Friday, October 10, 2008

Political Ethics

"Stop! Think! Your rallies are beginning to look, sound, feel and smell like lynch mobs."

The above is a quote from a Republican writer for the Baltimore Sun, and supporter of McCain. The McCain campaign has hit a new low with the hate speech they are allowing people to get away with at their gatherings. Such as:

Kill him!
Off with his head!

and today - Bomb Obama!

I think this counts as militant hate-mongering. Not McCain-Palin's fault? Baloney - they are riling up crowds of people who are scared given the current economic situation. They know EXACTLY what they are doing, and shame on 'em!!

Obama called them on it today (as did several high ranking Republicans) The McCain campaign's response -- they blamed Obama for insulting the people at their rallies. Amazing. Here, I'll insult them - the people yelling this stuff are ignorant, redneck, racists who should stay home in the caves they crawled out of! There, that's insulting.

Fortunately. McCain finally spoke to the issue today. Lamely, but at least he addressed it. When a woman called Obama "an arab" McCain's response was "No ma'am, no ma'am, he's not. He's a decent family man citizen [sic] that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues. And that's what this campaign is all about. He's not.". What kind of answer is that??!! Since when are Arabs not decent human beings?? This is BLATANT racism. I am so happy to see this whole negative approach jumping up to bite him on the be-hind.

Add this to the findings in today's Troopergate ethics probe, and I go back to my question from a few days ago -- what happen to John McCain 2000? The McCain response to the bipartisan group's findings? Partisanship, of course. And they are saying the ethics probe is not valid because they didn't speak to Sarah Palin. That would be the same Sarah Palin that refused to speak to authorities, as did her husband. They really do assume we have the memory of an earthworm. And they question Obama's trustworthiness??

Here's an interview with people waiting for a McCain rally --

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