Jumping to Conclusions on Colorado Democratic Party HQ Vandalism

Colorado Democratic State Party headquarters on 8th and Santa Fe in Denver was vandalized last night. Windows broken out, etc. Not good. Obviously the work of someone without respect for private property, and without respect for an honest, healthy debate. A criminal act that should be dealt with appropriately.

However, initial reports quoted the Democratic state party chair trying to frame the incident as the responsibility of opponents of the Obama Care government health care takeover:

“We ought to be having a serious, conscientious debate about what’s best for the country,” [state Democratic party chairwoman Pat] Waak said. “Clearly there’s been an effort on the other side to stir up hate. I think this is the consequence of it.”

The problem? The only suspect in custody — Maurice Schwenkler — has a contribution record from the Lefty 527 Colorado Citizens’ Coalition (CCC), reports El Presidente at the People’s Press Collective. Dinah Lord has more observations on CCC.

The lesson here would be not to jump to conclusions. Weighing this evidence and more, a Colorado Pols diarist had to back off his initial theory, and now has proffered some strange spin:

Do you suppose the Democrats got attacked for, um, caving in on ‘socialist’ health care?

Huh? Time to sit back and wait to learn more about (and from) Schwenkler and his as-yet unnamed accomplice.

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