The Politics of Fear and Intimidation

Anti-Bush gunmen fired several shots into the Bush campaign offices of Bearden, TN, and separately in Huntington, WV. Kerry supporters storm and ransack Bush Cheney campaign offices in Milwaukee, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Dearborn and Plymouth, and burglarize in Bellevue. …and it’s not limited to intimidation of just Republicans.

“For someone to use that level of violence to try to make a political point, it is just a shock,” said Chad Tindell, Knox County Republican chairman. usatoday.com

I can just imagine what kind of news coverage we'd see if Republicans stormed and ransacked Kerry campaign offices in several states. I haven't seen any coverage of this in major news media.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of protestors stormed and then ransacked a Bush-Cheney headquarters building in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, according to Local 6 News.

Local 6 News reported that several people from the group of 100 Orlando protestors face possible assault charges after the group forced their way inside the Republican headquarters office.

...most of the protestors were from the AFL-CIO and were taking part in one of 20 other coordinated protests around the country. local6.com

Kill Bush is becoming a recurring, repeating, persistant, perennial theme.

"Swastika Burned Into Grass On Bush-Cheney Supporter's Lawn"

This is becoming a pattern of behaviour exhibited by the left, those who have been complaining that Republicans are fascists. That Bush is building a police state. That Republicans have a secret plan to suppress the black vote. That there are secret Republican plans to institute a draft. That Republicans actually want to poison water and pollute the air, starve children and deprive senior citizens. That Bush knew about 9/11. That Bush went to war purely to make money, in cahoots with the Saudi's and Halliburton. That Bush is a liar, a misleader, a failure, stupid, a chimp, a smirking chimp, a war criminal, a war profiteer ...and on and on.

All of this from about fifteen minutes of googling. The politics of fear and intimidation indeed.

Posted by Eric Simonson at October 7, 2004 4:07 PM