On the heels of a McCain supporter yelling that Obama was a “terrorist” today – and McCain said nothing in response to admonish the supporter – the Washington Post reports (via ThinkProgress) that a Palin supporter at one of her rallies today yelled for Obama to be assassinated after Palin, again, told the lie that some of Obama’s best friends are terrorists:
“Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers,” Palin said.
“Boooo!” said the crowd.
“And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'” she continued.
“Boooo!” the crowd repeated.
“Kill him!” proposed one man in the audience.
Palin went on to say that “Obama held one of the first meetings of his political career in Bill Ayers’s living room, and they’ve worked together on various projects in Chicago.”
Palin went on?
Just like she did when speakers at her church said that terrorist attacks against Israelis were “God’s judgment” for Jews having the audacity not to embrace Christianity. Just like she did when a visiting witch doctor at her church lamented the fact that, as he claimed, Jews control the banking industry and that’s why Wall Street is so corrupt. Not a word from Sarah Palin when her supporters talk of killing Barack Obama. Not a word from Sarah Palin when her own church talks of the propriety of launching terrorist attacks against Jews in Israel.
In one day, McCain’s supporters are so enraged by McCain’s new rhetoric, calling Obama an un-American terrorist sympathizer, that McCain’s supporters are now labeling Obama himself a “terrorist” and calling for him to be killed.
And McCain has no problem with this. Nor does Sarah Palin.