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Monday, August 25, 2008

Possible Assassination Plot in Denver

The Denver Post is reporting:

Federal authorities have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday afternoon amid reports that a fortunate traffic stop by Aurora Police may have disrupted an assassination attempt against Barack Obama.

No comments from the feds, but they have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow.

Read it here.

More details [not much yet] here.

More details here. Yep, it seems that was an assassination plot. At least four people involved. Drugs, white supremacists, high powered rifles, etc. At least that's what the local police are saying. Federal authorities are far less certain as to what is going on. They emphasize that there was never any credible threat to the candidate.

The left loons know who's responsible -- Rush Limbaugh, that's who.

From the Boorman Tribune:

Unfortunately, the fact that an African American will be nominated by the Democratic Party, and the vicious attacks by right wing demagogues and the McCain campaign against his character and his patriotism (and that of his wife), have apparently emboldened some truly dangerous and deranged individuals to try to take matters into their own hands.

This is what happens when the airwaves of this country are saturated with racist and ideological hate speech by right wing ideologues such as Hannity, Limbaugh and Savage. It isn't surprising but it is extremely disapponting and disheartening to see the extreme right once again returning to publicly expressing fantasies of violence against Democrats and liberals, thus inciting emotionally unstable people to carry out such violent fantasies. This same use of violent rhetoric was what led to the death of Martin Luther King and other prominent Civil Rights leaders in the 60's, and may have contributed to the Kennedy assassinations. Now it appears that some in this country would like to return to using violence as a political tool once more.

Yeah, right, guy. That's what happened. They took their marching orders from Rush. Read this creep's paranoid fantasies here.

Let's just be thankful that whatever deranged plot these guys were hatching was nipped in the bud and resist any attempts to tie their lunacy to our own political agendas.

A WaPo reporter and a Kossack were staying in rooms right next to one of the alleged plotters. Their accounts are here and here. Does this mean that the Posties and the Kossacks are living together? It's not clear from the accounts, but it would explain a lot in terms of the way politics are being reported these days.


No charges will be brought in the case. There is "insufficient evidence" of a plot. Apparently it was just a few drug-addled losers mouthing off.

Read it here.