Posts Tagged: Eric Cantor

Just Because You're Pretending To Be A Target Of Violence Doesn't Mean They're Not Taping Videos Of Themselves Saying That They're Going To Kill You (And Others)

Can we all stop making fun of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) for the "random bullet" that got him so scared last week? Because it turns out someone actually threatened to kill him after all! Now, of course, the Cantor-threatener is an obvious loon, and the timing of this discovery seems rather unusual, and the guy threatened pretty much every other person on the planet, but let us not ever forget that Eric Cantor has been threatened, randomly or not.


Eric Cantor Attacked By Randomness

Remember yesterday when House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) was all, Democrats need to stop talking about the violence against them because it will only beget more violence, and besides, "Just recently I have been directly threatened. A bullet was shot through the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week, and I have received threatening emails"? Turns out that bullet was "an act of random gunfire," according to the Richmond Police Department. Which happens. Especially when you've got really lax gun control laws.


Republican Condemns (Mentioning) Violence

In the wake of the rise in threats and acts of violence against Democratic members of Congress who supported the health care bill, Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) is taking a strong stand. He's against it. Specifically, he's against Democrats "politicizing" it, or even talking about it, really, because God knows all you need to do to set off some brickthrowing gun nut is to put out a press release noting that your office has been damaged. Some might be tempted to see this as a remarkably transparent attempt by Cantor to distance the Republican party from recent disgraceful behavior and to portray Democrats as whiny pussies who are [...]