Wyclef Jean … Not Shot.

This one gets strange… Going to be an interesting week in Port au Prince.

Wyclef Jean, with a bandage in his right hand, leaves polling station after casting his ballot in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday.

Wyclef - Sporting a bandage...

Wyclef Jean claims he was shot in Haiti while police say he cut his hand on glass in election chaos

Haitians headed to the polls to pick a new president Sunday among conflicting reports that former candidate wannabe Wyclef Jean was shot.

Jean said a bullet grazed his hand as he stepped out of a car to make a phone call, but local police claim he was only injured by glass.

“The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand,” said the hip-hop singer, who has been in Haiti campaigning on behalf of Michel (Sweet Micky) Martelly. “I heard blow, blow, blow and I just looked at my hand.”

Jean said he was in a car with a driver in the Delmas section of the capital at the time. He doesn’t know who fired the shots, or whether they were directed at him, the 37-year-old Grammy winner said.

Cops down-played the violence, and say the New Jersey resident – a Haitian-American who hoped to compete in the Caribbean nation’s ongoing presidential race – suffered only a minor cut to his hand from glass in an apparent accident.

“We met with the doctor who saw him and he confirmed Wyclef was cut by glass,” Vanel Lacroix, police chief in Petionville where Jean is staying, told Reuters.

 

Republican on Recieving End of Violent Threats?

Eric Cantor

Well – the Republican attack machine has finally gotten just the pie they baked…

Pushback.

According to Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, who is the House Minority Whip – someone put a bullet through his campaign office window in Richmond, Virginia. Of course Eric, being a Republican hypocrite then went on to say Democrats who had been attacked were crybabies utilizing the attacks for political gain (as if he wasn’t!)…

What gets interesting about Cantor’s claim though – is when you look at the forensic report by the Richmond Police -

A Richmond Police detective was assigned to the case. A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window. The round struck with enough force to break the windowpane but did not penetrate the window blinds. There was no other damage to the room, which is used occasionally for meetings by the congressman.

That is not exactly consistent with a “drive by”. It is consistent with someone having shot in the air, and depending on type of round and gun – they could possibly have been a mile or even two away from Cantor’s office – which destroys the assertion that Cantor’s office was the target. Virginia IS a gun state, in no small part due to the efforts of Mr. Cantor and his Party to keep it that way…

And there is no IQ requirement in Virginia to own a gun.

Cantor is Jewish – and apparently has received a undefined number of anti-Semitic threats. He’s refusing to release those, most probably because the people who made those threats have a high likelihood of belonging to the Tea Party Republicans, who have been invaded by neo-Nazis and other unsavory characters.

At some point, with all the superheated rhetoric and gun waving, though…

Somebody is going to get hurt.

Cantor Says Campaign Office Was Shot At, Accuses Dems of Exploiting Threats

Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor said Thursday that his Richmond campaign office has been shot at and that he’s received “threatening e-mails” — but at the same time the House minority whip accused top Democrats of trying to exploit the threats they’ve been receiving for “political gain.”

Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor said Thursday that his Richmond campaign office has been shot at and that he’s received “threatening e-mails” — but at the same time the House minority whip accused top Democrats of trying to exploit the threats they’ve been receiving for “political gain.”

Cantor said “a bullet was shot through the window” of his campaign office. The incident happened Monday, Fox News has learned, the latest in a rash of apparent threats and acts of intimidation against members of Congress. Most of the threats so far have been reported by Democrats, but Cantor — the No. 2 Republican in the House — is one of about 10 lawmakers who has asked for increased security protection, Fox News has learned.

In brief and pointed remarks, Cantor said he would not be releasing any information about the other threats he’s received, as some lawmakers have done, out of concern that it would “encourage more to be sent.”

And he 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.”

Van Hollen told MSNBC on Wednesday that Republican leaders were “pouring more and more gasoline on the flames.” Kaine, in an interview with the Huffington Post, said Republican leaders are “trying to stoke anger” with lies.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., in an interview with MSNBC Wednesday night, said people are getting “signals” from lawmakers on how to behave and that lawmakers need to “disown” the activity before it gets out of control. He suggested his colleagues were culpable.

“If we participate in it, either from the balcony or on the floor of the House, you are aiding and abetting this kind of terrorism, really,” Clyburn said.

And Rep. Phil Hare, D-Ill., told Fox News on Thursday that he thought House Republican Leader John Boehner should step aside for not being more vocal in denouncing the threats.

“He has a responsibility to step up and put an end to this,” Hare said. “I think this is despicable.”

Cantor said Thursday that such threats should not be a “partisan issue.”

Cantor, as minority whip, is the highest elected Jewish politician in the country, and he said some of the threats he’s gotten in the past have been because of his religion. But all the recent threats against lawmakers appear to be connected to the health care debate.

The Department of Homeland Security is involved in the Cantor case because he is a member of the House leadership. U.S. Capitol Police already provide Cantor with a security detail around the clock because of his leadership position, but he has asked for more security.

Fox News has also obtained a threatening message left Friday on the voicemail of Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, which comes on top of a slew of other threats.

Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, released a recording of a voicemail she said she received in which a man repeatedly accuses Republicans of being racists.

I have to agree with the guy who called Schmidt, that the current crop of Republicans are racists…

But despising them and hurting them with anything more than pointing out why they are wrong – are two entirely different things.

Whoever you are – don’t go there!

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