“I was getting ready for work and there was a knock at the door,” Wood emailed The Daily Caller late Wednesday. “I opened it, and a guy wrapped a ligature around my neck, slammed my head into the doorway, and smashed my face into a mirror, telling me ‘You should have kept your [f*******] mouth shut.’” “He then kidney-punched me, while at the same time saying I was ‘warned,’ and continued to beat me,” he added. Wood said his attacker’s reference to a warning likely pointed to graffiti he found painted on his car last week. The vandalism included the phrases “house trained republican faggot,” “traitor,” and “ur like a jew 4 hitler.” Those slurs, he explained, were references to him being a gay Republican working to help Lee, a straight GOP candidate, defeat the openly gay Democrat Mark Pocan.Put a ligature around his neck? There's only one acceptable answer to someone with a ligature around your neck and putting your face through a mirror: double tap, plus one, because anyone worth shooting twice is worth shooting again. (Yes, I know that, tactically, if someone has you from behind, you may need to put your first shot into their foot or knee to break free and get better aim.)
A couple days ago, GayPatriot posted that the only people who call gay Republicans "Faggots" sit on the political left.
Last night before bed, I posted a quick write-up of a meet-up I had had yesterday with Glenn Reynolds, his lovely wife Helen Smith and a gaggle of conservative bloggers and friends. And there I, an openly gay blogger at a blog with “gay” in its very name, found the same (warm) welcome I have found at every gathering of conservative (& libertarian bloggers).It's all part of the "Identity Politics" that the left famously plays. Star Parker famously wrote about her observations of this from the perspective of a black woman in "Uncle Sam's Plantation". Ann Coulter writes about it in her new book, "Mugged". It's a petty well known phenomenon. If a few more people trying to hurt guys like Kyle, or Sean Kedzie find themselves with sucking chest wounds, maybe we can slow down this trend.
(NOTE: reference to Gateway Pundit - SiG) Neither Jim nor any conservative blogger, in person, in text, in e-mail or any other form of communication, has ever called me a “faggot.” In fact, the only people who seem to be directing that slur at gay conservatives sit on the political left.
Prayers go out to Kyle for a speedy, perfect recovery. Consider getting a concealed carry permit and never answering a door unarmed again.