Mostly Civil Liberal Pleads Guilty to Threatening Representative Cantor

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm

The party which preaches to the rest of us about using a tone of civility in our public discourse have had yet another one of their mindless minions plead guilty to threatening elected officials with whom they disagree with.

 A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Tuesday to making threats in profanity-laced voice mails left at U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office.

Glendon Swift, 64, of Lenoir City pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening a family member of a federal official. In return, prosecutors said they would recommend a 13-month sentence. Swift could have faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Of course if I worked for Southern Poverty Law Center I would jumping up and down about the anti-Semitic nature of the rant and proclaim loudly about prosecuting the man for hate crimes. Oh wait. They don’t seem to bother themselves with such acts when perpetrated against conservatives, or Jews for that much matter. Now say a bad word about a Muslim, liberal, black or Hispanic and heaven help you. Well, maybe not heaven; that would, of course, bring the ACLU into the fight. Another group which is strangely silent on this.
An FBI affidavit shows the 64-year-old Swift left two messages at the Republican leader’s suburban Richmond office on Oct. 27, threatening to “destroy” the congressman, making derogatory references to Cantor being Jewish and making threats against family members.
Can’t wait for the obligatory stories from the left about how his comments are being taken out of context.

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One Response to “Mostly Civil Liberal Pleads Guilty to Threatening Representative Cantor”

  1. Aarradin on 21/21/11 at 6:12 pm

    “out of context”

    Whenever the left uses this lame excuse, make of point of running a separate story, with a big headline, giving the full context and pointing out how absurd their “out of context” excuse is.

    Eventually, they’ll realize that everytime they use the excuse the negative story about them gets recycled for another news cycle.