“Nobody Yelled ‘Kill Him’ About Obama at a McCain or Palin Rally”
…at least, according to Patterico. Instead, the context indicates that one man advocated the killing of Bill Ayers, which, while hardly appropriate, does have a sense of karmic irony to it:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“And, according to the New York Times, he [referring to Ayers -- P] was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœlaunched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬Â [Palin] continued.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Boooo!Ã¢â‚¬Â the crowd repeated.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Kill him!Ã¢â‚¬Â proposed one man in the audience.
That is unambiguously a call to kill Ayers, not Obama. As TNR writer Michael Crowley said in a comment to this post of his
I took Ã¢â‚¬Å“kill himÃ¢â‚¬Â to mean AyersÃ¢â‚¬â€œnot Obama. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just a far, far likelier explanation given the context. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still an ugly thing to shout -Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but on the other hand Ayers probably would have gotten the death penalty had his bombs actually taken a life. If I thought people were actually yelling that about Obama I would feel very differently.
Which would seem to put an end to this, shall we say…incitement toward violence? — but alas, other bastions of truth and objectivity have other ideas. Like, for instance, the NYT (in the bag for O!) and the AP (nestled so deeply in O!’s sack that they can rest their weary heads upon his scrotum).
Meanwhile, stories like this one only get national play for the booing of those “against racism” — not for the calls by Obama supporters of “Let’s stone her, old school.”
But then, that’s appropriate. After all, here’s a woman who doesn’t know her place. Whereas Bill Ayers is now a respected “educational reformer,” and besides — that Weathermen’s bomb intended to kill all those innocent soldiers and their dates at a Fort Dix dance never made it there, thanks to a small wiring mishap. So, like, no harm, no foul!