After weeks of being vilified by the national media and White House as a terrorist, racist, and radical hostage-taker out to destroy the economy, Ted Cruz (R-TX) is receiving the kind of death threats that are all-too expected after this kind of national demonization campaign.
A person who identifies himself on Twitter as Troy Gilmore, Jr. listed the Senator's homes address and suggested Cruz be taught a "street wise lesson." Capitol Police are investigating:
The Hill reported Capitol Police were looking into the post by someone identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr.
In the last couple of weeks the hate speech directed at Cruz from the elite media has been merciless. Politico mused about drowning Cruz; The Washington Post compared Cruz to an evil, mass-murdering terrorist - "Ted Bin Laden"; a writer for The New Yorker compared Cruz to O.J. Simpson. The media have also made Cruz the face of a movement they have described as a bunch of racists "wearing suicide vests" and "taking hostages."
Mind you, this is just what the elite media have been saying. President Obama and top Democrats have been just as bad.
After all of this, the only surprise is that this is the only death threat against Cruz, or at least the only one we know of. Why would someone not feel a seething hostility towards an individual the national media and our president are wishing dead, comparing to terrorists, and relentlessly demonizing as the leader of a radical, dangerous, arsonist, anarchist, racist, hostage-taking cause that will destroy America?
------Politics aside, although the media will never publicly acknowledge the possibility that their "othering campaign" might have contributed to a death threat against a U.S. Senator serious enough to involve police, let's hope that privately there is at least some soul searching going on. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/10/19/media-hate-speech-cruz-death-threat
Ha! Don't count on it. There is a "fringe" group of liberals that are as vicious as they sound and the group is growing in number. They even include the evil, name calling Harry Reid among them. He's really setting a good example of a leader! /s