20 September 2009

The terrorist specter

Frank Schaeffer knows the Christian Right far better than most of us do -- he grew up within it, at the core of it. He has always been startlingly blunt and straightforward about the threat it poses to American values. But now, he is no longer just talking about its ideological or cultural challenge, but rather the growing danger of actual terrorist violence. Remember, we've already seen murders -- George Tiller and others -- and we now have whole herds of armed lunatics running around convinced that the government the American people overwhelmingly elected in 2006 and 2008 is engaged in something like a Nazi/Communist/Muslim take-over, even if they have hardly any sense of what those words mean. The worst may be yet to come.

President Obama gets thirty death threats per day, five times as many as President Bush did -- and one conservative journalist who has researched the issue believes he is in serious danger.


Blogger Complaint Department Manager said...

They want to kepp Obama alive. If they don't like him, next in charge is Biden. And they REALLY don't want Biden to die, that puts Pelosi in charge.

20 September, 2009 19:57  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Unfortunately these people don't think in terms of conventional political calculation, but rather in terms of the Antichrist and the Last Days and so forth. We'd be unwise to count on rationality or even sanity.

21 September, 2009 03:21  

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