The Colorado Democratic Party headquarters was vandalized this week and arrests have been made:
Police soon announced that they had arrested 24-year old Maurice Schwenkler, who allegedly wore a shirt over his face and latex gloves during the attack, then fled on a bicycle before quickly being caught... And according to WestWord, the Denver alternative weekly, Schwenkler's address is the former location of the Derailer Bicycle Collective, a "radical, free bike fix-it shop".
Fleeing by bicycle is indeed a dead giveaway that the vandalism was not a right-winger. Tea-baggers have to drive in.
What about the other attacker? Details are sketchy, but an anarchist news site, for what its worth, is reporting that a person named Ariel Attack, a "Denver-based anarchist," has been arrested in connection with the incident. A supporter writes: "At this moment, we do not know Ariel's status within the jail, especially regarding her gender classification."
Posts by a writer using the name Ariel Attack have appeared at a site called Queers Against Obama, whose tagline declares that "Obamamania is nothing more than yet another manufactured nationalist frenzy." One post is titled "Obama's War On Queer and Trans Youth."
So, the vandals were a gay anarchist and a cyclist, both of whom were pissed off at the Democratic Party? I'll cop to sympathizing with the impulse, but I haven't been out of Hyde Park this week. Honest.