facts. Granted, she clearly has a left slant, but she's pretty fair about it.

Posted by: Hillman1 | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I completely understand what the repubs are doing. They must keep this Healthcare argument current. If we move on as a nation to other business like immigration and energy policy, the healthcare furor will fall to the background and they need that for their rally cry come Nov mid terms. They need as much fake rage as possible. If they don't make significant gains in Nov, they are toast!!! lol I hope they fail miserably!!!

Posted by: ProudLib | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

While many progressives loathe John Boehner, none are likely to call for his assassination.

But some may be tempted to indulge in schadenfreude when his penchant for indoor tanning results in skin cancer.

Posted by: HughBriss | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is a disgrace to his Jewish roots. Maybe he should listen to Virginian who say they only want Christians to represent them in congress.

Posted by: truth1 | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

You conservatives are SHAMELESS. It wouldn't surprise me AT ALL if Cantor hired someone to shoot through his window while he was safe at home just so he could have a chance to blame the other side.

Moderate conservatives are right to be very worried about what their right-wing brethern in the streets and in Congress are doing. These right-wingers do not believe in democracy. They believe that might makes right, but I hope we can domesticate them through peaceful protest and rule-of-law before it's too late.

It's entirely possible that if Republicans don't get their way in future elections, there could actually be blood in the streets.

Posted by: roedel74 | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

The threats are amusing in some ways, it sounds like some of the garbage that was spewed by the democrats while Bush was president. They used ever foul, vile term they could think of to discredcit him while he was in office. Now that they are getting some of the same garbage thrown back at them and their socialist adjenda they don't like it. The last time they reported that threats and physical action was taken against them it turned out to be one of their fellow members doing the dammage and making the threats. Of course the liberal new cryers never repoerted that nor said much about the underhanded tricks used by the party of welfare crybabies and fraud. But the American public is not led astray by the whining and crying from the party of corruption. It is obvious that they are once again trying to misdirect the publics view from Health care to some other issus so they members won't get the massive public outcry and contempt overwhelimng them or causing them to change their vote against the American public and Voters.

Posted by: jmsmaxwell | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

What did GOP MoCs expect when at least one of them waved a sign reading "KILL" at a tea bagger rally last week?

They say they didn't incite the violence. But why don't they CONDEMN the violence? Because it's coming from their supporters.

Posted by: StevenDolley | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm not surprised people would like to keep the extra-curricular activities of the Brown Shirts under wraps.

News of threats and intimidation always builds public sympathy and then fuels a backlash against the party associated with the threats.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I do not believe that either party is innocent when it comes to rhetoric but the democrats can not hold a candle to the hate spewing, angry, fear mongering ability of the republican party. For example, John Boehner said that a Democratic member of Congress who supported health care reform would be a "dead man." Michael Steele said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be put on "the firing line." Sarah Palin said "don't retreat - reload." Not to mention "baby killer," "death panels", etc. All leaders of the republican party, not the extreme fringe. There are wackos on the fringe of each party and loss of civility, respect, intelligent dialogue, and violence should not be tolerated by either side. Rep Cantor should be ashamed of himself for blaming the democrats for the violence (with which he might have a slight point) but hypocritically not condemning some of the statements that have been made by the leaders of his party.

Posted by: qwerqwer1 | March 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor has given voice to what we all knew was true: Republicans believe Democrats should live in silent fear of their thuggery. I have to give the man credit: he is at least more forthright than John Bonher or John McCain.

Posted by: rickedelson | March 25, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

What Kantor did is just legitimize these attacks. Teabagger: "See? We didn't do nothing wrong! It's them Democrats making a big deal out of it." Sheesh.

In an age of gun rampages, of Jim Adkisson gunning down people in a church because he hates "liberals" of abortion doctors being killed, calling attention to death threats is not "fanning the flames."

I bet he thinks those black children cowering from attack dogs and under billy clubs and fire hoses were "fanning the flames, too."

Republicans are truly despicable people.

Posted by: monk4hall | March 25, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Republicans live in a parallel universe.

Posted by: tom_walker | March 25, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe a word of this guy says, he has been lying for months over healthcare....and aren't the repugs that have all the guns? check all of Cantor's acquaintances and see if the bullet matches one of their guns....I bet my house they'll find a match.

Posted by: biglio | March 25, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone stop and think about how the Republican Leaders more and more sound like the bullies that we all knew and saw in school growing up. Always trying to intimidate people into doing things they wanted or stopping others from doing things they did not like. They are like a pack of mad dogs running through a neighborhood looking for trouble.

Posted by: EastCoastnLA | March 25, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Give me a break..."Fanning the Flame?" Flames started by whom? Where were you when Rush was talking about "Taking them out” Where was your press conference when some members of the "tea party" were waving Confederates flags? Where are you now when Ms. Palin calls people to target members of Congress? No, Mr. Cantor, the bible states in Galatians 6:7, 8 - Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. I wish no ill will on you or your family and I agree…”enough is enough”. Maybe Minority Leader Boehner should stop talking about anger. Hey Mr. Boehner maybe you should be a MAN and stand up to condemn these acts!!!! Republican money helps to support these groups. Here is a great idea, let’s pray that this nation, that we all love, will move forward to agree to disagree and respect all of our rights to free speech.

Posted by: gree8055 | March 25, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

The left loving it, inflaming things, trying to label anyone against them as a racist or violent etc as they always do - funny how they may rightly say we Americans should never generalize about Muslims or Blacks etc, and as a minority, I appreciate that - but they are the BIGGEST hypocrites in the world if not flat out disgusting in their attempt to label everyone, that is generalize, is a racist or what have you.

Screw you left, you're going down regardless, try your best to curse everyone and act like the victim, your condescending and arrogant ways, not to mention complete disregard for American dynamism and individual liberties is your self-made end.

Posted by: vettevision | March 25, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

meh

Posted by: SUMB44 | March 25, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

If you think the crazies who will resort to violence are on one side or the other, you are truly deluding yourself. You probably need to stop watching Glenn Beck OR Rachel Maddow/Olbermann. Replace them with a mix of news sources.

If we don't slow down and take some time to talk things through, I'm very concerned that many people are going to get hurt. We are a polarized nation politically -- but don't we all know and love people who are on the other side too??

Posted by: chrojo01 | March 25, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Makes sense, LIB T@RDS are always looking for someone else to blame. ALWAYS.

Posted by: askgees | March 25, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

If you watch the video the FBI has possession of, you can see Cantor carving the backwards "O" onto his face using his own knife that he stuck in a patriotic Democrat's chest.

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Face it, The Republic Party of No are the chief instigators of the Tea Bag Terrorists.

Posted by: WillSeattle | March 25, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Reminds me of a Monty Python skit: "I'd like to complain about people who hold things up by complaining about people complaining. It's about time something was done about it."

Cantor's version: "I'd like to score political points by complaining about Democrats scoring political points by complaining about threats of violence. It's about time people started ignoring it."

Posted by: hitpoints | March 25, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

They were not fanning the flame of the threats. They were simply letting people know what happens.

My message to Mr. Cantor--The GOP can't have it both ways. They can't cater to people who are racist and homophobic and then claim that somehow their catering is the Democrats fault.

And my message to the GOP--Denounce, not just the hate messages, but the people who send them. Tell them you don't need them in your party.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | March 25, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

This has all the makings of that crazy broad carving a B into her forehead.

Posted by: CHICO13 | March 25, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

cantor is such a wuss..typical bully..can dish it out but can't take it...

Posted by: rmcgolden | March 25, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

The fact is that most Americans do not want to be told by the federal government that they HAVE to have health insurance, and that they'll be fined if they don't. That's just insane. It is an insult to every American to have this crap forced down their throats--liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican. I know many liberal, left Democrats who do not support this, will not pay any fines, and will fight this provision. Fourteen state Attorney Generals have filed a lawsuit against this provision--hopefully, they'll win. And we're liberal Democrats here. If the liberal Democrats are upset about this--and believe me, they are--then you know most Americans are upset. This health reform piece of crap is a huge mistake for this country, for everyone, Democrats or Republicans or Indpendents or people in any party, and that is why people are upset. The American people do not want this bill shoved down their throats--and that is exactly what happened. That is why people angry. If our politicians don't understand this, they shouldn't be in office. If I'm out of work and I can't afford health insurance, I won't get it--and I won't pay any fines. It is an affront and insult to every American.

Posted by: thefrontpage | March 25, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

The fact is that most Americans do not want to be told by the federal government that they HAVE to have health insurance, and that they'll be fined if they don't. That's just insane. It is an insult to every American to have this crap forced down their throats--liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican. I know many liberal, left Democrats who do not support this, will not pay any fines, and will fight this provision. Fourteen state Attorney Generals have filed a lawsuit against this provision--hopefully, they'll win. And we're liberal Democrats here. If the liberal Democrats are upset about this--and believe me, they are--then you know most Americans are upset. This health reform piece of crap is a huge mistake for this country, for everyone, Democrats or Republicans or Indpendents or people in any party, and that is why people are upset. The American people do not want this bill shoved down their throats--and that is exactly what happened. That is why people angry. If our politicians don't understand this, they shouldn't be in office. If I'm out of work and I can't afford health insurance, I won't get it--and I won't pay any fines. It is an affront and insult to every American.

Posted by: thefrontpage | March 25, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor is a class A jerk. He full well knows the GOP has been fanning the flames with the teabags that are nothing but misinformed brainwashed idiots which is just what the GOP loves. Dumb,obedient puppets.

Posted by: walkman1956 | March 25, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Have they subpoened Cantor's gun to see if it matches the bullet?

Posted by: zneroladivad | March 25, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Lets face the FACTS: Republicans (Bush, Gingritch, Beck, Limbaugh, Bachman, Demint, Cantor, etc. etc. ) have been and are utter complete lunatics.

To be exact what this means is that Republicans are paid agents of Rich & Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Military, Big Banks, etc. aka Wall Street Gang) and as such they have been part of one of the Ultimate Con Jobs in the history of man kind, perpetrated on the American people, for the last many decades. The purpose of which Con Job are the following 2 Key objectives:
1- To give American people as little as possible for the Taxes that we pay,
2- To enable the Rich & Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Banks, etc.) to get as rich as they can off
the back of the American middle class (people) by not having the Government (of the People by the People for the People)
regulate what they can do for the benefit of the People, such as have Universal nationalized health care, as all Europeans have, Canadians have, Israelis have, Chinese have, etc. or as we have Universal nationalized Military, Police, Fire, etc. etc.

And to get away with this Ultimate Con Job, Republicans have been saying any insane thing, any lunatic thing, no matter how senseless and illogical, such as:
1- "Government cannot do anything..."
2- "Government is the problem not the solution..."
etc. etc.
After all, if "the US Government cannot do anything..." then:
1- Why the HEK are we paying about 40% of our income in various form of Taxes*?
2- Are you saying that we should operate the US Military, Police, Fire, Courts of law, etc. etc. on private basis?
3- Why is it that the Governments in ALL European countries, Canada, Japan, China, Israel, etc. etc. "are the key part of the Solution and not the problems..." as evident by the FACT that in all these countries they have Universal nationalized health care as a result of which health care in these countries is taking about HALF of what it is taking in US while EVERY PERSON in these countries has health care for little or NO costs on top of the Taxes that they pay, resulting in ZERO European, Canadian, etc. going bankrupt each year due to health care costs vs 2MILL+ Americans going bankrupt each year due to this cost.

Full report here:
http://anoox.com/blog/Real_News.34034

Posted by: RealNews1 | March 25, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse


HE's concerned about the attention being given the threats...

SO HE CALLS A NEWS CONFERENCE to scram about being threatened because he's a Jew.

Perhaps watch for more of the same WHINE, see if this is part of a new PR game after the detestation Netanyahu helped spark inthe US with this little visit.

As for threats to anyone else, not important/\.

By the way, the third in leadership in the House, unknown, unnamed, unnecessary in history, becomes a big squawking deal if it's a Jew. Then we need to hear it daily.
Apparently.

Posted by: whistling | March 25, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

WOULD ANYONE WHO READS THESE COMMENTS FIND ANYTHING BUT BITTER, ANGRY, IGNORANT REMARKS. THEY REMIND US OF THE BUSH ELECTION. THE WAS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND HOW A PERSON WITH A HEART SO FILLED WITH HATE CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT. IF WE WERE TO BELIEVE WHAT IS WRITTEN WE WOULD HAVE TO REPATE THAT PHRASE "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY, AND THE ENEMY IS US. I JUST HAPPENED TO SEE THAT PATRON SAINT OF THE MINORITY BLOCK AL SHARPTON. WHO CAN REMEMBER THE TAWANA BRAWLEY EPISODE. THERE WAS COMPLETE AND TOTAL EVIDENCE THAT IT WAS ALL A LIE. PERHAPS THE RENCOR OVER WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND FALLS IN THE SAME CATEGORY.
CERTAINLY THE DIGESTION OF THE WRITERS MUST BE AFFECTED. I HOPE THAT THE DAY COMES WHEN THEY REALIZE THAT THEY ARE NO BETTER THAN THE REMARKS THAT COME OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS. ALL OF THE PREVIOUS BLOGS WILL DO NOTHING MORE THAN FAN THE FLAMES OF HATRED AND DISORGANIZATION OF THE COUNTRY THAT I GREW UP IN AND LOVED.

Posted by: MALBENNET | March 25, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is in bed with the Teabaggers and now the teabaggers are upset at the GOP for not going over the cliff with them fast enough.

As the song goes...."When you plant ice, you're gonna harvest wind".

Posted by: B-rod | March 25, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Is Cantor serious? After he spent all weekend fanning the tea bagger flames from the capitol veranda and steps last weekend?

After Cantor and "Fake Bake" Boehner have spent the entire last year fanning the flames. Talkign about death panels and people dying?

These two are just upset that they are being called to the mat for once, and being held accountable for their actions.

Someone needs to tell these two to grow the heck up and stop acting like petulant children.

Posted by: Nosh1 | March 25, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

It's official. Republicans have no shame. Cantor is such a weasel for acting indignant about this and pretending to be the victim. They are all like a bunch of spoiled children who feel that it's ok for them to act out in any way they please, but cry foul when anyone calls them on it. Seriously. None of these people got any home training, it would appear.

Posted by: dstinTP | March 25, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

As the comments show, we're in a national Vicious Cycle, very much like the circular conversation of a feuding couple--every perceived slight produces reactions that are perceived as slights, producing reactions that are perceived as slights...etc., etc. No single act has a single Truth associated with it--every injury to one party has a mitigating cause that the other party participated in or was guilty of.

It's a central part of our national malaise, and I don't expect that it will ever come to an end. The United States now has its Sunnis and Shias--the lines are drawn and the trenches dug.

Posted by: SenecaToo | March 25, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Up really is down with these thugs. War is peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is strength.

John Boehner, veins popping, stands on the floor thundering about Armageddon and yelling about how un-American Democrats are; Members of Congress wave signs saying "we'll meet at the state line," and applauding the rabid crowds of tea baggers; Sarah Palin puts a "hit list," complete with crosshairs on her website; Tea baggers are spitting on black leaders, calling them racial slurs. But to Kantor, it's the DEMOCRATS who are "fanning the flames."

Just unreal.

Posted by: monk4hall | March 25, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

It's a whacky, bizzaro reality that Eric Cantor lives in, isn't it? He really should seek professional help.

Posted by: eztempo | March 25, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Hard to square Cantor's squealing with the Republicans hanging over the balcony at the Capitol last week enticing Teabaggers to commit violence. Also hard to square with the GOP VP candidate's recent Twitter and Facebook posts where she openly advocates violence.

In short: Cantor shut your slimy little mouth before someone shuts it for you.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah |
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unpluggedboodah......"In short: Cantor shut your slimy little mouth before someone shuts it for you." - that sure sounds like a threat to me.......

Liberals......what happened to your "tolerance" or is that yet another LYING sterotype that is being shot down?

Wow.....three old LYING sterotypes ruined by the FACTS........

Libs......commit this to memory too.....lol !

Posted by: allenridge | March 25, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Really, Mr. Cantor? I presume that you'd argue that the rape victim was dressed provocatively and had it coming to her, too.

Posted by: seamhed | March 25, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Hard to square Cantor's squealing with the Republicans hanging over the balcony at the Capitol last week enticing Teabaggers to commit violence. Also hard to square with the GOP VP candidate's recent Twitter and Facebook posts where she openly advocates violence.

In short: Cantor shut your slimy little mouth before someone shuts it for you.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 25, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Hoyer et al would LOVE it if a Democratic member actually gets shot or blown up. Then they would have a MARTYR! And, that would improve their standings in the opinion polls, and give them an excuse to do a Chavez on dissenting voices in America.
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Based on what evidence?

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | March 25, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are the
RAPIST blaming the VICTIM

Fei Hu

Posted by: Fei_Hu | March 25, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

They cut the fuel line of a propane tank. The guy's family could have been blown to bits.

Posted by: Grandblvd03 | March 25, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Well .............well....... We thought it was just those "crazy right-wingers"

Well those goes that LYING sterotype.

Left-wingers need to get the Gestapo wing of your fascist party under control.

Cantor's is Jewish............gee whiz there goes another LYING sterotype down the drain, too.

Two OLDE liberal/progressive sterotypes shot down in ONE STORY.......imagine that.

Now libs........commit these facts to memory................lol !

Posted by: allenridge | March 25, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Hard to square Cantor's squealing with the Republicans hanging over the balcony at the Capitol last week enticing Teabaggers to commit violence. Also hard to square with the GOP VP candidate's recent Twitter and Facebook posts where she openly advocates violence.

In short: Cantor shut your slimy little mouth before someone shuts it for you.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 25, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

FOX FOXING OFF CANTOR

Posted by: Fei_Hu | March 25, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

As the Republicans' one and only Jewish member of Congress, Cantor should be very careful when making comments about "fanning flames" and "member threats." Those threats and flames may blow back and consume him. Very obviously, Republican voters have no love for Jewish candidates or for Jewish elected representatives.

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | March 25, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse


Hey somebody put a noose on my front door-oh well actually i put the noose on my front door but that is beside the point there are racist Republicans out there who opposed health care b/c they racist

Posted by: harr714 | March 25, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is so full of hoey. There isn't anything more to be said. Fanning the flames? This party has spent the last year or more with one paid ad after another scaring the beejezuz out of people, inciting people up to and include vote day, indirectly (hopefully) inciting the violence that seems to have occurred since and now he is whining about someone shooting at his windows because "Democrats are fanning the flames?" Puhlease. The Democrats have no flames to fan -- they won this round remember? All violence should be shunned, regardless where it comes from; this is not how a democracy works. Seems that the same sore losers who can't control themselves on soccer fields across America have taken it to a new level. Very sad for our society as a whole.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | March 25, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Hard to square Cantor's squealing with the Republicans hanging over the balcony at the Capitol last week enticing Teabaggers to commit violence. Also hard to square with the GOP VP candidate's recent Twitter and Facebook posts where she openly advocates violence.

In short: Cantor shut your slimy little mouth before someone shuts it for you.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 25, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Fanning the flames by reporting the threats? What a moron this guy is......

Posted by: EdSantaFe | March 25, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

How dare Democrats complain about bricks through their windows and death threats?! Just shut our mouths, clean up the broken glass -- and keep our heads down. We can't be ruffling the feathers of Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor!
I'm old enough to remember Eddie Cantor. He was funnier -- and could sing, sort of.
I have no idea what Eric Cantor is good for.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | March 25, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Tes, that's about right considering the source. Just blame the victim and ignore the facts.

Posted by: likovid | March 25, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Conservative talk show hosts have been getting death threats for years....instead of going out and whining about it, they alert the authorities and let them deal with it. Nope...not these d-bags, all politics.

Posted by: longhornsandbeer | March 25, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is a smart cookie and an effective leader, and I appreciate his need to defend his Republican colleagues. Nevertheless, his counterattack on the Dems is both weak and disingenuous. Is no one "fanning the flames?" Are the remarks of Boehner, Palin and Bachman, to name a few, calm, reasoned and measured? Are the 'entertainers' on Fox? is Rush contributing to the bad behavior?

If Mr. Cantor were solely motivated to calm the tension, I missed it. Being a target himself, he seems the perfect spokesperson for calm and reason -- he doesn't need to accuse the Dems of political exploitation.

Posted by: seblock | March 25, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Eric Cantor of all people should remember of of his peoples greatest slogans

Silence = Death

Posted by: EastCoastnLA | March 25, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Hard to square Cantor's squaeling with the Republicans hanging over the balcony at the Capitol last week enticing Teabaggers to commit voilence. Also hard to square with the GOP VP candidate's recent Twitter and Facebook posts where she openly advocates violence.

In short: Cantor shut your slimy little mouth before someone shuts it for you.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | March 25, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Wow Cantor is the one who is fanning the flame and he is blaming it on Democrats.

Posted by: tqmek1 | March 25, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

"It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain." And then he does just that. Eric Cantor is a wacko, lying Republican. Did any of these Repubs refute the lies about death panels? Did any of these Repubs speak out against the racial epithets and slurs against Democratic members of Congress the other day?

Posted by: g99999 | March 25, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Let me be clear:
I want to be clear about being clear:
To be clear, I will not clearly state my clearness in all clarity:
The clear clarity is clear and I am being clear, so let me be clear:
In all honestly, I will be clear:
So, to make things clear, and in all honesty, I will be clear:
And, for the American People, I will be clear, because clarity is what the American People want:
So, I say, Vote for Clarity! Clearness is the mandate of the American People! LET ME BE CLEAR!

Posted by: foldingtime | March 25, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse


Yeah right, has anyone heard Canto speak since he's been in the public eye?

He's the tea party's top instigators.

Cantor lost his way, and America's respect a long time ago. He's using this to shift the attention from Democrats being taunted, to the poor little Republican being taunted.

Spare me, Eric Cantor YOU are partially to blame for this. Fix your party before you start crying to the media

Posted by: DannyP1 | March 25, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

"The terrorist Tea Party must be stopped, before it's too late."

Posted by: thomasmc1957

What are you going to do? Tell me. Don't just say cheap statements. How are you going to stop it?

Posted by: jackstraaw | March 25, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Let me be clear:
I want to be clear about being clear:
To be clear, I will not clearly state my clearness in all clarity:
The clear clarity is clear and I am being clear, so let me be clear:
In all honestly, I will be clear:
So, to make things clear, and in all honesty, I will be clear:
And, for the American People, I will be clear, because clarity is what the American People want:
So, I say, Vote for Clarity! Clearness is the mandate of the American People! LET ME BE CLEAR!

Posted by: foldingtime | March 25, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Repubs are playing the adolescent card. Its the middle finger salute they give everyone. How this helps them win elections is to be seen.

Posted by: Mnnngj | March 25, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

No left wing attacks? it is to laugh. You have Greenpeace, which are outrisght terrorists, you have PETA and their allies in ELF. Bombs exploding in military recruiting offices, and literal poo-flinging riots with tons of property damage at the RNC. And then someone shoots at eric cantor. Please shut up until you do some research.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/06/police-investigate-explosion-in-times-square/

Posted by: thecomedian | March 25, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Yes, it is the Democrats fault. Isn't it always?

Posted by: NewThoughts | March 25, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Kantor is a punk,,, backed up by and working for Thugs,,,

Rep. Eric Cantor, R. Virginia is blaming the Democratic legislators for the violence perpetrated against them, for voting for healthcare reform. Mr. Cantor, a Jew, of all people should know that silence is how HITLER got his start. He has his head up his Republican butt!

Posted by: EastCoastnLA | March 25, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Let me see if I've got this right: After fanning the flames of hate and political violence for a year, the Republicans are blaming the Democrats for it.
Chutzpah, thy name is the Republican Party.

Posted by: boston9 | March 25, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Puh-le-e-e-e-eze! Now we're supposed to believe THIS?!

Posted by: nadinem | March 25, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

I would agree with Mr. Cantor, except that Republicans took a long time to come out against these threats, not to mention the fact that a lot of their rhetoric could easily be construed as encouraging violence.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | March 25, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Lynne5 and her ilk are pressing forward an absurd argument. There has been nothing from the left that compares to the violent rhetoric and disturbing conduct of the right wing nuts. Unless you want to look back to the 1960's, but that really isn't germane to today's issues. The Republicans have consistently refused to clearly condemn the extremist language used by many of their own members and associates. They are just now beginning to sense that this lack of moral authority is threatening to undermine their expectations for a big gains in the Fall.

As a result, Cantor is giving the old "blame the victim" line a shot out of desperation. This is another example of how the Republican leadership turns to word games and outright lies to advance their cause rather than try to offer solid, well considered policies.

And Eric ... please stop talking about being Jewish. Our people have suffered enough.

Posted by: orientyourself | March 25, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is simply imploding. Fear mongering hypocrites for 14 months and now 24x7 press dismissing fear mongering.

Posted by: dcperspective | March 25, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The terrorist Tea Party must be stopped, before it's too late.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | March 25, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

If Cantor can identify "the legitimate threats" from the non-legitimate threats then he can do so. Until then I suggest we have to take all threats seriously.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | March 25, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is just another Republican flim-flam artist.

He disputes the idea that Republicans have been inciting violence?
For just one example how does he describe Steve King (r-iowa) holding a picture of Nancy Pelosi on the balcony of the Capitol and making rude gestures toward the picture in front of the crowd over the weekend? The Republicans have been getting people whipped up for a year now with lies and angry rhetoric, now they want to walk away from it - nothing new, but still hard to believe.

Posted by: twpw | March 25, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Typical republican move: blame the victims. Nice.

Posted by: sylkyj | March 25, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Rep. Cantor, a SHONDA on you for blaming the messenger!

ATTENTION THREATENED CONGRESSPEOPLE:

Is THIS fed-local "coordinated action program" enabling an American Gestapo?

HOMELAND-RUN 'FUSION CENTERS' SILENTLY ASSAULT, TORTURE, IMPAIR, SUBJUGATE U.S. CITIZENS WITH CELL TOWER MICROWAVE/RF WEAPON SYSTEM, FINANCIAL SABOTAGE, 'COMMUNITY WATCH' VIGILANTE DOMESTIC TERRORISM: VETERAN JOURNALIST

* Thousands of Americans slandered as "dissidents" or undesirables, targeted by Bush legacy program for debilitating, cell tower- based precision-targeted microwave//laser assault, held hostage in their homes to fed-supported vigilante "community policing" stalking units equipped with warrantless GPS devices, who vandalize and terrorize as local police look the other way.

* Electromagnetic radio frequency microwave/laser/RF weapon system -- a nationwide installation employing cell towers and satellites -- silently, invisibly induce weakness, exhaustion, mood changes, pain, head and body aches, physical and neurological impairment, strokes, aneurysms, sickness, cancer -- and many victims do not realize what is making them sick.

===== POLITICAL LEADERS MAY BE AMONG TARGETS =====

* Regional Homeland Security- administered "fusion centers" reportedly serve as command centers for covert electromagnetic radiation attacks, pervasive surveillance, financial sabotage of those identified as "dissidents," "trouble-makers" or slandered as threats to society.

* Use of microwave weaponry to torture and impair political opponents recently confirmed by deposed Honduras President Manuel Zelaya.

"These are crimes against humanity and the Constitution, being perpetrated under the cover of national security and 'safe streets' by multiple federal and local agencies and commands -- an American genocide hiding in plain sight, enabled by the naivete of those who think 'it can't happen here.'" -- Victor Livingston, former reporter for WTXF-TV Philadelphia, Phila. Bulletin, N.Y. Daily News, St. Petersburg Times; producer/host, MSG Network Sports Business Report; columnist, NowPublic.com/scrivener.

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves

BUCKS COUNTY, PA- BASED MAGLOCLEN FUSION CENTER -- "Centcom of a Mid-Atlantic States Fed- and Police-Protected American Gestapo."

http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america

OR NowPublic.com/scrivener (see "stories" list).

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 25, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

FBI must investigate Cantor's claim.

Posted by: Realist17 | March 25, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Cantor's theories: the best defense is a good offense, or "pay no attention to those men (Limbaugh, Beck, Boehner, etc.) behind the curtain". We'll see whether it works.

Posted by: beckley1 | March 25, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse


Yes, yes,

we all know how silently and bravely the Jews bear their victimhood.

But hearing this whine by Cantor as he
berates others for talking about beingthreatened is a bit much. He gets his own (supposed) personal threats in the news, you'd have to note. Puts a little shining s tar on them. To hell with the others.

Posted by: whistling | March 25, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Gracefulboomer is right: Eric Cantor has had to stand by silently and suffer a great deal of clear, open anti-Semitism to enjoy the Republican position he now holds.

How is able to endure that from his allies, and not say anything about it?

Posted by: 1EgoNemo | March 25, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

One needs to take into context, these may constituents representing those who are under/uneducated, from unemplyed, high alcoholism demagraphics, WWF, Nascar, bull and tractor riding, tobakey chewing whose cultural contribution may be summed up in BBQ suace, districts.

Posted by: solid3 | March 25, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is on thin ice.

And yet they don't appear to realize it.

The scary part is that health care is serving as a proxy for opposing and de-legitimizing the election of President Obama. And now it seems to be edging into the realm of violence. Do the GOP even realize that they're flirting with the concept of violent coup d'etat?

It's time to stop it, Messrs. Boehner and Cantor.

Posted by: cassandra9 | March 25, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Boehner and Cantor's "leadership" is exactly why the GOP is in the weeds - venal, small minded men. The GOP party and their constituents are ill-served by such weasels.

Posted by: LABC | March 25, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

yvette5884 - you are absolutely correct.

Posted by: julieforBarack | March 25, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Dems crying over what has been going on against conservatives for years is typical. Is there nothing they won't do to steal government?

Posted by: Lynne5 | March 25, 2010 1:07 PM

***********************

What do you call 5 right-wing so-called "states rights" Supreme Court justices voting to halt the recount of Florida's votes in Bush v. Gore?

Now THAT'S what I call stealing government.

Posted by: ACounter | March 25, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Steal government, Lynne?

Excuse me, but that's what happened for 8 years under the Administration of GWB and Dickwad.

You may seem to recall they STOLE the 2000 Presidential Election and ruled with an iron fist for EIGHT VERY LONG YEARS.

Mickey Mouse Cantor should be ashamed of himself. Instead of CONDEMNING outright acts of terrorism or potential acts of terrorism, he chooses to condone actions from the right - wing fringe.

WHAT AN ARSEHOLE!!! HE AND YOU SHOULD BE DEPORTED!!!!

Posted by: dc1020008 | March 25, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Barrysal --

The sky must be a wonderful non-blue color in your world. Enjoy it!

Out here, where up is still up and sun rises in the east, we have things called scientifically-rigorous opinion research.

The best research, from independent Quinnipiac University, indicates as late as last Sunday, that the TEA Party movement is supported by about 13 percent of Americans.

Out here, in reality, the number 13 is smaller than the number 100, representing all people, and is even smaller than the number 51, representing a majority of people.

In that scientifically-rigorous survey, the vast majority of TEA Party supporters indicated that they are registered members of the Republican Party.

The TEA Party -- out here, we know it stands for 'Taxed Enough Already! Party' -- is not a broad coalition of Americans seeking redress for grievances. It is proven that the party is a small, angry and rude subset of the Republican Party.

There's nothing new to the TEA Party, other than it's shocking lack of basic morals and common decency.

As for being a 'teabagger' -- well, it has been proven time and again that it was TEA Party members who first referred to themselves as 'teabaggers.' They gave themselves that label. That it is coincidentally also a rude word is not anybody's fault but the self-labeled teabaggers.

Posted by: 1EgoNemo | March 25, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Ah, if the tables were turned, Mr. Cantor would be crying foul on the democrats. What hypocrites, all of them, both sides. I cannot stand the way these people, OUR elected officials are acting these days. How about this congress, GOVERN! Republicans, offer real solutions not obstructions. Democrats, grow a pair and execute the plan "the people" elected you for. It is good to have the minority party put things in check but bad when they hinder things (bills) that benefit the people, the MAJORITY.

Posted by: ajackson3 | March 25, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

To any fair minded person it is obvious that the vast majority of the anger that has been express since President Obama's election and the Democratic victories in the last congressional elections has been from the right and some conservative politicians and pundits cynically have been fanning the flames for political gains. Sarah Palin may have been ignorant enough to think there were "death panels" but Chuck Grassely certainly knew better.
After all this extremist republican rhetoric about death panels, socialism, government take-overs, financial ruin, revolution, secession, and Armageddon is it any wonder that some of their more simple minded supporters would be threatening violence?
All this hysteria over requiring people without insurance to be responsible and get insurance before they need it and requiring insurance companies to insure children even if they had pre-existing illnesses? The venom and hatred from the right is so extreme that it can not be explained simply by what is in the bill. The provisions of the bill are not that different from what Republicans proposed a few years ago but no one was calling Bob Dole a Nazi or calling the Heritage Foundation socialist.

Posted by: exbrown | March 25, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Please look at this -

Rush Limbaugh accused the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi specifically of instituting NAZI HEALTHCARE
That HRC is rooted in NAZISM.

Obamacare is akin to NAZISM.

Now look at Eric Cantor's NON-REACTION

Republican faux outrage: John Boehner, Virginia Foxx, Eric Cantor, Jean Schmidt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyYY_KrCLuw&feature=related

Posted by: Gracefulboomer | March 25, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

One needs to take into context, these may constituents representing those who are under/uneducated, from unemplyed, high alcoholism demagraphics, WWF, Nascar, bull and tractor riding, tobakey chewing whose cultural contribution may be summed up in BBQ suace, districts

Posted by: solid3 | March 25, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

rebeccajm - You are right, the Post should report the WHOLE story because then they would note that while Mr Cantor said "A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week" the Times-Dispatch reported:" A POSSIBLE (emphasis mine) gunshot was fired through the window of the downtown Richmond Main Street building that houses the offices of one of Rep. Eric Cantor’s top political consultants, a source says.

There was no immediate confirmation that it was a gunshot."

Cantor said it was HIS office and it was a gunshot, implying a personal threat. But it was the office of a consultant. There would be no Cantor sign outside the building. For all this report says - if it even was a gunshot, - it could have been fired at a hood on the corner and hit the office by mistake.

Mr Cantor should be more responsible about what he says - but that would require a lot more of him than I think he can handle. Mr Cantor is always only too happy to say whatever he thinks will get him a bigger story. He is also a bone-fide cry baby. Mr Cantor makes Jim Boeheim look downright manly.

Posted by: TOMMYBASEBALL | March 25, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Its very telling that Cantor did not have forceful things to say about the people perpetrating the actives of violence nor accept any responsibility for the inflamed rhetoric in and out of Washington as people have demonized the Democrats and encouraged people to do something about it.

All he wants to talk about is how the people subjected to the violence or threats have brought it public and accused them of fanning flames.

It reminds me of how the KKK would use threats and intimidation and violence to keep people in line and then raise hell if some of the victims tried to exposed the acts of violence.

According to Kantor's theory,, blacks being called the N word should just shut up and accept it,, to talk about it would be racist and fan the flames of racism.

Think about it

Posted by: EastCoastnLA | March 25, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

No, muawiyah, you missed my point entirely and/or are grossly misrepresenting it. Threats of violence against any politician are reprehensible. Cantor is saying the GOP is not to be vilified for recent threats because, according to him, he gets threats, too, but doesn't complain that the Democrats are partly to blame. But his analogy is flawed - anti-Semitic sentiments are not being inflamed by Democratic leaders. Contrast this to Republican leaders who fan the flames of extremist, irrational anger against Democrats and the administration. In all honesty, I think you understood what I meant but tried to make it something I didn't say.

Posted by: hitpoints | March 25, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

The difference is vast here. Republicans have been fanning the flames of anger since the first day of this Admisintration. They've applauded some of the excesses, appeared at rallies talking in apocalyptic tones , begrudgingly condemned the worst of it, and generally sailed along with lies they KNEW not to be true. Obama is hardly a socialist, and certainly not a Stalinist, Marxist or Hitler. He's not a Muslim, and he was born in the United States. They've encouraged people to violently resist progarms they don't like--whether or not they are lawful. They've placidly stood by while ARMED protesters showed up at Rallies for their Congressional fellows and even the President. And always with the "who me?" look when asked if they percieved a connection between their over the top rheoric and the way THEIR supporters express displeasure.

And there is NO equivalence they can draw to the Bush protests. The left NEVER showed up anywhere armed. We're for gun control, remember? In point of fact, the RIGHT portrayed any dissent as unpatriotic, America hating and treasonous--now that THEY are protesting, they've suddenly fallen in love with the 1st Amendment, and embraced dissenters as "true Americans". Their hypocrisy and cynical politics have brought this country to the brink.

And its the Democrats who are exaggerating and fanning the flames? When did Republicans have their offices vandalized? When did black Republican Congressmen get taunted with racial epithets, and spat upon? When did supporters of Democrats go on radio taking "credit" for vandalsim and darkly warning about rifles being cleaned? When did Democratic Congressmen applaud the disruption in the House and join the disruptors, egging them on? When did ANYONE suggest that assasssination ought be an option?

Someone, somewhere WILL do something over the top. Maybe then Republicans will figure out what true accountability means.

Posted by: bklyndan22 | March 25, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

@ mjwies11

I was kidding but its all good

Posted by: rockettonu | March 25, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Cantor won't release threatening messages because he doesn't want to "stir things up." Really? Then what was the point of holding the press conference? Why wasn't he concerned about "sirring things up" by holding a press conference to discuss threats against him? Why wasn't he concerned about "stirring things up" by accusing Democrats of being dishonest? Why was he afraid to take questions from the media? That guy is so fraudulent as to be laughable.

Posted by: sonny2 | March 25, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I love the way you liberal leftists always like to cry about violence, when the real dishonesty and violence is actually being perpetrated by YOU.

You talk about civility and having honest disagreement and discourse with the other side, yet you fail to acknowledge that the opposition to your view is being voiced by honest, middle class citizens who are petitioning their government and exercising their citizenship, as guaranteed in the bill of rights.

How can there be respectful conversation with you, when you call Tea Party members
"tea baggers", a vile reference to a pornographic act.

The majority of Tea Party members and also people who agree with them are decent, law abiding citizens who don't like the fact that the Democrats used sleazy means to jam this healthcare bill down our throats.

You would love to see violence break out so you could paint them all with a broad brush to discredit them.

Sorry, cause this will not happen. Our voices WILL be heard, not by violence or breaking the law, but they will be heard this November at the polls when we vote.
WE'LL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

Posted by: barrysal | March 25, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Republican Rep. Eric Cantor's Richmond campaign office was shot at Wednesday night; the latest in a rash of apparent threats and acts of intimidation against members of Congress.

Most of the threats so far have been reported by Democrats, but Cantor -- the No. 2 Republican in the House -- is one of about 10 lawmakers who has asked for increased security protection. As a member of the House leadership, U.S. Capitol Police already provide Cantor with a security detail around the clock, but he has asked for more security.

As House Republican whip, Cantor is the highest elected Jewish politician in the country.

The Department of Homeland Security is involved in the Cantor case because he is a member of the House leadership.

A threatening message was also left Friday on the voicemail of Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio.


Posted by: kohnfjerry | March 25, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse


He doesn't think threats against anyone ELSE should be know...

but he whines at length about his own threats. Right?

Posted by: whistling | March 25, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Obviously the Dems are to blame for all this by passing health care reform. Duh. Why didn't I think of that!?

Posted by: youba | March 25, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Fill me in if I'm missing details, but all I've heard of the Canada-Coulter news is that about 2000 students gathered outside where she was to speak, and protested against her. I didn't hear of any violence or threats of violence. So with what I know, I cannot condemn a noisy protest, nor can I equate it with death threats or bricks through windows.

Posted by: hitpoints | March 25, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

hitpoints ~ I believe the point you just made (intentionally or not) is that there's some minimum number of Jews that have to be shot at before notice should be made of the fact that Jews are being shot at.

So, how many Jews have to be shot at first before you care?

I think everyone here would like to know ~ like for FUTURE REFERENCE

Posted by: muawiyah | March 25, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse


Like Netanyahu, this little creep thinks
things should be kept quiet IF they don't accrue to his benefit.

He's a punk, no leader, detested by most of his colleauges...known as showcase for how AIPAC demands. Everybody knows.

The idea that threats should be kept quiet, and from the American people is
dangerous. We need and deserve to know so to stop them.

Posted by: whistling | March 25, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

The Left can pretend that outrage over Obamacare is fringe, etc. But the truth is that most independents are equally as mortified at the fiscal drunkenness of Pelosi, Reid and Obama. What is brewing is a major election to repeal Obamacare and clean House.

Posted by: JohnnyGee | March 25, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

During the debate for healthcare reform bill, the Republicans could not find representatives to speak for the bill as they were on the balcony inciting the teabaggers -

Dem. Congressman Spratt ranking member of the budget committee had to work hard to keep the time left equal as Republicans kept running out of people to speak against the bill...

When it was the Republican's time to speak, no one wanted to speak against the bill so they could create hate and discontent among the people in the balcony and those outside...

I'm looking forward to the Republicans meeting their waterloo in South Carolina in November 2010 - South Carolina people do not like their representatives to act hateful & boorish - we the people in South Carolina expect our representatives to be gentlemen (man or woman).

Posted by: SCVoter | March 25, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

cuffdc1 - you are incorrect. The burden of proof is on the accuser - not the defendant. Remember the etching on that woman's face during the election period? Claims of Democrat acts - proof of Republican guilt. Pay attention.

Posted by: julieforBarack | March 25, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe Cantor, and his "victimhood" is baloney.

This is just part of the GOP dirty bag of tricks they've used since the 50s.... It's their way of defusing the threats against DEMS and nothing more.

Posted by: EdSantaFe | March 25, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

when i looked at the minority leader today(boner)i have seen that look before.chu lai vietnam 1966 the look of fear is all in this mans face.

Posted by: donaldtucker | March 25, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Jerryb1 - of course we would condem it if it is true. What I can't understand is why anyone would want to see Coulter.

Posted by: julieforBarack | March 25, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Republipigs have no shame. No matter what the Democrats do the party of "no" slams them for it. It reminds me of the old saying: "If a man says something, and his wife is not there to hear it, is he still wrong?"

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | March 25, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is correct. Threats happen to politicians and talk show hosts all the time. It is not right to threaten violence or harm. Many controversial figures have to have security.

The Dems are fanning flames. They know by the polls that the HCR is unpopular with the majority of the people. Obama and the dems seek to divert Americans' attention from their unhappiness with D.C. politics and pit us against each other.

Obama has said nothing to calm people down. Strange. If we squabble and fight each other and passions run so high as to lead to civil unrest....then Obama & Co. get their wish...authorizing martial law. I believe martial law will happen and with that a censoring of the internet and the quashing of free speech. People stop fighting each other...this is a ploy from this WH administration!

Posted by: littleleers | March 25, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

cuffdc1 ~ the burden is for you to prove that Democrats didn't do it.

As it stands you are the likely suspects, and the more you protest and attempt to divert our attention to your street theatre BS the guiltier you look.

Just go down to the FBI, let 'em take a statement from you, and then you can go on your way.

Your unwillingness to do so will certainly mark you as suspect eh.

Posted by: muawiyah | March 25, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Does this alleged shot through a window of a building which housed a Cantor political consultant say more about alleged violence toward Cantor or about the general level of public safety in Richmond, Va.?

Posted by: 1EgoNemo | March 25, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

If Cantor really received death threats (which he is reluctant to produce any evidence for...hmmm I wonder why), it probably wasn't because of some lame Democratic leader inciting the base to believe that Cantor is an illegitimate leader and he wants to kill your grandma and socialize America and establish death panels.

Cantor, unfortunately for you, America is growing smarter than that. You are trying to compare the actions of insane fringe citizens to the terrorist acts of YOUR party. You will not find a single Democratically elected official that justifies anti-Semitism or violence, you will not find a single Democratic talk show host that advocates it. Yet, so many of your fellow Republican leadership has not only justified this type of action, but they have endorsed it, and rubber-stamped it, and cheered for it. Just this past weekend the actions of your fellow leadership as they egged on the racist protesters said a mouthful about what has become of your party. Yes, the Republican party has officially become the party that "pals around with terrorists".

Posted by: lany | March 25, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans have no problem turning a blind eye to the crazies while they pocket their votes. But when they clearly cross the line, they suggest its Democrats who are fanning the flames??? Come on!

Posted by: ArielW | March 25, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Cantor would have a point, comparing these events to him getting anti-Semitic hate messages, if Democratic lawmakers, spokespersons, and DNC leaders were continually going on-air and at rallies with the message "Jews are taking over government, your lives and freedom are being threatened by the Jews infiltrating our own government." Except that's not the case.

Posted by: hitpoints | March 25, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

free country my a**!!! political chits tell us what to do these days... if were so free why cant i spark this up?

Posted by: rockettonu | March 25, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

@rockettonu

Bring it - you coward.

Posted by: mjwies11 | March 25, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't Cantor condeming violence and encouraging everyone to just calm down? Ugh, Rethuglicans make me ill.

Posted by: GenuineRisk | March 25, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Health Care Reform Sends the Tea Party Thugs Crazy
It would be nice to be positive about the Republicans’ role in the health care reform process, but when we look back at the lies and fear mongering that the GOP decided would be their strategy for preventing reform, rather than putting forward viable, constructive ideas, there was a foreseeable outcome – mayhem and violence. The Tea Party, a movement created by an extreme right-winger and the Fox News Republican political campaign channel, has now resorted to violence, mainly directed agains politicians, but also exhibiting a very disturbing, racist and homophobic [...]
http://silverbuzzcafe.com/?p=9661

Posted by: verna2 | March 25, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

ive been pulling together a group of armed men... we got this chit!!

Posted by: rockettonu | March 25, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

"In his own press conference Thursday, Boehner complained, 'No one saw this quote of mine in this publication until Mr. Driehaus and others made a public issue of it.'"

Good point. Why would we hold the utterer of the quote responsible? No one would have seen the quote if the author had not written it and the publisher had not published it. In fact, it's more likely Driehaus' fault for being the subject of the inflammatory utterance.

Posted by: Goombay | March 25, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it interesting that Cantor tells the Times-Dispatch of Richmond that the alleged shot happened "either last night or two nights ago."

Wouldn't you definitely know which night, because that would be the night your reported it right away, right?

Posted by: 1EgoNemo | March 25, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Let's review: the Republican party spent months spewing lies about the health care reform bill, with dire warnings about:

death panels,

killing granny,

rationed health care,

and yes, even Armageddon.

With their eye on handing President Obama his "Waterloo," the GOP, with an able assist from their media arm Fox News, whipped the lunatic fringe of their base into a frenzy ... and now that the fruits of their labor are paying off with:

civil rights-era icons being spit on and called "n******s,"

with pictures of nooses being sent to congressmen's offices,

with acts of vandalism, and

with death threats being made,

Cantor and Boehner want to do things "the right way"?

Which apparently would be to reward the Republican party for the atmosphere of hate and violence that they themselves created.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 25, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Would it have killed the WP to have given the WHOLE STORY?

Possible shot fired at office building of Cantor consultant

By AP
Published: March 25, 2010
Updated: March 25, 2010

A possible gunshot was fired through the window of the downtown Richmond Main Street building that houses the offices of one of Rep. Eric Cantor’s top political consultants, a source says.

There was no immediate confirmation that it was a gunshot. There were no injuries or other details immediately reported. It’s not clear whether the damage was inflicted —it may have been last night or two nights ago.

Richmond Times-Dispatch web site

Posted by: rebeccajm | March 25, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

How stupid IS the GOP, really? They fan the flames of their gun-totin', Fox addled, tea-baggin' deranged base, then pout and whine when said base does exactly what the Pub leaders KNEW they would do.

I thought Republican hypocrisy had reached its nadir under Bush. It has since achieved far greater depths than I could have imagined.

Posted by: info53 | March 25, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

The extreme Repug attitude is very Talibanish Al Qaeda style evil, in that they consider the current sufferings of the American people a holy sacrifice for the greater poltical goals of the Republican party. These foul people who threaten are just like the terrorists in their sanctimony and total self rightiousness and hypocritical actions.

The Repugs are showing a very sour grapes ugly side because they have had their way for so long, they are just ripping mad that they have lost. Repugs are on the wrong side of history on this one very much because of their own intragience, jealousy and mean spirited actions for the sole purpose of undermining Pres Obama no matter what he tried to do. There was no winning no matter what as far a the Repugs go. It was laughable to see Sen McCain state that he will vote against every Dem bill for the rest of the year. Hello? That was the strategy of the Repugs from the beginning.

Posted by: maddymappo | March 25, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

"Let me be clear -- I do not condone violence,". "There are no leaders in this building, no rank and file members in this building, that condone violence, period."

But, Eric, if I hear someone making threats and I keep quiet, or tell him that I empathize, and do NOT tell him to take a deep breath and walk in the cold air, then I am implicitly encouraging the violence.

The silence of Republicans in the face of idiocies that many of the tea partiers and other protesters is very loud. It also shows support. For example, to truly show disapproval of the actions of 'a few' last Saturday, all that a Boehner or Cantor, or such, had to do is walk side-by-side into the Capitol with some of the targets of those outrageous acts. See: that would show that there is disagreement, but civility can be maintained, and violence and the like are the wrong approach! It's kind of along the lines of actions being louder than words.

So, Eric, along with much of what you said about the health care bill, I do not believe you anymore.

Posted by: AMviennaVA | March 25, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse


Eric Cantor is just another embarrassment to Virginia.

He reports: "A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week...."

May be true. There are a lot of windows in Richmond with bullet holes. The General Assembly keeps passing laws making guns more available just about everywhere. Latest winner: Legal to take concealed weapons into bars -- if the person doesn't drink.

Don't you just love the logic?

Posted by: tperry1 | March 25, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans are confusing "Obama must fail" with "America must fail."

This looks like it's only going to get more negative. Are the Republicans interested only in winning and nothing else?

I hope the blow back will be substantial. It looks like health care will be their next Terry Schiavo. Remember how well that turned out?

There must be some embarrassed Republicans. Some where.

You also don't want to make any Democrats into a martyr, do you?

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | March 25, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Here's what the Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting right now:

"Rep. Eric Cantor says this afternoon that a gunshot was fired through a window of his downtown Richmond campaign office building either last night or two nights ago.

There were no injuries or other details immediately reported. Cantor, in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, said he doesn’t know whether the shot was random or aimed at the building.

He said he doesn’t know if anyone was in the building when the shot was fired. Richmond police are investigating, he said.

In Washington, Cantor said at a news conference that he has also received threatening e-mail, The Associated Press reported.

Cantor, in Washington, attributed the actions to his being in the House GOP leadership and being Jewish.

.... .“

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/state_regional_govtpolitics/article/possible_shot_fired_at_office_building_of_cantor_consultant/332877/

Posted by: 1EgoNemo | March 25, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Cantor reminds me of the judges and lawyers who blame a rape victim for being raped because she was female.

Posted by: wendystevens | March 25, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

The GOP wants to have it both ways. They want to cater to a racist, homophobic fringe, but they want to appear not to be catering to them.

Well, they are catering to them, and no amount of posturing otherwise changes that.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | March 25, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Cantor's record:

Here's what the Times-Dispatch of Richmond reported after covering a Cantorspeech in Richmond, Va., on March 6, 2010:

"Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi doesn't have the votes needed to pass a health-care bill in the House of Representatives, Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, said yesterday."

Care to revise your prediction, Mr. Representative?

Posted by: 1EgoNemo | March 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I assume all those who are condemning so called (where is the proof) violence by Republicans also condemn the riot at the University of Ottawa yesterday by libtards upset that Anne Coulter was speaking?

Yeah, I thought not...

Posted by: JERRYB1 | March 25, 2010 1:29 PM
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Why would we complain about that, it was in Canada, not the United States. Why would we be upset about how Canadians view Ann Coulter which in my opinion is completely right.

Posted by: catmomtx | March 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

CAntor is such a put z.

Posted by: phillipmarlowe | March 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

You have been teabagged.

Posted by: Snerrick | March 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

Posted by: DatMel | March 25, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Cantor's such a putz.

Posted by: phillipmarlowe | March 25, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

No doubt - we are not a nation of 50 United States. No doubt - Cantor's soap box derby illustrated that he likes it just fine that we are a divided nation. I think Cantor and the other fundamentalists are still praying for Obama's Waterloo.....even it turns into a Waterloo for our nation.

Maybe we should split apart the US.....similar to how the Soviet Union split apart. I live in the Northeast and feel very little affinity for Texas...as one example. As a New Englander, I relate more to the Europeans and Canadians systems and beliefs than I do with Texas and the deep south. A red state to me is like pox outbreak.

Posted by: go2goal | March 25, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Obvious to me that this is NOT about healthcare, the republicans have voted against everything the President has put forward.

They vowed to defeat the president on every measure.

Posted by: OneFreeMan | March 25, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Rep. Eric Cantor, R. Virginia is blaming the Democratic legislators for the violence perpetrated against them, for voting for healthcare reform. Mr. Cantor, a Jew, of all people should know that silence is how HITLER got his start. He has his head up his Republican butt!

Posted by: yvette5884 | March 25, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

This press release is barely 45 minutes old and there are already posts here on the comment board saying that 1)Democrats are manufacturing threats, and 2) Democrats deserve what they get.

Is this a country that determines issues at the ballot box or from the ammunitions box?

If Mr. Cantor and his family have received threats that is of equal import to any other member of Congress (or any official) receiving threats. But to make political hay from such instances is despicable.

Posted by: talitha1 | March 25, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is jewish, we news hounds know that Israel is in deep trouble for stealing IDs of mostly europeans, and killing a man in the UAE. THIS IS A LEAD STORY IN THE WORLD, BUT FOR SOME REASON UNHEARD OF IN THE USA.

The world is leaning ON the USA to put a stop to israel, taking land in the WEST BANK, to build homes in that they import jews (most from Russia)to live in them.
jewish building in the west bank is again UN LAW.

It is hard to say, who or way MR CANTOR gets threats.

Posted by: dv1236 | March 25, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this right, Cantor is saying by publicizing the threats will cause more threats, so he suggest stop publicizing the threats.

Will he also tell his constituents to stop making the threats?

Posted by: OneFreeMan | March 25, 2010 1:30 PM

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He seems to be more concerned about bad publicity than anything else.

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

canter is such a butt hole!

Posted by: Woodstocknative | March 25, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

JerryB - there was no riot at the University of Ottawa. There was, however, a very large protest there by students who didn't want to give her another venue for her well-known hate speech. No riot. No one was arrested. Her response? To call the university a "bush-league" school. Hmmm....just a thought here, but using the term "bush league" to mean something is less than adequate might actually have a snippet of truth to it. (Think about it.)

Posted by: kmitnick | March 25, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

The clear difference here is that Republicans, including Cantor, have actively played to the Tea Party radical fringe, with their talk of 'death panels' and birther nutcase, and their saying the unfocussed rage of the Tea Party is a good thing.

I challenge Eric Cantor to find Democrats doing the same thing even ONCE, must less on a regular basis like Republicans have been.

Posted by: Hillman1 | March 25, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

OMG - Eric Cantor is clearly something special, at least in his own opinion. My son's oncologist is Jewish, and he's a truly wonderful person, but I know being Jewish can cause “issues”, usually by others who claim to be Christian but are not. Mmmm, kind of like those protesters I think. However, I'm pretty sure I haven't seen any Democrats holding signs, cheering with their pom poms, and yelling anti Semite epitaphs. I’m also pretty sure that if Cantor really felt that he was in danger he would have reported it, if for no other reason than because a gun was fired in the neighborhood, and at least to warn others of pending danger. It’s always easy to claim harm done when nobody else was there (he said, she said), but it tends to seem a trifle false when a claim has already been made. I saw the trash talk and disrespect on TV with my own eyes, and I heard actual recordings with my own eyes. It’s the old, “I don’t know what you think you thought you saw, but that wasn’t me” trip, isn’t it?

Posted by: julieforBarack | March 25, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

How many windows have been
broken at Republican congressional
offices?

Posted by: printthis | March 25, 2010 1:16 PM

---------> Printhis, to be fair, I did a search on FoxNews ("Fair and Balanced", right?) for vandalism on Republican congressional offices. Couldn't find any stories on that. UNTIL TODAY! "Cantor's Office Attacked" next to "Health Care Hypocrisy"

...ah, so fair and balanced.

Posted by: kban495 | March 25, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Who is 'fanning flames' Cantor, isn't it you and the republican leaders, who are sore losers ?

Posted by: tqmek1 | March 25, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor's speech is pure B.S., as defined by the philosopher H.G. Frankfurt.

While he said that Democrats were 'fanning the flames' of their attackers, but Cantor meant was that Democrats were raising sympathy of their fellow Americans.

It's sympathy that Mr. Cantor was out to stop.

Posted by: 1EgoNemo | March 25, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

How many windows have been
broken at Republican congressional
offices?

Posted by: printthis
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Does the bullet shot by a left-wing kook that shattered Cantor's window count?

Posted by: dalane27 | March 25, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, right. [remember folks, a double positive makes a negative]

Posted by: johng1 | March 25, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cantor just went a bridge too far.

Not exposing anti-Semitism is a proud act?

A victim encourages their attacker by making the attacker's actions public?

No rational person buys this, and Mr. Cantor just make the biggest strategic mistake so far in his short political career.

The basic decency of the American people is aroused by this situation, and Mr. Cantor just told those people that they are wrong to so decent.

Will the last respectable person in the House Republican Caucus Room please turn out the lights when you're finished.

Posted by: 1EgoNemo | March 25, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh please. The leadership of the Republican party has claimed that health care reform will kill your granny. The leadership of the Republican party has claimed that the reform is establishing death panels. The leadership of the Republican party has claimed that reform is a Stalinist exercise in tyranny. It's not just the crazy, conservative fringe, it is Cantor and Boehner and McConnell and McCain and Palin et al. They are riling their unhinged base.

Posted by: Ladyrantsalot | March 25, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

The loony right has officialy fallen of the edge of the cliff.

What a bunch of ignorant Jerry Springer types.

Disgusting that they are called americans.

Posted by: jfern03 | March 25, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

When these threats first surfaced you had many people saying since they didn't see it or hear it , it couldn't have happened. So, evidence is released and now Republicans are accusing the victims of fanning the flames. Cantor sounds just like an abuser. I will blame the victim for being victimized.

Republicans are in fact responsible for all of the threats and hatred spewing forward from members of their party and fringe groups captilizing on the hatred. Had Republicans come out and denounced the actions when they first began (like Rush Limbaugh saying he wanted this President to fail) none of this would be happening. As we see, they still can't denounce it, they are blaming the victim or as in Cantor's situation, trying to make himself a victim. And, they are in complete denial of the real reasons for all the hate rhetoric, President Obama. I can not believe the American people are in such an uproar over access to health care.

Posted by: catmomtx | March 25, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Leaders inciting violence:
Quotes from Obama -
"Get in their faces"
"If they bring a knife , we bring a gun"
Chris Matthews: One day someone should shoot Limbaugh in the head with a CO2 Pellet.
Jesse Jackson" I'd like to cut his nuts off"

Posted by: kalamere | March 25, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

This propoganda campaign has "Rahm Emanuel" written all over it. It's all so contrived. Smash a window, make unverifiable claims of rascist comments, and have their lap-dog media shout, in unison, "violence."

It certainly does divert attention from the royal screwing the Dems gave America last weekend, doesn't it?

Posted by: pgr88 | March 25, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You , for one, certainly deserved any royal screwing

Posted by: horace1 | March 25, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

"In his last comment, Cantor appeared to be taking a shot at Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich."

Wow. Excellent choice of words.

Posted by: hlabadie | March 25, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this right, Cantor is saying by publicizing the threats will cause more threats, so he suggest stop publicizing the threats.

Will he also tell his constituents to stop making the threats?

Posted by: OneFreeMan | March 25, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I assume all those who are condemning so called (where is the proof) violence by Republicans also condemn the riot at the University of Ottawa yesterday by libtards upset that Anne Coulter was speaking?

Yeah, I thought not...

Posted by: JERRYB1 | March 25, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Does Cantor want make the rest of us to think Republican outbursts, anger, inciting violence, calls for revolution and calls to arms had nothing to do with these events?

Posted by: DGSPAMMAIL | March 25, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

This is rich.You couldn't find a teabagger rally on TV without republican officials addressing it,inciting it, and condoning it. Now of course they want to disavow it!What a bunch of tools!

Posted by: hughsie48 | March 25, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

The recent liberal progressive push to paint and bait any Moderate or Conservative to stoop to their own level hasn't worked.

After reading the earlier piece in the Washington Post today, I didn't think the Post had it in them to print this article on Republican Cantor.

Thank you Washington Post for showing the total hypocrisy and phony moralizations of the liberal democrats and their overblown rhetoric about Conservatives as being terrorists, and liberal democrats as being yet again a victim, when they are the main perpetrators of hate, racism and political terrorism.

Obama is a DISGRACE.

Posted by: ignoranceisbliss | March 25, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Rep. Cantor, but your whining does not pass the smell test. In particular, your insinuation that Democrats are responsible for anti-Semitic attacks is sneaky and illogical. I challenge you to name a single Democrat who has said anything remotely as insulting and hateful as many of your GOP colleagues do every day. Maybe your inability to do so explains your refusal to release any details--not principle, as you claim.

Posted by: DCSteve1 | March 25, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Call Representative Cantor now 202.225-2815 and tell him that this is no time to be a hero--if both Democrats and Republicans are getting attacked--this could be the work of terrorists, he needs to turn those messages over to the FBI to help in their investigation!

Posted by: Prosperity2008 | March 25, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

The Republicasses are directly to blame for the violence against Democrats. The Republicasses members of Congress incited the Tea Party crowd to riot outside Congress a few days ago. The fever pitch and extremism in their choice of words in their rhetoric incited violence against Democrats.

Posted by: foofoofoo | March 25, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

When you thought we have attained the status of a best civil society, Republicans are turning it into Anarchy. Give me a break, how can we trust these Republicans when their rhetoric was predicting doom and gloom with dishonesty throughout the debate.

Posted by: Realist17 | March 25, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"Cantor left the press conference without taking any questions from reporters."

I bet he was in a hurry to try to make it on time before the press could comb through police records. It takes time to properly forge a police report for that aleged bullet through his window.

Posted by: Symber_Gwenza | March 25, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

If that is called "fanning flames", what do you call this --> http://twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA/status/10935548053

I call it kerosene.

Posted by: HardipSingh | March 25, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

This crap is all made up by the leftist Mainstream Media and the Democrats, thinking they'll dirty the name of Republicans and Tea Partiers. It started just before the signing when Barney frank accused a tea pariter of calling him a fag. For shame...LefTy libs are so quiet, decent and kind they never call anyone names or make threats. Ooooh no...only those big bad conservatives. If you believe that, your either a lefty ideologue or a fool. THIS IS MOSTLY MADE UP STUFF BY THE LEFT.

After the way the Democrats behaved during this whole healthcare debacle, I don't believe a word they say. They should be ashamed of themselves, and instead they try to divert anger away from themselves.

Posted by: mardec09-general | March 25, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Those who believe Steny Hoyer probably also believed Tawana Brawley and Crystal Gayle Mangum...

Posted by: JERRYB1 | March 25, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

When Republican's demagogue about "death panels", "killing grandma", "marxist/socialist takeovers", attempt to de-legitimize Obama by questioning his citizenship and his religion to Tea Baggers already carrying signs that read "Water the tree of Liberty (with blood)", "we came unarmed (this time)" nobody should be surprised that violence will follow.

The Republicans AGAIN are lieing through their teeth.

Posted by: Richard18 | March 25, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

This crap is all made up by the leftist Mainstream Media and the Democrats, thinking they'll dirty the name of Republicans and Tea Partiers. It started just before the signing when Barney frank accused a tea pariter of calling him a fag. For shame...LefTy libs are so quiet, decent and kind they never call anyone names or make threats. Ooooh no...only those big bad conservatives. If you believe that, your either a lefty ideologue or a fool. THIS IS MOSTLY MADE UP STUFF BY THE LEFT.

After the way the Democrats behaved during this whole healthcare debacle, I don't believe a word they say. They should be ashamed of themselves, and instead they try to divert anger away from themselves.

Posted by: mardec09-general | March 25, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

The chickens are coming home to roost, Cantor, can you put the teabaggers back into the bottle?

Posted by: stav4321 | March 25, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

What a fool.

Posted by: hoberle | March 25, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is a LIAR, and most of all an OPPORTUNIST. He knows he will lost his seat in NOV. so he's trying to take advantage of the situation.

He reminds me of the Lou Dobbs incident in New Jersey.
Lou claimed someone was shooting at his house, only to find out a few days later, Lou had paid the Guy to Shoot at his house.

If Eric Cantor is Breathing, he's LYING.

After he gets kicked out of office in NOV. , I'm sure he has a Lobbying Job lined up with he Health Insurance Lobbyist.

Posted by: austininc4 | March 25, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey, why not blame the victims?

Posted by: thrh | March 25, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Oh please - In my opinion, Cantor is a dork (I've used a less foul word than I would like, but it's still a 4-letter one!)I'm so tired of hearing the whines and denials from so many of the Republican congressman. Their load is so deep now even my waders aren't working-I'm going to have to buy a diving suit just to feel clean again. They are taking terribly risky chances with other people's lives; I would think they would be ashamed of themselves. They're like a bunch of kids telling their parents, "I didn't do it, Micky did!" And now I know why so many people feel justified by the things they do, and why so many feel so entitled. After all, they are Republicans. Honestly.

Posted by: julieforBarack | March 25, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

The issue of whether or not to release threatening messages to the press is a smokescreen. If Democrats didn't release them, Republicans would contend that they're making it all up. If they do release them, Republicans accuse them of being "irresponsible." Same old, same old. Ho hum.

That said, if Cantor is receiving threats, and especially if someone shot at his office, then he needs to cooperate with law enforcement and the perpetrators need to be caught and punished. Same with all of the other incidents we've seen in the past few days.

There's no excuse for that sort of thing. None. No matter which "side" is responsible.

Posted by: js_edit | March 25, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

John 1263 said:

"Who in the Democratic coalition would be offering anti-semitic threats? That is a white supremecists / conservative thing."

I assume you haven't been to a pro-Palestinian rally at your local college campus lately. It isn't the college Republicans shouting "to the ovens with the Jews."

"Democrats are not showing up armed to town hall meetings"

Unarmed Democrats were not getting assaulted by SEIU Brownshirts at town hall meetings. As soon as Republicans started showing up armed, the Brownshirts went back to whatever hole they crawled out of.

Posted by: JERRYB1 | March 25, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe that if Eric Cantor recieved death threats we would have heard about before now

Posted by: bward40 | March 25, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

This is a lot of horse sh--t. Where were the complaints during the past couple of weeks when Blue Dog Democrats such as Stepak were getting calls and threats by SEIU and LEFTY LIBS threatening their lives, and the lives of their spouse and children? I heard Stepak speak of this once but never again. His wife disconnected their phone during that time because she was frightened by the calls. These were NOT MADE BY REPURBLICANS OR TEAPARTIERS. THEY WERE MADE BY THE LEFTIST THUGS! WHERE WERE THE COMPLAINTS THEN????

Posted by: mardec09-general | March 25, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Wait until the so-called good Americans wake up and realize that Cantor and his daddy John Boehner have been selling them down the road! They couldn't beat a President that was on his knees, back just about broken. Then he stood up and kicked their butts! Never send a boy to do a mans job!

Posted by: minco_007 | March 25, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I must be missing something... months and months of Republican hate talk against anyone with a progressive thought... the blame goes to the victim?

Posted by: truckdoctor | March 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse


Mr. Cantor: YOU LIE!

I would bet a million Confederate dollars that Mr. Cantor is doing "Republican Damage Control", and that this supposed gun attach is a set-up.

Mr. Cantor is not sending the supposed emails to the FBI, perhaps because they are bogus or do not exist?

The Barbarian party of NO is also the party of DECEIT. Shame on them SHAME SHAME SHAME.

Posted by: pcc7407 | March 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Lynne5 - "steal government"?????? Just a little reminder for you: The democrats were ELECTED and became the majority party by the citizens of this country. The only party trying to "steal the government" are the republicans who LOST the elections and still have the idea that they are still the majority party. They're NOT.

Posted by: kmitnick | March 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

How many windows have been
broken at Republican congressional
offices?

Posted by: printthis | March 25, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Was police report filed on bullet fired through window. Pretty sure that's still illegal in Virginia.

Posted by: cscherf | March 25, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the stupidity started early with these comments. Being elected is not "stealing government." Also, I'd be interested in knowing how muawiyah knows The Democrats (in capitals) burned Palin's church -- was there a note claiming responsibility or have Party operatives been linked to the arson? At least with the recent threats against pro-health care Dems, the callers are leaving messages giving their motives.

Posted by: cuffdc1 | March 25, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Methinks Lord Cantor doth protest too much.
As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

Posted by: habibhaddad | March 25, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Okay, so Palin have gun targets marking districts where representatives that voted for health care reform is not 'fanning flames?' Boehner also stated that certain reps are 'dead men.' I guess it is okay with you lot when a Republican says such bogus BS?
Butm if Dems say anything, then all H@ll breasks loose!

Posted by: phorse | March 25, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

cantor would be right not to blame mmbers of congress for his recieving anti-smeitic threats, or other threats. Democrats are not using talk radio to incite violence. Democrats are not showing up armed to town hall meetings. Democrats are not putting bullseyes and wanted posters up. Democrtas are not going around screaming slurs at republicons, spitting on them, chanting kill kill kill. So cantor is right. He should not blame Democrats for the actions of individuals being stirred no doubt by the very same right wing groups who are attacking Democrats. Who in the Democratic coalition would be offering anti-semitic threats? That is a white supremecists / conservative thing.

Posted by: John1263 | March 25, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Nice try, Cantor, but everyone in this country with a brain (that excludes Tea Partiers and Fox News junkies) knows exactly what has been going on and how the GOP has been working overtime to fan the flames. And as for your whining about the supposed abuse that you have had to endure, we all know that when bullies are caught red-handed, their first defense is to start whining and playing the victim. The GOP is disgusting; you are disgusting; the vast majority of the country knows it; so you may as well save your breath.

Posted by: lydgate | March 25, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I think that Representative Cantor has a duty to turn over those e-mails and messages to the FBI given that they may be germaine to their investigation.

Posted by: Prosperity2008 | March 25, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Cantor is absolutely correct.

Law enforcement can and should investigate these issues on their own.

When the media investigates them, every distortion imaginable gets put out there.

No one has any idea who is responsible for these acts, but everyone assumes "Tea Party" because of some of the messages.

I will remind everyone of the conservative girl who drew a "B" on her cheek claiming it was the result of harassment by Obama supporters. I will also remind everyone of Maurice Schwenkler, the Democratic operative who vandalized the Colorado Democratic HQ and attempted to blame it on Republicans. And we already know of two incidents that were completely fabricated: the spitting and the shouting of the N word on Sunday.

Leave these things to the professionals! The police, the Secret Service, the Capitol Police, etc. They will get to the bottom of any threatening incidents, and I hope they make arrests, no matter who the perpetrators are, or of what political stripe.

The fact that politicians and the media have been using this for political gain couldn't be more blatantly obvious.

Posted by: etpietro | March 25, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

This propoganda campaign has "Rahm Emanuel" written all over it. It's all so contrived. Smash a window, make unverifiable claims of rascist comments, and have their lap-dog media shout, in unison, "violence."

It certainly does divert attention from the royal screwing the Dems gave America last weekend, doesn't it?

Posted by: pgr88 | March 25, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Typical Rovian "cloud of dust" strategy. Proof that the GOP is really nervous about the wingnuts. Like the ones posting above.

Posted by: TULA11 | March 25, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I think that Representative has a duty to turn over those e-mails and messages to the FBI given that they may be germaine to their investigation.

Posted by: Prosperity2008 | March 25, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Hoyer et al would LOVE it if a Democratic member actually gets shot or blown up. Then they would have a MARTYR! And, that would improve their standings in the opinion polls, and give them an excuse to do a Chavez on dissenting voices in America.

Welcome to Obama's America.

Posted by: JERRYB1 | March 25, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

If it turns out that someone shot at cantor's office they should also be prosecuted. But republicons are deliberately egging on the loonie fringe. If you don't see that you are living under a rock or deliberately lying.

Posted by: John1263 | March 25, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Democrats shooting bullets at Republicans?

Now that could be very stupid ~ but not unexpected. The Democrats got away with burning down Sarah Palin's church ~ they're not likely to be disuaded by shame.

Time for ATF and the FBI to get busy rounding them up and questioning them with a degree of vigor that will get some answers.

Posted by: muawiyah | March 25, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Dems crying over what has been going on against conservatives for years is typical. Is there nothing they won't do to steal government?

Posted by: Lynne5 | March 25, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

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