Take a hint – the People are tired of your shit

WASHINGTON — Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia bought body armor. Rep. Gregg Harper hired armed security guards for events back home in Mississippi. And Rep. Dan Dovonan fortified his Brooklyn and Staten Island offices with security cameras and buzzer systems.

This is the new normal for members of Congress. One year after the horrific congressional baseball shooting that almost took the life of Rep. Steve Scalise and former Hill staffer Matt Mika, members are keenly aware that serving in public office has put a target on their backs.

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12 Responses to Take a hint – the People are tired of your shit

  1. Andrew says:

    Well, the truth is you only have to worry if you’re a Republican. Democrats have all those fawning toe-suckers that serve as a barrier.

    • Chet says:

      If the crazies are going after Republicans, why don’t they attack paul Ryan and McConnel. We can afford to lose RINOs like them. Maybe if someone posted a guide on Craigslist or something. Where do the commie crazies get their info?

  2. Gryphon says:

    These are the same Congresscritters that want to Ban Guns (and Body Armor) for the Citizens, all the while living in Gated Communities and surrounded by Armed Guards that they demand We Pay For…
    They NEED to be Afraid. Very Afraid.

  3. Nemo says:

    “members are keenly aware that serving in public office has put a target on their backs”

    Maybe if they REALLY were “serving the public (i.e. doing the job we elected them to do instead of enriching them selves at our expense) they wouldn’t feel the need to be contantly looking over their shoulder.

    • John h says:

      If they truly served their people maybe they wouldnt need pd security at public events?! Maybe the people that elected them would protect a rep that actually worked for THEM in washinton. I know i’d volunteer if i thought my rep actually was representing my interests insteada lining his pockets.
      John h.

  4. Winston Smith says:

    The smart ones know that an assassination war will take a prominent place in The Struggles. Its the only way a weaker, less organized opponent can effectively prevail.
    Ultimately tho, all it will do is delay the inevitable. You cant go around fucking people over without it catching up to you eventually.

  5. NewVegasBadger says:

    But obviously not tired enough, since the sheeple continue to re-elect these criminal A-holes back into office. Why? Because the guy has the “correct” letter of the alphabet behind his/her/its name and once again the promise of ongoing free stuff (to be paid for by that other guy).

    Meanwhile, I’m waiting with beer and popcorn for the return of the gods of the copybook headings

  6. Unclezip says:

    A fearful government is supposed to be the norm.

  7. Skip says:

    Unclezip has that right-on.

    • Wirecutter says:

      We’ve all had loved ones like that – my sister was the one in our family. Unfortunately she’s also passed on to a better life.
      I feel a little something of what Zip and The Baroness feels.

      When I was advocating for the homeless, our biggest clients were Vets and kids that just turned 18. Either their parents kicked them out because of drug use or they aged out of the foster care system – once the kid turned 18 the paychecks stopped coming from the state, so the ‘loving family’ that took them in would kick them out on the streets. The Vets and kids always got priority.

      My biggest headache was kids attending MJC, radical kids, that would voluntarily go homeless for a couple three months so they could ‘experience’ homelessness and would suck up the free services provided by agencies like ours, siphoning off limited resources that somebody truly in need could’ve used.

  8. ed357 says:

    “Unintended Consequences”

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