Obama-Induced Road Rage

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Disturbing story out of Tennessee:

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 10-year-old daughter from school and had her in the car with him.

“He pointed at the back of my car,” Duren said, “the bumper, flipped me off, one finger salute.”

But 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.

Not to say that we shouldn’t have a feisty political debate in the United States, but people should consider that if they go around saying Obama is a foreign-born fascist who’s shredding the constitution, that some folks are going to take that kind of talk seriously. Overstated claims are nothing new in politics, and unfortunately America is the kind of country where sporadic violence isn’t that rare. But it behooves us all to try to be a bit more relaxed about our disputes.