Via Little Green Footballs I found an article by Victor Davis Hanson. It is a description of the hate fest for President Bush, focusing on the numerous calls for his assassination by non-fringe elements of the American Left.
Hanson seems to think that this demonstrates a new level of viciousness on the part of the American Left, but I’m not so sure. Perhaps in the upper reaches, but I think the acceptance of it is part of the same parochialism that cause the Left to view everyone else as just like Americans except with less money. I doubt any of the authors of these threats would actually seriously consider for a moment really attacking the President and that it’s obviously not to be taken seriously. The same way the repeated statements of violence from the caliphascists aren’t taken seriously. It’s generally a matter of mystery how the caliphascists can state their program of violence, murder and oppression openly and not be called on it by the fellow travelers in the USA. I’m beginning to believe it’s because dismissed as political hyperbole just as the statements Hanson discusses are. “It’s just theater - why, everyone I know does it!”.