Pallid Palin knew that her rhetoric was encouraging a climate of violence. The U.S. Secret Service told her that when she started her rhetorical campaign of violence against the Democratic candidate, death threats were up against the Obama family and asked her to tone it down. She refused.
The attacks provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere at her rallies, with supporters yelling “terrorist” and “kill him” until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the rhetoric. But it has now emerged that her demagogic tone may have unintentionally encouraged white supremacists to go even further. The Secret Service warned the Obama family in mid October that they had seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats against the Democratic candidate, coinciding with Mrs Palin’s attacks.
Details of the spike in threats to Mr Obama come as a report last week by security and intelligence analysts Stratfor, warned that he is a high risk target for racist gunmen. It concluded: “Two plots to assassinate Obama were broken up during the campaign season, and several more remain under investigation. We would expect federal authorities to uncover many more plots to attack the president that have been hatched by white supremacist ideologues.”
She knew what she was doing!
Hat tip to Sarah Jones, who reminds us of other violent reactions among Sarah’s followers. Go and read what she has to say, follow her links, and then let people know what kind of bully Palin is.
Ms Palin has seen the death threats her rabid, unstable “fans” have issued to anyone who dared to call Ms Palin accountable, including Senator Yee of California whose only crime was to ask the university where Ms Palin was speaking to disclose what it was paying her. For this, he received heinous death threats, faxes of a noose around his neck and President Obama’s neck, and ugly, vile disgusting rhetoric dripping with gutter hate only fit for the mentally unstable. But those are Ms Palin’s bestest fans.
I certainly hope that every single one of those threats fingerprinted or followed up by fax number and thoroughly investigated, with the threat-senders invited down to the police station for a little chat and criminally charged, every one, or at least treated to the sight of police officers, detectives, or Men in Black fingerprinting the fax machine, collecting the fax log, and correlating it against work attendance records in their offices.