Domestic Terrorists

24 03 2010

They can’t make coherent policy arguments… so, violence.

Rep. Tom Perriello (D) represents a fairly conservative district in Virginia, but that didn’t stop him from voting in favor of health care reform on Sunday. In response, local Tea Party activists posted the lawmaker’s home address online, and encouraged constituents to go to Perriello’s house to share their thoughts on the new law.

The right-wing activists, however, made a mistake: they posted the address to the congressman’s brother’s house.

Federal and local authorities are investigating a severed gas line at the home of U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello’s brother, discovered the day after Tea Party activists posted the address online so opponents could “drop by” and “express their thanks” for Perriello’s vote in favor of health care reform.

At some point our country is going to have to deal with the nut jobs on the right in this country and stop acting like their bigotry, hatred, anger and threats of violence are an acceptable part of our national discourse.

-Ian

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