OBAMA’S FUND RAISING OFF DEATH THREATS
Last week Eric Cantor(R) called a press conference to address death threats.
Cantor: “I’ve received threats since I assumed elected office, not only because of my position but also because I’m Jewish. I’ve never blamed anyone in this body for that. Period. Any suggestion that a leader in this body would incite threats or acts against other members is akin to saying that I would endanger myself, my wife, or my children. Just recently I have been directly threatened. A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week, and I’ve received threatening e-mails. But I will not release them because I believe such actions will only encourage more to be sent..” The dems needed a means by which to redirect attention away from their overwhelming unpopular health care bill and death threats fit nicely into their plan. The threats Stupak received prior to his yes vote have never been made public, only those after he supported it.
How many of these DNC death threats hold water? A Van Hollen(D) spokesperson immediately accused Cantor of fanning the political flames: “It’s been hours since Rep. Cantor’s bizarre and abrupt press conference where he leveled a false accusation that Van Hollen has suggested Democrats use these incidences as a political weapon. We are still waiting for proof to back up this ridiculous claim.” Cantor’s only request was not to incite anyone through the public display of these incidents.
The simple fact that the dems began reporting the threats the day following passage is very suspect. Obama’s efforts to raise campaign funds off of them is sleazy and unethical.