Because stirring up hate in this country is never free

One of the most interesting parts of the third debate, for me, was hearing McCain refer to ads criticizing his health care plan as attack ads.
You know, as the same thing as ads implying that Obama is a terrorist.
I'm not inside his head, thank god, so I don't know whether this is a bonehead statement, or just fancy political sidestepping of criticism for his own campaign's relentless negativity.
But his two-faced denials of the doings of his own campaign just don't wash.

And, he is old enough, certainly, to know something about where hate speech leads.
It leads to things like this.

Shame on him.
Shame on his foul side kick.
And shame on anyone coming up with any more excuses why this lame, hate and fear ridden campaign shouldn't be met with the loathing it deserves, not only at the ballot box, but everywhere.

Feds disrupt skinhead plot to assassinate Obama

WASHINGTON – Law enforcement agents have broken up a plot by two neo-Nazi skinheads to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 88 black people, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives said Monday.

In court records unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court
in Jackson, Tenn., federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a
gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school in a
murder spree that was to begin in Tennessee. Agents said the skinheads
did not identify the school by name.

Jim Cavanaugh, special agent
in charge of ATF's Nashville field office, said the two men planned to
kill 88 black people, including 14 by beheading. The numbers 88 and 14
are symbolic in the white supremacist community.

The men also sought to go on a national killing spree after the Tennessee murders, with Obama as its final target, Cavanaugh told The Associated Press.

"They said that would be their last, final act — that they would attempt to kill Sen. Obama," Cavanaugh said. "They didn't believe they would be able to do it, but that they would get killed trying."

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8 responses to this post.

  1. All I can do is cry. This is such a sick hateful world. I've never been so aware of what's at stake before and when I hear shit like this it scares me senseless. What the hell is wrong with people.


  2. shame on anyone coming up with any more excuses why this lame, hate and fear ridden campaign shouldn't be met with the loathing it deserves, not only at the ballot box, but everywhere.
    Right on!


  3. We knew this would happen and this is what we feared most by the intense hateful rhetoric. You don't have to pull the trigger to be guilty of a murder, you just need to incite enough hatred against a person or group and someone will do the killing for you.I am not saying that McCain or Palin want to see people or Obama killed, but they should be intelligent enough to know where their rhetoric could lead.I would like to think that this was the only plot to kill Obama, but I think there will sadly be other people planning to do something similar. All I hope is that they too will have their plans halted before anyone is hurt..


  4. Sickening.Completely sickening.Not to say that this stuff wouldn't be happening even without the vile filth spread by the McCain campaign. BUT, if John McCain were as honorable as he wishes he were, he would speak out against this kind of crap.


  5. I will take deep breaths.I will calm downI just think they are playing with fire, and don't seem to care that they are in a gun powder factory.


  6. The entire situation is getting out of hand, out of control — I hope Obama gets sooooooooooooooo many votes, from soooooooooooo many states that it's a landslide, and that that will help.But there's always the individual nut-job, isn't there?I don't — absolutely DON'T — want to re-live the years from 1963 to 1968. No way. All I remember from that time is state funerals and riots. And hopes dashed.Carp.


  7. I wonder where America will drift once Obama has won and been assassinated.


  8. Absolutely the best title for a post ever. lauowolf. Well said, too.


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