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Posted on Oct 11, 2008
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Here’s the video footage of John McCain attempting to calm his riled-up audience by calling Barack Obama a “decent” person (and also not an “Arab,” as one bewildered audience member claims) during a campaign stop in Minnesota on Friday.

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By cyrena, October 12, 2008 at 9:02 pm Link to this comment

Outraged,

I was unaware of the vouchers for elementary and high schools, though I did NOT think you were talking about vouchers for College. (I know better than that…everybody I know is in debt for the rest of their natural lives to repay their college education, which is of course outrageous.)

Your message said however, that these were for ‘private’ schools, and that’s why I was hesitant to pay much attention to it. It’s come to my attention that you and I don’t have the same language concepts on many issues, and I’m inclined to be more specific, and you’re inclined to gross generalities.

So no. I don’t know what vouchers you’re talking about that are undermining the public school system, unless you’re talking about some even more perverted outgrowth of the horrific “No Child Left Behind Program”. It seems like I would be familiar with anything NOT included in this, because I’ve been spending some time lately familiarizing myself with the “Teach For America” program, and we’ve got college students scattered about as many campuses as we can, to try and recruit them into this Teach For America Program. So yes, it seems like I should have heard of it, and I haven’t. Maybe you can school me on this.

Before you do however, please be advised that the public school system in the US has been UNDERMINED for decades. And for people in the inner cities, it’s all that much worse. Taxes support public facilities Outraged, and as long as the people who can actually AFFORD to pay them are NOT paying them, I have to ask if YOU are seriously NOT AWARE of why there’s no money to support public facilities?

The rich don’t pay taxes, and the rest of us can’t afford to. Tell me exactly what the hell you expect. So if they get ‘vouchers’ it means that the feds are picking up where the locals have failed. That’s my read of it, without knowing what you’re talking about. (again, you’ll have to break it down for me, or send a link or something.)

Otherwise, I’m inclined to think that anything the government provides for the education of it’s citizens is perfectly acceptable. I don’t split hairs the way you do between what is called ‘private’ and what is called ‘public’. Privatization has been the destructive monster for decades, but what it REALLY is, is Corporatization. So if you tell me that a school is ‘private’ I’m probably not going to believe you without checking it out, just based on what we’ve already been through with your issues on so-called religious institutions. Quite honestly, I don’t know many so-called ‘private’ schools in the inner cities that would be undermining public education any more than it already has been, considering we’ve abandoned over half of the population long, long, ago.

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By GrannyGeese, October 12, 2008 at 3:26 pm Link to this comment
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Palins comments have indeed been toxic. And no-one knows that better than John McCain, forced to defend Obama to his own whacky right-wingers.

I’m a bit peeved that Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia was forced to back-peddle on his comments:
“What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.”

I think this, better than anything else demonstrates what an unhealthy influence main-stream-media holds over our political process.

We have seen how quickly Palin has fallen to the lowest possible common denominator. And we have seen that behavior result in the least bright and most inclined to hate, show up at her rallies. We are smart enough to recognize hate and fear when we see it. And we are smart enough to understand when Palin, and yes McCain keep repeating code, relentlessly linking race and terrorist in the minds of racists, they know exactly what they’re doing.

It’s called down and dirty, and Rep. John Lewis isn’t the only one who sees an alarming parallel. It reminds me of George Wallace too. And I am old enough to see the parallel. Unlike the talking heads on blabber-view, I remember those days. And I remember how easily Wallace’s words led the dim and slow of wit to violent behavior. And I think we can all agree the charming women who’s a-scared a’ Arabs kinda falls into that category.

But then so does McCain. Because, as has been pointed out, McCain was to slow of wit to recognize his response more or less implied Arabs are not decent American citizens. So outrage here regarding alleged dem impropriety, as usual is grossly misplaced by MSM. Obama owes NO ONE an apology, but McCain owes the entire NATION an apology!

And Palin? Well I wish I could do everyone a favor, including McCain, and buy her a one way ticket back to Alaska.

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By Robert, October 12, 2008 at 10:03 am Link to this comment

10/11/2008
McCain: Obama Decent, no Arab

“John McCain quickly shed his last vestiges of decency when he allowed his campaign to try to smear Barack Obama for having been in the same room with Bill Ayers, who had been a Weatherman in the 1960s when Obama was a child. McCain knows very well that Obama is a centrist, not a radical, that Ayers had long since been rehabilitated and has ties to the Republican governor of South Carolina, and that Obama had very little to do with Ayers. The ‘terrorist’ charge is supposed to work subliminally, and to subconsciously suggest other smears. In contrast to Obama, McCain was closely associated with an extremist organization, the US Council for World Freedom of John Singlaub. I showed that he went on associating with it long after he claims to have resigned.

So having created this foaming-at-the-mouth mob, McCain finds himself booed by it when he offers some pro forma boilerplate about Obama being decent and a family man. But his campaign ads haven’t been alleging decency, they’ve been alleging “terrorist ties.” You can’t wave raw meat dripping blood at Doberman Pinschers and then suddenly pull it away without producing snarling, baring of incisors, and straining at the leash.

The McCain attempt to connect race and terror on a subliminal level in his advertising, while projecting an image of taking the high road in his public appearances crashed and burned on Friday when he did not notice he was engaging in racist hate speech:


’ Later, another supporter told McCain, “I don’t trust Obama…He’s an Arab.”

McCain stood shaking his head as she spoke, then quickly took the microphone from her.

“No, ma’am,” he said. “He’s a decent, family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with.” ’


McCain should have said, “there would be nothing wrong with being an Arab, but Obama is not.” The way he put it strongly implied that he had a low opinion of Arabs.

An Arab is a native speaker of the Arabic language, which is akin to Hebrew. The Arab civilization is one of the more glorious in world history, having bestowed on the world great scientific and cultural achievements. Arabic is spoken in North Africa and West Asia by approximately 250 million people, a group only somewhat smaller than the population of the United States.”


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By Big B, October 12, 2008 at 9:59 am Link to this comment

By the way, beerdoc, congrats on the article. I am sure you will provide that wonderful middle american sensibility to this(unfortunatly) devisive issue.

It doesn’t speak well of our national character that we are indeed, a country of immigrants, that seems unaccepting of new immigrants(especially ones that are not “christian”)

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By Big B, October 12, 2008 at 9:39 am Link to this comment

Beerdoc

I have always been under the opinion that the only reason McCain is his partys nominee is payback for W’s south carolina hijinks in 2000, and the fact that he agreed to keep his mouth shut about being “done wrong”.

Do you think that the powers that be in the repug party are kicking themselves right now for making a deal with this devil. If they would have produced a younger, more vibrant, more socially conservative candidate to run against that “black guy”, they just might be in the lead right now.(despite the albatross that is W)

But then again, maybe the plan all along has been throw this thing, and then swoop down to save the day in 2012. They have done it before(1976).

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By Outraged, October 12, 2008 at 9:16 am Link to this comment

Re: cyrena

The vouchers I am speaking of are NOT for college, are you seriously unaware of that?  I support free college for everyone, however the vouchers I am speaking of are for elementary and high school.

These vouchers undermine the public educational system.  Unwittingly many poor parents in the innercity areas have accepted them believing that their child has a more promising chance for a decent education. 

However, it’s the same neocon bait and switch scam.  Not only do these vouchers take much needed monies away from school systems, they are costlier. It is my guess that as time goes by these inner city parents will end up with steady decreases in the value of their vouchers.

These public schools systems will have increasingly deteriorated and the only education they will be able to afford will be cut rate.  The opposite will occur at the other end of the scale.  Those with high incomes will be able to supplement their private school tuition with taxpayer dollars.

These vouchers are an attempt to privatize education by undermining our public school systems.

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By Inherit The Wind, October 12, 2008 at 8:26 am Link to this comment

truther3, October 11 at 2:13 pm #
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That woman said: “I do not trust Obama he is an Arab”.
McCain replied: “no mam, he is not an Arab he is a decen man!!!”
What the F#@K! Are we living in Nazi Germany and the Arabs have replaced the Jews?!
What does that senile idiot mean by saying:“no he is not an Arab, he is a decent man”. Shame on that bigot ignorant bastard.
Most Arabs I know are decent hard working law abiding people. A lot of them are professionals and many are college professors. That senile ignorant McCain should retire to an assisted living community in Arizona!!

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I agree 100%! I hadn’t thought about it that way.

Yes, McCain, by correcting this ignorant bigot redneck lady, re-inforced the idea the being an Arab is bad. Was it inadvertent or a reflection of what McCain really thinks?  I know there are those here that believe I hate Arabs because I support a 2-state solution for Israel/Palestine, but that is not true.

there are many, many Americans of Arabic background.  THEY ARE AMERICANS!  It’s sickening that we even need to say that, to remind all Americans of that.  To cite three obvious examples, it’s clear that Danny Thomas (RIP), Paul Anka, and Jamie (Jamil) Farr are far more loyal Americans than secessionist traitor Sarah Palin and her “First Thug” husband EVER will be.

McCain and Palin let this racist, bigoted, KKK-violent genie out of the bottle.  Now they are paying for it in the polls.  Hopefully, in the ONLY poll that matters, that cynical choice will be completely repudiated by the voters of America.

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By Purple Girl, October 12, 2008 at 6:38 am Link to this comment

Seems John McCain enjoys Screwing US Big.
Keating laid a path for Phil Gramm and his Gambling Buddies right thru Mac’s Office
Seems Phil Also gained concessions, from Mac, for his Wifes Quest to undermine US through energy..Enron.
Seems Johnny Boy has no problem lying to help both these treasonous Enterprises in facilitating an Illegal Invasion, by Proclaiming Foreign involvemnt with Domestic Terrorism Attack( Anthrax came from Where John?)
So apparently when it comes to Screwing US, Johnny goes with the Adage ‘Go Big’....so Requesting some one Assasinate his Opponent is NOT out of His Realm of High Crimes.
If something should befall Sen Obama, I suggest Palin RUN back to the Alaska Wilderness, and Mac Jump on the First plane to the Palm Island Known as “Hell” where his Buddy Bin Laden apparently Lives (reason he KNOWS ‘how to get bin Laden’ He’s been to his Place several times).
As for these Unamerican Supporters of His ...Let US remind You What the Name of the Lady in the NY Habor is called…Statue of LIBERTY and what is Written beneath her as Our national Creed “Give US your Tired,your Poor…yearning to be FREE’. and Let US remind those Fundemental Traitors WHO passed through that little Island at some point in Our nations History….YOUR ANCESTORS! And How about aLittle Sociological History….Your ancestors where considered SHIT when they came here and the only thing that provided THEM with a chance at that Promise were Those who Looked Beyond their Names,Color, Origins and their accents and gave Them a Job!!
I am Sooooo disgusted by these White Americans who proclaim their ‘Patriotism’ but have No Regard for What and WHO are responsible for this Great Country, Called the ‘Great Experiement’, ‘The Melting Pot’!These asshole not only spit on their Ancestors Graves, they Piss on OUR Founding Fathers’ Too!
In fact since they Love to claim this is a ‘Christain nation’ ( also the Antithesis of our founding), Perhaps they should see the similarity between Our Founding dcouments (All men Created Equal) and their ‘Christian teachings regarding ‘All Gods Creations’
These Lunatics supporting McCain are not Just Traitors, But Heretics!

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By thebeerdoctor, October 12, 2008 at 3:12 am Link to this comment

The Huffington Post has asked me to write a story for their Off The Bus section, about the reactions of Muslims in America locally to the presidential campaigns.
Since there was no money involved, I was reluctant to participate, but then I changed my mind, because the Middle East folks who run the local convenience store/gas station are just too vital to all the people in the neighborhood to be ignored.
This should be an interesting project…

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By cyrena, October 11, 2008 at 10:54 pm Link to this comment

Maybe you should try to get in on one of those voucher deals Outraged. Sorry I can’t share your hatred of everything that might restore some order to our society, and make more resources available to people who can actually appreciate and utilize them.

I’m a big fan of decent education, and I don’t believe that people should have to be in debt for the rest of their lives, in order to acquire an education. If he wants to come up with some vouchers, I say bring ‘em on.

“Ignorance is the most violent element of society.”

~Emma Goldman

PS..I bet you would have been a favorite in Stalin’s regime.

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By Outraged, October 11, 2008 at 10:19 pm Link to this comment

Re: cyrena

Your comment: “The problem is that millions of Americans are. Not all. But still far too many. (These are the ones who disapprove of Obama’s constant harping about the need to make education accessible to everyone - more cruel irony.)

Add to that the fact that Obama supports vouchers for private schools which in effect undermines public education and provides even MORE irony to an already incredulous campaign.  Obama/McCain same shit, different pile.

Vote Nader/Gonzales

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By cyrena, October 11, 2008 at 9:51 pm Link to this comment

By wildflower, October 11 at 1:47 pm #


Lewis has a point about the kind of atmosphere Palin and McCain have created:

“Civil rights icon John Lewis compared Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to George Wallace in a posting to Politico’s forum “The Arena,” accusing McCain of fostering “an atmosphere of hate” and “hostility” like the one that led to white supremacists’ 1963 bombing of a church in Birmingham, Ala. . .

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Wildflower, thanks for the quotes from Lewis, and the links. It is all SO TRUE. I could add that Lewis has been one of my heroes for many, many, decades. We read his autobiography in at least one of my courses every term.

And thanks to Ga as well, for the excellent distinction between Muslim and Arab. It’s true that the ignorant woman making the comment was simply that…IGNORANT. The problem is that millions of Americans are. Not all. But still far too many. (These are the ones who disapprove of Obama’s constant harping about the need to make education accessible to everyone - more cruel irony.)

What another lame ass excuse from Troublesum…to be expected. She says this all all the fault of Fox News. McCain and Palin have nothing to do with it. See what I mean. Troublesum is a perfect example of how some aren’t even helped by education. People like troublesum/bert will try to rationalize anything.

In reality, McSame is absolutely responsible for what his campaign has done, and you’d think he would have learned from Hillary’s loss, based on her kitchen sink tactics. That ‘included’ the snide remark that Hillary made about Obama not being a Muslim, ‘as far as she knew’. It was a bitchy, snarky, below the belt remark, typical of what Hillary’s campaign became. She knows damn well that Obama isn’t a Muslim, since she is NOT among the ignorant, who don’t know the difference between liguistic, religious, and racial identities.

Which brings me to my occassional reflections of ‘what ifs’. What if Hillary had stayed closer to her true Republican roots…like back to the days when she was a Goldwater Girl, and before she hooked up with Slick Willy. I’ve always felt like she and McCain, (at least ideologically speaking) would have been a far better ticket. But of course what with the way politics works, there was no way that he could have taken her as his running mate, after she lost to Obama in the Democratic primaries, despite the fact that from a purely practical standpoint, she would have been vastly preferable to just about anybody else he could have selected. Ideologically speaking, there’s about NO difference between Hillary and McCain, with the exception of some social programs, and I have to give her that much credit. Yeah, he could have done far worse than Hillary. Obviously, we see that he has.

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By mackTN, October 11, 2008 at 9:17 pm Link to this comment
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McCain & Palin carry a big burden.  If anything happens to Obama, it’s on their heads.  but the comment tha foxnews shares the blame is spot on.  =in addition. I urge u to listen to right wing radio sometimes.  It’s criminal the lies and rage going on,  Many of these listeners are working class, struggling to make it every day, but the talk show hosts have convinced them that obama is a socialist who’ll tax businesses and therefore prevent any potential trickles that might come their way .  one caller dared to criticize aig for spening half million on a paty and was promptly corrected.  “This is how business operates,” she was told  

and this stuff about acorn is pure hogwash.  bsolute fiction.  acorn is being depected as a terrorist group !  anyone who’s canvassed has filled out voter cards for people when there are language problems, but the voter has to sign the card.  mayor daley used to give people turkeys to vote.

creating this kind of divisiveness is what got Hillary into trouble…it takes on its own power that can’t be controlled and that hurts everybody. 

arab is just code for black.  Substitute black for all character insults-risky[black; dangerous[>lack; arab/black; terrorist/black; socialist/black….

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By Outraged, October 11, 2008 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment

Re: thebeerdoctor

Your comment: “Maybe he really didn’t want to run for president this time.

It’s odd you should say that, for a while now I’ve been thinking the same thing.  It’s like he doesn’t care to “play the game” anymore… as if he’s just plain sick off it.  Or maybe he doesn’t feel well and it shows.  But I sense he doesn’t want to be there, nor win.

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By truther3, October 11, 2008 at 3:13 pm Link to this comment
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That woman said: “I do not trust Obama he is an Arab”.
McCain replied: “no mam, he is not an Arab he is a decen man!!!”
What the F#@K! Are we living in Nazi Germany and the Arabs have replaced the Jews?!
What does that senile idiot mean by saying:“no he is not an Arab, he is a decent man”. Shame on that bigot ignorant bastard.
Most Arabs I know are decent hard working law abiding people. A lot of them are professionals and many are college professors. That senile ignorant McCain should retire to an assisted living community in Arizona!!


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By wildflower, October 11, 2008 at 2:47 pm Link to this comment

Lewis has a point about the kind of atmosphere Palin and McCain have created:

“Civil rights icon John Lewis compared Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to George Wallace in a posting to Politico’s forum “The Arena,” accusing McCain of fostering “an atmosphere of hate” and “hostility” like the one that led to white supremacists’ 1963 bombing of a church in Birmingham, Ala. . .

. . . Appearing with Obama at a forum at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in August, McCain included Lewis as one of “three wise men” he would consult as president. “He can teach us all a lot about the meaning of courage and commitment to causes greater than our self-interest,” McCain said of Lewis.

Now, Lewis is castigating McCain in the harshest of terms. “George Wallace never threw a bomb,” Lewis noted. “He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14488.html

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By dasm, October 11, 2008 at 2:47 pm Link to this comment
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Palin & McCain started this bigotry & hatred.  I have no sympathy for them.  They caused it, they can deal with it.  And they have lost huge support because of their hatred, racism & bigotry. They have showed their true colors.  McCain/Palin = horrible, corrupt, racist-baiting losers. Nowhere near presidential.  They shouldn’t even be elected to any office, ledt alone the president’s position, at least recently with their hate-filled rallies.  They arte pathetic & unpatriotic.

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By Ga, October 11, 2008 at 9:50 am Link to this comment

McCain should have said, “there would be nothing wrong with being an Arab, but Obama is not.” The way he put it strongly implied that he had a low opinion of Arabs.

An Arab is a native speaker of the Arabic language, which is akin to Hebrew. The Arab civilization is one of the more glorious in world history, having bestowed on the world great scientific and cultural achievements. Arabic is spoken in North Africa and West Asia by approximately 250 million people, a group only somewhat smaller than the population of the United States.

...

That confused woman probably did not mean “Arab” but “Muslim.” But Arab is a linguistic identity whereas Muslim is a religious one. Not all Arabs are Muslims. The Copts in Egypt (6% of the population) speak Arabic but are Christians. Likewise the Maronites in Lebanon and many Chaldeans and Assyrians in Iraq. About 7,000 Jews living in Morocco speak Arabic at home.

If not all Arabs are Muslims, only a minority of Muslims is Arab. Iranians (70 million strong) are not Arabs. Turks are not Arabs. Pakistanis are not Arabs. Malaysians and Indonesians are not Arabs. Nigerians and Senegalese are not Arabs. But all these national or ethnic groups are predominantly Muslim.

Worse than the lady’s confusion between Arab and Muslim were her further obvious confusion between Muslim and dangerous.

Mr. McCain, Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans are decent, family-oriented citizens. The only thing wrong with calling Obama by either of these modifiers is that it would be incorrect. He is not an Arab ethnically, but rather northern European and Luo (Nilotic). He is not a Muslim but a Christian.

McCain’s insinuation that “Arabs” (whether he and his friend actually meant “Muslims” or not) are not decent and not family-oriented and not citizens is obscene. ...

As with his self-professed “hatred” of “gooks,” McCain’s suddenly revealed attitude toward Arab-Americans is extremely troubling.

 

http://www.juancole.com/2008/10/mccain-obama-decent-no-arab.html

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By Thomthum, October 11, 2008 at 9:36 am Link to this comment

This looks staged to me…right down to the redneck woman who can barely speak english.

BTW: a request- can TD please take down a few pics of Sarah Palin from the front page? I really enjoy this site, but I can’t stand looking at her fuggin mug anymore. Thx. grin

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By Zeya, October 11, 2008 at 8:18 am Link to this comment
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McCurmudgeon will Mclose in a McLandslide!

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By thebeerdoctor, October 11, 2008 at 7:22 am Link to this comment

Senator McCain in his quest for the presidency has had to embrace the most loathsome elements that live and thrive within the Republican party. The fact that he has to embrace that bull fruit jackboot base of evangelical intolerance, speaks volumes about how low the Senator has stooped in order to have enough muscle, to actually operate inside their tent. This has obliterated the notion of the McCain brand being known for independent thinking; now reduced to claiming that the shrill nothing from Alaska, is in fact “a maverick too.”
McCain IS an old man. Saying it isn’t so does not change the fact. Perhaps he has just grown tired of the whole damn thing. Maybe he really didn’t want to run for president this time. Maybe it was his wife who insisted on this. Who knows?
One thing should be remembered. The people leading the charge in the McCain campaign, are many of the same ones who led the vicious character assassination of McCain in the South Carolina primary in 2000. A brutal assault on all fronts that even attacked his adopted children. And now he has to kiss these snakes? That is probably more psychologically damaging than a five year term in the Hanoi Hilton.

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By Catherine, October 11, 2008 at 5:58 am Link to this comment

Troublesum makes a good point about Faux Noise and how it has done so much to instill hatred into the ignorant kool-aid drinkers who watch it 24/7.  CNN, especially if Wolf Blitzer is present, doesn’t help. Add in the rightwing extremist talkers like Limbaugh, Coulter, Malpin, etc. There’s also the pulpit politics that is preached every Sunday, especially in the South.  That we still have a few progressive thinkers in the country is sometimes amazing to me. 

BUT nothing will remove McCain/Palin from being a huge contributor to the collective mindsets of of so many ingorant people during this campaign.  They have stoked those fires of hatred and stupidity.  If one of their followers makes an attempt to harm Obama or anyone connected to his campaign, McSame and Palin are guilty, guilty, guilty…as charged.

I wonder if McSame has come to realize what his “gamble” could do to Obama and to his family, regardless of the outcome of the election. If he has, he’s about three weeks too late.

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By hippy pam, October 11, 2008 at 5:26 am Link to this comment

I ADMIT-AT FIRST I WAS SCARED “sh*tless” by what could happen when/if OBAMA became commander in chief.I HAVE BEEN WATCHING AND LISTENING AND WHILE I MAY NOT AGREE-TOTALLY-WITH “the obama views”...I NOW TRULY BELIEVE HE IS “the better man for the job”...MUCH BETTER THAN HAVING A COWARD who folded like a wet rag in NAM-who left HIS WIFE FOR AN HEIRESS-who has DIRECT TIES TO THE KEATING 5-AND WHO RAN UP AND HUGGED A VIET COLONEL? ON TRIAL FOR WAR CRIMES….....AND HIS RUNNING MATE who is A SMALL MINDED,
VINDICATIVE,
HATE SPEWING,ANTI-AMERICAN[she wanted to secede from the USA],BOOK BURNING,LYING CONNIVER who wants to TAKE AWAY MY RIGHTS!!!!!!!

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By troublesum, October 11, 2008 at 5:23 am Link to this comment

These people have not been incited by McCain and Palin.  Fox news which is where the republican base gets its news is responsible for that.  And even Hillary Clinton repsonded with, “He’s not a Muslim as far as I know” when asked about Obama’s religion.
This didn’t start in the last two weeks.  Clinton predicted that Ayers would become an issue if Obama won the nomination and that was at least six months ago.  If these people are repulsive to you then stop acting like them.

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By Jati Hoon, October 11, 2008 at 4:09 am Link to this comment
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Stick and stones may break my bones, but words can “KILL YOU” John McCain presdential running Mantra.Time for him to wake up from his hateful, divisive, president, at any cost speeches, by him or his V.P.or weep when she speaks, M/S Palin

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By Fadel Abdallah, October 11, 2008 at 3:21 am Link to this comment

First, I can hardly believe that I share this country and this planet with such hateful and ignorant people like the woman who spoke to McCain.

Second, since McCain and Palin, in their desperation, have been inciting people to venomous hatred and fear-mongering, I don’t believe he was sincere in his rebuking that ugly fascist old woman. I believe he did that out of fear that, if Obama is killed by one of those bigot racists before the election, he would be blamed for that and for the possibility of plunging the country into a civil war or at least destructive rioting.

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