Monday, October 13, 2008

Voting for McCain is Racist

McCain's plays to the nut-job faction of his party's far right by stirring up racism. This became obvious when he used the phrase, "that one" as an epithet to describe the Senator from Illinois, instead of the usual address of "my distinguished colleague."

Still have doubts? This was carried on the AP:
Lewis' comments followed reported examples of anger at McCain-Palin rallies that has been aimed at Obama, the first black man to be a major party's nominee for president. GOP supporters have shouted "traitor," "terrorist," "treason," "liar" and "off with his head."

McCain defended his audiences, saying most who attend the rallies are "good and decent and patriotic Americans."

"To somehow intimate that the overwhelming majority of those people, with rare exception, are somehow not good Americans or are motivated by anything but the most patriotic motives is insulting and I won't accept that insult," he said.
Apparently his idea of what is "good and decent and patriotic" is a little weird. According to McCain, chants of "off with his head" were motivated by the "most patriotic motives" and suggesting otherwise is an insult. World, please note, most Americans would not agree with this sentiment.

This is the 21st Century for crying out loud. Racism, incitements to violence, and mob mentality are not good for America and are not patriotic. They are embarrassing.

John, Sarah: We anxiously await your apology.