The recent act of vandalism on the Obama Campaign for Change office in Elizabeth comes on the heels of incidents where local Democratic candidates …
This item is available in full to subscribers.
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.
If you made a voluntary contribution in 2022-2023 of $50 or more, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.
The recent act of vandalism on the Obama Campaign for Change
office in Elizabeth comes on the heels of incidents where local
Democratic candidates have had to deal with signs being torn down
and destroyed around the county and Obama-Biden signs being removed
along Elbert Road.
We all know that Elbert County is a very conservative,
Republican county but about one-sixth of its citizens happen to be
registered Democrats. The lack of tolerance and the disrespect
shown toward Elbert County Democrats is extensive. Beyond that, the
smashing of windows at the Obama Campaign for Change office in
Elizabeth is a clear act of intimidation; in fact, it is an act of
American terrorism, designed to threaten those who would stand up
and be counted in the American political process.
Those who perpetrated these acts ought to think again. They are
attempting to deny local Democrats the very political rights that
conservative Republicans are so eager to defend and promote in
battlefields around the world.
I call on all decent Republican candidates to issue statements
deploring these actions. I also want to gain the attention of those
of you who are undecided or independent in the upcoming election. I
want you to notice what some of your neighbors will do to stop you
from noticing that you have a choice to vote for Democratic
candidates in the upcoming election.
In addition, I encourage you to make note of the smear tactics
and incendiary comments used by the McCain-Palin ticket. This
approach has resulted in rallies that have inspired racial epithets
and threats of violence against Barack Obama, with little or no
repudiation from the Republican candidates. Perhaps that’s why we
needed a Campaign for Change in the first place.
Other items that may interest you
We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.
The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.