Friday, October 12, 2012

Bullet Fired at Obama's Campaign Office in Denver

The blown-out window at the Obama offices in Denver
We can really only wonder what was going through the mind of the person or persons who fired a gunshot through the window of the Obama field office in Denver on Friday afternoon.

According to the Denver Post Website police are trying to track a suspicious vehicle seen near the scene at the time of the shooting. Fortunately no one was hurt, but there were campaign personnel inside at the time.

It's not the first time someone's distorted political views and irrational anger at the president have prompted them to pick up a weapon and pull the trigger from a car. Remember Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez?

He's the guy who took a shot at the White House at the corner of 16th street and Constitution Avenue from a distance of 750 yards back in November of 2011. His motivation for his assassination attempt according to an anonymous investigator at the time? “He hates the president, he hates Washington, he hates society,” Which of course, is a reason to kill someone in the minds of some.

Maybe, like Jared Lee Loughner, who shot former US Representative Gabby Giffords and 18 others (murdering 6 innocent bystanders) we'll never really know. None of the right-wing media pundits (like Limbaugh) who use the airways to spew a constant stream of extremist, anti-Obama rhetoric  will take responsibility for it.

Nope. They'll just shrug their shoulders. And the band plays on. By the way, I watched the first presidential debate and the vice-presidential debate last night; I don't think I even heard gun control mentioned. Not once. We're lucky it was just a glass window that got damaged today; unlike some in this country, bullets don't discriminate.

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