Monday, February 25, 2008

Democrat Unity: Clinton Supporter Stabs Obama Supporter

Agent of Change

It's safe to say we have some family feuds brewing while the winds of change sweep across the fruited plain.
The cut-throat world of presidential politics usually doesn’t go this far to get its point across.

But Jose Ortiz, 28 — a Hillary Clinton supporter — is behind bars after stabbing his Barack Obama-supporting brother-in-law, Sean Shurelds, following a political argument, according to

“One is a supporter of Barack Obama, the other is a supporter of Hillary Clinton, and an argument of words turned bloody when one brother-in-law tried to choke the other and the victim then responded with a knife and stabbed his brother-in-law in the stomach,” Montgomery County, Pa., District Attorney Risa Furman said, according to KYW.

Shurelds was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and police allegedly found the weapon in a dishwasher at the Collegeville home where the two brawled.

Ortiz faces felony assault charges and was being held on $20,000 bond.

KYW reports that if Ortiz is convicted of the felony charge, he won’t be able to vote.
Don't worry, like most good Democrats, he's probably registered under multiple names in a variety of locations.

Update: Hot Air links. Thanks!

And note buried in the original link, the perp Ortiz is said to be a Republican Clinton supporter.

Update II: Thanks also to Gateway Pundit for the link.

Update III: Drudge links the Smoking Gun. Behold:
Meet Jose Antonio Ortiz. The Pennsylvania man allegedly stabbed his brother-in-law in the stomach after the pair quarreled about their respective support of Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. According to cops, Ortiz, 28, stabbed Sean Shurelds last Thursday night in the kitchen of an Upper Providence Township home. According to a criminal complaint, a copy of which you'll find here, the 41-year-old Shurelds, an Obama supporter, told Ortiz that the Illinois senator was "trashing" Clinton (apparently in regard to recent primary and caucus results). Ortiz, a Clinton supporter, replied that "Obama was not a realist." While not exactly fighting words, the verbal political tiff led to some mutual choking and punching. And, allegedly, a stabbing in the abdomen...
Degrees of change...

Update IV: Thanks to Ace for the link.

Update V: Michelle Malkin adds Mr. Ortiz to the unhinged mugshot gallery.

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