And then, the American election got weird

I'm all for innovative political protest, but this strikes me as a bit beyond the pale:

A dead bear cub draped in Barack Obama posters has been found at the entrance to a university in North Carolina, police said today. Police and wildlife officials are investigating the incident at the Western Carolina University.

Maintenance workers found the 34kg (75lb) bear cub in front of the administration building at the entrance to the campus.

It had been shot, and Obama posters were stapled together and placed over its head.

Awful. But with this act of cruelty, the ursucide made an unintentionally salient point: when a political system veers into intractable partisan insanity, only the innocent- workers, middle class families, the thoughtful and intellectually curious, and, apparently, bears- suffer.