Tuesday, November 11, 2008 7:10 AM
"Ominous" doesn't begin to describe the reflexive repressiveness evident in this video (below) of post-election Philadelphia as police arrest a young man wearing a McCain-Palin t-shirt at an Obama victory celebration (via Gates of Vienna). The police reaction reminded me of this incident at the Democratic National Convention, only worse--or maybe it the jeering crowd that intensified my reaction. Of course, the police in both cases were merely acting in accord such incidents as these that took place during the Obama campaign....
This is America?
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