The Night Riders are Saddling Up

Yeah – how appropriate that we’re off to a religious start this week.  Kill Him!  Kill Him!  That’s the latest outburst at a Palin rally.   Remind you of anything else in which she and her crowd profess to believe.

And suddenly, she’s reading ……

“I was reading my copy of the New York Times the other day,” she said.

And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'” she continued.

“Boooo!” the crowd repeated.

“Kill him!” proposed one man in the audience.

If, as reported, in the Washington Post by Dana Milbank, the Secret Service needs to investigate.  Especially in light of all the bullshit that went on during the 2004 election season by the ReThugs.

Update:  Further lengthy column by Dana Milbank – ‘Unleashed, Palin Makes a Pitbull Look Tame.’

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a McCain confidant, told The Post’s David Broder that the campaign would “go down in history as stupid if they don’t unleash” Palin. Well, the self-identified pit bull has been unleashed — if not unhinged.

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  1. As a combat veteran of this profoundly foolish war in Iraq, I feel it needs to be said that we are very close to the edge here in terms of violent reaction taking place in our own country. The combined forces of economic and foreign policy disasters are playing out perfectly to drive people to look for some “other” to hate. This man’s threat may have been inspired more by stupidity than true intent, but it is there, right beneath the surface. Pacifism is not going to work with people like the aforementioned idiot. These people approach the world in the same way they themselves respond to; projection of power and violence. While peaceful demonstration is certainly preferable to violence, I think it may be wise to understand the magnitude of the change this election represents in our society, and the lengths to which many of our fellow countrymen will go to prevent it’s manifestation. The decent people of this nation may once again be forced to fight for our right to self determination and freedom from oppressive ideologies. This election day, I am afraid, is going to be marked by attempts to undermine the democratic system at its heart in order that there not be a major shift in the power structure of our government. Do not make the mistake of thinking, on this election day, that simply by being right, you have done your duty. Intimidation at the polls should be met with a direct response significant enough to remove the offender immediately. We must all look out for each other, and be prepared to protect our constitution, and all of the rights granted therein, without that, it is merely an old piece of paper with some very eloquent ideas written out on it.

  2. Exceptional comment, Riordan.

    I think it may be wise to understand the magnitude of the change this election represents in our society, and the lengths to which many of our fellow countrymen will go to prevent it’s manifestation.

    I wonder if ‘the break’ from the past will be as tumultous and traumatic as it was in the ’60s?

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