Pretty obvious that this was some Republican thugs, right?At least two people smashed windows bearing health-care reform posters at the Colorado Democratic headquarters in Denver in what party officials are calling an act of political vandalism.
Police say the windows were broken at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. A policeman on regular patrol witnessed two people smashing windows with hammers, stopped, then pursued the suspects as they fled on bicycles. The officer arrested 24-year-old Maurice Schwenkler on suspicion of criminal mischief.
The other suspect was still at large Tuesday afternoon. There was no phone number listed for Schwenkler and it wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.
State party Chairwoman Pat Waak says most of the 11 shattered windows were directly in front of posters supporting health care reform and President Barack Obama.
Waak says a flier opposing Obama's health care plans had been glued to an outside wall, though it was unclear whether it was placed there by the vandals.
"It was name calling on the other side against health care reform and our assumption is that this wasn't a random thing," Waak said. "And to aim your slugs right at posters and pictures looks pretty intentional."
Gateway Pundit: Busted!... Dem Headquarters Vandalized By Leftist Activist!!... Dems Blamed GOP (Updated)
And more: Breitbart.tv Update: Democrat Official Very Wrong About Who Vandalized Colorado Party HQSchwenkler received a $500 payment by SEIU-related front-group Colorado Citizen Coalition
And, then there is this on Schwenkler from the Denver Post:Name: COLORADO CITIZENS’ COALITION
SOS ID: 20085621714
Type: 527 POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
Reporting Period: 10/23/2008 - 11/30/2008 Due: 12/04/2008
Payee: MAURICE SCHWENKLER
DENVER, CO 80204
Expenditure Type: Electioneering
Original Amount Reported: $0.00
Actual Amount: $500.00
While Schwenkler does not appear in the state’s voter registration database, a person by that name in November 2008 received $500 from a political 527 committee called Colorado Citizens Coalition for “communications,” according to campaign finance disclosuares.
The accountant for the 527 appears to be the same woman who handles the books for many other Democratic-leaning political committees.
And more: Colorado Independent Transgender anarchist ‘Ariel Attack’ suspected in Dem vandalism
This should serve as a reminder to both parties (remember the "B"?) not to automatically conclude that everything making one side look bad actually comes from that side.The suspect arrested Tuesday morning on charges of smashing 11 windows at the state Democratic Party headquarters is a transgendered “Denver-based anarchist” who goes by the name “Ariel Attack,” according to postings on numerous anarchist and radical gay-rights websites. A fundraising plea circulated by the self-described “radical queer group” Denver Bash Back! seeks donations to raise the $5,000 bail set for 24-year-old Maurice Schwenkler, who is “listed in the jail records and media under her birth name.”