Never has Yakov Smirnoff’s tagline been more appropriate: “What a Country”
In today’s “News of the Day – From Across the Nation” section, the San Francisco Chronicle reported:
Biden/Harris threat: A man in Maryland has been arrested on charges that he threatened to kidnap and kill Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. A criminal complaint filed by the Secret Service did not describe any steps taken by the man, identified as James Dale Reed, to carry out the alleged threat. It said that on Oct. 4, Reed approached a house in his hometown, Frederick, Md., northwest of Washington, that had Biden-Harris campaign signs in the yard and left a handwritten note that contained graphic threats against the candidates and their supporters. Reed, 42, was arrested Friday and is being held without bond in Frederick County.
This, of course, follows similar plots to kidnap and bring to trial Democratic governors Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Ralph Northam of Virginia.
Why is this happening? Here’s a thought. Because of remarks of the sitting President of the United States:
- “Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities.”
- “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” “LIBERATE VIRGINIA!”
- “That Biden family and others, but that Biden family is corrupt, a corrupt family. We should lock him up. Lock up the Biden’s. Lock up Hillary.”
- “This monster (VP nominee and Senator Kamala Harris) that was on stage with Mike Pence, who destroyed her last night, by the way, but this monster.” “Totally unlikable. She’s a communist.”
In the immortal words of Ukrainian-American comedian, Yakov Smirnoff, “America: What a country!
Maybe more ironic than immortal. Oh, right, Trump and crowd don’t get ironic.