A couple weeks ago, I put a McCain/Palin sign on my lawn. Any regular reader of this blog knows what I think of that squid-spine McCain, but my wife is very excited about Sarah Palin, and my neighbor directly across the street has an Obama/Biden sign that I must look at every time I step out my front door, so I thought I would put out my sign more as a "vote against Obama" statement rather than saying to vote for McCain. My other across-the-street neighbors who live one door down from the Obama folks also got a McCain/Palin sign for their lawn at the same time we put one on ours.
Well, it took longer than I thought it would, but it happened nonetheless: I walked out this morning, and my sign was gone. The metal frame was still sticking halfway out of the lawn, but the sign itself was nowhere to be found. I looked across the street, and my pro-McCain neighbors were missing their sign as well, with the metal frame still sticking out of their lawn. A third McCain/Palin sign that was on the lawn of a house about three doors down was also torn down and missing. The five or so Obama/Biden signs that are scattered along my street were of course standing proudly and unmolested.
I am so not surprised that I and my fellow McCain/Palin sign owners were paid a visit by some of the Obamessiah's minions, and I couldn't help but chuckle when I realized that what I had been expecting had finally happened. At the same time however, I find the implications of these sign thefts to be rather chilling. Can you imagine the mind set of these fascistic fools that would motivate them to do what they did? What else are they willing to do in their support of their Messiah?
And to cut some of you off at the pass, don't even try with this "they right wingers do the same thing" garbage. I am quite sure there are isolated incidents of Obama signs being messed with or destroyed, but I defy anyone to assert that the number of incidents from both sides are even close to being equal.
UPDATE: 4:17pm - I just got back from a Republican HQ office with three new signs. I already replaced the one in my front yard, and I will walk down the street to see if the other two sign-holders want a new one.