Thursday, October 07, 2004

Thugs, punks, and vandals

There has recently been a upsurge in nationwide incidences of election sign theft and/or destruction, vandalism against cars and homes bearing Bush/Cheney bumper stickers or signs, and even violence against campaign workers. The vast majority of this activity is directed against Bush supporters.

I assume John Kerry does not approve of such behavior. Nothing in his background suggests he would. Certainly, the growing number of reports of these actions harms his campaign.

Aside from the recent attack on a Florida campaign office by union thugs, most of the perpetrators seem to be young people. The teenagers who burned a swastika into the yard of a Bush supporter in Wisconsin have come forward and apologized, saying they didn't realize the victim was a veteran. I suppose that in their minds, vandalism against non-veterans' property is acceptable.

The majority of these acts fit the youth profile. Signs stolen or torn, cars "keyed," stop signs spray-painted to add "Bush" are all typically juvenile tactics. Their parents must be so proud of these young people getting involved in the political process.

Is this what they mean by "Rock the Vote?"


Blogger Oscar said...

If only Bush could label them enemy combatants and lock them up and throw away the key. Oh wait he can. And has.

October 13, 2004 at 2:27 AM  

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