Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lynch Mob McCain, and his Sidekick Sarah Palin

Enough is Enough! Stop inciting lynch mobs John McCain and Sarah Palin.


Mark Karlin's Editor's Blog over at buzzflash.com says it best, It's a John McCain/Sarah Palin Lynch Mob politics.

As Mark writes, "There was the raw smell of scary stupid ignorance in the air, and even Jon Stewart could barely conceal his disgust with what was supposed to be a comic sketch.

Palin has been going around the nation inciting mobs with the kind of emotional appeals (although in a more coded form) that one used to find at segregationist rallies. A video of some rabidly ignorant crowd at a Palin speech in Ohio has gone viral on the Internet, and it’s a brief and scary insight into the reality that the ugly, bigoted heart of America’s dark underside is still beating strong – and has just gotten a second life with the incendiary direction of the McCain campaign.

Given that the mainstream media has still not picked up on the video of Sarah Palin welcoming, this year in 2008, the Alaskan Independence Party to their yearly meeting –- which we have posted on BuzzFlash several times -– it is hard to understand how the irony of a governor who has clearly documented close ties to a group that regards the United States as an "occupying force" gets away with the ugly farce of basically calling Obama a terrorist. (Yes, it’s in coded language, but that is what Palin and McCain are doing, inciting the fears of the "dark other," the man with the middle name of "Hussein.") One of the bigots at the Palin Ohio rally said that terrorism was in Obama’s "bloodline." This is the kind of talk that brought Hitler to power.

In 2008, the McCain campaign has decided to use the Salem Witch Trials as its model for running for the highest office in our great land."

More HERE

Meanwile, The head of the nation's biggest labor federation is joining the chorus of voices warning about the increasingly angry crowds coming to John McCain's campaign events. This as reported by the Boston Globe.

At rallies this week, McCain's criticisms of Democrat Barack Obama have been met with shouts of "terrorist," "liar," and other harsh words.

"Sen. John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and the leadership of the Republican party have a fundamental moral responsibility to denounce the violent rhetoric that has pervaded recent McCain and Palin political rallies," said John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, which has endorsed Obama. "When rally attendees shout out such attacks as 'terrorist' or 'kill him' about Sen. Barack Obama, when they are cheered on by crowds incited by McCain-Palin rhetoric -- it is chilling that McCain and Palin do nothing to object.

AAPP: Lets not forget how this all started. People throughout America have been tracking it on Youtube. It all started when McCain and Palin incited almost a color and idealogical war.

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5 comments:

Merge Divide said...

"We will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime."

-George W. Bush, September 20, 2001 address to the United States Congress.

I think that all political observers that accused Sarah Palin of not knowing about the Bush Doctrine need to reassess their beliefs. She may not have been able to communicate the principles intelligibly, but she has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt, that she has internalized an understanding of the tactics that the approach involves. The McCain/Palin ticket are simply applying the Bush Doctrine to its political opponent. The accusations that Palin and McCain are making by insinuation have very real consequences, and they need to be held accountable for them.

Read SERENDIPITY.

Anonymous said...

So I guess if you hate racism you won't be voting for BHO then? I mean he and his friends Louis and Jeremiah are noted for being racists... and anti-semites too! So, what's the deal?

agarthi said...

Help stop the hate.

Please sign the American Petition for the Immediate Abandonment of Dangerous, Incendiary Rhetoric as it Relates to the 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Yobachi said...

Merge Divided, when did this minor maricle of Sarah Palin showing that she has internalized understanding of anything happen?

She could not have had and understanding of the Bush doctrine in any form; as it is clear that when Gibson asked her, she had no ideal what it is.

The fact that she can now, at least, poorly regirgitate some talking points about it that have been fed to her for three weeks shows that the Governor has no clothes. The light's on upstairs; but nobody's home.

She doesn't have a working understanding of anything; at best she can half way memorize and repeat talking points. You can't lead and govern with talking points.

Merge Divide said...

Yobachi,

I think the answer is pretty obvious actually... Palin identifies her enemy, draws some murky association between that person and an alleged terrorist, and then goes into full-on attack mode while at the same time insisting that no nuanced analysis or consideration of the actual circumstances is necessary.

That's a perfect imitation of the Bush/Cheney approach to foreign policy.

I hope you didn't think that I was advocating for her...