Shots fired, bricks through windows, death threats to congress members - are the teapartiers terrorists?

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Shots fired at a congressman's campaign headquarters. Windows smashed at Democratic offices across the country. A coffin placed on a lawmaker's lawn. Hate-filled voice mail messages left on members of Congress' phone lines.

 

US Law:

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(2) the term “terrorism” means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;

 

So far they haven't killed anyone - but do you have to kill people to be a terrorst?  Are threats against families, and death threats to polititians in the interest of influencing legistation, or to punish legislation, or vandalism, a form of terrorism?


Back to the CNN  link - are some Republican politicians supportive of domestic terrorism?  "Republican House members encouraged protesters outside and inside the House gallery, some of whom carried messages like "Vote no or else" or "If Brown won't stop it, a Browning will"

 

USA Today:

FBI investigating threats against Democrats after health care vote: 

The FBI and local police are investigating threats directed at House Democrats following passage of the health care bill, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters earlier today. At least two acts of vandalism are being examined.  Hoyer said that he did not know the exact number but estimated "more than 10" Democrats had received some kind of threat or harassment. He added that some posters depict a lawmaker's face in the crosshairs of a target....

"The incidents of threats whether in person or through telephones or through other communication devices have given great concern to members, for the safety of themselves and their families,"

 

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In Virginia, the FBI and local law enforcement are looking into who cut a propane line to a gas grill at the Charlottesville home of the brother of Rep. Tom Perriello. Lynchburg "Tea Party" member Mike Troxel claimed responsibility for posting the address, which he thought was the congressman's. He urged voters to drop by for "a good face-to-face chat" to "express their thanks" for his vote for the overhaul.

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MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! MY WORK HERE IS DONE!
How can the face of evil be so puffy and soft?
I'm pretty sure that lowered eye was a result of twitching mid-camera snap!!
How can anyone take the mouth-breathing goon seriously? He actually looks as idiotic as he really is.
Glenn Beck is the Pillsbury Dough Boy's evil twin.
I love to admit it, but I rather hope that Beck gets to taste the very medicine he's prescribing.
The Brownshirts are having their Kristallnacht. Are you really surprised ? Even here you have no shortage of imbecile "patriots" with a handful of brain cells, a lifetime of failure and inadequacy, and now a convenient scapegoat to vent their rage on.

This is the price you pay for "liberty" stripped of intelligence, integrity and responsibility. Only question that remains is who's gonna get killed first ?
Hey, you brought up Hitler - even without saying it. BUt I was thinking the same thing.
It's an unavoidable Godwin. I called these clowns Brownshirts when they first surfaced. People said I was stupid and catastrophist. I get no real pleasure out of "I told you so".
I keep thinking Beck's book cover, showing him as a Nazi, is only half-joking on his part. It's like he's saying "People think Im a Nazi so I'll make a joke about it because obviously Im not but I do loke quite sharp in the outfit and some people will buy the book because they are practically neonazi's anyway". Although, the Tparty movement is much too diffuse to give one person any kind of credit or blame.
I keep thinking of the evil talk show host in 'V for Vendetta' when I think of Beck.
I'll have to watch it. All I can think of is the old series, "V"

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