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McCain/Palin Rallies: A Gathering Of Racists, Fascists And Nutjobs?

So, I was watching a very interesting documentary about the history of the KKK on the History Channel the other night and then I thought I saw a continuation of it at several McCain/Palin rallies the next day.  I think you can tell a lot about a person’s character and the way he is running his campaign simply by looking at and listening to the people who are supporting him.

MCCAIN SUPPORTERS:  HATEFUL AND NEGATIVE

At an Obama rally, you find a very diverse audience of people who are cheerful, hopeful, and the atmosphere is filled with good vibes.  I have to say now, after watching a few McCain/Palin rallies over the past few days, they seem to be filled with Hate-Mongers, racists, fascists and nutjobs, and that says a lot about the character of the people attracting this mob.  Of course, hateful statements being made by supporters is nothing new for McCain/Palin.  I remember when during the primaries, answering questions at a town hall meeting, a woman got up and asked McCain ‘What are we going to do about the b**ch,’ referring to Hillary Clinton and instead of rejecting this disrespectful question, John McCain just smiled.

JOHN, THAT’S NOT VERY ‘HONORABLE’!

Now you have McCain and Palin as ‘Hate-Mongers-in-Chief,’ and it’s not a pretty picture.  From people calling Barack Obama a ‘terrorist,’ to shouting ‘treason’ and ‘kill him,’ to show casing a sheriff in full uniform in Clearwater, FL using hateful rhetoric, it certainly shows the true character of the two people on the Republican ticket for everybody to see.  And the silence of these two candidates in the face of these comments is deafening.  When watching this idiot in uniform, I was thinking back to the KKK documentary which showed clearly that the KKK could operate with impunity because they were openly supported by law enforcement.  Some of the officers were not only sympathizers but active members of the KKK.  Scary stuff!

THE KKK IS ALIVE AND WELL AND REARS ITS UGLY HEAD AT MCCAIN/PALIN RALLIES!

Another incident that happened at one of the rallies raising more than just eyebrows, was the disrespectful way reporters, who were there simply to cover the event, were treated.  Not only were they prohibited from asking Palin any questions (gee, I wonder why), but they were greeted by hostile demeanor, threats and racially charged comments (‘Sit down, boy’ – one KKK rally participant to a black media person).  This is of course a reflection of the way McCain/Palin are inciting this hate with their stump speeches and we all should soundly reject it.  I’m sitting here looking at all this, asking myself

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

Message to media:  Stop covering McCain/Palin events completely until you receive the respect you deserve, and access to Palin to ask her questions like ‘How does it feel to be a Hate-Monger, and how does that square with you being a ‘Christian’? ‘

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My Ugly Confrontation With A McCain Supporter

“My statement was a reminder to all Americans that toxic language can lead to destructive behavior.” — Rep. John Lewis, Veteran of the Civil Rights Movement

In light of the recent events at the McCain/Palin KKK rallies, I decided to repost one of my blog entries which in retrospect is very telling of the character of some of the people we see at these rallies.  McCain and Palin with their hateful rhetoric are bringing to the forefront a hatred and racism that is bubbling right below the surface of some people as the following incident clearly demonstrates.  By the way, the entry is from July 22, well before the VP selection, the conventions, and the events of the past few weeks, just right after we knew that it would be a McCain/Obama match-up.  Here it is, word for word:

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July 22, 2008

IGNORANCE

After having come to America from Germany in 1991 and making this city my home, every once in a while I am being reminded that you run into ignorance no matter where you choose to live.  One of those times was a few weeks ago when after a traffic altercation causing me to almost hit the guy cutting right in front of me, I ended up sitting next to him at the stop light that he got caught by only a few hundred yards down the road.  Isn’t it always like that?  Anyway, don’t ask me why I even looked over to him.  I guess I heard him yelling something.  And don’t ask me why I even rolled my window down.  I couldn’t exactly understand what he was yelling, so all I said was ‘I don’t know why you are yelling at me, you were the one almost causing the accident!’

Well, naturally, he picked up on my accent and yelled over ‘Why don’t you go back to Russia?’  Here also, I don’t know why I even corrected him, but after hearing ‘Germany,’ he started this hateful barrage at me including the three words he knew about Germany, two of them being ‘Heil Hitler’ and all kinds of obscenities, telling me how glad he was that America had destroyed Germany in the war and on and on and on.  I literally was completely speechless and just looked at him thinking that this guy certainly was a walking time bomb with all this hatred.  Anyway, at that point I had reached my daily limit of being subjected to ignorance and started to let my window up and just let him know that I was glad that he is not representative of his fellow Americans.  And I thought about an incident we just had a few days prior to that where a woman shot somebody after a traffic incident.  I looked at him and wondered about the irony if his ancestors had emigrated from Germany!

I had my window almost completely up when I heard him yelling ‘John McCain, John McCain!’  And then it was clear to me that my ‘Obama’ sticker most likely was the initial cause of his hateful diatribe.  Now I just hope that he is not representative of his fellow McCain supporters!

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Naturally, looking at the racism and hatred incited by McCain/Palin and expressed by their supporters over the past few weeks, the hope stated in my last sentence was a bit optimistic.  Unfortunately, we all know now that this character indeed is representative of a large portion of his fellow McCain supporters.

Bottom line:  Barack Obama brings out the best in people.  John McCain brings out the worst in people.

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McCain Hiding Behind Two Skirts

Shameful and Disgusting

Well, John, now you’re hiding behind not one, but two skirts.  For some time we have seen folksy Sarah doing the dirty work for you by inciting hatred at your KKK rallies and now your wife Cindy is joining the ranks and you are just standing in the background smiling like a fool.

JOHN, WHERE ARE YOUR COJONES?

Cindy, darling, next time you accuse Barack Obama of voting to cut off funds for your son who is serving in Iraq, why don’t you mention that your husband, just two months prior, also voted against funding the troops.  The only difference:  Barack Obama cast his vote because that particular bill did not include a timeline for troop withdrawal and your husband cast his vote because that particular bill had a timeline for troop withdrawal.  We realize that little unimportant things like facts and truth don’t matter to the McCain/Palin campaign, but let me assure you, they matter to most everybody else.

BEING AN ATTACK DOG IS SO ‘UN-FIRST-LADY-LIKE,’ CINDY!

Message to John:  Why don’t you go mano-a-mano with Barack during the final debate and show that you indeed have cojones (be it small ones), if you can bring yourself to look ‘THAT ONE’ in the eye and ask him directly why he is ‘palling around with terrorists’?  Maybe that way you can restore some of your manhood you have lost over the past few weeks.   🙂

By the way:  Is the Secret Service investigating the threats being made at the McCain/Palin KKK rallies?  Just checking.  

 

 

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