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Remember yesterday when I said things were getting ugly?
They've already gotten uglier.
H/T to Daily Kos for pointing this one out:
A man told today how he was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt.
Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted him and glared at the top, which carries an image of the Democrat US presidential candidate underneath the legend 'Believe'.
The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs, shouting 'I f***ing hate n*****s' and urging 36-year-old Mr Egwuatu to leave the shop with him.
I'd like to pose this: Just think about what would happen to this country if something were to happen to Obama right now. I don't know if racial (& political) violence would occur but it wouldn't need to because there would be economic disaster. Given the precarious state of the American & world economy looking for leadership in the US to save it, what would happen globally if something were to happen to Obama?
I personally feel the danger to people downstream from Obama is more than to Obama himself. He's already got every KKK neo-Nazi thug out there after him. But, as many comments in that diary proved, there's as much danger and threat to people downstream as to Obama.
Tires will get slashed. Brake lines get cut. People are spit on. And citizens doing nothing more than wearing a t-shirt supporting their candidate can get shot.
This needs to stop -- before somebody gets killed. As it is, someone attempted to kill an Obama supporter today.
McCain & Palin need to stop their hateful speeches and get back to debating the issues NOW!
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared about how low the Republican campaign will stoop in these remaining weeks, especially as their poll numbers dip lower (thankfully). From all indications, they've let go of the issues and instead are spewing hate and lies to rally... well, those who get incited by these sorts of things.