Susan Jacoby: Like everyone else, I am worried about the economy and the financial panic I sense around me. But I am absolutely terrified--I tremble for my country--by the rage that has been expressed at Republican campaign rallies during the past two weeks. It is a rage that partakes of the worst forces in American history--xenophobia, racism, anti-intellectualism, religious fanaticism, envy, and utter contempt for truth and reason. Lest anyone suggest that this is a bipartisan phenomenon, I should point out that no one at Obama rallies is calling out for anyone to kill the other candidate.
Give me a break! Apparently Ms. Jacoby trembles not at the likes of this or this or this or this.
Shall I continue?
There are nuts on both sides, but to suggest that McCain is somehow attracting more than his fair share is silly at best and disingenuous at worst.
UPDATE: Secret Service says "Kill him" allegation unfounded. Perhaps Ms. Jacoby will stop trembling now.