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.
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.