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100% Pure Sleaze

Posted by Tralhob on 2008-10-10 06:41:54

With less than a month to go, and with the stock markets tumbling over 100 points a day, McCain is desparate. This is the issue that is killing him.

In a craven attempt to make America just forget this nightmare, his campaign tries to associate Obama with terrorism.

Never before in the history of American politics has such an outrageous charge been leveled at another candidate.

Put simply, McCain wants us to believe that Obama is one of those dark-skinned bad men who wants to kill us.

And what do we do with those guys? We kill them. Terrorism is a capital offense. They kill innocent people, so we kill them.

McCain hasn't exactly said this outright, of course. He doesn't need to. The people at his rallies obviously know how to connect the dots.

Does anybody realize what a dangerous, irresponsible man McCain is? Advocating the execution of his opponent?? In a volatile time like this?

Seriously. Have any of you just sat back and thought, holy shyt, that is one hell of a serious charge. Can anyone else think of any political slander that's come even close to this?

The swift boat ads, Willie Horton...nothing compared to this. Not even close. That stuff was just 'dirty.' This is from the sewer, festooned with syringes and medical waste.

I fear there will be some very, very ugly consequnces to McCain's invective.

I am voting against McCain this year.

Posted by Tralhob on 2008-10-10 14:04:37

McCain does nothing and says nothing as crowd members shouts that Obama is a terrorist.

http://www.americablog.com/2008/10/mccain-does-nothing-as-crowd-member.html

"Sit down, boy!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itEucdhf4Us

"He's got the bloodlines."

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/10/hes-got-the-blo.html

Anything even remotely comparable going on at Obama rallies?

Some of the same stuff, but with user comments:

http://ta-nehisicoates.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/mccain_thuggism_pt348484.php

The McCain campaign is bankrupt as far as substance goes. All they've got is the hate. And they're running with it. This is now a campaign fuelled on hate.

McCain plays a very dangerous and irresponsible game. I predict race riots if Obama wins. I predict terrorism - from right-wing militias. I predict assassination attempts.

Reaching across the aisles? McCain/Palin are tearing this country apart.

Posted by Tralhob on 2008-10-10 14:28:04

I'm glad to see 92% voted Palin's husband as the more dangerous connection.

Personally I don't give a shyt about the Alaska Independence Party, but I do think Palin's associations are more dangerous than Obama's; witness the videos.

It is McCainPalin's responsibility to put out the flames they've been fanning. They must apologize. They must state clearly that Obama is not a terrorist. And they must condemn their supporters who say he is. Not that I expect them to give up this one last desperate chance they have, but it's the only socially and morally responsible course of action.

Posted by Tralhob on 2008-10-11 00:05:14

Apparently McCain has now broadened his attack to include Michelle Obama, even though he himself has said spouses should be off limits. Apparently she's chummy with Ayers' wife.

http://www.anklebitingpundits.com/content/?p=3379

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/mccain_campaign_goes_after_mic.php

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/10/17947/036

The basis of the allegation?

The two women worked for a while at the same law firm, which has over 500 employees. There is no evidence they even knew each other at all.

And that's the whole basis of the allegation.

Where is the outrage from Republicans??

There is not a shred of dignity left in the McCain campaign. Not a shred.

Posted by Tralhob on 2008-10-11 08:09:28

YOU MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO

See McCain eat his words and defend Obama as a decent man, as his supporters boo him.

http://video.newsweek.com/#?t=1849024891&l=1815835711

Anyone wanna tell me this is a creation of the liberal media?

Some of my respect for the man is now restored.

I almost feel sorry for the guy. He's worked for this all his life. His political career is now in the termnal stage.

But tough $%!@ for him, I say. He embraced the single most sleazy tactic ever employed in the history of US presidential politics, and it killed him.

Watch the video. You can really see it in his face how much he's hating every filmed minute of his ignorant, bigoted supporters telling him they're afraid to bring their kid into a world ruled by Obama, that Obama's an Arab...and he is forced to set them straight...and so they boo him. The commentary is fair and balanced.

There is no way I'm the only one who has thoughts on this! Come on, people. Speak!!