A note to maniacs who make death threats: They don’t work. They harden the opposition to your cause because they expose your true nature as a homicidal bully. They also rally the support of the vast majority of decent people who are outraged by the tactic. You turn your target into a hero, and if you succeed in either murdering or inciting the murder of your victim, you turn her or him into a martyr. Not the best plan.
I’m a grown woman and I’m not afraid of bullies — never have been, never will be. But I do have children, and anyone who has lost their mother at a young age understands the profound and long-lasting grief that flows from that. Anyone who threatens me or any of the the other women in this movement with death for expressing our political views peacefully and lawfully will fail at frightening me — but he will succeed at terrorizing innocent children. And THAT makes me angry.
Senator Obama’s supporters asked Hillary Clinton to publicly distance herself from a long-time Hillraiser fundraiser and loyal supporter, Ricki Lieberman, who is working day and night to save our party from a landslide loss in November by highlighting the weaknesses of Obama the candidate. Senator Clinton promptly complied.
Perhaps we should ask Senator Obama to “distance” himself from his supporters who are threatening women who oppose him with death? What do YOU think HIS response will be?
THE OBAMA MOVEMENT’S CALL FOR DEATH TO WOMEN WHO OPPOSE HIM WATCH
So far, my list includes these women. If you have received threats of violence or death from Obama supporters because of your political activities or writing, or you know someone who has, please tell us in comments. Also send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Riverdaughter of the Confluence
- Diane at JSND
- Murphy at Puma PAC
- Paula Abeles
- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
- Patsy, Soldier For Hillary
- Sugar from PA
- IP from Puma PAC
- Heidi Li of the Denver Group