Monday, January 10, 2011

Domestic Terrorism

An anonymous Capitol Hill correspondent of Steve Benen makes the point that the weekend's attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was not an isolated incident:
"We are family up here and I know I'm not the only who has already gotten requests from family to find another line of work. We have had this in the back of our minds for quite some time now. We had people storm our office during health care, they were filled with end-of-times rhetoric and even made mention of violence as an answer.

"One thing that isn't getting reported yet is how this isn't an 'isolated' incident. We don't know yet if right wing hate talk played a roll, but can we please not forget that a deranged anti-government man flew his plane into an IRS building in Texas killing a veteran. Can we please not forget an unhinged racist killed a security guard at the Holocaust Museum. Can we please not forget about the man arrested in northern California armed to the teeth and on his way to the Tides foundation. I'm certain there are others that I'm forgetting. This stuff comes from the right, we know that.



Blogger james said...

I can look out my window at the two different shades of brick in Sterling Hall to remind me that it comes from the left too. Not that left or right rhetoric had anything to do with Loughner, or that I'd expect it to. See

3:54 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

2011 is not the 1960's.

6:21 PM  

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