Michigan GOP Headquarters Attacked; Where The Hate Is Today
The United States has seen an uptick in politically motivated online attacks, aggression and violence. The question is from which side of the political ideology is this coming from.
I have been reporting on many of these incidents and by far the attacks have been coming from the left.
The Daily Caller points on eight of these attacks and they are:
Switchblade stabbing attempt
California congressional candidate Rudy Peters, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, narrowly escaped a stabbing attempt in September. Peters’ attacker, Farzad Fazeli, shouted disparaging remarks about Republicans before attempting to stab the GOP candidate with a switchblade, police said.
Male Democratic operative allegedly assaults female Trump staffer
An operative with Democratic political group American Bridge was arrested in March for assaulting a female staffer in President Donald Trump’s administration. The liberal operative allegedly shoved the woman, a press secretary for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to the floor as he chased after Zinke.
Same male Democratic operative allegedly assaults female GOP campaign manager
That same American Bridge operative, Wilfred Stark, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly chasing and assaulting Nevada gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt’s campaign manager. Stark was charged with battery for the attack, which left the woman bruised, as well as “terrified and traumatized.”
Wyoming GOP office set on fire
A Republican Party office in Laramie, Wyoming, was set on fire just days after opening in September. Police said the fire appeared to have been intentional, though they have not yet arrested any suspects.
Vandals throw brick through window of Nebraska GOP office
Vandals in July threw a brick through the window of the Nebraska Republican Party’s headquarters. Republican staffers found a spray-painted message beneath the broken window: “ABOLISH ICE.”
Minnesota state GOP candidate says she was chased by property-destroying anarchist
Minnesota state Rep. Sarah Anderson said she was attacked on Sunday after calling out a man who has kicking over campaign yard signs. “I said, ‘You can’t do this!’ And he said, ‘Yes, I can, I’m an anarchist! I can do whatever I want!’ And I said, ‘No, you can’t, that’s not your property,'” Anderson said, adding that the man chased her into the street and told her to kill herself.
Minnesota state GOP candidate says he was assaulted, concussed by politically motivated assailant
Another Minnesota Republican, state Rep. Shane Mekeland, said he received a concussion on Oct. 12 when he was assaulted by a man he believed was politically motivated. “While I had never met my assailant, the words he yelled at me before he attacked lead me to believe his actions were politically motivated,” Mekeland said in a statement Sunday, adding that the police are investigating.
Windows of New York GOP office smashed, warning left
Vandals in New York smashed the windows of the Metropolitan Republican Club on Oct. 11 and left graffiti warnings. The perpetrators left behind anarchist graffiti and a warning: “Our attack is merely a beginning.”
We can now add a ninth attack to this list and it happened right here in Michigan. Just like what occurred in New York City the same thing happened in Lansing Michigan.
The Michigan Republican Party headquarters was tagged with anti-ICE graffiti last weekend. Republican Party officials discovered the graffiti, which said “F--- ICE,” on the front of the Lansing facility last Saturday evening.
Tony Zammit, communications director for the Michigan Republican Party stated:
“I find it ironic that despite all the saber rattling on ICE throughout the past few years, this is the time that it happens…We just feel this is an escalating narrative…We think it’s important that in this country we have a civil discourse.”
Those of you who are center left today must realize who has taken over your party and refuse to enable them and their actions with your votes.
I hope you make the right decision. Remember love must always Trump Hate!