Broken Windows

Broken Windows

by digby

Emptywheel reports on the window breaking that's going on around the country:
On Friday, former militia leader Mike Vanderboegh called for anti-Democratic vandalism across the country to protest the health care bill.

Vanderboegh posted the call for action Friday on his blog, “Sipsey Street Irregulars.” Referring to the health care reform bill as “Nancy Pelosi’s Intolerable Act,” he told followers to send a message to Democrats.

“We can break their windows,” he said. “Break them NOW. And if we do a proper job, if we break the windows of hundreds, thousands, of Democrat party headquarters across this country, we might just wake up enough of them to make defending ourselves at the muzzle of a rifle unnecessary.”

And, apparently in response, there were attacks in–at least–Wichita, KS, Tucson, AZ, Rochester, NY, Niagara Falls, NY. Vanderboegh has proudly claimed credit for the coordinated attacks.

Does this "make defending ourselves at the muzzle of a rifle unnecessary" mean that unless the Democrats stop passing legislation they don't like (wake up) they'll start shooting them? If not, what does he mean? And for whom is he speaking?

Meanwhile, we have the Republican Vice Presidential nominee issuing this tweet today:

Don't retreat. RELOAD. See my facebook page:

"We’ll aim for these races and many others. This is just the first salvo in a fight to elect people across the nation who will bring common sense to Washington."

Creepy, eh?

Update: Maddow had a big story about this Vanderbeough fellow tonight.

It sure is a good thing the whole nutball faction in this country is armed to the teeth.