Conservative extremists are calling for vandalism and assassinations of legislators kids. Louise Slaughter’s children among them:

Rochester/Niagara Falls, N.Y. — The same day a brick crashed through her Niagara Falls office, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D) says her staff discovered an assassination threat aimed at her family members. The Democratic headquarters in Rochester was also targeted.

No one was inside when the brick was hurled through the Democratic Patry Headquarters on University Avenue. Attached was a note quoting conservative Barry Goldwater: “Exremism [sic] in defense of liberty is no vice”. […]

“I’m advocating broken windows. I’m advocating vandalism,” says Mike Vanderboegh. We spoke to him by phone from his home in Pinson, Alabama.

Vanderboegh is referring to his blog called Sipsey Street Irregulars. He says his invitation to “break windows…break them now” is behind the incident in Rochester and at least two others in Tucson and Kansas. The message to Democrats should be clear.

“Wake up and understand what is happening in this country. You need to start listening to people who you think you didn’t have to pay any attention to, because sooner or later they will get your attention,” he says. […]

Slaughter has been at the center of the push for reform. Last Thursday she received a chilling recorded message at her campaign office. “Assassinate is the word they used…toward the children of lawmakers who voted yes.”

Twitter is also being used by extremists to call for President Obama’s assassination:

The passing of the health care bill prompted two Twitter users to post their angry messages for the world to see, calling for the assassination of President Obama.

When will we see a prominent Republican or conservative talk show host condemn these incitements to murder and mayhem by their putative followers? That’s a rhetorical question, btw.

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