Violence

Fistfight Breaks Out Over Kerry Veterans:

“A member of a Christian group has been fired after allegedly punching several veterans marching for presidential candidate John Kerry in Monday’s Harvest Festival parade in Windsor, Colo.”

In another news report today,

Vice President Cheney warned on Tuesday that if John F. Kerry is elected, “the danger is that we’ll get hit again” by terrorists, as the Bush campaign escalated a furious assault on the Democratic presidential nominee that has kept Kerry from gaining control of the election debate.

These are related stories. That kind of talk by Cheney is like instructions to the guy in the story above. If you BELIEVE the Vice President, John Kerry’s candidacy threatens your life. If he wins, you and your children die. So what you must do goes beyond just voting against the guy, you are protecting your life, your childrens’ lives, your country, and everything you believe in.

They are escalating the rhetoric, and the inevitable incivility is starting to break out at the fringes. How far will they take it?