We Shouldn’t Assume That the Man Who Threatened to Kill a Republican Congressman is an Obama Fan — Unless We Don’t Have to Assume That

Somebody get Frank Rich on the phone — Michelle Malkin just posted this:

Just obtained this from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia:

Today, a two-count complaint and warrant was filed charging Norman Leboon with threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family, and threatening to kill Congressman Eric Cantor, who is an official of the United States, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jan Fedarcyk. As set forth in the affidavit to the complaint and warrant, in or about late March, 2010, Leboon created and then transmitted a YouTube video to Google over the internet, in which he threatened to kill Congressman Cantor and his family. No harm came to the Congressman or his family as a result of Leboon’s threats.

“The Department of Justice takes threats against government officials seriously, especially threats to kill or injure others,” said Levy. “Whether the reason for the threat is personal or political, threats are not protected by the First Amendment and are crimes.”

Now, I can’t stand it when the left assumes that people who threaten violence toward anything or anyone on their side of the aisle are Republicans, so I try not to return the favor.

So, before just making a blind assumption, I looked to see if Norman Leboon of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has ever made any political donations, and if so, to whom — and what do you know:


Open Secrets confirms.

What are the odds that much of the media somehow will forget to mention this?

I’ll now await Steny Hoyer to publicly denounce threats coming from people simply because the whacko-in-question happens to be on his side of the argument.

Update: Check out this YouTube video. This guy makes Charles Manson look well-adjusted.

Author: Doug Powers

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