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October 12, 2004

Hitting A Little Close To Home « Politics As Usual »

Only a few days after I stopped by the local GOP campaign headquarters, it was burglarized and/or vandalized.

Workers arriving this morning found a hole smashed through the wall from an adjacent, vacant office. Bush campaign officials say a small amount of petty cash is missing and a computer and television had been moved and left near the hole.

"They must have gotten spooked because they ultimately left the computer and TV," said Bill Hyslop, the campaign's chairman for the Fifth Congressional District.

The computer and the TV had recently arrived in Spokane and the computer was loaded with information from the Republican get-out-the vote program.

This seems less politically motivated than many of the other events around the country. It probably was just someone trying to steal things they could pawn. It still contributes to the aura of intimidation that Democrats are attempting to force onto Republicans through this "plausible deniability" campaign of violence.

Am I descending into hyperbole? Perhaps. But ask yourself: if this campaign of violence and destruction had been waged against Democrat bastions, do you think Democrats would be mollified by claims that it was being perpetrated by "punks and fringe"? Of course not. Remember when Democrats claimed that a vote for Bush was a vote to burn down black churches? Remember when the NCAA blamed President Bush for the dragging death of James Byrd? Sure, no one has died yet. Yet. But lets not forget the Democrat history of trying to prevent blacks from voting in the South.*

*And don't give me that "they became Republicans" crap, because Democrats still have Robert C. Byrd on the Democrat side of the aisle: a former KKK recruiter, and don't bat an eyelash when he still spouts racist comments. It's okay, see, because he's a Democrat. You know: pro-abortion, entitlements, government funded health-care. I guess you can just about get away with murder if you support those things, eh, Mary Jo Kopechne?

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