Our right wing sister site Wizbang is breaking the news again, on a report of a Pittsburgh mugging that has Kim Priestap breathlessly wondering if black muggers will rape all the white women if Obama doesn't get elected....
Is this the new strategy to get Obama elected? Vote Obama or we'll riot, mutilate people and destroy property? Keep in mind, community activists used intimidation to get banks to give home loans to minority and high risk customers. They stormed bank lobbies and scared away customers. They harassed bank presidents at their homes. It seems they're willing to go even further and actually mutilate a McCain supporter. Will voters with McCain signs in their front yards be targeted, too?
To me, this is an argument to defeat Obama soundly on November 4th. We will not be intimidated into voting for Obama.
What's behind the Priestap panic is the real-life tragic story of Ashley Todd, a college Republican field representative who was reportedly mugged in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at an ATM by a black man whom she claims carved a "B" into her face after noticing her McCain bumper sticker.
Here's the photo as it appears on the Hot Air website:
Sounds like it could be real life mugging - they happen all the time - but it also sounds like it could be made-up hooey also -- designed to instill the kind of pre-election panic blurted by Priestap.
And then I noticed something interesting. The "B" supposedly carved into the woman's face is really a "B" only if you carved it while looking into a mirror. Here's the same image flipped, which depicts how the "B" would appear if Ashley was looking in a mirror as she carved it.
Did Ashley carve the "B" herself, as she looked into a mirror?
Well, that's my election year conspiracy theory contribution for the 2008 campaign season. I can't imagine why the black man would carve a 'backwards "B"'
And wouldn't Ashley be kicking and screaming and pushing this guy away - it's amazing that she stayed perfectly still while the "B" was carved, eh?
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