October 30, 2008
Obama Effigy Lynched in Indiana
UPDATE: This man's son removed the effigy from the tree.
Villagers, we have another American citizen who thinks it is good politics to show Barack Obama being lynched from a tree in his front yard.
School children, neighbors and others in Clarksville, Indiana can plainly see the Obama effigy hanging by a noose in the front yard of Kirk Deddo. Deddo called it a Halloween decoration, saying it was the most frightening one he could find.
Deddo said the effigy had nothing to do with race, and he put it up because he doesn't like Obama's stance toward the military.
Someone should tell Deddo that he can VOTE to express his opinion. Lynching an image of an American citizen ... whether it is Sarah Palin or Barack Obama ... is wrong. Period. Doesn't anyone remember how horrific it was in America when lynching was a regular form of torture, intimidation and murder in this country?