The lunatic fringe

I am sure that most Republicans are as opposed as I am to violence and lawbreaking by a lunatic fringe. But I think the Fox News/talk radio wing of the Republican Party bears responsibility for recent vandalism and death threats. If you compare President Obama to Hitler and Stalin and his health care reform legislation to National Socialism and Bolshevism, it should not be surprising if some people who will behave as if these things were true.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an attempt on the life of President Obama before his term is out. If the world would have been better off if somebody in the 1930s had assassinated Hitler, and if Obama is equivalent to Hitler, then … you can see where that logic leads.

I think the reason President was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize so early in his term was that Nobel prizes are not awarded posthumously, and the committee wanted to honor him while he was still alive.

Click on this for the top 10 recent anti-Obama, anti-government outbreaks.

Click on this for a report on a church shooting in 2008 sparked by right-wing propaganda.

Click on this and this for news reports on recent violence.

Click on this for comments by Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist.

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