Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Target of Racism, Swastika

A vandalized sign outside the office of Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., is shown Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 in Smyrna, Ga. Scott had a contentious community meeting on health care last week. Scott, who is black, said the swastika is the latest example of what he believes is an increasingly hateful and racist debate over reforming health care. The Atlanta lawmaker said he also has received mail in recent days that used N-word references to him, and that characterized President Barack Obama as a Marxist

The use of words and symbols of hate and intolerance has to eventually explode into some very ugly things. After Limbaugh called the President a Nazi and Beck called the President a racist, the tone got uglier. Palin followed with lies about death squads and evil. Now we have a manifestation of that ugliness.

The right-wing backlash against Democrats took a decidedly ugly turn in Smyrna, Georgia, home to moderate Democratic Rep. David Scott: On Tuesday, a swastika was found painted across a sign with the Congressman's name at his office.

Rep. David Scott:

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