Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Sarah Palin instructs her redneck-followers: Stop cars with Obama bumper stickers on them and taunt the driver! - UPDATE

Cross-posted at "FreeRangeTalk"

During her "Redneck-Woodstock" speech in Searchlight, Nevada on March 27, 2010, Sarah Palin had a suggestion for her audience:

"That bumper sticker that maybe you'll see on the next Subaru driving by -- an Obama bumper sticker -- you should stop the driver and say, 'So how is that hopey, changey thing working out for ya?'"

See in video from 2:55:

Sarah, what is wrong with THIS picture:

subaru Obama bumpersticker

Answer: NOTHING.

And Sarah, what is wrong with YOU?

Answer: A LOT.

What do you think will happen when your fans "stop" people who drive cars with Obama bumper stickers? Do you think they will have a nice, peaceful conversation about what is right and wrong in current political affairs, and that they will all go home afterwards with the good feeling of having learned something about each other?

Well, you should have noticed by now that some of your fans are made of a "different" ilk - maybe you missed this news report from March 26, 2010:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Nashville man claims he and his 10-year-old daughter were the victims of road rage Thursday afternoon all because of a political bumper sticker on his car.

Mark Duren told News 2 the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. while he was driving on Blair Boulevard, not far from Belmont University.

He said Harry Weisiger gave him the bird and rammed into his vehicle, after noticing an Obama-Biden sticker on his car bumper. Duren had just picked up his daughter from school and had her in the car with him. "He pointed at the back of my car, the bumper," Duren said, "flipped me off, one finger salute."

It didn't end there.

Duren told News 2 that Weisiger honked his horn at him for awhile, as Duren stopped at a stop sign. Once he started driving again, down Blair Boulevard towards his home, he said, "I looked in the rear view mirror again, and this same SUV was speeding, flying up behind me, bumped me."

Duren said he applied his brake and the SUV smashed into the back of his car.

He then put his car in park to take care of the accident, but Weisiger started pushing the car using his SUV. Duren said, "He pushed my car up towards the sidewalk, almost onto the sidewalk."

Police charged Weisiger with felony reckless endangerment for the incident.


Mark Duren explained the incident on the air on the Thom Hartmann Show - this is a great clip, please watch:

Sarah, do you hear that? America needs you to "bump down the rhetoric"!



I just found another video in which an eyewitness confirms crucial parts of the account which Mark Duren gave to the police and the media.

I cannot embed this video, but you can watch it HERE.

In addition, this news report confirms that the man who is charged with the crime, Harry Weisiger, fled the scene of the accident, which speaks for itself.

The report confirms the shocking details:

"David Todd, who witnessed the accident from his window, said the SUV hit the car more than once.

"He hit him twice," Todd said. "When I stood up, the truck was about a foot behind the car, and that's when he plowed into him again and pushed him 50 feet, turned him sideways right here, and took off."

Todd said Duren and his daughter were obviously both shaken by the accident.

"He was opening the door trying to get out of the car as he's pushing him down the street, and I was like, ‘Oh don't get out of the car you may get run over,' and he said he didn't think about that at the time, that he was just panicking," Todd said.

Weisiger is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, refusing to take a breath test, and leaving the scene of an accident."


Pictures from the damage:

Obama bumper sticker road rage

Sarah, do you need more proof?

Look, somebody on the right-wing site "Free Republic" started a discussion about this particular case of "Obama Bumper Sticker Road Rage". What do you think the comments said on "Free Republic"? I will give you some examples:

** I bet he backed into the other guy and then claimed that the other guy ran into him.

** How is that road-rage? I think it is pefectly reasonable for a driver to completely lose control of his vehicle after realizing the vehicle in front of him contains an idiot that is endangering the world. How would you expect someone to react?

** I love it. I feel the same way every time I see an Obama sticker. I want to knock the car off the road and destory the bumper sticker.

** My BS detector is beeping. RATS lie so much the truth is foriegn to them.

** My husband has told me when he sees someone with an Obama sticker, he’ll pull up behind them, get their attention, make an O with his hand and then move it in a back and forth motion (if ya know what I mean). It usually upsets the Obama driver and they’ll speed off.

** Man rammed for having Obama sticker. Bull$h!t.....more Reichstag Fire crap from Rhom Emanual and his ilk....

** Too cool! LOL!

** Sucker punch the clown, just like zer0 did to Real Americans,

** Looks like a pre-existing condition. Don’t panic. You’re covered!

** bs...what a lie

** So you have your 10 year-old daughter in the car, and a crazy guy in an SUV “was speeding, flying up behind me, bumped me.” And he decides to hit the brakes ?

** The guy who hit him is clearly way wrong for this, I am just questioning his judgement with a child in the car.

** This is child s play compared to what s coming. The bedwetters on the left have no idea.

** This guys has only proven that he has slightly less self control than I do.

** It looks like SUV guy was tailgating, and the Obama lover slammed the brakes to stage an accident and collect on insurance

"Free Republic" has recently pulled this thread, which was only created on March 26, 2010. It was still available as a cached page until yesterday. Now it has disappeared for good. Or not? Thanks to our great commenter and supporter EyeOnYou, who alerted us yesterday to this discussion on "Free Republic", I was able to make a PDF-copy of this cached page - it can be downloaded HERE.

Sarah, why did you choose "Subaru" for your deranged comment? What was going on in your pea brain? Because they are "Japanese"? Didn't you know that Subaru has a shiny production plant in Lafayette, Indiana? The "green autoblog" reports:

"This is Subaru's only plant in the U.S. and is where the Subaru Outback, Baja, Legacy and B9 Tribeca line of vehicles are made. The plant is green because nothing from the manufacturing process ever enters a landfill. Everything is recycled. Well, almost everything. Subaru says that 97 percent of all excess or leftover materials like steel, plastic, wood, paper and glass go to recycling outlets. The other 3 percent is sent to incinerators in Indianapolis and helps generate steam."

Pictures from Subaru in Indiana:

Subaru plant Indiana pic

Subaru Production Indiana

Sarah, it is your responsibility as a politician to avoid suggestions which add nothing to political discourse and which will only incite your followers.

Your snarky remarks are not helpful. Rather they add a dangerous new direction which some of your supporters seem to have no trouble going towards.

By the way: Don't forget to visit Wasilla again at some point, because your children and your two grandchildren need you, ok?


Many thanks to EyeOnYou and Kathleen for digging up valuable information!



(h/t cc !)

The prosecutor in this case specifically mentions the Obama/Biden bumpersticker in his affidavit:

"On 3-25-10 Harry Weisiger pulled up behind Mark Duren’s Toyota Camry at a stop sign. He blew his horn at Duren to get his attention. He then began to point at Duren’s OBAMA/BIDEN bumper sticker. He then began to stick up the middle finger of both of his hands to Duren. When Duren left the stop sign, Weisiger rushed up to him and began to bump his vehicle into Duren’s Camry. Weisiger then used his Vehicle to push Duren’s Camry into a driveway located at 2539 Blair Blvd. There was proprety damage to both vehicles and Defendant left the scene without stopping."


Obama Bumer Sticker Road Rage - Affidavit Prosecutor

Damn these lefty activist prosecutors in Tennessee! ;-)

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