Alex Okrent, a 29-year-old Obama campaign staffer, died suddenly today after collapsing at campaign headquarters. No cause of death given, but it sounds like cardiac arrest.
Mitt Romney Tweeted condolences, and David Axelrod responded appropriately.
But when the news was posted on Weasel Zippers, all hell broke loose. Ninety-two comments at last count; by a generous reckoning, thirteen of them aren’t nasty. Here’s a sample of the rest:
Taliban. Al Qaeda. Black Panthers. La Raza. Nazis. Commies. Obamabots. theyâ€™re all the same. i wonâ€™t ever shed a tear when any of these cretins gets their number punched by Satan and are called down to take their rightful spot in Satanâ€™s furnace room, right next to Che Guevara and Ted Kennedy.
him and his minions would would enslave you and your children and your grand children to Bammys economics, you can have sympathy for him if you like but as a patriot I will not remember anyone who is for the down fall of our nation or his familyâ€¦â€¦â€¦..call it what you will but treason is treasonâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦
No tears from me when my mortal enemies drop dead for any reason. And since the greater majority of them do not believe in any form of afterlife, why waste time saying worthless platitudes about them.
My money is on cocaine-induced heat attack. Democrat political campaigns are the kind of work environment that attracts coke-heads
This is wonderful news! Lets hope we hear more of this happening. Piss on these Obama utopian thugs! Lets hope the fires in Hell clean his stinkin socialist soul!
This was on top of the usual suggestions that Okrent was killed by the Obama organization because he “knew something.”
Typical of all of the Red team? Of course not. Maybe some “false flag” stuff from the Blue team? Possible, I suppose. But the site owner didn’t bother to moderate any of this hate speech. And it’s not all on their own turf; the Chicago Sun-Times had to turn off comments on its story. This is what we’re up against, folks.
Footnote And no, this is not at all like rehearsing Andrew Breitbart’s wrongdoing in the aftermath of his death. That might not have been polite, but it was about the actual conduct of an actual human being. Alex Okrent, to the Weasel Zipper crowd, is just a symbol. He’d done nothing wrong save be on our side. They piss on his grave only because yours and mine aren’t yet available. They really, really hate us. Of course we shouldn’t hate them back. But we should get even.
And no, I’m not aware of anything equivalent anywhere on the Blue side of things.