I thought I was reading about the destruction of the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw in 1943 by the Nazi SS.
Only this was worse:
"They are, in fact, reaching feverish and dangerous levels.
"How dangerous? After Lynchburg Tea Party members posted the home address of Rep. Tom Perriello's brother -- in the mistaken belief it was Perriello's address -- a line between a propane tank and a grill was found severed at the house inside a screened porch."
Oh, the humanity.
The implications of this act of terrorism are absolutely ... frightening?
Which explains why the Roanoke Times is the laughingstock of all Southwest Virginia. And ...
Most Say Tea Party Has Better Understanding of Issues than CongressOf course the average member of Congress, and the average editorialist at the Roanoke Times, think the average American is stupid, so none of this matters.
In official Washington, some consider the Tea Party movement a fringe element in society, but voters across the nation feel closer to the Tea Party movement than they do to Congress.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of U.S. voters believe the average member of the Tea Party movement has a better understanding of the issues facing America today than the average member of Congress. Only 30% believe that those in Congress have a better understanding of the key issues facing the nation.
When it comes to those issues, 47% think that their own political views are closer to those of the average Tea Party member than to the views of the average member of Congress. On this point, 26% feel closer to Congress.
Finally, 46% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is more ethical than the average member of Congress. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say that the average member of Congress is more ethical. [link]
But read that editorial. Then get your arms around the Rasmussen survey.
And laugh with me.
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To the hysterics at the Roanoke Times: What do you make of this?
Will you write an editorial tomorrow about your earlier editorial having brought about this real act of violence?
"They whipped up fear" ... "despicable tactics" ... "hysterical accusations and pseudo-information" ... "their incendiary efforts" ..."reaching feverish and dangerous levels."
Two can play at the implication game.