A gas line has been severed at Tom Perriello’s brother’s house, Brian McNeill reports, after teabaggers encouraged people to “drop by” that address and “express their thanks” to Perriello for his healthcare vote. (When Danville Tea Party Leader Nigel Coleman was told that he’d given the wrong address, he dismissed any harm that would result to the man or his family as “collateral damage.”)
Federal, state, and local officials are investigating what’s is believed to be an attempt on the life of Congressman Perriello. Coleman is now claiming to be shocked that this “collateral damage” has resulted. This is the same Coleman who planned to burn Perriello in effigy. Having spent a year and a half suggesting that Perriello should be assassinated, we’re now to believe that he’s shocked—shocked!—that anybody might actually give it a whirl.
Teabaggers are completely ineffective in the political realm. So now they’re left attempting to murder their own congressman. This isn’t a political movement. It’s an assassination conspiracy. It’s terrorism.