A fresh crop of death threats are floating through Madison today after the state Senate passed the union reform bill last night.
Talk radio host Charlie Sykes obtained the text of an email which encapsulates the kind of language being hurled at these lawmakers. Below is an excerpt:
Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes
will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain
to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it
will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit
that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for
more information on possible scenarios in which you will die.
I often speak sarcastically about how the public is welcome for government incompetence, but let me serious for a minute. You are welcome for state-level lawmakers, who don’t get the attention of their federal counterparts, who don’t jet set around the world with celebrities, and who could easily make more money in a cushy corporate job – putting up with this kind of crap to make reform.