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#5 That article's based on something called "ObamaForum", which clearly is a sociopathic spoof by hyper little trolls trying to out-moby each other. In short, tone-deaf Canadian journalist confuses online joke for real-world threat. Gee, that's never happened before.
#6 The Constatution is not perfect, but it's better than what we are using now! Love that quote!
Posted by 49 Pan 2009-02-26 14:32||
#7 Beyond scary. I get one of these idiots coming after me and they will end up a corpse.
Posted by DarthVader 2009-02-26 14:37||
#8 Mitch, a few months ago home addresses etc. of those who contributed money to the Prop 8 (gay marriage ban) effort were put online, as were those of religious and other leaders who spoke out in favor of the ban. Threats, intimidation, vandalism and other attacks ensued, albeit at a relatively low level.
That followed on two elections during which there was overt, if scattered, violence not only against Republican campaign offices but also against homeowners with Republican signs in their yards and drivers with Republican stickers on their cars.
Those were relatively low level efforts, but they set a precedent. This is a fledgling national effort and it is occuring in the context of the President's calls for grassroots activism and action. I agree that it's a wannabe effort for now - except, perhaps, to someone who gets intimidated in her home or fired 'due to the economy' as a result.
Small sparks can set big fires, though, if the tinder is dry. And if economics get worse, as is quite likely given recent legislation and the administration's actions and speech, the tinder may get quite dry indeed.
Just as it did in Germany in the early 30s, to pick one example of relatively recent history ....
Posted by lotp 2009-02-26 14:46||
#9 Anton Drexler and Ernest Röhm had a small start too, as I recall ...
Posted by Steve White 2009-02-26 15:02||
#10 The people who fled Cuba, the Soviet Union or other Marxist country to the haven of the United States should feel right at home again.