WASHINGTON – A swastika was found Tuesday painted on a sign outside Rep. David Scott's district office, an act the Georgia Democrat said reflects an increasingly hateful and racist debate over health care and should serve as a reminder for people to tone down their rhetoric.
Scott's staff arrived at his Smyrna, Ga., office Tuesday morning to find the Nazi graffiti emblazoned on a sign bearing the lawmaker's name. The vandalism occurred roughly a week after Scott was involved in a contentious argument over health care at a community meeting.
Scott, who is black, said he also has received mail in recent days that used N-word references to him, and that characterized President Barack Obama as a Marxist.
"We have got to make sure that the symbol of the swastika does not win, that the racial hatred that's bubbling up does not win this debate," Scott said in a telephone interview. "There's so much hatred out there for President (Barack) Obama."
Who has made this a "racist debate"? "Hatred for President Obama"? Ya, sure, there's probably hatred. Gee, what about the intense hatred for President Bush there still is? How about the slams on his Christian faith? Was that a "religious debate"? Who's made this "racist"? Anybody seen anything like that anywhere? We can't disagree with Obama now without being RACIST?
Anybody who painted that swastika on the sign is DEAD WRONG to have done so. Pelosi was REAL wrong for having mentioned swastikas at townhall meetings because they weren't there except with a line through it....AGAINST what swastikas stand for. Odd, I was thinking that anybody could have sprayed that rotten swastika on Rep. Scott's sign. It would sure make people look bad, you know?