But these are not the work of a fringe element the likes of what the left tries to portray the TEA Party movement. These are organized calls. Freedom Works reports (h/t Tabitha Hale):
We didn't know this. Evidently, we also didn't know best practices in a respectful, dignified policy debate, but our leftist friends were kind enough to "take FreedomWorks to school", so to speak.That's more than an angry mob. That's an organized effort on the part of Democrat operatives in the United States of America. I repeat: this is happening in the United States of America. Where's President Obama's condemnation of these acts?
Specifically, "school" included phone call blitzes from MoveOn.org and the AFL-CIO that jammed FreedomWorks phone lines and filled up staff voice mail boxes. Callers’ consistently used profanity, vulgarity, ever-popular references to “Nazis” and “brown-shirters,” racial slurs targeting an African-American staffer, and even veiled threats of violence and bodily harm.
Now we know how an intelligent political debate unfolds. Thank You!
In addition to the calls to Freedom Works, LifeNews.com reports:
Two pro-life Republican lawmakers announced today that they were the victims of harassment and violence from people upset that they voted against the pro-abortion health care bill. Rep. Eric Cantor's Richmond campaign office was shot at while Rep. Jean Schmidt received a harassing phone call.That's not all. Standard Newswire reported that phones "at Operation Rescue's national headquarters were inundated with hateful messages in the wake of the weekend vote on health care in the House of Representatives."
What was that stuff people were saying about the right being violent and hateful?
UPDATE: Death Threats against Palin, Cantor and TEA Party Activists. Threats Against Michele Bachmann.
Ron Devito has more at Sarah's Web Brigade.