Obama was hanged in effigy on the University of Kentucky campus today:
UK President Lee Todd said he was alerted about the incident by a professor who was riding his bicycle to campus around 7:30 a.m.
The effigy was found on Rose Street, near the university’s Mining and Minerals building. Todd said it is not known whether a student or someone else was responsible.
“It’s a very embarrassing situation that has happened on our campus, regardless of who did it,” he said.
Sarah Palin was hung in effigy at the West Hollywood home of a gay couple last week. There are extremists on both sides of the aisle, but let's be real. That's a lot different, as Sullivan notes, than an effigy of a Black man hanging in Kentucky. A lot different.
And Black Republicans...remember that these are the people you're lining up with. Unless the GOP can separate itself wholly and cleanly from its race-baiting past and instead of exploiting racial tension, excise it wholly from its person, they'll never have my understanding, let along my vote. But here's the thing - they clearly don't want it.
Obama has to explain himself on everything from the Second Amendment to abortion rights, clearing his path to independents through concessions to the Right. But when has McCain, other than his half-ass and late apology at that Memphis motel, felt a duty to address the needs of African Americans? Shit - at least the Constitution stated that we were 3/5ths of a human being. The GOP treats us as less, and it's reflected in incidents like this.