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WP Finds Moral Equivalence In Vandalism

From buried in the back pages in the “crime section” of the DNC’s Washington Post:

Rash of Political Vandalism, Graffiti Reported

By Katherine Shaver
Sunday, October 26, 2008; C06

Republican leaders in Prince William County said more than two dozen homes and stores in Gainesville were spray-painted early yesterday with obscene messages about Republican Sen. John McCain, and some Montgomery County residents said they awoke to find their yard signs for Democratic Sen. Barack Obama defaced with a red “S” sticker placed over the “B” in his last name.

The overnight vandalism came a little more than a week before the Nov. 4 election — a sign, some political observers say, that the passion and anger of the presidential race are boiling over, at least for a relative few.

In the Virginia Oaks subdivision in western Prince William, residents spent the morning painting over anti-McCain messages, which were scrawled in two-foot-tall, red and black letters, “so kids in the neighborhood don’t have to see the foul language,” said Conrad Holtslag, a Republican activist who lives in the neighborhood. The golf club’s stone pillars were marred, he said, and on one home with a McCain-Palin yard sign, the double-garage doors were almost completely covered with the words “Hail Satan” and “See What Happens.”

Lyle Beefelt, chairman of the Prince William Republican Committee, said the neighborhood likely was targeted because it is heavily Republican. But this election also seems more contentious, he said. In the 2004 presidential race, he said, the county’s GOP headquarters received one or two complaints a week about yard signs being stolen or defaced. Now, he said, there are about 10 a week

Prince William police said they began receiving complaints shortly before 4 a.m. Local Republican leaders said they had heard that up to 35 homes and businesses had been hit, although police spokeswoman Erika Hernandez said police had received complaints from 13 homeowners and five businesses by mid-afternoon. Businesses targeted at the Virginia Gateway shopping center included Giant, Best Buy and Target.

The number of incidents would probably climb, she said, because officers were responding to calls throughout the day.

Corey A. Stewart (R-At Large), chairman of the Prince William Board of Supervisors, called for state and federal investigations into the graffiti, saying it was “voter intimidation” and a hate crime…

Defaced Obama signs are also a part of the political landscape.

Opal Stroup, co-chairman of the Spotsylvania County Democratic Committee, said a large Obama sign in the yard of a Partlow home was spray-painted Friday with “KKK.”

In Vienna, an Obama sign was defaced daily until someone wrote that the vandalism didn’t matter because “we’re changing America.”

In Maryland, the vandalism to Obama signs was less damaging than the graffiti on Virginia homes but seemed no less personal.

“This is just shocking for this country to have this sort of hate,” said Janet Bass, an Obama volunteer who said her yard sign and three others on her Bethesda street were hit with “S” stickers. “It only makes me want to work harder for the Obama-[Joe] Biden ticket.”

She said a friend in Kensington told her that Obama signs there also had been defaced overnight…

You see the moral equivalence the Washington Post has managed to find.

In their minds this:

Is the exact moral equivalent to this:


What media bias?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, October 26th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “WP Finds Moral Equivalence In Vandalism”

  1. DEZ says:

    I have said too many times already that the Obama supporters will riot if the Messiah loses, and I have said his winning will embolden his supporters, and they will riot, loot, steal and worse.
    If the liberals really want a fight, they are getting dangerously close to getting one.
    Property damage is not free speech, and painting “SEE WHAT HAPPENS” on someones home is a threat, And should be treated as such by all law enforcement.
    It should also put the property owners on high alert.
    I am for the most part not a violent man, and I know most conservatives are not either, but if the Obama base takes that as a weakness, they are sadly mistaken.
    Conservatives will fight, they are more than capable of killing, and conservatives are the very backbone of every civilian and military safety net known to this country.
    They are right, lets see what happens.

  2. sillielizzie says:

    You got that right Dez. I’m a 52 year old woman who lives alone, but if any of these punks come rioting in my neighborhood I will personally introduce their backsides to some serious buckshot. And I won’t lose any sleep over it if they lose their ability to reproduce more punks if my aim is higher and to the front. I’m sick of these people. A friend of mine told me that he saw McCain/Palin signs all over Kansas City that had been spray painted with swastikas. Liberal marxist is just another word for THUG, and many of them don’t bother to hide behind the mask of government to steal, kill and destroy.

  3. 1sttofight says:

    Apparently none of the WP peoples homes were vandalized.

  4. DEZ says:

    “I will personally introduce their backsides to some serious buckshot”

    I like you already, Welcome to S&L!

  5. curvyred says:

    I think the ObamaMessiah’s fans will riot win or lose:

    Win – football victory style rioting with some property damage – think WVU

    Lose – think Rodney King/ Chicago 1968 times ten with Katrina/new orleans style looting

  6. DEZ says:

    “I think the ObamaMessiah’s fans will riot win or lose:”

    That was my point Curvey, so be prepared to defend yourself, win or lose.

  7. sheehanjihad says:

    You may be surprised at how many are now prepared to use force to defend themselves and their neighborhoods vs just a year ago. Nobody is deluding themselves anymore. Actually, most who post here wont be surprised at how many people are armed and waiting….but I am positive the ones who will be surprised are the looters and rioters. They are in for a rude awakening. It is called fed up Americans.

  8. sillielizzie says:

    thanks DEZ. And just for the record, there is a reason why I HATE MARXISTS. The last time they stole my country I wasn’t old enough to fight back.. but now I am. God help those SOB’s if they tangle with me again. Read my story here: http://sillielizziesrock.blogspot.com/2008/09/why-i-detest-red-letter-christian.html

  9. Lurkin_no_mo says:

    Good blog, sillielizzie. I’ve added it to my favorites.

  10. cerberus6 says:

    Here in central VA I have seen some McCain/Palin signs vandalized and, though there may be some somewhere I have seen none of the Comrade Obama signs damaged. And as I have travelled around, I have noticed that many, if not most of the Obama signs are not actually in peoples yards (widespread drive-by signing???).

    More interesting has been my wife’s observation that many people have Warner and/or Perriello signs but no Obama signs. Now the lefties will cry racism. I’m thinking those folks may be Democrats but they are Americans first and aren’t buying Big Brother Socialism. I bet VA votes strongly in favor of McCain/Palin.

    Finally back here in the sticks, everyone is well armed, and the townies, college crowd and loony lefties know it. I expect it will be pretty quiet here after the election…. at least until the redistribution, repression and purges start.

  11. Liberals Demise says:

    Nice blog sillie…..God Bless you! This past weekend I went and POSTED my property and got with John Law about how to go about taking down trespassers who vandelize my belongings.Signs are now being made (putting America to work) that will be posted all around. I got the idea from rocker Ted Nugent. In English only : Trespassers will be shot!! Suvivors wil be shot TWICE!!

  12. pinandpuller says:

    Is a McCain/Palin sign in my yard considered hunting over bait?

    November 5th Marxism goes head to head with Darwinism-may the best ism win.

    Thining of the herd from the 40 plus percent who are not particularly productive may be a great thing.

  13. Liberals Demise says:

    You can WHACK’em but I don’t recommend eating ’em!!! Buzzards gotta eat too!
    Too bad the herd in DC is on posted land. There is a place that could you a good culling!!

  14. charliedontsurf says:

    Especially since those Obama yard signs cost about 6 cents a piece compared to the 1000’s of dollars in vandalism.

    Washington Post Reporter: ‘My “soul” hurt just a little when seeing that taped S over the “Saviors” name! Blasphemous I Say’.

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