It is being reported that the Wisconsin Department of Justice has identified a suspect in the investigation into death threats sent to Governor Scott Walker and numerous Republican Senators in Wisconsin. It is also being reported that the suspect has confessed. Predictably the mainstream media is ignoring the story, just as they underreported the threats themselves. After all it does not fit the narrative that only right wingers are capable of violent, threatening political rhetoric. Here is an example of the left engaging in the post-Tucson “new tone” in American politics.
The suspect admitted to writing two e-mails, threatening to kill Gov. Scott Walker and members of the Senate, according to a press release from the department. Grothman told Patch that he was among those who received a threat.
“The Division of Criminal Investigation takes these kind of threats seriously and will follow through with the investigation and prosecution whenever possible,” DCI Administrator Ed Wall said in the release.
“I and the group of people that are working with me have decided that we’ve had enough,” one of the threatening e-mails read. “We feel that you and your Republican dictators have to die.”
The message then went on to say the “group” planned to shoot the senators, and plant bombs in various locations, such as their homes and cars.
“If you and your goonies feel that it’s necessary to strip the rights of 300,000 people and ruin their lives, making them unable to feed, clothe and provide the necessities to their families and themselves then we will ‘get rid of’ (in which I mean kill) the eight of you,” the e-mail continued. “Please understand that this does not include the heroic senator that risked everything to go aganist what you and your goonies wanted him to do.”
The second message was much shorter, and stated:
“(Expletive) you, (expletive). I am formally requesting to see the 30,000 e-mails you have gotten making you comply with the open records law. I assure you that none of them are in support of you or anything that you or your staff stand for. Your staff members have now been added to the hit list as well as those of the other Senate members we have threatened. Please advise them of the impending danger leading to their deaths.”
“But-but-but Sarah Palin used targets on an election map!” One of the unintended consequences of the Wisconsin political drama is that the left has lost the ability to claim the moral high ground with respect to violent rhetoric. The mainstream media just doesn’t want you to know that yet.