As Democrats speaking at the convention continue to take the stage to tell us how America is the greatest nation on the planet, and how we need to change it, there is some odd drama:
US police are investigating whether they have foiled an assassination plot against Barack Obama after four people were arrested near the Democratic convention in Denver in the possession of high powered rifles.
The suspects were arrested on Sunday when local police arrested a man, identified by the television station as Tharin Gartrell, 28, who was driving a rented pickup truck erratically. CDS4 is reporting that in his truck police found two high powered rifles with telescopic sites, as well as camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, a bulletproof vest, a high powered spotting scope, licences in the names of various people, and the drug methamphetamine.
Gee, it’s getting so a savior can’t gather 75,000 worshippers together in a huge open-air stadium without somebody trying to screw it up.
First off, a meth freak couldn’t hit Michael Moore from 15 feet away let alone the 750 yards that’s reported in the story. And what’s with the camouflage clothing? They’re in Denver fer cryin’ out loud — unless the “camouflage” is buildings and sidewalks I’d imagine this would only stick out like a sore liberal. Of course, this is near Invesco Field, so maybe the guys had Bronco uniforms in the truck.
So, why are a few white cracker meth-heads talking out their asses making big news while the Somali Muslim who was found dead in a Denver hotel room a couple of weeks ago with a hundred pounds of cyanide was downplayed and dismissed as a benign coincidence? The question answers itself.
If the men found with the guns were Muslims, this would be downplayed in the same way. The last thing the Democrats want is for the focus of the convention to turn to Muslim extremism. Osama Bin Laden himself could parade through Denver setting off dirty bombs and the Democrats would blame a backfiring car that had improper tire pressure.
But crazy white people with guns… that they don’t mind focusing on, and that’s why this story will be followed up on for some time.