What will the politicians do next? FWIW... I predict....
The Democrats in Congress will bleat about threats and intimidation, although actual incidents will be very hard to demonstrate. They will do this to get the automatic knee jerk reaction of "Of course WE don't tolerate this kind of activity" from both media and their opposition, and of course to gain 'victim-hood' points.
The reality.... most if not all of these incidents will be made up from whole cloth, be the actions of their own people, or be the result of 'redefinition'. What is 'redefinition'? An example.... I suspect the very act of trying to talk with the Democratic Congress-critter about their actions in a negative way will be redefined as 'intimidation'.
The last time a brick was tossed through a Democrats window, it was one of their own... and naturally it was found out and reported in the casual media.
Folks... liars lie, and thieves steal. The leopard does not change his shorts.
What will the Republicans be doing? I predict.... Most will spend their time ineffectually crying foul, whilst riding the wave of anti 'cram it down our throats' their opponents have built up. I also predict the Republicans will be buddy buddy to the tea party movement...... and will be held at arms length by people who have learned not to trust them one bit.
I look for something big to happen before the next election cycle. I am convinced it will be something that ensures massive voter turnout for the Democrats, such as making 20,000,000 new Democrat voters out of illegal aliens ( I got $20 bucks that says this is teh next push), or perhaps sacrificing one of their own to a high profile bullet. Yes.... I think that much of them.... I really DO believe they would assassinate one of their own, just for political gain. I also don't think they are smart enough to keep it secure if they do.
Ya, I know... crazy talk. My problem is.... I read history books.
Oh... and if.... by any weird chance... we actually do have straight up and reasonable honest elections, there will be a huge shift in political party power over the next two elections. It will go Republican or Independent over most of the nation, excepting in the very strongest of knee jerk Democratic strong holds.
Me? I am re-registering as Independent. The Republican party in PA has poisoned the well too many times. Their backing of political hack Corbett for guv is the last straw.