No one could have predicted that the Reasonoids would side with the brick-throwers and noose-faxers:
There’s a lot of hyperbole out there about Mike Vanderboegh, an Alabama militiaman who reacted to the health care bill by urging all patriots to break windows at Democratic Party headquarters around the country — a suggestion that a handful of brick-throwers seems to have embraced. It’s a lousy idea, but it isn’t a sign of racism, anti-Semitism, or any of the similar maladies being diagnosed by some of Vanderboegh’s critics. I’ve been aware of Vanderboegh for a while. His chief claim to fame is being one of the more vocal anti-racists in the militia milieu, a guy who went out of his way to antagonize the neo-Nazi types who tried to hitch their wagons to the movement back in the ’90s.
In fairness, Walker doesn’t mention the noose-faxing and gas-line-cutting. On the other hand, the gas-line-cutting was widely reported before Walker wrote the article, so it’s not to his credit that he chose to ignore it.
I do agree with Walker about this however:
Comparing his brick campaign to Kristallnacht is ridiculous.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Colorado member of Congress has received threatening calls at her Washington office, according to NBC News. Rep. Betsy Markey’s (D-Colorado) chief of staff confirmed her office had reported two separate incidents to the Capitol police and asked Fort Collins police to step up patrols around Markey’s home and her district office.