I GUESS IT'S NOT WHINING AND EXPLOITATION ANYMORE ...
We were told that Democrats should "man up" and stop "using" the intimidation they were experiencing, but I guess that's yesterday's message -- now Republicans are declaring (exclusively to Fox!!!!, though now everyone has the story) that they've been subject to some intimidation too:
FOX has learned that the Richmond, VA campaign office of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) was shot at Monday....
FOX has also obtained a threatening message left Friday on the voicemail of Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH). This is believed to be the first threat against a Republican member. The message contained racial overtones and profane language.
... No, wait: our side's complaints about evil righties and Republicans are bad, but their complaints about evil lefties and Democrats are good:
Cantor ... admonished his colleagues -- specifically Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine -- for "dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting these incidents be used as a political weapon."
"Any suggestion that a leader in this body would incite threats or acts against other members is akin to saying that I would endanger myself, my wife or my children," Cantor said. "It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain."
And, of course, the way you can tell which public statement is exploitive and which isn't is: It's OK if you're a Republican.