It's getting violent and ugly out there

Early this morning, the New York district office of House Rules Committee Chair Louise Slaughter had a brick thrown through the window.  Just yesterday, the tea party protesters of the health care reform bill also came to their true racist, homophobic, bigoted form:
A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a 'ni--er.' And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a "faggot,"[...]
Today's vandalism comes on the heels of these events.  Some opponents of health reform are unfamiliar with the idea of peaceful and lawful protest, or are simply barbaric.  Violence, racism, homophobia - and these are the people that Republicans in Congress coddle.  These are the types of people that the likes of Michele Bachmann cheer on.  Republicans national leaders have a history of condoning violence against federal judges, too.