Tonight we hear news that Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill and Russ Carnahan have had their homes vandalized.
Authorities found words spray painted on the properties… “traitor”… “Bailout for China is treason”… and my personal favorite, “Psalm 2”.
For those who may not be aware, here is Psalm 2, from the Bible, in its entirety:
2:1 Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Both of the victims- representatives- are Democrats.
The news comes on the heels of the case of Ashley Todd… it was mere days ago that the public learned what a race-baiting liar the woman truly is.
I have some thoughts…
McCain’s campaign has done its very best to paint Barack Obama, as well as Democrats, as the racist, anti-American nut-jobs.
Yet it is the GOP, John McCain and Sarah Palin that have been encouraging the divisive hatred that has truly polarized this country.
It is a McCain supporter- and campaign volunteer- that attempted to incite further hatred by lying about being viciously attacked and mutilated by a black man- an act of violence motivated by her support of Senator John McCain.
McCain/Palin rallies and right wing blog sites are full of racism and hatred.
People claim Obama is a socialist… a communist… an Arab… a terrorist… unpatriotic…
… Others subscribe to ridiculous theories that he wasn’t even born in the U.S., but rather in Kenya or Indonesia.
Throughout all of it, Barack Obama has been calm and steady under pressure.
He has never fought hatred with hatred… he never stooped to McCain-and-cronies’ dispicable levels… and instead has led by example.
By remaining consistent he has exposed the hypocrisy of a nation in crisis.
Over and over again the GOP has done its best to trip Obama and his supporters… they have perpetuated an environment of lies and ugliness…
… When Ashley Todd- one of their own- claimed to have been attacked by a rabid Obama supporter, it was the McCain campaign that exploited the entire ordeal…
They stand eerily quiet on this night, while Ms. Todd is incarcerated because of her lies… lies she told on their behalf… lies they have yet to condemn…
Eerily quiet as two Senators, Democrats who represent the state of Missouri, have had their homes vandalized by McCain supporters.
Their silence speaks volumes…
… And is much louder than any words they could ever bother vocalizing.