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The family pet cat of a campaign manager for a Democratic Congressional candidate was killed, had the word "liberal" painted on its side and was left on the front porch for the campaign manager's four children to find.

Jacob Burris, who has served as Aden’s campaign manager since late October, arrived home with his family Sunday evening, and his four children discovered the gruesome scene as they exited the family vehicle to enter their home.

The family pet, an adult, mixed-breed Siamese cat, had one side of its head bashed in to the point the cat’s eyeball was barely hanging from its socket. The perpetrators scrawled “liberal” across the cat’s body and left it on the doorstep of Burris’ house.

“To kill a child’s pet is just unconscionable,” Aden said Monday morning. “As a former combat soldier, I’ve seen the best of humanity and the worst of humanity. Whoever did this is definitely part of the worst of humanity,” he said.

“It is one thing to engage in civil political discourse, and for Republicans and Democrats to disagree with each other, which is an expected part of the political process. Taking it to this level is beyond unacceptable,” Aden said.

Aden went on to say he does not believe the campaign of his opponent, Republican Steve Womack, had anything to do with it. Hopefully, the FBI will be able to find out who did this.  People who hate this much and stoop this low won't hesitate to hurt a child.

Cross-posted from Democratic Muse
BlueArkansas also has a post as pointed out in the comments. I did not see it prior to writing this.

1:53 PM PT: Here is the url / link to Aden's ActBlue page for those who wish to register your disgust in a more concrete way.

Originally posted to The Southern Dem on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM PST.

Also republished by Erase the Hate.

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