Put the Fear of Something Into Them
It sure is hard to be a criminal legislator in this day and age. Steny Hoyer explains:
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is warning that some of his Democratic colleagues are being threatened with violence when they go back to their districts — and he wants Republicans to stand up and condemn the threats.
The Maryland Democrat said more than 10 House Democrats have reported incidents of threats or other forms of harassment about their support of the highly divisive health insurance overhaul vote. Hoyer emphasized that he didn’t have a specific number of threats and that was just an estimate.
What that last line tells you is, this Politico report is totally bereft of any actual facts. Generally, those are things I like to find at least one or two of in a news report, but let's set that aside.
The important part is this: If this abominable, unconstitutional, usurperous, injurious, unsustainable and ruinous new health care law has a mere ten legislatures afraid for their safety, then this country might already be too far gone to save itself.
UPDATE: Going through my referral logs, it's (almost) sad how little power Kos wields on Twitter. For the once-king of the political blogosphere, that's got to be sobering.
Yikes -- sobriety!
Anyway, I'll say it again -- Kos is so '07.