The ATF says it’s disrupted a plot to assassinate Barack Obama and who among us is surprised?
For most of the the last two years, it’s been the unspoken fear that , coincidentally, has been spoken in the last few weeks.
Just last week, for example, Saturday’s Globe and Mail shocked its readers in an op-ed piece that started, “where were you when Barack Obama was shot?”. The article takes the easy way out — connecting a potential assassination with the McCain-Palin tone of the last few weeks. But there’s plenty of demented skinheads in America that had people concerned long before now.
More shocking still isn’t that people are so worried about an assassination, but that so many people actually expect it. Charles Onyango Obbo, writing in Kenya’s Daily Nation last week said, “an Obama victory would leave many Third World intellectuals and nationalists either jobless, struggling for relevance, or scurrying back to the drawing boards to explain an America led by a black president. Of course, they will also wish that he met some misfortune at the hands of a red-neck.”
Update: Here’s a site in Wisconsin showing a flyer it says was distributed in Wausau. However, I see nothing there that connects it with the Republican Party.