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skippy the bush kangaroo



Friday, March 26, 2010

what's sauce for the goose is calling the kettle black

in the wake of the rash of violence and theats against democratic law makers, some repubbbs are pointing out that the left is being just as extreme towards them:
eric cantor of virginia, the no. 2 republican in the house, said at a news conference today that someone had fired a bullet through the window of his campaign office this week.

so, he says, it's not just democrats who have been targets of violence and party leaders should stop "dangerously fanning the flames" by blaming republicans for threats against house democrats who voted for the health care legislation.
so the fringe lefties are inciting violence against the repubbbs as well? as another blog sez, sadly, no:
a bullet that hit a window in republican u.s. rep. eric cantor’s office building was fired randomly into the air, police said thursday.

cantor announced at a capitol hill news conference thursday that a shot had been fired into his richmond campaign office...

later thursday, however, richmond police said in a news release that the bullet had been fired into the air around 1 a.m. tuesday. it finished its random arc back to earth at a sharp downward trajectory, breaking a window pane on the bottom floor of the two-story brick building where cantor’s campaign leases the top floor.

the spent bullet hit the floor about one foot inside the shattered pane. no one was in the building at the time. a police investigation has yielded no suspects.

the pastel green structure with a purple door resembles a town house, and from the outside it is difficult to distinguish whether it is a business or residence. except for a brass plate by the door identifying it as the reagan building, nothing outdoors links it to cantor or to the gop.

it is owned by the political consulting firm whose clients include cantor and former gov. and former republican national committee chairman jim gilmore.

richmond has struggled for year with high rates of gun violence in some neighborhoods. while the building housing cantor’s office is one of the city’s safer downtown areas, some of the more dangerous neighborhoods lie one-half mile to a mile away.
but wait, there's more! think the tea bagger movement is full of racists? not so, sez the founder:
but dale robertson, founder of teaparty.org, said no one knows who might have yelled out racial epithets during the capitol hill protest. he said a democratic lawmaker refused to accompany capitol police officers to identify a white man accused of spitting.

"these people could be anybody. i wouldn't put it past the democrats to plant somebody there," mr. robertson said. "they're trying to label the tea party, but i've never seen any racial slurs."
dale robertson? that name sounds familiar...where did we hear...oh, yeah! that's right:
dale robertson, a tea party activist who operates teaparty.org, is getting stung for an old photo — taken at the feb. 27, 2009 tea party in houston — in which he holds a sign reading “congress = slaveowner, taxpayer = niggar.”

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the right just can't catch a break this week!

(tip o' the kangaroo tail to media matters for the robertson catch!)
posted by skippy at 8:45 AM |

3 Comments:

It just amazes me how desperate the GOP has become. They'll do or say anything. It just doesn't matter anymore.

Here. I thought you might find this interesting:

http://bootynovelbill.blogspot.com/2010/03/true-colors.html
commented by Blogger boukman70, 9:42 AM PDT  
Is it still a racial slur if you spell it wrong? I guess it's the thought that counts.
commented by Blogger ZenYenta, 1:38 PM PDT  
I think that "random" bullet was a warning shot from God. Just saying.

-- Sean
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 4:11 PM PDT  

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