I think it is fair to say that we may be entering a dangerous phase in American politics when cautious and seasoned, albeit partisan, political analysts and reporters begin to wonder aloud whether their political opponents secretly want their adversaries dead.
Some appear to think that it is inconceivable that the dangerous and casual manner in which the Secret Service has comported itself in recent years, putting the life of the President of the United States in jeopardy, could be a legitimate concern to Barack Obama’s political opponents.
Dana Milbank seriously wonders they the GOP would want the Secret Service to protect Obama. It’s psychological projection. They would like it if their conservative political opponents were killed. They had fantasies of Bush assassinations. They can’t conceive that conservatives don’t think that way.