The Democrats appear to be showing their true colors nationwide, as Bush/Cheney offices are being targeted in shootings and other acts of violence. Union thugs assulted Bush campaign volunteers in Orlando, as well as a Bush/Cheney office in Wisconsin. Even in St. Paul, more union protestors barged their way into the Bush campaign offices. Someone shot at a Bush/Cheney office in Tennessee in a drive-by attack.
Many left-leaning wingnuts like to talk about how the Republican Party is a bunch of “fascists.” Yet what can one say about tactics that involve breaking into campaign offices with bullhorns and assaulting volunteers. What does it say about the kind of people who would disrupt the political process in such a thuggish way?
Mitch Berg has some thoughts on this phenomena, and he thinks things will get worse before they get better. Sadly, I’m inclined to believe him. How long before someone kills a Bush/Cheney volunteer? How long before campaign offices get attacked in worse ways? Such things would normally be paranoid, but given what we’ve seen in the past few days and the level of unadulterated hate from the Democrats, they’re no longer so farfetched. As Mitch notes for some of these people politics has become religion, and Bush might as well be the anti-Christ.
If this is how low the Democrats will stoop to win, it only highlights how important it is not to let such acts of outright thuggery change the course of this country. People who would do such things do not belong anywhere near political power, and Democrats should be ashamed of the way in which unions have been behaving in this election, from these invasions of Bush/Cheney offices to the systematic intimidation and threats against Nader volunteers in states like Oregon. Of course, I don’t think the Democrats care – they want to win no matter how disgusting the techniques they’ll use to get there.