The Tea Party and its allies on the right wing (including fellow travelers in the Republican Party) took a bold new step towards the future of the Republican Party today, by making death threats against the children of Representative Louise Slaughter (D-New York). This just hours after a Tea Party leader published what he thought was the home address of Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Virginia) online. The address turned out to be that of Perriello's brother who, along with his wife, has four small children under the age of eight who could now be the target of right wing violence.
Update: There has been what appears to be an attempted act of arson at Congressman Tom Perriello's brother's home in Lynchburg, Virginia after local members of the Tea Party identified the home as that of Congressman Perriello. Congressman Perriello is married with four small children below the age of eight.