Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dem vs Dem

Dem HQ Vandal is a former Dem State Rep. candidate campaign worker

Yesterday, a hammer was used to smash 11 windows at the downtown Denver Dem HQ, including the front window with a large pro-health care nationalization poster of Obama. Police immediately arrested one of two suspects fleeing the scene on bicycle.

Initially, local Democrat Party officials in Denver sought to put the blame on Republicans and Town Hallers angry at Obama Care.

Turns out the 24-year old, transgendered man/woman Maurice Schwenkler, who vandalized Democrat Party headquarters in Denver, has no ties to the Republican Party. In fact, he has rather strong ties to the Democrat Party, and more evidence is revealing that indeed he is a well-known local Democrat Party activist.

Schwenkler is described in the AP story as "a paid campaign worker for a Democratic candidate for the Legislature," for the 2008 election.

The candidate was Molly Cullom (photo). She is a former Broadway actress, and social worker, who has run for the legislative seat three times. Cullom was a Progressive Majority-backed candidate. PM is a NYC-based group that funnels money to hard leftwing Democrat candidates around the Nation, who are particularly committed to environmentalist and indigenous causes. (Source: Mole's Progressive Democrat)

According the Denver Post:

Schwenkler received $500 in November 2008 to walk door-to-door in support of Democrat Mollie Cullom, who lost her race to Republican state Rep. David Balmer of Centennial.
Schwenkler's only other known employment in the last couple years has been for the Colorado Citizens' Coalition, a labor rights, Democrat-connected organization.

Balmer, the assistant House Majority Leader, and a US Army Reserve Lt. Col. commented:

"This sounds like the type of Democratic tactic from the left fringe trying to make Republicans look mean-spirited," Balmer said. "In this case, it blew up in their face. He was caught red-handed."
The other suspect in the vandalism remains at large.