Health reform foes send Dem condom and shredded, gasoline-soaked flag
Kitchen sinks are apparently too expensive to mail for some frustrated fringe-dwelling conservatives who have lost their minds over health reform.
“Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minnesota, was one of several members of Congress who reported receiving obscene and threatening letters after voting for the health care reform bill passed by Democrats on Sunday,” CNN’s Political Ticker reports.
But her spokeswoman told CNN that inside one letter received Thursday was a condom, removed from its original packaging.
McCollum’s spokeswoman Maria Reppas said Thursday that the congresswoman’s district office in St. Paul received the condom in an envelope dated March 23, along with an anonymous typed letter reading: “Betty McCollum you’ve been dry f***** by the liberal party.”
The condom had been removed from its original packaging and placed in a plastic bag, according to McCollum’s district director. McCollum’s office said the U.S. Capitol Police and local law enforcement are investigating the package along with another one received Thursday.
Her office also reported receiving part of a shredded American flag doused in gasoline and a typed letter addressed to McCollum, Rep. Keith Ellison, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken – all Democrats from Minnesota.
All Headline News adds, “The letter accompanying the flag stated each member received a part of the flag representing Obama and ‘your liberal filth,'” the article continues. “The letter goes on to say [Democrats] have tainted the government and the country with Ã¢â‚¬Å“dirt, shame corruption and slime.Ã¢â‚¬Â
This is too much even for conservatives like Dan Riehl, who recently blogged that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should “pull the plug” on his wife after she was injured in an auto crash, adding, “you can bury her during recess on your own time and dime.”
“I denounce this stupid behavior,” Riehl wrote Thursday evening, but couldn’t resist adding, “Everyone knows it’s dry h*****, not dry f***** and it doesn’t require a condom.”
Riehl continued, “What kind of idiots are behind this stuff, anyway? This would be painful for both parties, literally speaking.”