Somebody was busy over the weekend. At least nine pipe bombs were made and delivered to nine intended targets (that we know of so far):
CNN was evacuated
- George Soros
- Hillary Clinton
- Barack Obama
- John Brennan
- Maxine Waters
- Eric Holder
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
- Joe Biden
- (NY Governor) Andrew Cuomo
because the bomb intended for Brennan was delivered there. The one for Joe Biden
was reported later yesterday. The oddball in the group is the package sent to NY Gov Andrew Cuomo
. He is not really well known outside of New York state. He is hated by the rednecks north of NYC for the gun control laws he helped push through. That he was targeted suggests the bomber may be from New York.
In a clumsy attempt to make the packages look legit, the bomber put in Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the return address. Unfortunately, the bomber misspelled Florida. No - not kidding. It's likely a typo ("A" and "S" are next to each other on the keyboard), but Brennan's name was misspelled too.
Naturally, there are right-wing conspiracy theorists trying to say that it's Democrats (or - in their minds - "Antifa") who did this in an attempt to drum up a false-flag backlash to the Republicans. It would be laughable if not so disgusting and downright frightening. Who believes that? The same people who buy the snake oil hook, line, and sinker that tRumpy is selling.
It certainly has NOTHING to do with the massive fear campaign in which the Republicans are drowning their electorate, right? If it's not a swarthy hoard of terrorists advancing on our southern borders, it's a cabal of left wing media telling lies to hide tRumpy's amazing achievements in office... or perhaps the massive (non-existent) voter fraud (which is projection when you consider how they are purging voters from the rolls). They say we're
the angry mob, when it's they who are initiating the violence.
It's less than 2 weeks to the mid-term elections, and it seems the very sanity of our country is at stake. The thrashing from the RW is getting dangerous, if they feel sending pipe bombs is required. I certainly hope that Dems turn out in numbers too big to beat with underhanded tactics. We may not last until 2020 otherwise.