Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Does Sarah Palin Want Barack Obama Assassinated?

I agree with Andrew Sullivan that the Republican candidate for Vice President, Sarah Palin has crossed the line  in her attacks on Barack Obama regarding an alleged relationship with sixties radical, Bill Ayers.   He picks up on a Washington Post article by Dana Milbank describing a rally in Clearwater, Florida, in which she whips the crowd into well, murderous frenzy:
The reception had been better in Clearwater, where Palin, speaking to a sea of "Palin Power" and "Sarahcuda" T-shirts, tried to link Obama to the 1960s Weather Underground. "One of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers," she said. ("Boooo!" said the crowd.) "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.

Palin also told those gathered that Obama doesn't like American soldiers. "He said that our troops in Afghanistan are just, quote, 'air-raiding villages and killing civilians,' " she said, drawing boos from a crowd that had not been told Obama was actually appealing for more troops in Afghanistan.
 Sarah Palin has crossed the line into a dangerous and lethal desperation.  Sarah Palin has crossed the line into the moral equivalent of an incitement to murder and assassination.  At first I thought the worst thing about her was being a bad choice.  Now I realize she represents a sociopathetic danger to American politics, not driven by ideology alone, but hatred and strife. 

She's gotta be stopped.  If John McCain has any decency or sense left in him, he will put a stop to this bone-chilling turn of events within his own campaign.  Pit bulls with bloody mouths  are gonna seem like quaint Americana if, egged on by an ice-cold  provocateur like Sarah Palin, the worst should happen. 


Anonymous said...

It is not just Sarah Palin that should be held accountable and responsible for their deadly smears but their Republican Party as well.

The attack on Obama and not stopping a chilling threat to harm Obama is like an encouragement for sickos to do it. Demonizing Ayers who is now a well respected educator in Chicago is uncalled for and clearly slanderous that only shows desperation on a party that is on the brink of irrelevance.

Will someone tell them it's the economy stupid.............

EQ said...

What can you expect from a loose cannon? winks...winks.

Anonymous said...

Is Sarah Palin worse than our very own Gloria Macapagal Arroyo?

Unknown said...

I don't believe McCain will do that -- he's got nothing to lose.

He's an angry old man.

Like in tonight's debate, he was condescending and totally out of touch.

Unknown said...


I'm convinced the race factor must not be discounted. I also believe that Palin is not totally free of racial prejudice.

john marzan said...

"Sarah Palin has crossed the line into a dangerous and lethal desperation. Sarah Palin has crossed the line into the moral equivalent of an incitement to murder and assassination."

I think Obama's past connections with still radical thinking Ayres, who appointed obama as chairman of the (interesting) Annenberg Challenge, and rev. wright plus rezko are fair game. just as obama's reviving the old issue of the keating five.

as for sullivan, his reaction is overwrought. palin didn't call for obama's lynching. it's unfair for sullivan to characterize her statements as that. look, if we are going to use sullivan's standard, your blog would have been accused of inciting hatred and violence against muslims since 9/11.

but that's not right, right?

there's a reason why he is called "excitable" andy, and he's lost what little credibility he had left when he started pushing the vicious rumors that Palin is really the GRANDmother of Trig. (he he.. and wasn't he reprimanded by the atlantic because of that?)

anyways, i don't think bringing up obama's past associations will work to derail obama anymore. the voters will only see this as a distraction. all the public cares about now is the tanking economy.

john marzan said...

the winner of the 2nd debate is "that one".

Deany Bocobo said...

I'd go farther, Hillblogger...It's down to the RACE issue. Can America elect a black man President??

There is supposedly a built in 6% advantage for McCain on this matter.

Because of it the election may be a lot closer than the polls seem to indicate.

Unknown said...

Agree Dean,

with Obama showing unbeatability, it's gonna be down to race.

if Obama loses, it will be all about race factor.

Unknown said...

Brigitte Bardot attacks Sarah Palin for being "a disgrace to women"


Anonymous said...

Geez. Obama's association with Ayers continued WAY after he knew what Bill Ayers' past as a domestic terrorist is.

what SArah Palin was driving it the kind of character and judgment BArack Obama has by associating himself with the likes of America-haters like Ayers and Reverend Wright.

Why would I want a president who is chums with people who says, "america's chickens are coming home to roost" as a reaction to 9/11?


Unknown said...


The whole accusation is premised wrongly.

1) Obama was 8 when Weather Underground operated

2) Like it or not Ayers has been rehabilitated

3) If you really want to get down to it, i.e., Ayers link to Obama, you must recognize that Ayers was brought on board by the Annenberg foundation, whose founder, may I remind you, is a staunch friend to many Republicans and if this is still not a compelling argument, many Republicans sit on board the same organization that Ayers is on -- so what hypocrisy is this?

It's like saying that all those Republicans with whom Obama sat on the Annenberg Foundation should also be considered terrorists or at the very least palling with terrorists? Then why not call the Annenberg family terrorists as well?

I don't see the logic of McCain and Palin attack or what they're trying to prove.

Unknown said...

Furthermore, if we are to really be truthful about things, then let's look at Palin's Alaska Independent Party connections...her husband Todd was a member of the AIP for several years, an organization whose separatist doctrine was espoused and is still espoused by its members and whose founder cursed the United States of America to his dying day? (OK, he was murdered and didn't die peacefully); isn't that saying a lot as well of Palin, i.e., that she was palling with domestic terrorists, no, not only palling, she was sleeping (and still is) with a former member of what could be considered potentially unpatriotic and dangerous domestic terrorist organization?

Why aren't you asking who really is Sarah Palin? After all, we only got to "know" her some effing few weeks ago!

Let's not be hypocritical here ok? Only muddles up issues -- issue is the worsening economy and let's face it, these stupid attacks by McCAin and Palin are idiotic tactis to distract the American people from the real question: Who is more qualified to deal with the current economic crisis?

Answer: Obama! His education, his intellectual polish, his steady character make him more qualified -- by a long stretch -- than the erratic, volatile 72 year old senator from Arizona.

McCain is not qualified because he himself recused himself when he admitted that he knew little about the economy; as he himself likes to say, the president of the United States has no time to do on the job training.

Unknown said...

And for your peace of mind:

UPDATE: Letter to Editor NY Times by William C. Ibershof lead federal prosecutor of the Weathermen in the 1970s

Prosecuting Weathermen

Re “Politics of Attack” (editorial, Oct. 8) and “Obama and ’60s Bomber: A Look Into Crossed Paths” (front page, Oct. 4):

As the lead federal prosecutor of the Weathermen in the 1970s (I was then chief of the criminal division in the Eastern District of Michigan and took over the Weathermen prosecution in 1972), I am amazed and outraged that Senator Barack Obama is being linked to William Ayers’s terrorist activities 40 years ago when Mr. Obama was, as he has noted, just a child.

Although I dearly wanted to obtain convictions against all the Weathermen, including Bill Ayers, I am very pleased to learn that he has become a responsible citizen.

Because Senator Obama recently served on a board of a charitable organization with Mr. Ayers cannot possibly link the senator to acts perpetrated by Mr. Ayers so many years ago.

I do take issue with the statement in your news article that the Weathermen indictment was dismissed because of “prosecutorial misconduct.” It was dismissed because of illegal activities, including wiretaps, break-ins and mail interceptions, initiated by John N. Mitchell, attorney general at that time, and W. Mark Felt, an F.B.I. assistant director.

William C. Ibershof
Mill Valley, Calif., Oct. 8, 2008