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Bipartisan Group of Senators Very Close To Reaching Agreement To Have Discussion About Potential Future Conversation About Possibly Beginning Dialogue About Agreeing to Suggest Changes To Spending and Entitlements | Main | Overnight Open Thread
February 17, 2011

Civility: Lawmakers in Wisconsin Now Being Threatened By Left-Aligned Thugs

Sometimes, of course, a climate of hatred is politically useful. And fun!

Hopper has received threatening phone calls and e-mails. These are threats of a physical nature. We are working with law enforcement in my district. They are watching my home and my business. Other Republicans have had their homes and businesses threatened, too. The unionists have demonstrated outside those homes and businesses.

A menacing old phrase comes to mind (and has been used by others, in talking about events in Wisconsin): We know where you live.

Taranto notes that the New York Times is ratcheting up its Climate of Hate campaign again, this time about some lawmaker saying he wants to put activist judges on the "endangered species list." It's a joke, made because those judges refuse to allow states to take the not-endangered-but-thriving-and-pest-ish gray wolf off that same list. The Times has kittens, of course, and Taranto notes how stupid this is.

But don't expect the Times to note that union goons are threatening lawmakers. Or the climate of hate on display at the days of rage (already noted by DrewM. in his earlier post):


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