All that campaign talk about Obama being a terrorist and somehow un-American translates into frightful activity on the ground. People actually believe that stuff, including dangerous people. To get an idea of the effect of this sort of campaigning consider a bus load of elementary children chanting “assassinate Obama” on the bus. Some of the kids did not even know what “assassinate ” meant.
This was reported by a Rexberg Idaho television station. Rexberg is a small town dominated by a Mormon university. Mormons of course campaigned fiercely against gay marriage in California, spending tens of millions of dollars. I hope this very usual occurrence does not indicate that there is a radical — even violent — branch of the faith.