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A reader points out that the death threat in our rundown of hatespeech spewed at a recent anti-Muslim rally in California was courtesy of none other than Deborah Pauly, a city council member elected to represent Villa Park (in California's Orange County). Why is an American elected official making death threats against other Americans?

Pauly, a self-proclaimed Tea Party member, was only elected in 2010, but she's already making a splash. Last March she compared the Affordable Care Act to anal rape. And in February of this year, at a protest against an Islamic charity fundraiser, Pauly, whose son is a Marine, said she knows "quite a few Marines who would be very happy to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise." In other words, her son and some of his friends would be happy to execute the Muslim-American men, women, and children in attendance at the charity function. This is crazy—even by the standards of the typically reactionary O.C.

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