Ed Driscoll

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John Hinderaker of Power Line spots yet another candidate for the sequel to Unhinged:

Given the level of hysteria that is constantly being whipped up by the Party of Hate, we’ve worried for a while that someone is going to get hurt. Cases of voter intimidation and violence against Republican campaign headquarters were widely reported during the last election cycle. A Democratic poster whom we had to ban from the Power Line Forum recently went to the home of a Republican campus leader and assaulted him, resulting in criminal charges.

Most recently, a Democrat and former political candidate named Matthew Hunter Kramer has been arrested for threatening the executive director of the Republican Party of Nevada with a rifle, tearing photos of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney off the wall of the party’s headquarters, threatening staffers at the Republican Party’s office, and “warning that he would be back if President Bush vetoed an emergency war spending bill being considered by Congress.”

It’s no secret that Democrats are trying to bully their way back into power. But bullying with rifles–as well as “swords, knives, a flare gun, a shotgun and shells,” which also were found in Kramer’s car, ups the ante considerably.

Rifles, swords, knives, a flare gun, a shotgun and shells in Nevada? Yes, it’s time for the obvious “Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good time in Vegas with all this stuff” line.

But more importantly, these incidents happen mainly around election time. Why the early start–and what does it foreshadow for the fall of 2008?