Several influential New York state lawmakers have received threatening mails saying it is “time to kill the wealthy” if they don’t renew the state’s tax surcharge on millionaires, according to reports.
“It’s time to tax the millionaires!” reads the email, according to WTEN in Albany. “If you don’t, I’m going to pay a visit with my carbine to one of those tech companies you are so proud of and shoot every spoiled Ivy League [expletive] I can find.”
Remember when Sarah Palin’s innocuous and irrelevant map became a bloody shirt when an apolitical nutcase went on a shooting rampage? Well, forget about that. Put it out of your mind. Now that President Obama has been waging sustained rhetorical war on the rich to get himself re-elected at any cost, the media isn’t going to make the connection between his words, those of leftists like Roseanne Barr, and these email threats and whatever might follow.
Obama could walk into a press conference with a dagger and a blood-stained shirt, and the media would not waste five seconds before blaming the Republicans.
George Will made an interesting observation yesterday that I think can be applied here:
Society — hundreds of millions of people making billions of decisions daily — is a marvel of spontaneous order among individuals in voluntary cooperation.
And American society, as a whole, is clever, as well as smart. When the "Occupy Wall Street" protests turn violent - as all liberal demonstrations are wont to do - we'll know who to blame.
We didn't believe OJ, no matter how the gloves fit. We won't believe Obama, no matter how quickly he tries to change his shirt. The blood spilled by the protesters will be on his hands, and we the people will have only one choice:
UPDATE: Rush Limbaugh claims Obama himself is orchestrating the riots:
Jackie Calmes of the New York Times asked him [Obama], “Are you aware of this? Are you watching any of it?” And he expressed his solidarity, ’cause those are his foot soldiers.
"Now when I say "riot..."
This thing just didn’t bubble up out of nothing. We now find out George Soros money is behind this, and there’s no doubt in my mind that the White House is behind this. I wish I could tell you who, but a very prominent person asked me to never mention his name in this regard, but for months he has been telling me, “You watch, Rush, do not doubt me,” he said to me, “Obama is setting up riots. He is fanning the flames for riots and eventual violence. That’s all he’s got.”
Occupy Wall Street is his base. Those are his foot soldiers. The anarchists, the union thugs who are occupying Wall Street, Obama is now going to run for reelection against Wall Street, and all of these schlubs in this protest march don’t understand that Wall Street and Obama are inseparable...
And of course, some in the media are clamoring for the President to set his brown-shirted, jack-boot army to war immediately...