. . . . I am nervous now about people with guns . . . I am afraid for Obama. Where I live, rural Arkansas in an all-white county, I cannot say anything nice about Obama without worrying about my dogs being poisoned. I'm not being paranoid. I'm rather afraid right now and wish somehow Fox News could be halted from inciting such hatred in people. I think Obama has the potential to be one of our greatest presidents.Back in July 2008 I expressed concerned here about the tone of McCain campaign rallies: some angry people fearful that Obama might be a Muslim. The lies have changed with respect to the healthcare debate, but the dynamic is familiar.
I am increasingly concerned that Obama's recent attempts to appease opponents will have both a corrupting effect on the democratic process and prove self-defeating.
For a change, it would be nice to see the president go on a Fox hunt.