After days of rhetoric pointing to Tea Party members as terrorist and racists the smoke has started to thin. Behind the smoke screen lurks not right wing extremists but left wing nut jobs and a whole bunch of liberals with egg on their faces.
We heard the stories of Tea Party members spitting on members of Congress and calling them names. We heard the stories but saw no proof. The media readily supported the unsubstantiated allegations with reckless abandon and little to no investigation.
Irony is a bitch and facts can be a bit inconvenient. The first, and thus far only, substantiated claim of threats and intimidation were against Republican Eric Cantor. Not Pelosi, Reid or any other Democratic lawmaker but the Minority Whip Cantor.
It seems that with the abundance of allegations made by liberal lawmakers law enforcement would have found someone to arrest. The conspicuous lack of arrests may be related to the fact the cops are required to have evidence to act. It would be nice if lawmakers were bound by the same burden.
The following story appeared on the CBS site HERE:
A Philadelphia man was charged today with threatening to kill House Republican Whip Eric Cantor and his family, the Washington Post reports. The threats came in the form of a YouTube video, which has been taken down.
Norman Leboon, 33, reportedly faces charges punishable by up to 15 years in prison, three years supervised release, a fine up to $500,000 and a $200 special assessment, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
"The Department of Justice takes threats against government officials seriously, especially threats to kill or injure others," U.S. Attorney Michael L. Levy said in statement to the Post. "Whether the reason for the threat is personal or political, threats are not protected by the First Amendment and are crimes."
No empty rhetoric or unsubstantiated allegations. There is proof of the crime and the suspect was identified and arrested.
The left is making allegations ad naseum but providing no proof. They are attempting to destroy an entire movement with nothing more than lies. Lofty words without substance.
Amazingly enough Cantor has been true to his word and has not publicized the case for political gain. I wish the left were so noble.