Poll: Is Tea Party Inciting Violence or is the Media Making it Up?

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WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) Political pundits knew health care reform was going to upset critics and the "tea party" contingent, but they probably didn't expect things to get violent.

The Democratic leadership in Congress is decrying recent "acts of violence" against 10 House Democrats and one Republican, including one report of a cut gas line at the house of the brother of one member of Congress.

House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, says he knows that people are angry but denounced the disturbing trend, saying, "Threats and violence should not be part of a political debate."

Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin criticized the media for casting her and tea party activists as violent.

What Do You Think? Are Tea Partiers just exercising their rights or are things getting out of hand?

  • Edecio Martinez


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