It started with vandalism at the offices of five different Democratic lawmakers this weekend and has now spread to what can only be called an assassination attempt:
After a tea party organizer published the address of the brother of Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) in a blog post urging anti-health reform activists to "drop by," someone cut a propane gas line at the house, Politico is reporting.
Now the FBI is investigating what happened at the home near Charlottesville, according to Politico.
The development comes on the heels of at least five instances of vandalism -- mainly in the form of smashed doors and windows -- at Democratic offices around the country in the days around the House health care vote Sunday night.
In the Periello case, an activist named Mike Troxel of the Lynchburg Tea Party wrote a blog post telling activists to add a "personal touch" to their anger at Periello -- who voted yes on the health care bill -- by going to his house. But Troxel mistakenly posted the address of Periello's brother.
Again – that is nothing short of an assassination attempt on a member of the U.S. Congress. Where is the right in denouncing this? They are totally absent, despite Steny Hoyer trying to get them to help tamper it down:
Then you got leaders in the Republican Party, like Sarah Palin, doing all they can to stoke this outrage.
It’s time for the GOP to stand up for America and strongly denounce these actions and stand behind our elected President with whatever action he must take to stop this nonsense. If they don’t do it, then they are every bit as guilty as those who do the crimes.