As we have all heard by now, some members of congress have received threats during the past few weeks during the run up to the healthcare vote. There is no justification for acts of violence. There just isn't. Stupak has released some voice mail messages that have been left for him at his office. He was called a human piece of shit and told that people wish him ill. To me, that goes with the job and is not a threat. Wishing someone ill may not be nice, but it certainly doesn't constitute a threat. Congresswoman Slaughter's office had a window broken with a brick. Again, not really a threat, but an act of vandalism on federal property is a serious crime. If this person is ever caught they should be prosecuted to the fullest exent of the law. Someone also left a message about snipers. Again, a serious offensive that needs to investigated and prosecuted if the person is found.
But what was Congresswoman Slaughter's response to this act of vandalism? Blame it on Sarah Palin. Of course, it must be Palin's fault. Sarah sent out a facebook message the day after the bill passed, in this note, her message was one of not losing hope, but to take a step back and realize that we need to move onto the next battle. That battle being the elections in November. After her resignation as Governor of Alaska she told the story of her father saying that she wasn't retreating, but reloading. She used this phrase in her note. Anyone that is a fan of hers, knows exactly where this phrase came from and the meaning of it. But, Slaughter in her infinite wisdom has taken as "coded rheotoric".
Not only is the congresswoman saying that Palin is inciting violence, she is also saying that anyone who is fan of Sarah is such a lemming that they will pick up a gun and start shooting members of congress. So let me clear this up for you Congresswoman:
I can't stand your belief system. I think you and your ilk are arrogant and controlling. I resent the hell out of the fact that you think that American's are so damn stupid that we need to you to step in and take care of all the ills in our lives, because we certainly can't be responsible enough to do it for ourselves. I am sick to death of your spitting on the constitution and behaving like it doesn't exist. I have had it with your belief that you know best. You have called me a racist, a tea bagger, a religious nutjob, but that is not enough, now you want to characterize me as a person who is so feeble minded that I somehow am going to pick up a gun and shoot someone because Sarah Palin tells me to. Who exactly is feeble minded in this scenerio? I think that must be you.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek