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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Russ Carnahan's Office Fire Bombed

Here is an Article from Dana Loesch talking about Russ Carnahan's Office being Firebombed:

"Carnahan Office Firebombed (and Daily Misrepresents August ’09 Incident)

August 18, 2010
by Dana Loesch

.Rep. Russ Carnahan reports that his campaign office was firebombed and a suspect is in custody. Uncool.

From the daily:

Police have arrested a 50-year-old man in connection with what appears to be a firebombing that caused minor damage at the campaign headquarters of U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis.

Firefighters responded after witnesses called about hearing broken glass and later smelling smoke at the office in the 7000 block of Chippewa Street in south St. Louis.

Carnahan’s Republican contender condemned the attack. Excerpt from a press release:

“I was disheartened to hear reports tonight of a suspected arson attack at Congressman Carnahan’s campaign headquarters. While there is obviously a lot of angst and frustration among voters – violence is never the answer! We must all work together to establish a peaceful and prosperous political process. I’m glad to learn police already have a suspect in custody,” said congressional candidate Ed Martin.

The daily reports that a motive is not clear at this time. I’d like to hear what was. A sad story.

Sidenote: I take issue with this in Jake Wagman’s reporting:

Carnahan is weathering a tumultuous political environment. A year ago, several people were arrested at a Carnahan town hall forum after a fracas broke out between protesters and Carnahan supporters.

No. Protesters were harassed by people who identified themselves as Carnahan volunteers and people not even of the 3rd district, OFA bussed people in who were loud and disruptive at the meeting (I know, because they assumed me and the veteran who attended the townhall with me were with OFA and snuck us through the side door), and Carnahan supporters attacked a man they profiled as being a conservative. I and others have endless video and photographic footage of the evening. The “fracas” came from Carnahan supporters and there isn’t a police report or eyewitness that has stated otherwise. To report otherwise is disingenuous and the omission of the above implies that those targeted at the townhall contributed to the “fracas” and whether Wagman intended it or not, further implies that the “fracas” could be linked to the firebombing and that the perpetrator could be a tea partier. Also not cool."



Anonymous said...

I don't know why no one on the Right is stating the obvious, especially when Tea Partiers have proven their non-violent attitude time and again while our opponents have proven their violent one:
That this is very likely a publicity stunt pulled by the Carnahan cabal themselves. He is running scared, and personally I put no limit on the level he will stoop to.

Anonymous said...

The only violence seen has been from the left.
This is not denial, this is a comprehension of the kind of people we are opposing.

Sam said...

It's good that the suspect is already arrested. They should probably consider having a new campaign office.

virtual office