Stop the Madness - HCR Backlash
Original post made by Pleasanton Mom for Truth, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Mar 24, 2010
"Reps. Louise Slaughter and Bart Stupak have received death threats.
A tea party participant published what he thought was Rep. Thomas Perriello's home address and urged disgruntled voters to "drop by" for a "good face-to-face chat."
Vandals broke windows at Slaughter's office in New York and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's office in Arizona.
And angry voters are planning to protest this weekend at the home of Steve Driehaus who's already seen a photograph of his children used in a newspaper ad published by reform opponents.
The vitriolic health care debate has become personal too personal, say House Democrats who voted for the bill and now find not just themselves but their families in the cross hairs of opponents.
Slaughter, a Democrat who chairs the House Rules Committee, said a caller to her office last week vowed to send snipers to "kill the children of the members who voted yes." Her office reported the call to police, who were dispatched to provide protection for Slaughter's grandchildren. She has also been in touch with the FBI and U.S. Postal Service inspectors, who intercepted a letter en route to her home in upstate New York.
Stupak, the Michigan Democrat whose last-minute compromise on abortion guaranteed passage of the bill Sunday, said callers have left messages for him saying, "You're dead; we know where you live; we'll get you."