Giant Black Man Attacks White Female McCain Volunteer, Carves a “B” in her Cheek, and tells her she is now a BARACK supporter!!

Another Day in the McCain-Palin Campaign

20-year-old Ashley Todd, a Texas Young Republican volunteering for McCain in Pittsburgh, searching late Wednesday night for an ATM, suddenly found herself in “the wrong part of town.”  As she withdrew her cash, a tall black man – 6’4″, 200 pounds – pulled a knife on her, and robbed her of sixty bucks.  Then, noticing the “McCain-Palin” sticker on her car, he flew into a rage, yelling, “Oh, you’re with McCain, the McCain campaign?  I’m going to teach you a lesson.”  At which point he began beating her with his hands and fists, then, bizarrely, held her down and groped her sexually while carving the letter “B” in her right cheek and muttering: “Now you’re a BARACK supporter.”

And most of us may never have heard this story if it weren’t for the uncommon courage of Matt Drudge trumpeting it in huge banner headlines at the top of his popular Drudge Report most of the day.  I am re-considering my support for Obama, given the way this reflects on the character of his supporters and the beastly emotions and primeval rage Barack obviously churns up in the hearts of some Americans.  And there are many who agree with me – not just our local boy Hugh Hewitt (whom you can watch opining on this in the video below) but the distinguished right-wing writers and bloggers quoted over the flip:

RedState‘s Erickson: “Josh points out in RedHot that Obama did tell his supporters to get in people’s faces. Hey! The dude was just doing what The One asked him to. Full pardon on January 21st. […] This means we cannot just blame the media. We must blame Obama too.”

Dan Riehl: “Well, I’m sure the Kos Kidz will get some real laughs out of this. Obama’s run his campaign just like a street thug out of Chicago. Now we get to see what some of his worst supporters are like. Don’t tell me — after Obama passes his welfare-like tax plan guys like this won’t be forced to rob and maim innocent people, right? Yeah, sure.”

NRO‘s Andy McCarthy: “Change, the ‘Direct Action’ Way.”

Townhall‘s Carol Platt Liebau: “Do those who stoop to engaging in violence in service of Obama’s cause really think they’re helping their candidate? Rather, they may be frightening normal voters, who won’t be eager to bring to power someone who, even unintentionally, inspires such ugly zealotry.”

Power Line‘s Hinderaker: “I don’t think for a moment that Barack Obama wants his supporters — even the muggers among them — to engage in this kind of brutality. I think he is content with financial fraud, voter fraud, and mild bullying of voters without actual physical attacks. (The physical attacks will come once the Democrats have enacted the Union Thug Empowerment Act, and they are ‘persuading’ workers to vote for unionization.) Obama condemned this felonious assault, and I am sure his condemnation was sincere. But I also think that a great many voters, some of them heretofore uncommitted, will see this incident as symbolic of a race in which every voter who has not jumped on the Obama bandwagon has been subject to various forms of harassment and bullying. Americans, generally speaking, don’t like to be bullied. This, as much as anything, explains why the McCain campaign still has a chance.”

NRO‘s Jim Geraghty: “Of course, it’s unfair to hold Obama responsible for hooligans and nut cases claiming to act in his name. But then again, for the past two weeks, we’ve seen the press holding McCain and [Sarah] Palin responsible for what a few hooligans and nut cases shout at campaign events.”

Glenn Reynolds: “This is so serious that I predict it will get almost one-tenth as much national coverage as something some guy may have yelled at a Palin rally once. […] A commenter…adds: ‘But, were it a black woman with an ‘M’ carved in her cheek, we’d be getting 24/7 coverage.’

Erickson: “Words versus actions. How many news outlets have covered the Obama supporters trying to block Sarah Palin’s motorcade? How many news outlets covered the vandalism of Senator Norm Coleman‘s property? Compare that to how many covered the words spoken at a Palin rally that allegedly foment hostility toward Barack Obama. Today there is a new, more violent twist. A McCain supporter, a 20 year old college Republican volunteer, was savagely attacked by a Barack Obama supporter in Pennsylvania. She was at an ATM getting money. He saw the McCain sticker on her car, robbed her, and carved a ‘B’ into the side of her face. He carved her face like it was a pumpkin. […] But someone yelled ‘kill him’ at a Sarah Palin rally in reference to Bill Ayers.”

UPDATE: Oh, wait, it was all a hoax! NEVER MIND.

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