It is actually pretty hard to find a story of people vandalizing McCain signs. In one of the few cases I have seen of anti-McCain vandalism, there is strong evidence that it was self inflicted by a crazy Republican who wanted to make it look like his house had been hit by Democrats. Meanwhile, the Pandora’s Box opened by McCain and Palin continues to pour out the kind of yahooistic trash that has been in charge of this country for too long.
Here is a small sampling of the news interspersed with a few videos.
Vandals stole into the yard of a quiet North Fort Myers subdivision Friday night and destroyed the only “Obama in 08″ campaign sign in a neighborhood peppered with McCain endorsements.
“It did not even last 24 hours in an upper class North Fort Myers neighborhood,” said homeowner Bonnie Cunard.
“The incident has been very tramautic for my daughters and me.”
A vandal spray-painted a couple of small but prominently placed Barack Obama campaign signs along the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 near the Barefoot Bay entrance.
An “Obama ’08” sign had the word “STOP” spray-painted across the top, while the word “ACORN” was sprayed across another sign that read “Have you had enough? Vote Democratic. We can do better.”
WASHINGTON — An ACORN community organizer received a death threat and the liberal activist group’s Boston and Seattle offices were vandalized Thursday, reflecting mounting tensions over its role in registering 1.3 million mostly poor and minority Americans to vote next month.
Attorneys for the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now were notifying the FBI and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division of the incidents, said Brian Kettenring, a Florida-based spokesman for the group.
Republicans, including presidential candidate John McCain, have verbally attacked the group repeatedly in recent days,…
The student responsible for defacing around 200 copies of The Crimson White confessed to the Office of Judicial Affairs on Monday, UA spokeswoman Cathy Andreen said.
The vandalism was discovered on Oct. 14 after a student called in the incident, reporting three different stands in Mary Burke Hall contained headlines that were altered with a pen from “Obama fans rally at Gorgas,” to read “Obama fags rally at Gorgas.”
Last Friday we found that the Democratic campaign signs posted in front of our property had been vandalized, but only the ones containing Barrack Obama’s name. The Mark Warner and Tom Perriello signs were left intact. It seemed obvious that my vandal [s] was not anti-Democrat but anti-Obama. Being anti-Obama is a privilege guaranteed to all Americans by our constitution. Vandalizing signs of any type on private property is not. Tearing up signs seems an immature form of political discourse, the kind that a poorly educated person would resort to when he or she could not articulate why they thought Obama was not the better candidate for the presidency.
Driving on towards Appomattox, I passed some more Obama signs. These had the letters “KKK” spray painted on them, a quite different form of vandalism. The people who would indulge in this form of political speech would be those who were not capable of persuading anybody through reason. So, they revert to the threat of violence implied by the letters KKK.
Two supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama found handwritten death threats in their mailboxes Thursday and reported them to Villa Park police.
A 74-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man with Obama signs in their front yards near the 600 block of South Villa Avenue received similar letters that had a Villa Park Village Hall return address. “Get the Obama signs off your property–now,” the letter reads. “Failure to obey this order will result in the immediate death of all family members.” Both residents said they will not remove their signs, though the man, who had voted Republican for 25 years before switching parties this year, said his wife is worried about letting their 7-year-old son play alone outside.
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — Barry Boriskie has visited the Travis County Democratic headquarters four times. That is because his Obama signs have been stolen three times from his front yard.
“I hope he gets caught,” said Boriskie. “He’s doing it all over the place. As a matter of fact, he took them all from down the street this time too.”
Catching the thief may not be too far fetched. Just feet away from where the culprit’s car left skid marks on the front lawn is one of Boriskie’s two security cameras, which was rolling at 11:30 p.m. on Monday.
“I knew he was going to be back,” said Boriskie. “It took him four days to get back.”
The cameras caught the thief driving up to Boriskie’s front lawn, his door already open. The culprit grabbed the sign and struggled to get it free since it was attached to Boriskie’s steel cable.
“He was pulling it and pulling it, yanking it and yanking it and finally he took the sign off the wire itself and that’s all he got,” said Boriskie.