Apparently in hopes of upping their game heading into November, the Left has decided that the best way to win is by, you know, offing the opposition.
The movement has proven to be incredibly powerful throughout this primary season - more powerful than I think even the protesters and activists themselves even believed. As a result, the Left is in full panic mode. They have been so busy demonizing the liberty movement since its inception that they have no idea what to do now that we have voter support. They don't have a backup plan. Their voter turnout and morale are significantly down, and they're trying to minimize impending disaster in November. Democrats are spinning wildly to give the base a shred of hope so a few of them bother showing up to the polls.
Meanwhile, voter turning in the Florida GOP gubernatorial primary is up 30% from what it was in 2006. GOP establishment candidates have either been eliminated in their primaries or run out of the Republican party in Nevada, Utah, Florida, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Washington; Alaska will most likely be next on the list. Going into the general, almost every one of these candidates is poised to beat the Democrat on November 2nd. The Left is stunned... and as a result they're upping the level of vitriol against the people it perceives as threats.
You'd think, at some point, a sense of human decency would kick in. Maybe threatening to brutally rape and kill the family members of people you've never even laid eyes on is a little over the top? However, everyone's apparently invincible online, so maybe if you don't use your real name, then human decency is rendered irrelevant? Who knows? Regardless, the threats of beheadings, rape, and murder come on a daily basis for the outspoken among us - bloggers and pundits can all attest to this.
A while back I posted the audio of the response from the D.C. Douglas call to "tell FreedomWorks what you think." (If you click that link, be prepared for unedited nastiness from our voicemail boxes) More recently, we've received an influx of emails that, in all honesty, I can't post here due to vile content.
As our Press Secretary Adam Brandon said in a US News and World Report article yesterday, it's only going to get worse.
FreedomWorks and Dick Armey receive dozens of threatening and harassing calls and emails each day. Many imply violence and use of weapons... As we get closer to the election we expect the harassment to increase."
Go read the piece for the full story. It's fun. We will soon be moving our offices for increased security.
The misinformation and the hatred are perpetuated by the left-wing blogosphere, which is - without exception - loose with facts and totally disinterested in civil discourse. Take today's Crooks and Liars piece for example. Anyone doing their homework would know that FreedomWorks has never received a dime from the Koch Foundation. The Kochs themselves have explained this. Pretty clear statement... unless you are just determined to believe that the Kochs are the George Soros of the Right and nothing happens without them. In which case, the facts are pretty inconvenient, and research is hard.
Also, the guy in NYC who stabbed the Muslim cabby? TOTALLY a Tea Partier. ISLAMOPHOBIA! HATE! KKK! Except... oh, wait. Crap.
All this to say, step it up, Lefties. You've been reduced to hateful, spiteful, vindictive whiners who talk like a 12 year old who just discovered YouTube comments, and it's time to think things through a little. Is sending death threats to FreedomWorks going to make your loss a little less miserable in two months ? We're fully prepared to receive more bomb threats and then march again on 9/12. you focus on the teeth-gnashing and rage. We'll focus on November.