Saturday, November 15, 2008

Secret Service: Palin Demagoguery Provoked Death Threats Against Obama

Sarah Palin's demagoguery was related to death threats against Barack Obama, according to The Secret Service. As reported by The Economic Times:

The defeated Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been blamed by the Secret Service for provoking a spike in death threats against US President-elect Barack Obama.

During the bitter election campaign, the Alaskan governor had questioned Obama's patriotism and accused him of "palling around with terrorists," citing his links with the sixties radical William Ayers.

Palin's demagogic tone may have unintentionally encouraged white supremacists to plan attacks on the future president of the US.

The Secret Service warned the Obama family last month that they had seen a dramatic surge in threats against the Democratic leader, coinciding with Palin's attacks, the Daily Telegraph newspaper has reported.

The latest details of the increase in threats to Obama come as a report by a top think tank last week had warned that he is a high risk target for racist gunmen.

...The verbal attacks by Palin on Obama had provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere at her rallies, with supporters yelling "terrorist" and "kill him" until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the rhetoric, the British daily said.

Palin's irresponsible, incendiary rhetoric offers one more reason among many that she is completely unqualified from ever running for a national office again.


quakerdave said...


Jeff Tone said...

QD: Yes, I do. But it's one thing for liberal bloggers like us to say so. It's another thing for the Secret Service to report a spike in threats as a result of Palin's rhetoric.