Liz Trotta jumps on assassination bandwagon with Mike Huckabee and she who must not be named
and now we have what … uh…some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama …uh..um..Obama….well both if we could [laughing] – Liz Trotta
Man this thing is getting ugly. First we had assassination talk launched by she who must not be named. Now Liz Trotta, former New York bureau chief of the Washington Times jokes that someone should “knock off” Senator Barack Obama. Listen for yourself in the following You Tube clip.
Is this what passes for a joke in America these days? Trotta has already apologized for what she called "a lame attempt at humor."
A couple of weeks ago, Mike Huckabee launched into a disturbing line of stand-up comedy at an NRA get together. He came up with this doozie after a loud noise disturbed his speech.
That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair and someone pointed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.
And let's not forget about the Roswell-Beacon, a newspaper in Georgia that decided this cover art was appropriate for a presidential candidate.
Then there's the image of Michelle Obama as a victim of the Ku Klux Klan.
This piece of work was given to us by the noted liberal bloggers Daily Kos. With friends like that, who in the heck needs enemies.
There's no place for an image like this, but you'll never find a more unrepentant bunch than the folks at Daily Kos. They did remove the image and the post that accompanied it. This was an attempt to characterize the commercials run by the Tennessee GOP as racist, but this photo crossed the line.
Senator Barack Obama has continued to take the high road through all of this, though he told the Tennessee Republicans to "lay off" his wife. If this is what is reaching the public eye, imagine what is being said behind closed doors, over water coolers, and at family gatherings.
What I know, that many Americans don't, is that this wouldn't be anything new to either Michelle or Barry Obama. Most African-Americans can remember when and where they were the first time that they were called nigger. It's something you never forget, no matter how much you might want to.
Unfortunately the stakes are higher and the loonies are crazier, than in the parking lots, school bus or playgrounds where we first heard this and other racially charged words. There's just no room for joking about such serious matters and all references to assassinations must stop now. It's hard to argue for America's best when people are working so hard to put forth America's worst.