So earlier I posted videos of wingnut craziness. One of the guys in the first video, an Obama supporter, said he was seriously worried that some of the racist, bigoted, and sometimes just seriously misinformed opponents of Obama were getting so riled up and angry  that they would try to do him harm. And in the comments, I asked “what do you expect people to do if they really sincerely believe a terrorist/subversive/secret mulsim/anti-christ/communist has taken over their government?”

Seriously, ask that question. What happens when millions of people (people who tend to reeeeaaaally like their gun ownership rights) actually believe their government is being taken over (forget the democratic process as far as their concerned its being taken over) by someone who, they are being told constantly thanks to the McCain campaign, really wants to destroy everything they hold dear?

The answer is clear – some of them organize to assassinate him: (via crooksandliars.com)

Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday.

In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school by two neo-Nazi skinheads. Agents said the skinheads did not identify the school by name.

Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville field office for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the two men planned to shoot 88 black people and decapitate another 14. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.

The men also sought to go on a national killing spree, with Obama as its final target, Cavanaugh told The Associated Press.

“They said that would be their last, final act – that they would attempt to kill Sen. Obama,” Cavanaugh said. “They didn’t believe they would be able to do it, but that they would get killed trying.”

Great, skin heads trying to make themselves martyrs in the war against….well, everyone who’s not them I guess.

I certainly don’t expect this to be the last we’ll hear about ignorant thugs being spurred to violence, helped along by right wing hate- and fear-mongering.

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