During the campaign, I had Obama signs ripped out of my yard and even set on fire. But the crap that's been going on since Obama was elected is getting scary:
The Nashville schoolteacher was picking his daughter up from school. At a stop sign near the Belmont campus, a larger vehicle pulled up behind their car, and the driver began honking and gesturing angrily toward the right bumper and its Obama/Biden '08 sticker.
"I raised my hands palms up and shrugged. He then eased up behind my car so I could only see the grille of his SUV and blew his car horn, nonstop," Duren said.
Duren eased through the intersection and continued on his way home. The next thing he knew, the SUV was closing in rapidly in his rear-view mirror, accelerating straight toward him, the driver still flipping him rude gestures and pointing at the bumper sticker.
The other driver, identified by Metro police as 70-year-old Nashville retiree Harry K. Weisiger, accelerated and bashed into the bumper, directly over the Obama sticker. Duren tried to calm his frightened daughter as he pulled to a stop and prepared to get out of the car and deal with what he thought was a routine fender bender.
But the other driver wasn't finished. He rammed the car again and started pushing it off the road, while the little girl inside screamed in terror. After a few more pushes, the SUV accelerated away, leaving a shaken Duren to call 911 and try to reassure his daughter. --Story.
Isn't the whole idea of a Republic one where we can voice our opinions and not have to fear reprisals?