There will be a connection made between the mounting evidence of racism in the Republican campaign and the violence implicit in the Skinhead plot
or if there isn't there should be.
According to Latinomaker at mydd.com the RNC Trust PAC just announced they will start running the Rev Wright "God Damn America" ads in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Fla. The diarist is sure that Axelrod and the rest of the Obama team is ready for them.
But I wonder if the Republicans aren't taking a real risk to go there just as the ATF is announcing that they have foiled a plot to assissinate Obama and 100 African American kids. There are some real questions that every one except Fox news may bring up.
for example: Just what is the price McCain and Palin are willing to pay for their incendiary language, and divisive campaigning.
What about the obvious widespread Republican determination to disenfranchise African American voters?
Is this the kind of atmosphere that encourages American citizens to come together to solve our problems? Is what leadership is about?
I do dearly hope that Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow start making this connection. It's time somebody at least pointed out that violence in language encourages violence in action and that if our leaders, even our republkican leaders don't tamp down this kind of reaction, they are guilty of inciting riot, if nothing else.
Look at the language in this quote from Rick Wilson
October 27, 2008
Categories: Barack Obama
The National Republican Trust PAC, which aired one harsh anti-Obama ad that it also used to fundraise on Drudge and elsewhere, says it's putting $2.5 million behind this spot in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
The ad is exactly what many conservatives have been hoping would air for months: A Jeremiah Wright highlight reel, with a voice-over describing the pastor's long relationship with Obama.
"For 20 years, Obama never complained, until he ran for president," says the ad, which labels Obama, "too radical, too risky."
"This is the base giving a collective direction to where the campaign should have gone a long time ago," said Rick Wilson, the consultant who made it