Reading around the Internet this morning I was absolutely appalled at some of the stories I was running across in which Obama supporters were targeted for some sort of attack which appeared to involve property damage.
This was the first – North Carolina:
Someone slashed the tires of at least 30 vehicles parked outside the Crown Coliseum on Sunday during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, authorities said.
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating. The tires were cut while people were inside the Crown Coliseum listening to speeches, said Maj. E. Wright of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
Then over at Mock, Paper, Scissors a friend of TexBetsy had this occur to her car in Texas:
The Obama bumper sticker was torn off, a 20-lb rock was put through the back window, two Obama yard signs were shoved through the hole in the rear window and “Obama” was badly spray-painted in orange along the drivers side door.
Later this afternoon I found this headline on the Digg bar via the Ashville Citizen-Times
A dead bear was found dumped this morning on the Western Carolina University campus, draped with a pair of Obama campaign signs, university police said.
Maintenance workers reported about 7:45 a.m. finding a 75-pound bear cub dumped at the roundabout near the Catamount statute at the entrance to campus, said Tom Johnson, chief of university police.
A dead bear cub….someone killed a black bear cub to make a point? A racial comment?
Update: The wonder of You Tube:
Now, I’ve seen many stories of ignorant asses like the Gayle Quinnells on TV, heard the likes of the ‘Jodys from Fenton’ on NPR, but this takes balls doesn’t it? While Obama was in North Carolina over the weekend, he stopped for lunch in Cape Fear area – Fayettesville, NC.
The welcome wasn’t as warm at Cape Fear BBQ & Chicken on Grove Street in Fayetteville, where he stopped to pick up lunch.
When Obama walked in, patron Diane Fanning, 54, yelled, “Boo, socialist! Socialist! Get out of here!”
Another woman responded loudly, “At least he’s not a warmonger!”
As one elder woman said, she doesn’t plan on voting for Obama but she did shake his hand and wished him well – ‘there’s no reason not to be civil.’
It’s gotten out of hand and McCain and Palin don’t seem interested in tamping it down – at all. Someone, somewhere is going to end up getting hurt by these ignorant asses.