Thursday, October 23, 2008

McCain Supporters Attacked

The home of a Central Florida Republican headquarters manager was shot up and damaged over his support of Sen. John McCain, the man told police.

But this is the worst one. A 20-year-old woman in Texas was robbed, assaulted and had her face mutilated because of her support for John McCain.

3 comments:

R said...

I think they missed the point on that one. It was a violent robbery... the rest was 'freedom of expression'.

The guy only reacted to the bumper sticker while in the process of robbing/assaulting, the guy was committed to the act of hurting people, this is a violent criminal first and foremost.
Would it have made any difference if he'd carved 'vote McCain' on them? ...cos it could have gone either way, reflecting the robber's political preference once he'd got to committing an act of violence.
As for the campaigns politicising the matter, that's the bit that should make you sick. Someone's been assaulted and they are wanting to politicise the matter.
I can understand anyone boycotting this election, I'd not want to vote for someone who seeks to gain political mileage from something like this.
You people need to get over this election, you're reading all sorts of madness into everyday events

Indian Chris said...

Oh. The mutilation was just an afterthought? I guess that's ok then.

R said...

"The mutilation was just an afterthought?"

No, and that's my problem with this, it was a premeditated violent robbery (perhaps drug related - the guy was willing to attack someone long before any perceived political link - he wanted $60, was he just going to say 'thank you'?), and had someone not decided to focus on a perceived political connection it would have been just another unreported brutal attack.
I say 'just another unreported brutal attack' as this wouldn't have made the news if it was 'just a woman being robbed and assaulted', the media (and others) are only interested because they can get a sensational story out of it. People do this kind of violence to others each day - where are the media then?
The media don't care about this woman, or that she's been assaulted... they care because they can make a link to politics (a dubious one at best).