Tell me again about how words don't matter. This incident wasn't a gang, or a bunch of young thugs with knives, as stereotypes are wont to paint threats like this. No, according to KOMO News, it went like this:
Officer Jennifer DuRuwe says 50-year-old Johnny J. Sieler was holding a knive and yelling profanities while he drove past a group of Murray supporters just before 5 p.m.
The second time he drove by, he was waving a meat cleaver and making chopping motions. DuRuwe says he slowed down his vehicle so the crowd could see the cleaver and he reached out his window toward them.
When he drove past a third time, Spokane Police officers were in the area, they arrested Sieler for intimidation with a weapon and found multiple knives in the vehicle.
This is what a daily diet of toxic spew from the likes of Fox News, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Americans for Prosperity emails can do to a person. I'm on two tea party lists. They send out emails 3-4 times per day, all apocalyptic, all promising we live in a doomed country with a pretender in the White House.
Patty Murray voted for health care reform. You'd think she voted to let Jack the Ripper go free. I'm certain that in the days to come we'll hear much more about Johnny J. Sieler and his viewing, listening and reading habits. I'm guessing the story will play much like this one.
Sadly, Sean Hannity will not recognize his part in it either. I remain convinced that if something doesn't change, this will not end well at all.