And the more “respected” Right-Wingers are getting more violent, too. Bill O’Reilly – infamous talkshow host – sort of called for Michelle Obama‘s lynching. Sort of because he carefully hedged that he’d have to see evidence. As if Right-Wingers ever need evidence… Disgusting!
I guess it had to happen sooner or later but it is still rather disturbing: The racists and white supremacists are coming out of hiding and are starting to attack Obama, including with threats to his life. At this point, they are still making anonymous threats, so who knows how serious we have to take them (although an anonymous bullet is just as deadly…). The same forces probably attack Hillary Clinton with the same venom because she is a woman. I have trouble searching the sites linked from the cross-post on Alternet for any references to Hillary Clinton – it’s rather uncomfortable… Sorry, a brief perusing of those sites is all I can stomach… They refer to Clinton as “Hillary” – granted, I have done that, too, but I’ve realized that this is rather demeaning. After all, we’re talking about Obama, not Barack. There are two Clintons, that’s true, but Hillary Clinton is in the lime-light right now. At White Civil Rights, which apparently is a David Duke organization, they argue: “While Hillary is challenging Democrats to vote for the first woman presidential candidate, Obama is asking Democrat liberals to vote for the first black presidential candidate. In the liberal world a black candidate trumps a woman candidate.” (I don’t really want to link to these guys…).