Phillip Adams reloads his Obama revolver:
If Obama wins the nomination, he’ll be targeted, full stop. Because in the US the politics of personal destruction frequently leads to being shot. I raised the possibility - the probability - of attempts on Obama’s life in this column a month ago ...
Adams previously raised the possibility - no, the probability - that US President Wesley Clark would one day meet with Australian Prime Minister Simon Crean. The senator is safe.
The subject came up when I was preparing to interview the author of The New Rome?, a fine piece of political writing by Cullen Murphy, managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly for more than 20 years. He was concerned that I’d raise the issue of Obama being assassinated because every Australian interviewer had done so. In contrast, he said, no one in the US media has raised the possibility.
Not so. A conservative journal raised the possibility almost a year ago:
As the first African-American in history to have a real chance at winning our presidency, Obama is tempting fate as a high profile assassination target for numerous individuals ... Like Kennedy, Obama could easily be targeted by an individual who, for whatever deranged reason, might want to see him off the ticket for good ...
Back then, this sort of crazy right-wing talk was dismissed as “less a warning than a sick wet dream, the deranged fantasy of a consummate racist who quite obviously would like nothing more than to see Obama in an early grave.” But that was before leftist pundits got hot for a shot on the Democrat front-runner. Adams continues:
I copped the blame, knowing of no other Australian commentator who had raised the issue.
It’s an issue?
And I knew I would have self-censored if my column appeared in a US paper rather than The Australian.
Phil’s column is online.
To discuss even the possibility of an Obama assassination in the US would be asking for trouble.
Evidently not; besides the piece mentioned above, Joseph Palermo discussed the possibility of Obama being RFKed some days before brave Phillip discovered this “issue”. Neither author, so far as anyone can tell, has experienced “trouble”. More fatal than a bullet is Adams’ victory prediction:
[Obama] will win because he’s black, not despite it.
With Adams on Obama’s team, back McCain to win. Hell, for that matter, back Wesley Clark to serve consecutive terms.
Let us hope that maniacal racists in the US do not exact a terrible vengeance.
Leftists, including Adams, have spent the last few years wishing disaster upon a liberated Iraq. Now they’re wishing disaster upon anti-liberation Americans. These people are deranged.
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