I wish I had been right

You know how I said there was really nothing to talk about this morning ahead of the debates?  I wish I had been right.  From HuffPo this morning:

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank reported an incident at a Palin rally that should open America’s eyes to the central role violent rhetoric now plays in the McCain campaign. Milbank describes how Palin told the crowd in Florida that Obama has close associations with a terrorist who sought to bomb the Pentagon and the U.S. Capital, in response to which the crowd responded with a threat on  Sen. Obama’s life:

“Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers…And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'” she continued.

“Boooo!” the crowd repeated.

“Kill him!” proposed one man in the audience.

“Kill him?”  At another rally, McCain asked, “Who is the real Barack Obama,” and received the answer, “terrorist” from his crowd.  This is, of course, the answer the right has been feeding its faithful for a year now.  No matter how many times these accusations are debunked, as HuffPo points out, with the current stump speech of Sarah Palin, they now have the endorsement of a US Governor and VP candidate.  This is irresponsible and wreckless and shows the lack of foresight, lack of seeing things out to their possible conclusions that we can ill afford in the country’s highest executives.

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5 responses to “I wish I had been right

  1. Christine

    I am so tired of this nonsense. My neighbor who is a McCainiac keeps spewing this stuff at me. Of course she listens to “reason”, Christian radio and Rush LimBAH!

  2. sethkahn

    I was thinking about this yesterday afternoon watching McCain’s speech in NM. The crowd wasn’t just enthusiastic; it really sounded like they were right on the edge of becoming a lynch mob (term not chosen lightly). It was way creepier than anything I heard at the RNC, or since.

    Maybe Obama can’t pull this off himself, but somebody needs to call out McPalin NOW for inducing the kind of violence they’re just begging for. Do you really think they’d be upset if Obama were assassinated? Hell no. McCain’s refusal to condemn the Clarion Group, which may well have prompted the Mosque attack in Dayton last week, makes clear that he has little problem with direct violence against US citizens if it helps him win.

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