During the presidential race last year John McCain was asked if Obama was a Muslim, was foreign born, anti American, supported terrorists etc etc etc. At each stop the honorable Sen. McCain defended his opponent's integrity and reputation. He would not allow people to shout traitor, hang him, put him jail or many other hateful things. This hurt Sen. McCain and sent some of his potential voters to the fringe candidates or to stay home.
His running mate however did nothing to discourage this type of activity even when people shouted about killing Mr. Obama. Sen. McCain is despised by much of the Republican party and Mrs. Palin is a much sought after speaker and the darling of the GOP and right wing elite. This is the nature of the Republican party in 2009.
These people have been around since the beginning of the Obama campaign and no one can tell me this is not about race. These people would have said vile things about Hillary but I doubt it would have skirted violence, it just would have been rude, disrespectful, kooky and weird. I doubt anyone would be putting a Hitler moustache on HRC.
So we have the birthers, the town hall shouters, gun carriers, death panelists, death bookers, left handed gay Jews are Nazists and Obama is Muslimists.
Now we have the people who don't want the President of the United States to speak to their children because they do not want their precious angels to be corrupted by the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
And, what is POTUS speaking to them about - staying in school, working hard, getting good grades and being good citizens. What an awful thing. How scary! I have to write this and I am sorry I have to write this. They don't want to their precious little darlings to hear the words of the scary black man.
This craziness is not just coming from the fringe it is coming from official leaders of the Republican party. Oh now wait the fringe leads the 2009 Republican party.
At the 2008 Texas GOP convention a vendor sold a pin that read "If Obama Wins Can We Still Call It The White House", the party leaders had no objection and the pin sold well.