But see Jim Hoft, "Coward Russ Carnahan Pushes Bogus Tea Party Lie," and from Dana Loesch, "Carnahan Falsely Claims Threat?":
This is easily the stupidest thing I’ve had to write about all month. Sigh.Added (10:10am): The Rhetorican comments on the rash of allegations like this:
Earlier this week Jim Hoft announced that citizens of the 3rd district were going to hold a candlelight prayer vigil outside of Russ Carnahan’s house. It made the news. It wasn’t like it was secret. People wanted to pray that Carnahan would be less hard-hearted and more receptive to the will of the people. A small coffin was brought along so symbolize all of the people who’ve died from rationed, government care. From the video I saw, it was a small, earnest affair.
After our representatives have flouted the law of the land, they’re suddenly shocked that others allegedly have too, be they actual conservatives or Democratic plants (wouldn’t be the first time in a long, documented history of times). The jury is still out but as we’ve seen in the past week, the real angry mob of socialist enforcers like to grab their pitchforks and start witch hunts – the exact same profiling and stereotyping that led to the Gladney beating. I guess some on the left never learn.
I’m left to assume that Carnahan just wanted sympathy from this because it boggles the mind how (or why) someone could twist a prayer vigil into a “threat.” I mean, unless you’re afraid of God and honestly, after voting for legislation that includes (by Kathleen Sebelius’ own video-taped words and her “accounting procedure” admission of last year) means for abortion funding, I would be afraid to answer to God for that charge at the pearly gates.
This is a guy who ignored how myself and other conservatives in this area were threatened last summer simply because we dissented with this administration’s policies. His own mother, Jean Carnahan, threw fuel to the fire and tried to whip the vitriol to a frenzy when she attacked his constituents and said that the “teabagger” remarks “bordered on treason.” This is a man who had one of the most under-reported (not to mention caught-on-tape with police report) hate crimes ever to happen at his town hall and the next morning he denied its existence in a press conference. Now this man is going to add further insult to injury by making up malicious intent for people having a prayer vigil? What does he hope to gain from this?
Expect lots more cases of “hate libel” from anyone invested in Obamacare’s passage, especially as November approaches. Some will be pathetic straw-grasping like the “coffin incident”. Others may sound more plausible like the “spitting” one, but they will all have the same objective: painting the Democrats’ opponents as monsters so as to make Democrats look good by comparison: the lesser of two evils. “Sure we’re awful, but look over there: hate!”UPDATE: Via Glenn Reynolds, "WALKBACK: Stunner. Politico Changes Their Bogus Coffin Story …Update: Democratic Underground Retracts Story."