While Democrats are rushing to the nearest microphone to proclaim their fears of angry voters, the only real instance of violence occurred when a Republican congressman’s campaign office had a bullet come flying through.
Rep. Eric Canter staunchly opposed Obamacare and took to the House floor this morning to lament Democrats from crying violence where there has been none.
“[I] have deep concerns that some, DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen and DNC Chairman Tim Kaine in particular, are dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting that these incidents be used as a political weapon,” Cantor said.
Democrats have called on Republicans to condemn the threats, something they have already done on more than one occasion. However, Democrats have been silent about the very real violence coming from their supporters.
“I’m not naïve enough to think that letters, statements or press releases will prevent anyone disturbed enough to commit violence from acting,” Cantor said. “But I do know that such letters statements and press releases can very easily fan the flames by ratcheting up the rhetoric, some would only inflame these situations to dangerous levels. Enough is enough it has to stop.”
Cantor also says he’s received numerous threats because of his Jewish heritage. These threats could very likely be coming from extremists that are feeling vindicated by the President’s and Democrats’ continued vilification of “bankers,” an old code word for ‘Jew’.