Here we have an act of violence perpetrated against a Republican, which isn't all that unusual, but in this case it's a little different. Although when asked, the campaign said they won't speculate on a specific motive, I'm sure they have a damned good idea exactly what that motive was... It's hard to miss the 900 pound elephant in the middle of the room.
Vandals destroy Republican candidate’s campaign office: This was ‘no random act’
May 29, 2014
The Washington Times
Vandals broke into Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s campaign headquarters in San Diego on Wednesday, just six days before voters head to the polls.
Police have not identified a suspect or motive, but the campaign’s communications director Dave McCulloch said he is sure this was “no random act of violence,” he told NBC’s San Diego affiliate.
Computer screens were smashed, cords and cables were cut, and water had been poured on laptops, printers and copiers. Police believe the suspects may have entered though an adjacent office, the station said
The openly gay Republican is challenging Democratic Rep. Scott Peters in the state’s 52nd District in a race considered one of the country’s closest. His challengers in the June 3 Republican primary are Kirk Jorgensen and Fred Simon.
If you somehow missed that elephant, maybe this story from 4 weeks ago will help you to see it:
Carl DeMaio: Gay Candidate Says He Is Being Attacked By Liberal Groups Because He Is A RepublicanCarl DeMaio: Gay Candidate Says He Is Being Attacked By Liberal Groups Because He Is A Republican
Gay Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio feels he is being attack by liberal groups and LGBT-friendly organizations simply because he is a Republican. Ads mocking DeMaio have included putting his likeness on the body of a drag queen.
Dana Perino of Fox News first brought the Carl DeMaio race to national attention after flying to the state to meet the man who might become the first openly gay Republican to be elected to the state Congress. Perino was moved by Demaio’s life story and achievement working across the aisle to foster economic growth when serving in other elected positions. The man referred to by many as “the gay Republican” was orphaned at 13 when his dad left the family a few weeks for his mother died. He and his brothers and sisters were separated into different foster homes by social services
DeMaio had this to say about the response from liberal and typically LGBT supportive groups throughout his candidacy:
“It’s a standard set of talking point to demonize the Republican Party. Let’s put on the record that the Republican Party has its fair share of problems it’s got to deal with on these issues, and that’s why I call myself a new-generation Republican. These progressive activists are wiling to put aside what they claim to want to achieve for LGBT Americans in the name of partisan politics. But I am going to continue to be who I am, which is, I am for inclusion and acceptance and diversity in the Republican Party around a message of reform – fiscal reform, economic prosperity, government accountability.