Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama Backer Displays John McCain in Klan Sheets

I sometimes don't know what to think.

Just days after
a supporter of Barack Obama attacked Sarah Palin with a disgusting photographic t-shirt at the official campaign webpage, now an Obama backer is alleging John McCain is a bat-wielding Klansman about to lynch Senator Obama:

McCain KKK?

Ron Havens has a reputation for provocative Halloween displays that reflect his strong political views.

But even Havens was pretty sure his latest effort was over the top. That didn't stop him from setting it up in plain sight anyway.

Havens, who lives on Schuyler County Route 15 (Ridge Road) just south of Odessa, this week set up a Halloween display featuring mannequins that look like Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican rival John McCain.

But the Obama figure looks like he is running, and the McCain likeness is dressed in the hooded robe of the Ku Klux Klan and is carrying a baseball bat.

Havens is quick to point out he is a liberal and a big supporter of Obama, and that the scene is meant to provoke thought about the way he believes Obama has been unfairly treated by the McCain campaign.
Not only does Havens acknowledge that the display's beyond the pale, the local NAACP official refused to condemn the provocation:

Georgia Verdier, president of the Elmira-Corning Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said she was concerned about the injection of race into the presidential campaign when someone called her to complain about the scene.

After viewing a photograph of Havens' display, Verdier said it seems innocuous enough, but she's still concerned it may send the wrong message.

"It looks friendly but I am concerned not so much about this display, but in general about the fear and hate that have entered the campaign," Verdier said.
Of course, the "hate and fear" is being spewed by leftists and their endless allegations of racism, but it's all "innocuous" when directed at the GOP.

This has been the nastiest campaign in memory, and it's not because of John McCain's supporters.