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Ear to the Ground

Democratic Congressman Gets Threatening Letter, White Powder

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Posted on Mar 25, 2010
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Rep. Anthony Weiner carries a microphone and a pride flag at the LGBT Pride Parade in New York City last year.

The health care reform debate has brought a fair share of nutty individuals out of the woodwork, and unfortunately, members of Congress who voted in favor of the recently instated bill might be seen by some who’ve taken leave of their reason as moving targets. Take New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, for example. 

Update: According to this AP report, the NYPD has found the white substance to be of the “not hazardous” variety.  —KA

Reuters:

The office of Representative Anthony Weiner on Thursday received a threatening letter containing an unidentified white powder, his office said.

“Earlier today an envelope containing white powder and a threatening letter was delivered to my community office in Kew Gardens,” the Democratic congressman said in a statement issued by his office.

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By GW=MCHammered, March 25, 2010 at 3:23 pm Link to this comment
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I’m no fan of either governing party but Bob Herbert
got this GOP evaluation absolutely right:


An Absence of Class
By BOB HERBERT
(excerpt)

“For decades the G.O.P. has been the party of fear,
ignorance and divisiveness. All you have to do is
look around to see what it has done to the country.
The greatest economic inequality since the Gilded Age
was followed by a near-total collapse of the overall
economy. As a country, we have a monumental mess on
our hands and still the Republicans have nothing to
offer in the way of a remedy except more tax cuts for
the rich.

This is the party of trickle down and weapons of mass
destruction, the party of birthers and death-panel
lunatics. This is the party that genuflects at the
altar of right-wing talk radio, with its insane,
nauseating, nonstop commitment to hatred and bigotry.

Glenn Beck of Fox News has called President Obama a
“racist” and asserted that he “has exposed himself as
a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-
seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”

Mike Huckabee, a former Republican presidential
candidate, has said of Mr. Obama’s economic policies:
“Lenin and Stalin would love this stuff.”

The G.O.P. poisons the political atmosphere and then
has the gall to complain about an absence of
bipartisanship.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/opinion/23herbert.h
tml?src=me&ref=general

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