what are the reasons so many from the right committed acts of violence ?
October 2008. Two white supremacists planning to go on a massive shooting spree in Tennessee, then to assassinate candidate Obama, were caught before they could act.
Aug. 4, 2009:
Jody Billingsley, Elizabeth Gannon, and Heidi Overmier are murdered at a Pittsburgh fitness club. The killer, George Sodini, is widely described in media as profoundly lonely, but some news accounts also mention his blog's racist jokes, comments on the "liberal media," the "Obama economy", and the election of "The Black Man" in 2008. ..
April 25, 2009:
Sheriff's deputies Burt Lopez and Warren "Skip" York, on a domestic violence call, are shot and killed by Joshua Cartwright, who is killed as police return fire. Cartwright's widow tells investigators that he "believed the government was conspiring against him", and that he was "severely disturbed" that Barack Obama had been elected President. ...
June 10, 2009:
Security guard Stephen Johns is shot and killed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, by James von Brunn, a white supremacist, anti-Semitic birther with a long record of arrests and violent tendencies. ..
Feb. 18, 2010:
Internal Revenue Service manager Vernon Hunter is killed by businessman Joe Stack's kamikaze attack on a federal office building in Austin, Texas. The political views in Stack's rambling suicide note seem off the wall in ways that defy categorization as right or left, but he is widely and immediately hailed as a hero across the radical right-wing, specifically because his attack was against IRS offices. ...
April 4, 2009:
Pittsburgh police officers Eric Kelly, Steve Mayhle, and Paul Sciullo are killed by gunman Richard Poplawski. The killer is described in media accounts as a white supremacist who had posted a Glenn Beck video to one of the numerous hate sites he frequented, and who was worried by the false right-wing meme that President Obama is preparing to confiscate everyone's guns. ...
Feb. 26, 2009:
College students Nicolas Pablo Corp-Torres and Racine Balbontin-Aragondona are shot and killed and three others are wounded by Danny Baker. He is described in news accounts as a Republican Party activist, reportedly driven by racism, who targeted his victims because they were Chilean. ..
Dec. 9, 2008:
Millionaire neo-Nazi James G. Cummings is shot and killed by his wife, Amber Cummings, after what she describes as years of domestic abuse. Investigators find a cache of "radiological dispersal device components and literature, and radioactive materials" for constructing a dirty bomb, and describe Cummings as "a lone, disturbed individual". His wife says that he had been especially furious in recent weeks over the election of Barack Obama. ...
Aug. 13, 2008:
Bill Gwatney, chair of the Alabama Democratic Party, is shot and killed at Party headquarters in Little Rock by Timothy Dale Johnson.
Tucker says he and other classmates do recall Johnson being vocal about his views.
"I would always remember going to class and I would see that he had a Bill Clinton anti-campaign sticker [on his car] that says I don't miss Bill. "He would surf the internet and he would see that a Democrat had died and he would laugh about it."
July 28, 2008:
Churchgoers Linda Kreager and Greg McKendry are shot and killed and five others are wounded at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, by gunman Jim David Adkisson. The murderer later tells police that he targeted Unitarians because of the church's "liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed". In the gunman's home, police find a collection of right-wing literature including Let Freedom Ring by Sean Hannity, The O'Reilly Factor by Bill O'Reilly, and Liberalism is a Mental Health Disorder by Michael Savage. ...
not to forget bricks thrown through Democrat windows , gas lines cut , phone threats ................
Remember When Beck Ridiculed Pelosi For Speaking Out Against Violent Tea Party Rhetoric?