Obama-manics need to cut the crap, pt. 2
by Andre Walker, Sat Feb 23, 2008 at 10:19:14 AM EST
About five days ago, I shined a bright spotlight on the reprehensible behavior of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's supporters. Five days ago I said the mainstream media is starting to take notice of how the Obama-maniacs bludgeon their opponents to a bloody pulp through venomous words online, death threats to opinion leaders such as Tavis Smiley, and blatant disrespect to a former Democratic President of the United States. I concluded my comments by echoing the sentiments of The Politico's Ben Smith who said "it [the disruptive tactics of Barack Obama's supporters] freaks out people in the middle." And finally, I strongly urged Obama's supporters to "show a little respect, show a little class, and show a little tact."
Unfortunately, my suggestions fell on deaf ears.
The National Journal's "Hotline On Call" blog today brings attention to the deplorable antics of the Obama-manics in Texas:
Speaking at an outdoor question-and-answer session on the campus of San Antonio College today, Clinton faced an anti-abortion heckler, rowdy Barack Obama supporters and a tough question about one of her mother's most controversial Senate votes.Over at Daily Kos, David Sirota, a nationally-syndicated columnist generally considered to hold progressive views, took a moment to let people know that he was "confused and a bit hurt" at the brutal attacks he's sustained at the hands of Sen. Obama's legion of followers.
As supporters and curious observers gathered before Chelsea's address, chants of "Vote for Obama!" were audible, and a man sporting anti-abortion signage circled the crowd. Almost as soon as she took the microphone, the former first daughter glanced back at the loud Obama supporters with a nervous smile and said: "I'd love to have a conversation. And if it's interrupted, I'd like to keep having a conversation."
Source: 2/22/2008 National Journal/Hotline On Call blog "Can We Talk?"
Once again, I say these incendiary actions are freaking a lot of people out, putting a bad taste in their collective mouthes, and quite possibly driving them away from the political process.
Once again, I say that the 20,000 screaming Obama-manics need to tone down the rhetoric and quit the gang mentality.
Your behavior is not helping anyone; in fact, it's hurting the people that you'll need to win in November.