We already know the history of the Bush administration for using the threat of Terror attacks to manipulate their approval rating. We have seen Republican political campaigns attempt to terrorize Americans into voting for them. We know how the terrorist attacks on 9/11 were used by political opportunists to begin a wholesale theft of the civil liberties and the constitutional rights that made America the envy of the world.
When their sycophants are given an example of this nature, is it not common sense that they too might begin trying to terrorize those who oppose their political masters?
Investigators identified Chad Castagana, 39, of Woodland Hills, California, as the person suspected of sending more than a dozen threatening letters to media outlets and the homes of public figures in various cities, the FBI said in a statement on Sunday evening.
According to a federal search warrant, among those who received threatening letters were Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show;” talk show host David Letterman; Keith Olbermann of MSNBC; Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, who is set to become Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, both Democrats.
It just goes to show that extremeists wherever they may be found, can not be tolerated.
UPDATE: Domestic Terrorism expert David Neiwert has responded to the evidence that’s pouring in from all corners about Castagana and his love for Conservative commentators. Noting that prominent pushers of hatred are somewhat culpable, he writes:
[M]entally unstable types are almost always stirred up and driven to their insane acts by haters of various stripes, the kind whose voices seem each day to be growing louder in our public discourse. These cultural vampires have developed a real knack for inspiring mentally unstable people into horrific acts of violence.
Haters like the people Castagana claims as his heroes — Coulter, Malkin, Ingraham, just for starters — are constantly engaging in the worst kind of eliminationist rhetoric directed primarily at liberals. It is simply an inevitability that, when this kind of hate is broadcast to millions of people daily, some of them are eventually going to start acting it out in fashions precisely like this. And worse.
I predict a defense of temporary insanity in this case.