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Winnebago County GOP Headquarters vandalized by Kavanaugh opponents



LOVES PARK – Sunday, Republicans in Winnebago County woke up to angry messages sprawled on their headquarters' building referring to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

The date of the DC contentious Judicial Committee hearing "9/27/18" was spray painted on a wall, along with words "Rape" and "Shame" multiple times. 

State Rep. John Cabello (R-Loves Park) – a Rockford police detective when not serving his constituents – posted photos of the vandalism on his Facebook page with these words: "We can have out differences. We can have good-spirited debate. I hope whoever is responsible for this will be brought to justice. You are a coward for doing it unless you come forward!"

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Chairman of the Winnebago County GOP Jim Thompson told reporters, “The Winnebago County Republican Central Committee Headquarters is located in the building in which seven women work each day. It’s the place in which over two dozen female precinct committeemen meet to fulfill their commitment to our community. They should not have to be afraid because some people could not control their hate.”

Thompson, an attorney, hosts the organization in the building his firm owns.

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara – a Democrat – wrote on his Facebook page: “This type of behavior is unacceptable and certainly does not live up to our community’s values. We all have differences, but we must learn to disagree on policy without attacking people.

“I’ve also directed our Public Works staff to have this graffiti removed immediately.”


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  1. This what the Brown Shirts did to Jews in the run up to the Nazi takeover.
    As a FRiend put it….
    ~Regular citizens hurry along their daily affairs; who wants to get involved and the guy with the sign looks like a thug. So you got away with that one. Next paint the Star of David on a few Jewish-owned businesses …~
    First pay people to show up at Trump rallies and attack Trump followers,
    then organize teams to write fake letters (to editors and elected officials – as IF from conservatives) to make conservatives look violent or racist
    encourage University students to commit fake hate crimes – “KKK at Oberlin” lies etc
    mob conservatives speakers and shout them down when they try to speak,
    ‘burn books’ or – in our time the equivalent – use social media to take down conservative posting
    find conservatives in public – shopping, having dinner, walking.. surround them and bully them into leaving for fear of their lives…
    Yep, it’s happening here.

  2. A. This is why it’s not wise to have a formal, established Party H.Q. in this leftist state;
    B. If you DO have such a sie, you had better have an armed watchman stationed inside of it at times like this to take any action needed to subdue these leftist vandal bastards.