Nothing To See Here: On Dead Cats and Crosshairs

by
Abby Zimet

Stickers with an image of rifle crosshairs were found on the office nameplates of six Missouri legislators - five of them Democrats, half of them black women. When staff removed them, they later found larger ones in their place. This, after a Democratic operative in Arkansas found his family cat killed with "LIBERAL" scrawled on the corpse. More, outraged and eloquent, on an increasingly violent climate and rhetoric fed daily by the hateful likes of Mssrs. Savage, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck - who have yet to take back, or own the possible deadly repercussions of, any of it.

"They'll probably arrest some teenagers sooner or later. Just kids. Just kids who learned this behavior somewhere...There's nothing to see here. Move along. It was an isolated incident."

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