Because only Democrats face political harassment …

Posted by: ST on March 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Audio of the unedited call to Rep. Jean Schmidt’s (R-OH) office (asterisks added by me for clean-up purposes):

Speaker: “Yeah, I’m glad the president passed health care. Yeah. Funky a**, racist-a** Republicans hate that, don’t you? Jean Schmitt, when you got hit by that car, you should’ve broke your back, b*tch. And Boehner, motherf*cker…that Mitch McConnell. All you racist f*cking Republicans. Why don’t you just change your party name to racist? Cuz if one of those f*cking Tea baggers had spit on me, I’d have shot all them in the f*cking face with my f*cking 9 millimeter. F*ck all you racist motherf*ckers.”

The audio is at that same link.

So far, I’ve only seen this reported via one MSM outlet – Fox. Wonder why other MSM outlets have failed to report this? Well, not really. I know why. x( Surprisingly, the AP reported on this but made it a minor part of their reporting on recent political harassment and threats.

This is just getting nuts. The violence and the threats need to stop. So does the left’s demagoguing them for political gain.

I appreciate how Rep. Cantor used the opportunity to today after the reporting of the shot fired at his campaign office not to politicize but instead to condemn Democrat politicizing of some people crossing the line:

At his news conference, Cantor went on to scold Democrats, saying some were trying to use the threats and violence to make political hay. Such “legitimate threats should be treated as security issues. …It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain.” He named Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Democratic National Campaign Committee Chairman Tim Kaine, saying the two “are dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting that these incidents be used as a political weapon.”

Both Van Hollen and Kaine have decried the heated statements from health care opponents.

Democrats shot back. “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,” DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse said in a statement. He called on Republicans to “ratchet down the rhetoric, condemn deplorable behavior.”

Van Hollen’s office had no immediate comment.

UPDATE: The Richmond Police Department released the following statement:

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.

UPDATE #2: Van Hollen spokesman Doug Thornell released this statement: “Yesterday, Congressman Van Hollen called upon Republican leaders to condemn the harsh rhetoric that is fanning the flames of extremism around the country. Today, Mr. Cantor had the opportunity to join Mr. Van Hollen in calling for restraint. 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.”

UPDATE #3: Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring responds: “With all due respect, perhaps the DCCC Chairman should listen to Mr. Cantor’s statement where he repeatedly called for restraint and condemned violence. It’s very simple. If Chairman Van Hollen misspoke, he should correct the record, and if not, he and the DCCC should accept responsibility for their actions.”

Won’t happen.

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  1. Drew says:

    Sister –

    A blogsite I have particpated in, but am basically now swearing off, called Outside The Beltway, is chock full of people who believe exactly what you posted in the Schmidt call.

    These are smart people, trust me. But crazy partisan as well.

    This is what we are up against.

  2. southdakotaboy says:

    When you dealwith a bully you have to go through a series of steps before you can find peace.

    Step1: He starts bothering you. You politely ask him to stop.

    Step2: He bothers you somemore to see how you react. You try to reason with him.

    Step3: He really starts getting violent and takes stuff from you. You smack him in the nose and drop him to the ground.

    Step4: He stops bothering you and stops taking your stuff.

  3. proof says:

    We all know that only Republicans indulge in this sort of behavior. No way the Code Pink-SDS-Weatherman-ELF types on the Left would ever lift a finger or say a harsh word!

  4. Sefton says:

    I wonder if the caller to Schmidt’s office placed another call to RNC Chairman Steele’s office with the same b.s. message.

    Oh wait, that wouldn’t quite work would it?

    As Beck has stated on his last two shows, this is all about demonizing conservatives and distracting from the message that this administration and Dem/Socialist Congress is out of control. It’s why the president himself is on tour now – to lie of course – but also to ridicule anyone or group that opposes his agenda, knowing he has the state controlled media to back him up. It’s Alinsky tactics 101.
    We just keep our heads and remember November, then take back our country.

  5. Dave B says:

    The “Selma-like” march by Pelosi and company was a bit over the top. How stupid do they think we are? Better yet, how stupid are the people that buy this shit? I know they play to the stupid, the uninformed, the slobs that feed off the producers, and of course MSNBC but come on! I’m surprised she didn’t carry a crucifix.

  6. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    I have some liberal friends who won’t even discuss this reasonably. These are adult, educated people who have deemed the Republican Party as a whole, racists, who chose to ‘keep the people down’. I’m appalled that we can’t even discuss things reasonably and amazed that there is no reasoning with them. While there are certainly radicals on both left and right, the left are childish idiots whose idealism trumps their rationale.

  7. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    If you are 20 and a Republican, you have no heart. If you are 40 and a Democrat, you have no mind. ~ Might have been Winston Churchill who said that (or a variation thereof).

  8. Brontefan says:

    I believe Obama started this racial rhetoric when he was running for President. I knew then, and I was right, that it would end up being a negative instead of a positive. The Progressives–a new word for socialists or Marxists–adhere to a policy of WE CAN, YOU CAN’T. If they spew hate speech, they are exercising the First Amendment. If we say anything that criticizes OBama or his administration–we are race-baters spewing hate. How is the NAACP any better than the Klan if they engage in the same rhetoric? AND by the way… are you aware of how many Americans NOW believe they are going to get FREE HEALTH CARE?????

  9. Brontefan says:

    Good comment, Sefton! :)

  10. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    @ Bronte: Amazing at what people will believe. What has been told to me was that ‘YOU don’t have to pay for it. RICH people do’ And if ‘rich people’ don’t deserve to keep their money, what incentive is there to work for said money if ‘we are getting it for free’ Amazing what people will believe.

    What we’re getting is a royal shafting at a very big price.

  11. Kate says:

    This is what the media wants people to think…I have corrected people and told them to check their facts. I challenged them to attend a tea party meeting…we have them all over PA in almost every county. The doors are open for debate…but, instead they hurl insults.

    I wonder what Nancy would have done if everyone would have turned their backs on the staged procession and not said a word. Next time try that tactic and see who spits/yells. Then you would know who the moles are…planted by the progressives to discredit our lawful and peaceful assemblies.

  12. Great White Rat says:

    Funny how the media never got hysterical when Obama’s buddies at the SEIU started storming congressional town hall meetings to intimidate and beat up opponents of Dear Leader’s plan.

    Or back in 2004, when leftists were shooting up local GOP Hqs around the country.

    Or when leftists were caught bringing bombs to the GOP Convention two years ago.

    Or when Obama was “palling around” with self-admitted terrorist and murderer Bill Ayers.

    But let some liberal whine that he’s wetting his pants because a Tea Party activist made an angry face at him, and you’d think we were having an unprecedented national crime wave.

    And before some Democrats regurgitates the “this is unprecedented” party line nonsense, give it a rest. You gave us the right to be angry and less than respectful when you spent 8 years marching around with “Bush is Hitler” signs, and wearing those oh-so-clever “Buck Fush” T-shirts, and when you started and condoned physical attacks on conservative speakers at campuses and functions everywhere. By the way, when is the last time a leftist speaker was attacked by a mob? Yeah, I didn’t think that happened….

  13. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    We’ve never attacked them Great White because in our heart of hearts we believe they will grow up and understand that idealism is only a dream and not the real world. Unfortunately moral standards have declined and when things get worse, which they invariably will, who will be to blame? Conservatives of course. Somehow it will always come back to blaming the ‘adults’ because the ‘kids’ make their decisions on life, love and the pursuit of a pipe dream based on smoke and b.s.

    More spiritual than religious, I awoke to a T.V. Evangelist the other night and he said what’s wrong with prayer is that people pray for THINGS instead of MIRACLES. We need miracles now, more than ever.

  14. Drew says:

    To all commenters:

    I live in Chicago. I know who the current crew in Washington are, because I have followed Chicago politics for some time.

    Little known: during the campaign a local radio station tried to run a show on Obama and Ayers ties. They were threatened with a lawsuit by the campaign, and then deluged with spamming calls.

    It was not reported in the national press, despite being a far more significant transgression than a whackjob or two hurling stupid epithets.

    This is the battle, folks.

  15. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    @ Drew: This doesn’t surprise me one iota. It’s par for the course for Obama and his bullying tactics.

  16. Carlos says:

    So listen up, everybody: It’s not only our responsibility to control the whackos on the fringes of our side, but it’s also our job to control the whackos on the other side who, as it happens, aren’t even on the fringes but are well toward their mainstream.

    Isn’t that what the jackasses are saying here?

    BTW, was it our job back in the day to control the murderers and murderer-wannabees like Ayers? Kinda seems like the jackasses want us to do their policing, too. For free, of course.

  17. Great White Rat says:

    Good point, Carlos. The most telling fact is, conservatives always condemn and disassociate ourselves from the loony fringe on our side, but the left embraces their nutjobs as heros and role models.

    You won’t find conservatives wearing Tim McVeigh or Scott Roeder T-shirts. But go to any campus and you’ll find left-wingers wearing Che shirts and voting straight Democrat tickets. You’ll find Michelle Obama having a Chairman Mao ornament on the Christmas tree – after all – he only killed a few hundred million people, so what’s the big deal? And you’ll find Dear Reader himself launching his political career with the blessing of the one and only Bill Ayers.

    The more violent and homicidal a left-wing thug is, the more likely their sheep will elevate him to sainthood. It’s the opposite for us.