You knew it was only a matter of time before the radical left started playing the assassination card this electoral cycle, and frankly, I’m surprised it took this long.
In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday in Chicago, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could lead to attempts to assassinate President Barack Obama.
Farrakhan spent much of his oration decrying what he cast as Satan’s influence over racist forces in politics and society before asking a pointed rhetorical question: “Do you think they’re wicked enough to be plotting our brother’s assassination as we speak?”
Farrakhan is an ardent racist every bit as vicious as any Klansman ever was, and he was a frequent guest at at Barack Obama’s church in the 20 years that Obama practiced Black Liberation Theology. I’m not surprised at all that the bitter goon is ginning up assassination fantasies. What surprises me is that such rhetoric is only coming from the leftist fringe this close to the election. Mainstream Democrats and the MSM had started pushing the assassination rhetoric quite a bit earlier in the 2008 election cycle.
Perhaps the reason the MSM isn’t playing up the assassination story is the legitimate concern that they only people that might actually make an attempt on the President’s life are those he has wronged. It doesn’t take a crack team of FBI profilers to figure out that the people most likely to be interesting in killing Obama are:
- individuals that have lost their jobs or pensions as a result of Obama’s policies
- an increasingly vocal and violent progressive left, who see their best chance of implementing Cloward-Piven strategies being pissed away
- Latinos infuriated over Operation Fast and Furious, an Obama administration assault on the Second Amendment that was designed to rely on the murder of Mexican nationals, and did in fact claim more than 300 victims so far, including ICE and Border Patrol agents
Perhaps the MSM is finally recognizing–even if they won’t admit it–that the political right has zero interest in threatening the President’s life. He’s better alive as a SCOAMF cautionary tale (NSFW), and the last thing we would want to do is make a martyr of someone so incompetent.