What’s next for democrats? Harass the children of Republicans? Poison their pets? [Reader Post]

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I told you this was coming.

democrats have set a new low for behavior. When someone from the Obama suck-up Politico likens it to “stalking” you know it has to be bad.

But Democrats are testing the outer limits of that understanding with a practice that raises questions about when campaign tracking becomes something more like stalking.

While most serious campaigns on both sides use campaign trackers — staffers whose job is to record on video every public appearance and statement by an opponent — House Democrats are taking it to another level. They’re now recording video of the homes of GOP congressmen and candidates and posting the raw footage on the Internet for all to see.

And not just displaying their homes but also posting their addresses

Republicans whose homes have been videotaped say they understand that politics is a contact sport and that every public utterance they make is fair game. But, they argue, filming a home — and posting actual addresses — ought to be off-limits, if only out of respect for their families and neighbors.

“I think your family or your personal life should be off-limits unless it enters the campaign,” said Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci, who said a neighbor informed him that a tracker had been crouching in the bushes taking footage of the first-term congressman’s home. “It’s hard for my neighbors or my family to get comfortable when someone is in the bushes.”

democrats claim Republicans do it too but maybe they don’t

And on Tuesday, aides to Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop said they found a tracker working for his Republican opponent, Randy Altschuler, sitting outside the congressman’s Long Island, N.Y., home with a camera.

But Bishop’s campaign said it did not believe any footage of the home had been made public.

Their excuses for this behavior are lame

“House Republicans have spent this entire Congress trying to hide that they’re protecting benefits for millionaires and perks for themselves instead of protecting the middle class, but we won’t let them keep it secret any longer,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Jesse Ferguson wrote in an email.

One GOP Congressman made it clear he won’t tolerate abuse of his family:

“It’s one of those things. We know we’re in this position, and it’s part of the job. I wish it wasn’t,” he said, noting that a mechanic on one of his farms chased away a tracker filming the scene. “We have alarms on the house. My wife knows how to use weapons. As far as safety goes, we do our best to be cautious and to keep track of our kids.”

The blame for this horrid behavior belongs entirely to Barack Obama. He has called for violence repeatedly:

** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”

Barack Obama has led the way for democrats in smearing the opposition- specifically Romney donors– and their children.

His henchman David Axelrod, who has to be one of the slimiest operatives ever, manages to come into possession of sealed divorce records whenever he needs them.

So what’s next for democrats? Will they video children of Republicans so they can be harassed? Will democrats poison the pets of Republicans? Are they hoping for another Jared Loughner to punch back twice as hard, bring a gun and punish their enemies?

I predicted this election would be the ugliest, nastiest and filthiest election in history and we’re there.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

73 Responses to “What’s next for democrats? Harass the children of Republicans? Poison their pets? [Reader Post]”

  1. 51

    Hard Right

    Rich likes to pretend the dem party of today is the party of JFK. In a way he is right. Like obama today, JFK and co. violated people’s civil rights, made it a point to abuse his power power to punish opponents, violated the Constitution, and supported the theft of elections by fraud. It’s how JFK became president after all. Tell us rich, how did LBJ get his nickname “landslide” ? Who was it that illegally wire tapped MLK and others?

  2. 52


    @Hard Right:

    I’ve found that it is most difficult to be objectively critical of one’s heroes, HR. Rich has made no bones about his adoration of JFK, even when presented with factual, historical evidence contrary to Rich’s beliefs about him, whether being praised by conservatives for his tax/economic ideas, or villified for, well, doing as Kennedy’s have done since Papa Kennedy accumulated his wealth.

    This isn’t just a slight against Rich. This is an observation of people in general. Take Joe Paterno, for example. Penn State fans love him, still, even after it has been shown that he failed miserably in running one aspect of his college football program. They deny is failure, or spin it to be someone else’s fault entirely. Ohio State fans do the same thing with their ex-coach, Jim Tressel, who lied and cheated.
    Or fans of San Francisco(Giants) who denied, and still deny, that Bonds ever did anything wrong.

    Whether one’s hero is in politics, entertainment, sports, or someone just down the street, it is near impossible for a person to be objectively critical enough to recognize what others see. This is why those who still support Obama do so in the face of even the most obvious and fact-based critical analyses of him. Rich is no different than most in this respect.

    Of course, eventually, when bombarded with enough contrary evidence, you’d think that people would realize how wrong they were, or are. Sadly, that isn’t the case.

  3. 53

    Richard Wheeler

    John G. Do you feel the Verona papers “exonerated” McCarthy a man censured by both Dems, and Repubs in The Senate?

    Would imagine you don’t think Bo ever screwed up.

  4. 55



    @Richard Wheeler:

    It’s interesting to read what you have to say about McCarthy Rich.

    It’s also interesting to hear you refer to his “censure” when, in reality, there was no censure since that word did not appear in the Resolutions voted on in the Senate.

    You also don’t mention what conduct was addressed by the Senate. You do realize that the Resolutions had nothing to do with the investigations into, and ensuing hearings regarding, the presence of Communism in America right?

    You do also realize that the Resolutions had nothing to do with the findings or conclusions that McCarthy reached right?

    And I am sure you also realize that the Senate never formally passed any sort of judgement on the accuracy or validity of McCarthy’s findings.

    Finally, if McCarthy was such a terribly misguided off in the ditch sort of fellow, then why was the Kennedy family, Robert and John specifically, such close political allies of his?

    Seems to me that you’ve judged the book by it’s cover rather than reading the pages that are inside.

  5. 56


    McCarthy’s flaw was in calling Socialists Communists. Communism is a subset of Socialism. All Communists are Socialist, but not all Socialists are Communists. Some socialists are Fascists, some are Marxists, Some are Socialist-Democrats and some are more generally socialists.

    (Just as Protestants and Catholics are Christians, and then you have the Methodists, the Baptists, the Pentecostal, etc…)

    At any rate, even those nations which have been refereed to as “communists” are not. They are socialists. The form of socialism they practice is best described in the book Animal Farm. There has never been a true communist nation, as in true communism ALL the people are of equal social standing, value and there isn’t a leader per se as everything is decided by group decision.

  6. 57

    Richard Wheeler

    Aye The Senate vote to censure changed to condemn was 67-22 on 2 Dec, 1954. He’d been railing against Communists in Congress, in the Eisenhower and Truman Admins.,and in the Army long before the censure er condemnation
    As in 1954 it’s obvious he has supporters here at F.A. Understandable.
    My simple suggestion to all including the good Col. If you think someone a Socialist don’t call him a Communist.
    Like Adlai said I’ll make a deal with Repubs. If they stop telling lies about me I’ll stop telling the truth about them

  7. 58



    @Richard Wheeler:

    Again, I note that you don’t mention the content of the Senate Resolutions and what, specifically, they addressed.

    There was nothing in those Resolutions which condemned or censured McCarthy’s investigations, his hearings, or his findings. Nothing.

    Why is it you remain silent on the most relevant facts regarding McCarthy?

  8. 59

    Richard Wheeler

    Aye I understand the Senate condemnation in Dec, 54 was for “conduct unbecoming—”
    I also understand that Mac’s constant calling out of Communists in our Govt, and military proved to have at least some validity. Seems he threw out a very wide and unspecific net and his method of delivery reminds me of Ret o5.

    Realize Papa Joe, fellow Irishman and ardent anti-Communist, was a friend. JFK was in hospital at time of condemnation vote, but said “over half my constituents love the guy.” Ike couldn’t stand him.

  9. 60


    I’ve read the Venona papers, and some other stuff related to the McCarthy hearings. I believe there were definitely some folks working for the KGB during that time. But we had intelligence organizations working on this. The very thought of having anyone, I mean anyone in congress deciding what is and what isn’t unAmerican makes my skin crawl. What if Pelosi somehow regained power and decided to institute unAmerican subcommittees?
    During the McCarthy hearings, people lived in fear of having others turn them in for reading the wrong book. Really? Conservatives want to defend something like that? Winning an argument by instilling fear rather than winning it with ideas is not the way to go.
    What is the difference between Janet Napolitano calling Tea Partiers terrorist and Joe McCarthy calling someone a communist or a communist sympathizer? It was to the point that anyone that questioned McCarthy was immediately tagged as a communist sympathizer. That’s not the government I want.

  10. 62

    Hard Right


    I agree as I have seen that as well. Sometimes it’s sopmeone just wanting to maintain the hero status of their idol.
    Other times it’s the person pumping up their ego by association. They are taking the perceived halo their idol wears, and then giving themselves a small one. The thinking is along the lines of, ” he/she is so smart/noble/brave, and by saying they are my hero, it makes me somewhat smart/brave/noble as well.”
    I think the later may be the case with rich.

  11. 63

    Richard Wheeler

    H..R. My heros? Have none. On here, I do respect and appreciate people like Mata, Aye and Word— Larry,Tom and Greg. Does it make me smarter that I value their comments and discourse more than yours or Retire05..Believe that’s a given.

  12. 64


    @Richard Wheeler:

    Ah, Rich thinks he is smarter than me. I’m crushed. NOT!

    You’re not smarter than me, Rich, just painfully informed. You spew the progressive mantra on a daily basis and think that makes you the sharpest knife in the drawer. It doesn’t. It only shows that your indoctrination has been a success.

    I think the term “useful idiot” is totally applicable to you.

  13. 65



    I can’t express my own feelings about McCarthy and that era any better than Aqua did above. I’ll only add these observations. You can’t complain about the Obama “turn in your neighbor” style cyber hotline, or the long standing intimidation tactics used by unions, and then canonize McCarthy’s similar evocations… expecting to maintain credibility.

    This nation was founded on inherent rights, among them a 1st Amendment right to hold views and speak your mind. Being a progressive, socialist or Communist is not a criminal act in and of itself. Nor should Congress have been officially involved in turning citizen against citizen because of political beliefs. It was despicable then, and remains despicable today.

  14. 66

    Richard Wheeler

    Retire 05 Re read my #65. I said nothing about being smarter than you. Mata also in agreement with Aqua’s excellent analysis of Mc Carthy.

  15. 69



    I am not insecure to the point where I feel the need to “score points” with anyone. Especially with someone who posts their comments on a semi-known blog site.

    Hopefully, one day you will reach that point.

  16. 70

    Richard Wheeler

    Mata Retireo5 agreements seem to be with H.R. No surprise there.
    Those two are finding new ways to malign me and my Marine Corps Service just about daily.Keeps me very amused.
    Right on cue comes #68. Bizarre

  17. 71



    See what I mean, rich? There’s a few on my “ignore” list that hang around here. ’tis a worthy discretionary use of my time, since most of what’s imparted is just personal garbage in, garbage out.

  18. 72


    @Richard Wheeler:

    You’re a liar. Doubting your service is not “maligning” in anyone’s stretch of the imagination, except for yours. And when was the last time that was even discussed?

    You are Mata are made for each other.

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