This is one of the funniest videos I’ve seen in a long time.
This is the best picture from last night’s debate. McCain looks like he’s about to lose it.
McCain is starting to speak out against the vicious anti-Obama attacks. At a recent town hall event, McCain acknowledged the “energy” people have been showing at rallies, and how glad he is that people are excited. But, he says, “I respect Sen. Obama and his accomplishments.” People booed at the mention of his name. McCain, visibly angry, stopped them: “I want EVERYONE to be respectful, and lets make sure we are.”
Later someone said: “I’m scared to bring up my child in a world where Barack Obama is president.”
McCain replied, “Well, I don’t want him to be president, either. I wouldn’t be running if I did. But,” and he paused for emphasis, “you don’t have to be scared to have him be President of the United States.” A round of boos.
The attacks and rhetoric we’re seeing from the McCain-Palin camp now goes far beyond run of the mill gutter politics to something far more dangerous. Campaign events for McCain & Palin look more like KKK rallies with shouts to “kill him“. They’re tapping into seething racism to fire up the base.
Andrew Sullivan points out how dangerous this can be:
But they are also very very dangerous. This is a moment of maximal physical danger for the young Democratic nominee. And McCain is playing with fire. If he really wants to put country first, he will attack Obama on his policies – not on these inflammatory, personal, creepy grounds. This is getting close to the atmosphere stoked by the Israeli far right before the assassination of Rabin.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin and her husband have been involved with a genuine terrorist organization, the Alaskan Independence Party.
If McCain had one shred of decency, he’d denounce these verbal attacks and tell his supporters to show some respect for Obama.
This is why McCain must not be our next president. An erratic hothead like him would be even more dangerous than Bush.
If you still think McCain is an honorable man, see this quote from the Rolling Stone article: “Make Believe Maverick”:
“I admire President Nixon’s courage,” he wrote. “It is difficult for me to understand . . . why people are still criticizing his foreign policy — for example, the bombing in Cambodia.”
How is this not a hate crime?
DAYTON — A 10-year-old girl sprayed in the face with a chemical Friday, Sept. 26, while at a local Islamic mosque was not the victim of a hate crime, police Chief Richard Biehl said.
The girl was watching children whose parents and relatives had gathered at the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, 26 Josie St., to celebrate Ramadan when she noticed two men standing outside a basement window about 9:40 p.m., according to police.
One of the men then sprayed something through the open window and into the girl’s face from a white can with a red top, according to a police report. The girl said she immediately felt burning on her face and felt “sick to her stomach,” the report stated.
Other children and a woman in the room felt affects from the chemical and the mosque was evacuated.
If they weren’t Muslims, it would be all over the news and it would certainly be called a hate crime. The attack is widely believed to be inspired by a terror scare DVD being distributed by a pro-McCain group.
Although tonight’s debate hasn’t happened yet (and until just recently it wasn’t certain that it would take place), McCain’s campaign is already running an ad saying they won the debate.
Whenever I watch an interview with Sarah Palin I feel like I’m watching a slow motion train wreck. She actually makes Dan Quayle seem intelligent and articulate. When McCain picked her, I lost what little respect I still had for him. There has to be more qualified people he could have picked. Choosing Sarah Palin was one of his most transparent political moves.
WTF? Shouldn’t the president be capable of doing more than one thing at once? I guess it might cut in to his nap time.