Republicans, Democrats Join In Condemning Threats

Leaders of both parties are condemning the threats and vandalism members of Congress have experienced following passage of the health care legislation. Incidents have involved a fax with the image of a noose, bricks and a bullet through windows, and a gas line cut.

But some Democrats have criticized the GOP for being slow to condemn the vigilantism, while Republicans are accusing Democrats of inspiring retaliation against them.

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor told reporters "ratcheting up the rhetoric" will "only inflame these situations to dangerous levels," adding: "It has to stop." Cantor said he gets threats because of his leadership position and being Jewish, including getting a bullet through the window of his campaign office.

The House Democrats' campaign chief called Cantor's remarks "straight out of the Republicans' political playbook." Congressman Chris Van Hollen accused the GOP of "deflecting responsibility and distracting attention away from a serious issue."


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  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Mar 27, 2010 at 07:56 PM
    OSOC, you didn't address Libby's charge. You dodged it with what you do best and blamed Obama.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Mar 27, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    Sorry Libby, that would be Obama and his cabinet. Go get a nice big glass of koolaid....not too much ice. Put your aluminum foil hat on, shiny part out.....it will be very warm where you are going....
  • by Libby Location: Pitt on Mar 27, 2010 at 04:31 AM
    US citizen- You talk about destruction! Nixon, Reagan, Gingrich, Bush, Cheney, Rove,Falwell, and missionaries; these fascists have done incredible damage to this nation and have ruined our reputation worldwide. No wonder so many hate us. And talk about "lala land", the bible supposedly written 2000 years ago in Arabia by some guys with nice english names (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, James) when england was a backwater of western europe (Stonehenge was being completed), Noah crammed two if every species on his boat (from redwood trees to gonorrhea bacteria), women turned to salt, and the god that created the entire universe (and if we are in his own image, why does he need lungs, nipples, armpit hair) and sent his only son to this little insignificant speck of a planet in the outer fringe of a small galaxy in an out of the way cranny of the universe - oh I could go on but people like you are hardwired and brainwashed; just keep your religion out on my government!!!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 27, 2010 at 04:21 AM
    Yes Derek, same guy, but he isn't a revisionist, thats the part "you guys" have been writing for years and teaching our kids. You are the rewriters, Beck just exposes the hooey...remember, some of use were in school and learned about the constitution and our rights. The new program, you folks teach, avoids it.
  • by usee on Mar 27, 2010 at 01:47 AM
    Haha, I love how US Cit. for now calls people freaks and ignorant Democratic's then tells us we will face judgment soon. Get over it, I'm a Dem and I'll face the SAME judgement as you buddy. You love to spit out the Bible, but you seem like the most unCHRISTIAN angry person.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Mar 26, 2010 at 09:23 PM
    OSOC - really, Beck? the revisionist himself? The same guy that said the nazis were left wingers, just like the democrats? (and all historians agree the nazis are a right-winged party) The same beck that said walk out of church if 'social justice' is mentioned (isn't the bible built on social justice, you know, jesus helping the poor....). Lets get serious here OSOC, Beck is rewritting history and fools like you are eating it up. Didn't Rove just publish a revisionis...sorry memoir recently?
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 26, 2010 at 08:15 PM
    I've always known that the scoffers who bash Beck, Rush, Hannity and most Americans who clearly see how much destruction our Democratic party has and is doing, are the ones to blame. The Dem's in congress and every Democratic voter are embracing socialism and communist lovers which want to eliminate our constituion & freedoms by replacing with a socialist government which will join as one with the EU by UN resolutions. You Democrat freaks can't even see what you're doing by supporting the communists in DC. Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Obama and all who sided with him by breaking laws of our constituion forcing Americans to buy something they don't have a choice in the matter. You ignorant scoffers who reject Jesus Christ, the Bible, our military as well as our heritage will face judgment soon. Only a fool would support the Democratic party. I've known this for decades. Where has you brain been, progressive land? in lala land? oh yes, in lamestream media land who's exec's are Bilderberg members!
  • by antiFOX on Mar 26, 2010 at 06:26 PM
    Wow, I read the post by Edgeukated and it sparked interrest, so I googled Glenn and Rush. It's true, Glenn Beck took ONE college class and dropped out. Rush went to sememsters and flunked out. People who worship them look like fools.
  • by Ed Location: NC on Mar 26, 2010 at 05:33 PM
    Snake oil- It's spelled "genius" - case closed.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Mar 26, 2010 at 04:17 PM
    beachbum3, Edgeukated and Derek, really? So, if they post the truth and the facts, you don't want to hear them? Sorry, the internet is a powerfull tool and you know it. This denial thing you got going on is scary and I am a democrat!! Did you ever think for just a moment about Einstein? Did you not hear of his theory of relativity? The guy couldn't tie his shoes yet he was of genious to go where no one would dare. Rush does a lot of research and bloviates on it, I will give you that, Beck...well, if you don't watch his program, you should, he isn't dem or repub, he is Beck. The facts of our government on both parties, should cause you to come to attention. You know I think for myself, I post of my own free will and observation, however, he sees the same things happening that I do from an American perspective. Where we came from and where we are headed. I suggest you tune in from time to time. I listen to both sides, not just a party, you don't either, facts are powerfull. Be informed.
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