Nobody Shot at Eric Cantor, and Other Wingnut News

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Wingnut Weenie Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor claimed today his Richmond office had been shot at, and he had the chutzpah to accuse Democrats of fanning flames of animosity and stirring up violence.

But local law enforcement says nobody shot at Cantor’s office.

The Richmond Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism at the Reagan Building, 25 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia. A first floor window was struck by a bullet at approximately 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. The building, which has several tenants including an office used by Congressman Eric Cantor, was unoccupied at the time.

A Richmond Police detective was assigned to the case. A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window. The round struck with enough force to break the windowpane but did not penetrate the window blinds. There was no other damage to the room, which is used occasionally for meetings by the congressman.

So, someone in downtown Richmond fired a gun into the air, and by chance the bullet came down and hit a window to a room that Cantor sometimes uses. David Kurtz said, “unless someone was trying to hit Cantor’s office with a bank shot off a cloud, neither Cantor nor the building were the target of this bullet.”

I just flipped on the television and saw that a package containing unidentified white powder was delivered to an office of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). No one was harmed.

David Frum, who has been outspoken in criticizing Republicans for their obstructionism, has been dumped by the American Enterprise Institute.

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  1. Montana  •  Mar 25, 2010 @10:21 pm

    This was staged by one of Cantor’s gun buddy, good try at being a victim but I don’t buy it, next.

  2. joanr16  •  Mar 25, 2010 @10:23 pm

    Didn’t something eerily similar happen to Lou Dobbs recently? i.e., a stray bullet fired by hunters a good distance away plinked into the siding of Dobbs’s McMansion and he ran around flapping his hands and shrieking, “Messkins! Messkins!” for a day or so until the cops figured out, Not?

    Man, these guys are a bunch of nervous nellies. It’s like an old Daffy Duck cartoon or something.

  3. Doug Hughes  •  Mar 25, 2010 @11:39 pm

    This is two days old by Frum about HCR. VERY interesting read.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/03/22/frum.healthcare.gop.strategy/index.html

  4. Octopus  •  Mar 26, 2010 @12:08 am

    I would not say Cantor staged the incident (probably a stray) but it absolutely passes the Odd-Job Dobbs sniff test of “poor me” self-victimization.

  5. uncledad  •  Mar 26, 2010 @4:33 am

    Have you seen THIS. It’s bound to be a classic. The C-student in chief trying to wipe the colored off his hands, good stuff.

  6. wok3  •  Mar 26, 2010 @6:04 am

    I am shocked that all the windows in Virginia are not bullet resistant. Wait, maybe I’m thinking of West Virginia…

  7. c u n d gulag  •  Mar 26, 2010 @6:46 am

    OK, this makes more sense.
    I’m not saying it couldn’t have happened. It just didn’t seem likely.
    Still, this will give the conservative pundit’s months of TV time vilifying those further to the left of them. Which is pretty much everyone except themselves, Beck viewers, Rush listeners,and Genghis, and the rest of the Khan clan (klan?).

  8. Bob K  •  Mar 26, 2010 @8:10 am

    More Tantrums. Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma is picking up the ball from Jim Bunning on blocking extending Unemployment Benefits. More pearl clutching about adding to the deficit. The GOP wants to use funds from the stimulus package to fund the extension. Think of our children! “We’re going to be like the Athenian Empire,” warned the Oklahoma Republican, standing alone on the Republican side of the room. “The real thing going on outside Washington is the fear that that’s happening to us.” WTF? After the vote, Coburn’s office released a statement blaming Democrats for blocking benefits. Now there’s a winning strategy from back when we were five years old. Whenever you break something, just blame it on your sibling.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/25/senate-begins-game-of-chi_n_513620.html

  9. IntelVet  •  Mar 26, 2010 @11:33 am

    From David Frum:

    “If Republicans succeed — if they govern successfully in office and negotiate attractive compromises out of office — Rush’s listeners get less angry. And if they are less angry, they listen to the radio less and hear fewer ads for Sleep Number beds.”

    Indeed, this is why he was canned.

  10. Steve from Canuckistan  •  Mar 26, 2010 @12:57 pm

    Frum ‘s mother Barbara was a Canadian radio and television journalist, acclaimed for her interviews for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Actually she was born in Niagara Falls N.Y. I remember her well as a teenager growing up in Southern Ontario. She had a huge impact on everyone who watched the CBC in those days and she was highly respected. Her premature death in the early 90′s drew massive tributes from across the spectrum in Canada. Many Canadians were surprised when her son David surfaced as a Bush speechwriter and was credited with coming up with the “axis of evil” quip. On the current situation with the GOP , of course Frum is right. He’ll be vindicated by November.

  11. Bob K  •  Mar 26, 2010 @6:00 pm

    Some campaign commercials just write themselves.

    http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/26/video-gop-extremism/#comments

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