I have to say that it’s exciting to see enthusiasim for a presidential election at record highs (and nearly matching my own love for politics), but it’s sad when our process devolves to this:
RNC Announces New Security Measures Following Violence & Vandalism
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan released the following statement today in response to attacks against Republican volunteers and supporters, and acts of vandalism against Republican Victory centers.
“There is no place for violence, vandalism, or intimidation in politics. As a result of violence against Republican volunteers and supporters, and acts of vandalism against Republican Victory centers, the RNC has redirected funds previously allocated for get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts – totaling at least two millions dollars – for 24-hour security at volunteer centers across the country. We are making this investment in protective security because our staff and volunteers deserve to know they are safe as they work to elect the next President of the United States.
“I am appalled that the RNC must take this action. The fraudulent activities of ACORN combined with thuggish behavior of intimidation, violence, and vandalism on the part of others are clear signs that our opponents don’t believe in free and fair elections.
“I am confident on Election Day that voters will reject Barack Obama’s plans to raise taxes, increase spending, and implement government-run health care, in addition to the violent, intimidation tactics that have been adopted by Democrat activists supporting his candidacy.”
With all that said, I do want to express my equal disgust with those who have crossed the line at some recent McCain-Palin events. I do believe that there are serious questions that need to be asked about Obama’s lifelong associations with groups on the fringe left, and we simply cannot afford to simply conceed this election to a man that, I am convinced, has the farthest left agenda of any presidential candidate since Henry Wallace in 1948. However, to peg Obama himself as a terrorist or to even make the slightest conjecture about his race is inexcusable.
This thing can be won on the issues. Let’s try to conduct ourselves, on both sides, in a manner befitting of our forefathers who saw in America a hope for something that had never been achieved before: the peaceful transition of power between individuals selected by the people themselves.
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