On Tuesday, Mike Dickinson, the Virginia Democrat who wants the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., despite not being on the ballot, issued a tweet suggesting that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and columnist Ann Coulter be killed.
"Another day, another (expletive deleted), Marry, Kill. @nikkihaley @AnnCoulter and @SenTedCruz it's all fun and games (sic). Who would pick (sic)? This one is easy," he tweeted.
The tweet didn't sit too well with some, who took Dickinson to task for appearing to threaten elected officials.
"[D]ude, did you just threaten the life of a sitting US Senator?" one person asked.
"Mikey thinks he is above the law since he is 'progressive,'" another person added.
This is the second time Dickinson has engaged in the Twitter game where players are given a list of well-known people and then asked to state whether they would have sex, marry or kill the person. In mid-May, Dickinson issued a similar tweet listing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, conservative columnist Michelle Malkin and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
"Picking between @GOPLeader Eric cantor & tea @DaveBratVA7th is like a (expletive deleted), Marry, Kill between @michellemalkin @ehasselbeck & @SarahPalinUSA," he tweeted.
According to Urban Dictionary, the game "is not intended for literal thoughts," but it's beginning to appear that Dickinson really has fantasies of murdering conservatives, given the nature of his tweets. On Monday, for example, he issued tweets fantasizing about being part of the Civil War while calling members of the Tea Party "traitors" and "terrorists."
In other tweets, he expressed a desire to "eradicate" the Tea Party and those who watch Fox News, while soliciting support from those who want to see him "decimate" Christians. Dickinson, however, claims his offensive tweets are simply intended to "tweak" conservatives.
"In sports it's called you punk someone. I punk all my haters everyday. I play you for fools. You actually take time and reply lol," he tweeted.
So says the man who once threatened an elected GOP state delegate, suggested supporters violate the law by calling police to harass members of the Tea Party and posted pictures of license plates of Tea Party members for identification and harassment. Now, he appears to be suggesting that certain elected officials be murdered.
One Twitter user summed up Dickinson's short, hate-filled messages: "You just need attention, you're like a dog that chews shoes, only people love dogs."