The attacks provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere at her rallies, with supporters yelling "terrorist" and "kill him" until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the rhetoric.When you have a campaign with nothing to run on, you can only do one thing: criticize your opponent as much as possible and instill fear in the voters. The right wing is good at that. I'm still surprised to this day that the McCain/Palin ticket got so many votes. Just goes to show you that fear mongering works wonders.
But it has now emerged that her demagogic tone may have unintentionally encouraged white supremacists to go even further.
The Secret Service warned the Obama family in mid October that they had seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats against the Democratic candidate, coinciding with Mrs Palin's attacks.
Michelle Obama, the future First Lady, was so upset that she turned to her friend and campaign adviser Valerie Jarrett and said: "Why would they try to make people hate us?"
Saturday, November 8
Palin blamed by SS for Obama death threats
It is no wonder that people felt such hatred for Barack Obama after they listened to the vitriol spewed forth by Sarah Palin about his supposed terrorist allies. Her behavior was completely irresponsible and it is time that politicians are made to face the music about allegations they make about their opponents. From the Telegraph: