I'm feeling a certain regret for becoming an informed citizen.
Talking with a staunch democrat friend, I told her that I thought Obama would probably win and that maybe it was a good thing, "Maybe people wouldn't be so mad."
" See, I feel like the anger is coming from the right," she said.
She was talking about this:
The Secret Service is following up on media reports today that someone in the crowd at a McCain/Palin event suggested killing Barack Obama, according to Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley. The shout of "kill him" followed a Sarah Palin rant on Obama's relationship with radical Chicagoan Bill Ayers.
Assuming that is an accurate report, shouting murderous intentions is pretty angry. No doubt a rally for McCain is a Republican site. So, there is some right anger going on.
But I've been hearing so much rage against Bush for so long, personally. I've had liberal friends describe violent and humiliating things they would like to do the the current president. Do I think they would actually do such things? No. But I am amazed to find these usually rational people be so full of destructive 'bad energy.'
And now we are at the election; almost there. I see this old anger directed at McCain, and my homegirl Palin.
What is up with this? I hate to continue to spread these nasty things, but here is some of what I'm talking about:
In a sign of increasing nastiness on the left, supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama have been booing rivals John McCain and Sarah Palin, and even screaming “liar!” — with no response from Obama.
Okay, screaming liar! about the opponent is not so bad. But there is more. Michelle Malkin chronicles what she's found. That post is a comparison of left rage vs. right rage. She, like me, is a conservative. She has collected a bunch of nasty things about Palin and McCain, and reaches back to show the Bush-rage that I've been noticing too.
I wanted to find a quote to paste in here, but I just can't...it's so distasteful. Read it if you are feeling very balanced, but if you don't want a downer, skip it.
I find this rage incomprehensible. Passion about an issue, I understand. But how do these people, who claim to be so interested in "serving the common good" (a phrase I see repeated and repeated in democrat literature in my community) justify this kind of nastiness?