So Much For Freedom of Speech, Ladies

UPDATE from Vixen in comments: It seems that the police are now saying that the woman who claimed to be attacked for her McCain bumper sticker made up her story. Still no retraction from CNN as of this moment.

Sadly, however, we have other, more reliable examples of violence against men and women from overly “committed” Obama supporters. I listed a couple of them below, as does Joseph Cannon.

The reason this story was believable, and that CNN reported it and both candidates issued public statements regarding it, is because this type of attack has already happened. I repeat my call to all the presidential candidates to make a joint GENERAL advertisement explicitly condemning ALL violence for political reasons.

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I guess this bitch deserved it to be beaten in the face for supporting McCain. And I suppose Jay-Z was just being “cool” when he dedicated his “99 Problems” song to Governor Sarah Palin. For people who are supposedly “pro-choice,” Obama supporters don’t seem to think choosing McPalin is a valid one.

I ask again, what ever happened to the words “I agree to disagree with you?” When did it not become okay to support one candidate over another? What is this insanity that has seized America, causing people to beat each other up because they disagree politically? Why are people losing friends and family over public figures like McCain and Obama?

The abusive verbal misogyny directed at Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin and their supporters during this election has begun to take physical form. Why do Obama and McCain, and their running mates, not step up together to denounce this violence in the strongest possible general terms? Do they not hear the threats of riots on Election Day? Do they not realize that violence against women is not a partisan issue?

If I were Obama and McCain, I would make a joint commercial with their running mates, telling America that no matter how strongly you feel about this election, expressing your feelings through physical violence is completely unacceptable. I fear nothing else will stem this tide, and even now, it may be too late.

In the meantime, in this charged environment, I caution my sisters to be careful about declaring yourselves. The only protest you need to make is in the voting booth. Thank goodness, we are all still safe and secret there; at least, for now.

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10 responses to “So Much For Freedom of Speech, Ladies

  1. madamab,

    I you haven’t seen this, it will cheer you. Barry is in trouble.

    Shocker: Obama Fundraising Drops Like a Stone – Campaign Cash Essentially Even

    http://patriotroom.com/?p=3318

  2. Well, now that this story has been totally debunked and the woman admitted it was a fabrication, aren’t you a bit embarrassed for publishing this?

  3. Vixen – Aren’t you embarrassed that you don’t back up your claims with a link?

    CNN’s story remains unchanged. If they change their story, I will update. Otherwise, I won’t be taking some anonymous commenter’s word over CNN’s.

  4. Police: Campaign Worker Admits Making Up Story
    http://kdka.com/local/attack.McCain.Bloomfield.2.847628.html

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter “B” in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.

    Ashley Todd, 20, of Texas, initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started beating her after seeing her GOP sticker on her car.

    Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test.

    Authorities, however, declined to release the results of that test.

    Investigators did say that they received photos from the ATM machine and “the photographs were verified as not being the victim making the transaction.”

    This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story.

    The commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be.

  5. Vixen/Not Vixen,

    Thank you for verifying your claims. I will update the story I posted. However, the fact that the police say this woman is lying does not mean that the Obama campaign is not misogynist, nor that the other incidents of violence did not happen.

    Nice try though.

  6. Not Not Vixen

    Earlier this week a 57-year-old woman canvassing for Obama was beaten by an angry McCain supporter:

    http://www.wisn.com/politics/17754232/detail.html

    When is the McCain campaign going to stop victimizing women who stand in their way? And when are their supporters going to condemn this violence? There are others. Will you make a post about it, for example?

    I’m not holding my breath.

  7. Mmmm, Not Not Vixen…I see a lot of “allegedlies” in that story. And it’s from over a week ago. It says that the police are still investigating and that a report is forthcoming. Where is it, then, over a week later?

    I’m thinking I won’t get fooled again.

    But I agree that, as I said REPEATEDLY in the post, all politically motivated violence should be denounced by all candidates. I believe that violence begets violence. So far, all the RELIABLY documented versions have been from the Obama campaign. But how long will it be before someone in McCain’s camp does something?

  8. Dave,

    Eat shit, you miserable asshat!

  9. RalphB –

    Thank you. Unlike some people, I do not spend my time trolling the Internets pissing in other peoples’ pools. I have better things to do.

    It takes a particular kind of brainless fucktard to go around doing that.

  10. a little late to the party, “brainless fucktard” priceless!!

    It’s the obamarrhoids sheer ignorance and stupidity that makes them so scary…