NC GOP office firebombed – “Nazi Republicans leave town or else”
NY Times’ Clyde Haberman: “Why does the Reichstag fire come to mind?”
A GOP office in North Carolina was firebombed.
A local Republican Party office in North Carolina was damaged by fire and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring to “Nazi Republicans” on a nearby wall, authorities said Sunday.
A news release from the town of Hillsborough said someone threw a bottle filled with flammable liquid through the window of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters overnight. The substance ignited and damaged furniture and the interior before burning out.
The news release says an adjacent building was spray-painted with the words: “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.”
State GOP director Dallas Woodhouse said no one was injured, but a security alert is being sent to party offices around the state.
The Charlotte Observer had this photo of the graffiti:
The attack on the Orange County HQ @NCGOP office is horrific and unacceptable. Very grateful that everyone is safe.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 16, 2016
We don't know who is responsible , but they clearly hate our candidates, volunteers, staff and Constitution @NCGOP pic.twitter.com/81xBx6ex4t
— Dallas Woodhouse (@DallasWoodhouse) October 16, 2016
Let's say Trump supporters firebombed a DNC field office. Would the talk of evil violent Trump supporters ever end?
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 16, 2016
Just heard about the NC GOP office being attacked. Reason I'm just hearing about it is because it wasn't the NC Democrat office.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) October 16, 2016
Of course, the inevitable claim that this was a set up emerged:
Within the hour, leftists will be tweeting about Reichstag fire re: NC GOP HQ firebombing. Watch.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 16, 2016
Trump, w/absolutely no evidence, blames Clinton and Dems for the NC firebombing. Why does the Reichstag fire come to mind?
— Clyde Haberman (@ClydeHaberman) October 16, 2016
I am far from alone in making reference to the Reichstag fire: https://t.co/UFwWx6uYrw
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) October 16, 2016
At the risk of being that "well, actually" guy, have to point out historical consensus tends to agree Nazis didn't start Reichstag Fire.
— Jeff B., who on earth is this guy?? (@EsotericCD) October 16, 2016
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The problem with demonizing Republicans is that it works. This is proof.
Then the demonized Democrats better get ready. Fun thing is that I have read or heard a lot of Trump supporters talking about exercising their ‘2nd amendment rights’ or taking up arms if the election is ‘stolen’. I have yet to read even 1 similar comment by a Clinton supporter. It could be because Clinton is obviously winning or it could be that we still believe in the democratic process.
Just saying since at this point nobody but the bomber(s) knows what their motivation is. The only thing we can be pretty sure of is that whomever did it can’t write in Arabic.
That would be because you know that Democrats have historically benefited from voter fraud, have systematically prevented voter fraud from being investigated, and have opposed any attempts to prevent it.
Why would you protest a process which benefits you?
We have some lose ends in re abortion.
Poor little demonized Democrats. Somebody might had said something negative about them. They only have the media, the academic world and the federal bureaucracy on their side.
Fun thing is that I have read or heard a lot of Trump supporters talking about exercising their ‘2nd amendment rights’ or taking up arms if the election is ‘stolen’. I have yet to read even 1 similar comment by a Clinton supporter. It could be because Clinton is obviously winning or it could be that we still believe in the democratic process.
Or it could be because Hillary supporters, being good little liberals (a.k.a. “useful idiots”), don’t believe in the Second Amendment and don’t own any firearms. They don’t “keep arms”, so they can’t “bear arms”. They’ll just send someone else (with guns) after their enemies.
Their Great Leader speaks, points out the irredeemable deplorables and the Brown Shirts arise all across the country: New York, Maine, Minnesota, California and now, North Carolina.
Stronger Together is just other words for lowest common denominator.
As I gaze into my crystal ball, I see one of the uneducated Hillary sheep…yes, he has two teeth, wait, make that three teeth and his name is Bill Bob. He is trying to impress his sister. He already gave her five children and she still won’t marry him.
Why would a guy from Chicago go to so much trouble just to impress his sister?
Isn’t that where Hugh Rodham lives?
It only takes 2% of a committed population to achieve a successful violent revolution.
But don’t let Obama/Jarrett/Clinton/media give you the impression there are even 2%. They are surely much less.
The Donald will surprise you on election day.
Oh, the irony!
Isn’t the term “Nazi” an abbreviation for something? 😉
You’d be surprised how few people know that it is, UJ, or what “Nazi” is short for. The left, for obvious reasons, pretends that fact doesn’t exist.
full name of political party was “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei” – the National Socialist German Worker’s Party.
honestly had to google the full political party name could not remember wording and spelling.
funny how that is never spoken of…
It’s abbreviated for a reason.
Every liberal website I’ve looked at is projecting. They’re saying Republicans bombed their own office, when it’s been Democrats convicted of it in the past.
Accuse others of what you do.
Say what you will about Islamic terrorists, but at least they take responsibility for their attacks!
Hillsborough is ten minutes west of Duke University (Durham, BLM country) and UNC (People’s Republic Of Chapel Hill, hyperliberal/activist country).
There are two highly contested campaigns in NC, for governor and US Senate. Plus there’s the HB2 furor.
Do not assume this is about Trump.
Good points. I couldn’t care less about Trump, but these fascistic tactics by so-called Progressives that undermine democracy are frightening.
In that firebombing and tagging a building requires so little skill or planning that an eight year old could do it, I’m not getting excited by this till we see who, if anyone, gets arrested. Could be Soros-funded serious anarchists or it could be the teenage kid of a local college prof mommy operating alone with some dream of glory. First worries me, the second does not (politically, I mean).
The Republicans have ruffled the feathers of Pro-Choice/abortionists in “final solution” and class diversitists in institutional racism, sexism, etc.
To be fair, at least one Trump supporter appears to be part of a plot to blow up Somalis, and it’s not front page news either.
There is always somebody willing to blame Trump supporters for violence. It is part of the DNC strategy.
Wikileaks delivers: Left Planned to Stage Violence to Bring Down Trump PowerPoint playbook on the messaging — slide number 6 — with the messaging theme number 1: Violence.
Breitbart is saying the violence was staged, not “the left” or Team Hillary. WikiLeaks only showed that they planned to use existing violence (no matter who started it) to make Trump unattractive to voters who find violence repellent (i.e. not leftists 😛 ). The slide simply says that they will cite incidents of violence (that’s cite as in relate, tell, not incite which means something else altogether).
This whole “blame” game is another distraction and a tool that Trump uses to keep his supporters enraged and indignant. He may not play the media, but he sure plays his fans like a fiddle.
As a side note: Violence should not occur at any political rally for any candidate and that it happens at Trump rallies simply doesn’t reflect well on him; indeed, even Breitbart notes that he plays into the meme when he offers to pay legal fees for people who punch others in the mouth and etc.
In the instance edge referenced, one of the guys arrested in this bombing plot has a FaceBook post saying he’s a T-rump guy.
I treat that the same way I treat “Allahu Akbar”. It’s sort of a clue.
You should read, Val. You just sound like a fan-gurl.
edgeofthelitterbox predictably chimes in with an clumsy tu quoque.
Since nobody knows who did the NC act, and nobody is defending anybody for that kind of crime, I don’t see the tu quoque.
Rather, I read edge’s comment as indicative of the reality that there are nutbags aplenty on the American scene. They come in all varieties.
Anyone who fire-bombs an office is a criminal. Clear enough?
Exactly. And note that I used the word “appears”.
The thread is about the media coverage and my comment is about the media coverage. We don’t know what happened yet, I merely pointed to the lack of interest in the story.
There have been plenty of hoax crimes, or false flag crimes, committed of late, mostly from the prog left, but a few from the other end of the spectrum.
Stanford Study on election fraud: “the data shows a statistically significant difference between groups. States without paper trails yielded higher support for Secretary Clinton”
Jimmy Carter and James Baker co-chaired the Commission on Federal Election Reform. It had 21 members. They published their recommendations in 2005 (Google it). One of their recommendations was requiring showing a photo ID to vote. 18 members voted for that recommendation. Only 3 opposed it.
Almost immediately after the report was published, the Brennan Center and several other left wing groups published their own report attacking the commission, the report and their recommendations. (I assume one of the three dissenters helped prepare the counter-attack against the Carter-Baker recommendations but I haven’t tried to research it.)
By 2008, some states had enacted photo ID voters laws and the Supreme Court had taken up the constitutionality of the Indiana law. Though Carter and Baker had been criticized brutally by the left after the 2005 commission report was published, they co-wrote an op-ed in The New York Times saying that if SCOTUS ruled the Indiana law constitutional, then they hoped the issue would be put to rest. In that op-ed, they cited an academic study conducted in three states that had enacted photo ID laws that found that only 1.2% of registered voters lacked a valid photo ID. I know most states (perhaps all?) that have enacted photo ID voter laws provide ways for the truly poor citizens who lack one but are otherwise legally eligible to vote to get one for free.
SCOTUS found the Indiana law constitutional in a 6-3 vote. Yet here we are eight years later and the left still challenges the laws.
If the study that found that only 1.2% of people who are registered to vote lack a valid photo ID is reasonably represents the larger society; and states provide a mechanism for the truly poor citizens legally qualified to vote to get on for free; and it’s been declared constitutional by the Supreme Court; then why are Democrats still fighting them?
1) By promoting the narrative that Republicans want to “suppress” the votes of minorities, it motivates minorities to turn out and vote against Republicans.
2) Democrats believe they benefit from voter fraud. Studies show that they do.
20+ cars spray painted in bangor maine at the trump rally and local liberal rag says
Expect to see more astroturf violence from the Left in the next few weeks.
I’m a precinct election official. When I picked up a prescription the other day, the pharmacist commented, “Hope there aren’t any fights on election day.” Me, too, since I’m the one in charge! I am taking my training session this week, and I will ask what the protocol is for altercations in the voting enclosure and among the political workers outside.
I’m half an hour from this firebombing site.
Thought that a pretty revealing and good piece.
Nope. I started digging into DJT’s conduct at his rallies when he was accused of fomenting violence and found out that he was very specifically discouraging it, that the crowd knew the routine, and that some of the denizens of that fever swamp over at the Gateway Pundit recognized some of the “counter demonstrators” from other rallies.
But the root of the real ugly stuff is right here. This is when the Democratic Party, the Republican Party and the press started to go ape.
Donald Trump Press Conference 7/27/16
Trump starts at 30:30
That press conference, and the series of topical speeches that followed, are why the Hillary Campaign and its cronies are desperate to talk about sex and violence.
Yes, and Rick had always denied there was gambling in his cafe.
Rigging the Election – Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies
There are good people all around.
The leftist media finally got something right – it is exactly like the Reichstag Fire.
The Reichstag Fire was most likely caused by Communists.
The current NC fire was most likely caused by Communists.
The media doesn’t look into such things but you can bet the arson investigators will try to rule out a landlord using the cover of political divisiveness to burn down his rental prop for the insurance money. There are several possibilities that have little to do with politics, including the one I mentioned above about some misguided teen hoping to make mommy or his other mommy love him by striking a blow against these damnable Republicans he’s heard his mommie squawk about.
The best ratings, of course, come from it being related to Trump or Clinton, so that’s the media meme coming out of the gate, evidence for it be damned.
That “or else” is pretty weird.
The DNC/Soros-funded crowd quit agitating violence at Trump rallies when the tactic backfired, only solidifying Trump’s supporters. Tagging is usually a young person’s choice of expression. And I agree – that ‘or else’ sounds a bit juvenile to me, by someone who doesn’t understand such acts typically backfire.