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I just wanted to let you know that some knucklehead vandalized your car by slapping an Obama sticker on it.  The last thing you want is to be driving around all day, looking like an idiot.

Take care...A Good Samaritan"

Upon returning to my car after shopping at Costco in San Luis Obispo, California yesterday, I found the above printed on a slip of paper placed under my windshield wiper.  My first reaction was mild annoyance.  Besides having to deal with yet another piece of paper waste to recycle, no one likes to be insulted, even if the insult is anonymous.  My second reaction was wonder: why on earth would someone go to the considerable trouble to do this?  He had to print these up, cut them out and then go around the Costco parking lot, looking for bumper stickers.  This is California, after all, and he may as well try to keep the sun from rising in the east as move CA into the red column with this kind of effort.

Upon reflection, I find this action a little disturbing.  Why do large numbers of people hate Obama so much?  Racism is part of it, but it is more than that, I think--look at all the BS Bill Clinton had to put up with from the wingnuts during his 8 years.  The person doing this is motivated (angry?) enough to pursue this fruitless task.  I'm no psychologist, but I'm guessing my mystery 'Good Samaritan' is angry and resentful, and needs to do something, anything to strike back in some way, however trivial.

A lot of people are going to be disappointed and angry on November 7, I'm afraid.  It sure looks like the guy who did this is going to be one of them.

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